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#24715 31-Jul-2008 21:41
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Hey everyone,

When that casual plan came out I was stoked and tried it immediately with my 2.5G iPhone running 1.1.4.

I was a bit gutted when I got charged the $20 that i had just topped up with after only using GPRS for about 10 minutes.  I rang vodafone and they said it only works with vodafone live handests and not hacked mobiles. They wouldn't even refund my $20! So I cancelled my data with vodafone to stop random connection charges and because it would be too expensive to use anyway.

People are saying this $1 a day plan will work with all prepay mobiles because vodafone can't tell you are using a hacked phone. True, but they can tell you aren't using a v live handset. (try going to http://live.vodafone.com)

Can anyone confirm that they are using the $1 a day rate successfully on their iPhone and if so how you did it?

Many thanks!

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  #153132 31-Jul-2008 22:25
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I have used the $1 a day for 10MB using my hacked 1.1.3 1st gen iPhone with no problems.

Just set your APN to www.vodafone.net.nz and when you dont want to be on the edge data change it to www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz



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  #153134 31-Jul-2008 22:37
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Thanks that sounds great, I think I'll ring up vodafone and ask them to reactivate my GPRS. 

Has anyone tried this with the 2.0 firmware?

 
 
 
 


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  #153240 1-Aug-2008 10:30
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A friend was using it on 2.0, said it worked fine.

His only caveat - the 24 hours ends at midnight, and not 24 hours from the first use that day.




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  #153256 1-Aug-2008 11:08
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The charging & rating components for data don't know, nor care, what device you use.

The comment from the CSR that it only works with "Vodafone live" handsets is not true: any prepay SIM, or on-account SIM without a data plan, should automatically receive the $1 per 10MB.

I guess it's possible that the odd connection has something screwy that stops it being rated correctly, but this would be very unlikely.

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#153434 1-Aug-2008 20:38
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code15: Thanks that sounds great, I think I'll ring up vodafone and ask them to reactivate my GPRS. 

Has anyone tried this with the 2.0 firmware?

yeah works sweet on 2.0   If you use mainly m. sites like m.trademe.co.nz and m.nzherald.co.nz you will be surprised how little bandwidth you actually use. I have not used the fetch or push features yet, but the rest of the new $1 per 10mb experience has been great. VFNZ now at least get some money off of me for GPRS whereas when it was $10 per mb they got nothing as I turned data off.. 

I would still like to see a flat $15 for 500mb per month plan.. which is still stuff all bandwidth!! but is better than a dollar a day.

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  #153435 1-Aug-2008 20:51
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slartibartfast: The charging & rating components for data don't know, nor care, what device you use.

The comment from the CSR that it only works with "Vodafone live" handsets is not true: any prepay SIM, or on-account SIM without a data plan, should automatically receive the $1 per 10MB.

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correct well explained

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