freitasm:sbiddle: Probably because Telecom don't want to become the world's largest travel SIM provider in the world and instantly have thousands of foreign customers picking up $5 SIM cards and Telecom racking up massive losses as they thrash the data.
^ This + 1
+2.... I would have thought it would be obvious why you wouldn't offer flat rate roaming data on prepaid accounts. You don't have an account with us so what would then be deemed "fair use".
I had a great chuckle when I read the post from Steve.. Hit the nail on the head so to speak.
lchiu7: Probably nothing to do with that but the fact with prepaid there is no contract with Telecom so they need to be able to keep track of your usage internationally in real time and cut you off when your balance is empty. But with on account phones, you have signed a contract so they don't need to track your usage in real time and can bill you in arrears..
Not true... since postpaid are for the most part real time rated too.. That's how the Roaming Smartcaps works so you don't blow out your bill. It's all around what Telecom deem to be fair use. Say you have a 2GB plan in NZ... Would you then expect to torrent 10GB while roaming overseas?