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  Reply # 610334 17-Apr-2012 08:52 Send private message

I'm a 2Degrees prepay customer, and I manage to scrape by with 50MB of data per month. This costs me $6 for a 50MB pack that lasts 30 days. And this is with knowingly using my iPhone for 3G data occasionally.

If you are an infrequent data user, you may want to check to see if your mobile provider can offer you a similar data pack.

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  Reply # 610340 17-Apr-2012 09:00 Send private message

wlgspotter:
johnr:
da5id: My iPhone had been eating up my data of recent, and I checked usage on telecom and I could see it connecting every day and using 1KB - which means I was still being charged $1 for that day (on prepay).


You get charged $1 for using 1KB?


Could it be that da5id is on the prepay casual rate, i.e. you get charged $1 a day up to 10MB even though you may only be using 1KB?
?


Yes that is the casual rate but what a way to charge




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  Reply # 610342 17-Apr-2012 09:04 Send private message

RunningMan:
Waterfront: Ah ok. Thank you very much for the replies. Just a little frustrating that I never changed anything, then suddenly I was being charged for it. I guess Vodafone saw an opportunity to make a little extra cash.


I doubt that Vodafone were previously supplying you with free data that they suddenly decided to charge for. The more likely explanation is that something has changed on the phone, causing your data usage to increase.


I think OP is referring to when Vodafone had a block on the APN iphone-vodafone.co.nz(or something like that) and anyone not on a plan was stopped from using data.

Vodafone then disabled this so that data will go through for anyone on that APN. There was a forum post here about it around the time they changed it.




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  Reply # 610344 17-Apr-2012 09:08 Send private message

geocom:
RunningMan:
Waterfront: Ah ok. Thank you very much for the replies. Just a little frustrating that I never changed anything, then suddenly I was being charged for it. I guess Vodafone saw an opportunity to make a little extra cash.


I doubt that Vodafone were previously supplying you with free data that they suddenly decided to charge for. The more likely explanation is that something has changed on the phone, causing your data usage to increase.


I think OP is referring to when Vodafone had a block on the APN iphone-vodafone.co.nz(or something like that) and anyone not on a plan was stopped from using data.

Vodafone then disabled this so that data will go through for anyone on that APN. There was a forum post here about it around the time they changed it.


Ah, that makes sense! And yup, you hit the nail on the head with what I was asking about. Thank you.

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  Reply # 611386 18-Apr-2012 19:18 Send private message

geocom:
RunningMan:
Waterfront: Ah ok. Thank you very much for the replies. Just a little frustrating that I never changed anything, then suddenly I was being charged for it. I guess Vodafone saw an opportunity to make a little extra cash.


I doubt that Vodafone were previously supplying you with free data that they suddenly decided to charge for. The more likely explanation is that something has changed on the phone, causing your data usage to increase.


I think OP is referring to when Vodafone had a block on the APN iphone-vodafone.co.nz(or something like that) and anyone not on a plan was stopped from using data.

Vodafone then disabled this so that data will go through for anyone on that APN. There was a forum post here about it around the time they changed it.


Yes, that's right. I'm on prepay, and both Vodafone and Telecom will charge $1 a day for 10MB of casual data, irregardless of how much you use. Thus 1KB of data is enough to incur a $1 charge...

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  Reply # 615481 26-Apr-2012 15:19 Send private message

My iphone seems to use about $1 of data every time i turn mobile data on and i don't know why?
I suspect it is apps automatically connecting to the app store to see if there is an update?

So i have the question..
Do some apps automatically connect to the app store when mobile data is on with no option for turning this feature off? If so that sucks.

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