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  Reply # 998341 3-Mar-2014 18:55 Send private message

How does he know it's the iPad and not something else

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  Reply # 998343 3-Mar-2014 18:57 Send private message

Paulthagerous: 
We have Smart Caps available on most of our current Postpaid plans, which allow you to set a limit so if you go through your allowance it can either stop mobile data with no additional charge (Calls/txt/WiFi work as normal, though MMS won't), or go over by a set amount only.  Note this is not available on old/grandfathered plans.  Therefore no nasty data bill surprises :)

Link with more info:
Data Caps


That is good to know. 



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  Reply # 998347 3-Mar-2014 19:14 Send private message

Wow a lot of great replies--thanks folks!

It's the first 4G (LTE) generation of the iPad, which I brought with me when I moved to NZ in September 2012. I'd been with 2 Degrees, but switched to Telecom because of 4G: I also have an iPhone 5, and with no 2 Degrees 4G in the pipe I thought I'd give Telecom a go.

But couldn't get the Telecom specific carrier settings to download to the device and Telecom wouldn't offer any further support so the device was in a corner gathering dust for the most part. I also have an iPad mini (no data) and tend to use that at home because of the size/weight.

I'll dig into the device after some of these (excellent) suggestions later tonight. Cheers!

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  Reply # 998633 4-Mar-2014 10:51 Send private message

So those data usage figures were over 4G?

Wow, just wow. That would be some serious billage!

Also, usually to update carrier settings, you just plug it into iTunes and the first thing it will do is pop up saying a carrier settings update is available.

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  Reply # 998653 4-Mar-2014 11:16 Send private message

jawnbc: Wow a lot of great replies--thanks folks!

It's the first 4G (LTE) generation of the iPad, which I brought with me when I moved to NZ in September 2012. I'd been with 2 Degrees, but switched to Telecom because of 4G: I also have an iPhone 5, and with no 2 Degrees 4G in the pipe I thought I'd give Telecom a go.

But couldn't get the Telecom specific carrier settings to download to the device and Telecom wouldn't offer any further support so the device was in a corner gathering dust for the most part. I also have an iPad mini (no data) and tend to use that at home because of the size/weight.

I'll dig into the device after some of these (excellent) suggestions later tonight. Cheers!



wait, that is 4G data??? seriously?

And if you are referring to one bill only,  then the stats you posted are daily usage? or is that the summary of your last few bills?  Even if that;s the case, 20GB in a month is still huge.  What on earth are you doing to use that much data?



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  Reply # 998665 4-Mar-2014 11:27 Send private message

Re-read my original posting...I've not been using the device much at all

NonprayingMantis:
jawnbc: Wow a lot of great replies--thanks folks!

It's the first 4G (LTE) generation of the iPad, which I brought with me when I moved to NZ in September 2012. I'd been with 2 Degrees, but switched to Telecom because of 4G: I also have an iPhone 5, and with no 2 Degrees 4G in the pipe I thought I'd give Telecom a go.

But couldn't get the Telecom specific carrier settings to download to the device and Telecom wouldn't offer any further support so the device was in a corner gathering dust for the most part. I also have an iPad mini (no data) and tend to use that at home because of the size/weight.

I'll dig into the device after some of these (excellent) suggestions later tonight. Cheers!



wait, that is 4G data??? seriously?

And if you are referring to one bill only,  then the stats you posted are daily usage? or is that the summary of your last few bills?  Even if that;s the case, 20GB in a month is still huge.  What on earth are you doing to use that much data?



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  Reply # 998699 4-Mar-2014 12:23 Send private message

It's one bill and it's over 3G.  :(

NonprayingMantis: Guys,
I'm pretty sure he is referring to usage over fixed line.

talking about the latest bill (singular), then listing data usage amounts of 10-20GB (per day?) would be pretty rare on 3/4G

And if that usage were over 3/4G, he might be a little more emotional about the $$$$$$ he has been spending :-D

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  Reply # 998727 4-Mar-2014 12:37 Send private message

jawnbc: It's one bill and it's over 3G.  :(

NonprayingMantis: Guys,
I'm pretty sure he is referring to usage over fixed line.

talking about the latest bill (singular), then listing data usage amounts of 10-20GB (per day?) would be pretty rare on 3/4G

And if that usage were over 3/4G, he might be a little more emotional about the $$$$$$ he has been spending :-D


holy crap.  so this:

20GB
20GB
4GB
1.5GB
588MB
1.643GB
3.498GB
1.360GB
884MB
529MB
4.105GB
7.742GB
11.549GB

is your DAILY usage on 3G?

how much did that cost you??

(presumably you didn't buy data packs either since you weren't expecting it, but even with the largest data packs we are still talking over $1000)


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  Reply # 998732 4-Mar-2014 12:43 Send private message

I hope my maths is wrong... I get about $23,000

Holy F***, that's not a surprise, that's a disaster!



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  Reply # 998872 4-Mar-2014 15:22 Send private message

They didn't charge that much--they charged about $165.

andrewNZ: I hope my maths is wrong... I get about $23,000

Holy F***, that's not a surprise, that's a disaster!

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  Reply # 998876 4-Mar-2014 15:27 Send private message

jawnbc: They didn't charge that much--they charged about $165.

andrewNZ: I hope my maths is wrong... I get about $23,000

Holy F***, that's not a surprise, that's a disaster!


How did you get charged so little, considering the price they charge for mobile data? Are you sure it wasn't a problem with their meter instead, and it is just giving you incorrect readings. Or it sounds like it was just normal broadband data.

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  Reply # 998890 4-Mar-2014 15:44 Send private message

i have trouble believing anything on this thread?

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  Reply # 998899 4-Mar-2014 15:53 Send private message

joker97: i have trouble believing anything on this thread?


Me too. Sounds odd. Using that much 4G Data would result in one hell of a bill shock (You'd actually think a Telecom system would flag that before it got that big?)

I think the OP may be using WiFi data at home? They haven't actually answered that question. Edit: I get from the OPs totals, 77.4GB used.
If on a Telecom Fixed Line broadband plan (40GB), what does 37Gb overage cost? - According to their latest pricing, $1 per GB, so $37 + $75 for the plan <> the $165 claimed.
Maybe an older Broadband plan?

On Mobile, their $39 plan gives you 1GB included, 20c per MB after that = $39 + 76000MB (assuming 1000MB to the GB for simplicity) at 20c = $15,200.

Big difference.

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  Reply # 998924 4-Mar-2014 16:24 Send private message

i think his kids are downloading, or a neighbour has leeched his free wifi?



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  Reply # 999676 5-Mar-2014 18:50 Send private message

I don't blame you--but it's legit. And it's definitely 3G data: my bill for mobile is broken down by my phone and my tablet. This was all on the Telecom mobile # assigned to the SIM in my iPad.  

I suspect Telecom realizes there's a problem too: I've not yet had my escalated returned call from a supervisor. None of this passes the sniff test. 

joker97: i have trouble believing anything on this thread?

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