Average from 23 reviews
Two Degrees Mobile Limited (as we are officially known) is New Zealand's newest full service telecommunications provider.
Back in the 90s a visionary group of Maori challenged the crown through the Treaty of Waitangi and won the rights to 3G spectrum. Despite financial and regulatory adversity a Maori Trust (Hautaki) was established with the challenge of launching New Zealand’s third mobile network.
Tex Edwards founded 2degrees in February 2001 and provided initial capital. Later that year investments were made by Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet Wireless group and shortly afterwards the pan-Maori trust Hautaki.
After successfully advocating for critical regulatory realignment the company was fully capitalised in 2007 and construction of its mobile network began.
We commercially launched in 2009, significantly lowering the cost of mobile for Kiwis.
Tex Edwards sold his interests in 2degrees in 2016 after some 15 years of support for the company including as a senior executive, director and founding shareholder.
Since our launch we’ve been busy. We have the backing of a unique partnership of international and Kiwi investors that have enabled us to build a brand new mobile network, helping us to cover 98.5% of the places Kiwis live and work. In March 2015 we also acquired NZ's fourth largest ISP, and now offer broadband services as well as mobile to Kiwis across the country.
We've put in place a great team, led by our CEO Stewart Sherriff and an internationally experienced management team which has a wealth of experience in building and delivering excellent mobile telecommunication networks and services.
We all really believe in what we are trying to accomplish for our customers and New Zealand. We’ve even been lucky enough to be recognised for it along the way, with a number of awards for our customer service over the years.
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Average from 23 reviews
GlenMorgan28th May 2017
Sure you can connect to their hub from your house at the indicated contract speed. However, you are traffic shaped to hell after that. Over the past 6 months I have recorded a 70% drop in speed to a client server (NZ) I connect to from home was at 11mbps now at 3mbps. When connecting from other source i.e. non traffic shaped it's 14mbps. Seriously considering after 4 years with 2degrees to move to another provider.
Phone Cell and Internet in one account.
Reliable delivery of data service.
Tech support really does not give a damn about declining speed beyond their hub. I.e. traffic shaping you.
Chris 6th May 2017
Joined Snap before 2 degrees bought them, since then it's been all down hill. Wish this purchase had never happened!
They don't pester you with emails about promo's etc.
You NEVER hear from them. You have to do all the communication. My speeds have dropped by 40% over past 2 years (2 Degs aren't concerned about this)
Iain Lynn5th April 2017
Snap was better to deal with but 2 degrees good
Patrick dault11th March 2017
The internet connection has been pretty reliable. Good connection speed and stable. Sometime a bit sluggish with Xbox network or other gsming networks
Not sped fluctuations
They never call you back even when they promise they will (they promised us 8 times they would call us back but never did)
You can't get service to access router settings to change passwords.
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L.K.S.26th February 2017
Price just keeps going up and up for the same contract. Started out as $60/month.. now $75.75. That's over 25% increase.. Too much for my budget.
JC25th February 2017
Speed is fairly consistent...I am reliably connected also. Price is good too, when combined with my 2Degrees mobile account.
Good price, and a largely NZ-owned company
My speed is fairly consistent, but some busy times push speed back
WAYNE25th February 2017
Contacted these guys many times with no real results, didn't seem to be bothered blamed everything else they could rather than trying to help
Sheryl Counsell23rd February 2017
Initial Connection didn't work, they were out the next day and made two trips to ensure we were operational. Great service, no problems with the connection speed. Moved to a rural area to new house, no cabling being put in, so they connected my property in Christchurch within a day. You rock! 2 Degrees!
Allen Funnell14th February 2017
In my opinion 2Degrees just doesn't measure up.
Jarrod12th February 2017
Unfortunately not what I expected to receive from 2Degrees.
Good range cover, covers entire house without issue
Speed is heavily effected when streaming media. Impossible to stream on more than one computer at once and the quality is not the best.