Best On Account Mobile Plan

Hey guys,

I'm looking to move to a new on account plan and wished to know if there are any secrets or ways of getting a good deal for a good mobile plan.

The provider doesn't matter, but if someone can hook me up with a great deal, I'll really appreciate it.

Thanks.

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    Have you looked at what is available?
    https://www.glimp.co.nz/mobile-plans/compare
    What do you want? Lowest price or unlimited data or voice or txts?

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      Unlimited data could be good. But sometimes there do special discounts on call. Not sure if anyone has successfully manage to do that.

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    Vodafone does 4GB Full speed then endless slow speed data, unlimited calls and texts for $30. I don't think this is offered publically and you may need to call retentions or haggle your way through sales to get it.

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      How? That is better than the deal i can get through their enterprise offers through work.

      Note: I don't work for vodafone

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      I know someone who got a similar deal from Vodafone (or at least, so they claim!) except it was, if I recall correctly, 3GB (or maybe it was 4GB as above) full speed (then the unlimited slow-mo I assume) and unlimited calls and txts. No idea if the calls / txts were just NZ, or including Aus or anywhere else, and all for $30 pm.

      I moved to Skinny myself, as my requirements are down to very little now with no travel. I am on a $16 per four weeks plan (so about $17.50 per calendar month), but I bought a good few of those SIMs / $20 top ups for $12 each a couple of months ago, so for the next 18 months or so I will effectively be paying around $10 pm and the caps work for me for now.

      Alan.

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        But that $16 Skinny plan is 1.25GB /month, unless you are also doing that referral thingy also.

        The one thing I like about Vodafone is the daily reward deals thru their app. Deals like 500GB or txts or minutes, for $1 or 50c, for 3 or 7days etc etc.

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          Yes - 1.25GB per four weeks (about 1.35GB per month, but essentially the same). They also gave me 5GB upon joining, and I think another 1GB (not certain) after (three?) months. I'm only about two months in, but I seem to be using around 750MB a month currently. That's because I'm working from home most of the time now, and I doubt that's going to change much in the foreseeable future, if ever, so I've found that my data usage has fallen through the floor.

          As I said above, the caps work for me at this point, so I'm happy to be saving the $20 or so a month compared to the $30 per month plan I was on previously, and if I ever need to top up my data, I'm pretty sure I'll still be ahead.

          If / when travel opens up again, I may have to review my plan, but for now its absolutely a saving for me with no downside.

          I can't see myself ever going back to Vodafone, just purely due to the poor service. We had an account manager that just refused to come out and see us (presumably our account was too small - spend was only about $50k pa), so I ditched them and moved to Spark and swore I'd never deal with Vodafone again. I later moved my account to 2Degrees (about four years ago), and then to Skinny prepay a couple of months ago. No issues with 2Degrees - they were fine, but the Skinny deal left them dead in the water in terms of value for money at the time, and whilst I was willing to swap a SIM to save $20 a month, I wasn't going to bother calling 2Degress and asking for a better deal, as it seemed unlikely I'd get below $10 pm anyway.

          Alan.

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          Skinny give me 1.25gb + 640mb per month of roll over data for $16
          I've been with them long enough that I have 20gb.

          Each month's data expires after 350 days.
          It does me fine for my data usage.

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            @Foodie: I expect to be in a similar position given working from home most of the time.

            I think I'll average about 750MB pm of data usage, so should accrue about 500MB per month. Might be less, but at least 250MB pm. If I add the 5GB they already gave me, plus another 1GB (?) in a month or so, I figure I will have plenty of buffer if I need to use a load one month (maybe travel within NZ).

            Even if I have to purchase additional data, I'm also effectively accruing $20 a month to spend on that if I need to, and that accrual can be spent on anything I like :-)

            Can't see any potential downside at this point.

            2Degrees used to give me an hour of free data per day (my choice when to use it), which was useful sometimes, but I ended up almost never bothering to use it, and if not used on a given day, it was gone.

            We also need to consider coverage where we spend most time. I used to have line-of-sight to a tower (maybe 500m away) until we moved. My signal strength is now lower than it was on Skinny (can't see a tower from here), but I believe it would be lower if I was with anyone else too as other family members are still on 2Degrees, and their coverage is also worse in our new location.

            Alan.

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    Try Kogan Mobile too - running on Vodafone network. Good value and no frills, consistent and reliable service thus far knock on wood.

    12months prepay are quite good , have had it for 2 years for both of us.

    Large
    $330for 365 days prepay
    works out to be $27.50 per month
    15GB per 30 days
    '
    koganmobile.co.nz