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Topic # 101986 13-May-2012 18:03 Send private message

Just released on Vodafone website:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/apps-services/mobile-services/data-angel/


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  Reply # 624483 13-May-2012 18:10 Send private message

The inability to buy extra data on a plan is the reason I left vodafone for 2 degrees. Good to see they are catching up.

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  Reply # 624495 13-May-2012 19:17

I love the idea, should be on all carriers!




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  Reply # 624497 13-May-2012 19:27 Send private message

From the website...
You’ll be sent to a mobile web page where you’ll choose whether to:
  1. Buy a one-off 500MB data Add-On for $12 per month or
  2. Continue at the casual data rate of 20c per MB

One-off and per month?




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  Reply # 624506 13-May-2012 20:03 Send private message

You can purchase as many 500MB blocks as you like during the month but can only purchase another when the other 500MB block is used up




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  Reply # 624664 14-May-2012 09:41 Send private message

manhinli: From the website...
You’ll be sent to a mobile web page where you’ll choose whether to:
  1. Buy a one-off 500MB data Add-On for $12 per month or
  2. Continue at the casual data rate of 20c per MB

One-off and per month?


pretty sure it means it lasts the month - billing month, at least. rather than saying just "$12 for 500mb" and then people saying "there was no expiry!!"

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  Reply # 624691 14-May-2012 10:17 Send private message

pretty cool service.

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question: If I am tethering, will the popup window come up on my browser on my laptop, or on my phone?

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  Reply # 624897 14-May-2012 14:41 Send private message

The popup will appear on your laptop, and/or whatever browser is being used to access the data connection (eg all devices connected via a personal hotspot will be redirected to the popup page).   The text notifications always appear on your mobile.




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  Reply # 637614 8-Jun-2012 07:38 Send private message

this service came a month too late for 2 of our users at work, one managed to clock up 16GB (on a 1.5GB plan) and due to the roll out of Data Angel and the timing he only got a warning 2 days before the end of his billing period, by this time he had used 15.5GB of data. Vodafone did agree to credit $750 from the bill but rejected my request to charge out the data used at $12 per 500mb, which I thought was a bit rich since their system never alerted us to any issue until the bill was around $1500. still a credit is better than no credit.

Initially at the begining of the month Vodafone was saying Data Angel type service would NOT be available on Vodems or data only connections, however I have been told that this is available on their new data plans, so if you have a vodem or wi-fi hotspot might be worth talking to them about the options.




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  Reply # 637624 8-Jun-2012 08:19 Send private message

While the Data Angel captive portal may have come too late, Vodafone have always sent SMS notifications for excess usage. I assume they were all ignored?


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  Reply # 637627 8-Jun-2012 08:23 Send private message

sbiddle: While the Data Angel captive portal may have come too late, Vodafone have always sent SMS notifications for excess usage. I assume they were all ignored?



no they didn't arrive until it was far too late. This has been confirmed by Vodafone that they were never sent.




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  Reply # 637629 8-Jun-2012 08:36

dickytim:
sbiddle: While the Data Angel captive portal may have come too late, Vodafone have always sent SMS notifications for excess usage. I assume they were all ignored?



no they didn't arrive until it was far too late. This has been confirmed by Vodafone that they were never sent.


What was your client using the mobile for? A bloody server?




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  Reply # 637673 8-Jun-2012 09:53 Send private message

SteveON:
dickytim:
sbiddle: While the Data Angel captive portal may have come too late, Vodafone have always sent SMS notifications for excess usage. I assume they were all ignored?



no they didn't arrive until it was far too late. This has been confirmed by Vodafone that they were never sent.


What was your client using the mobile for? A bloody server?


the iphone was corrupted and was constantly sending data, it was either Draw Something, backing up to icloud or trying to constantly send an e-mail, I have had all these issues with my iphones at work lately.




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