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Topic # 97206 13-Feb-2012 21:28 Send private message

I see the US of A is about to get what lots of people around here have asked for a lot over the last few years - a mobile data allowance that can be shared across multiple devices.

http://www.engadget.com/tag/shareddata

Bring it on! 

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  Reply # 581115 13-Feb-2012 21:53 Send private message

Vodafone does this already for Corporates and APN billing






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  Reply # 581125 13-Feb-2012 22:04 Send private message

johnr: Vodafone does this already for Corporates and APN billing


That is of no help to a real big chunk of New Zealanders 

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  Reply # 581126 13-Feb-2012 22:04 Send private message

^^^ This




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  Reply # 581128 13-Feb-2012 22:08 Send private message

scottjpalmer:
johnr: Vodafone does this already for Corporates and APN billing


That is of no help to a real big chunk of New Zealanders 



+1 !! 

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  Reply # 581130 13-Feb-2012 22:10 Send private message

Maybe so but it's still happening down here, Would be awesome if someone made the call to open it up further,




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  Reply # 581157 13-Feb-2012 23:35 Send private message

I think I know like, 2 people on a Vodafone Corporate plan. Hahaha. If the mass market could have access to it, you would have people flocking to you.





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  Reply # 581462 14-Feb-2012 17:27 Send private message

In the case of the US, it's hard to fathom how there are data caps at all given the price of transit is next to nothing.

Smells like artificial scarcity due to lack of competition.

Really shouldn't they be focused on ARPU and have different tiers of flat monthly fees for different combinations of services a la triple/quad play on one bill?

Would be interesting if someone offered on one bill:

mobile voice/data 
fixed voice
fixed internet
tv

This is the way Nordic countries are heading as far as I can tell. 

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  Reply # 581465 14-Feb-2012 17:29 Send private message

More like smartphones and tablets eating away the (badly deployed) American cellular infrastructure...




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