tungsten:I've been on Vodafone's old Smart1 plan for iPhone since mid 2010 and I really want to keep it, hence why I have opted to wait and buy the new iPhone outright. It has 30 anytime minutes (I barely ever talk on my phone, LOL), 2500 texts, 1000 pxts and 3GB of data, which was supposedly a 6-month special that they never took off. The data component is the most important bit of the plan to me - I like the freedom of knowing I can use the phone as a hotspot for my 1st gen iPad without worrying about excess data costs. I don't do it often, but good to know it's there. It costs me $40.85 a month and I'm sticking with it as long as I can.
If they were to withdraw that, I'd probably go for one of the $19 prepay plans with them or Telecom with 500MB of data and be careful with my usage.
Yeah exactly the same for me and we have three iPads (one of each revision) and often have two hot-spotting at once if we are out at a cafe etc and that plans great. My wife will get my iPhone 4 and likely go on one of those data plans.
Same here - Smart1 and wife has Smart2 (talker!). I checked with Vodafone and there's no reason we can't stay on these plans indefinitely at this stage. We can't resign on new 24 month terms on these plans to get a handset discount though. So, they are effectively 'grandfathered' for now but I guess they could always change the rules and force us off them at some later date.