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Wannabe Geek

#1376 15-Apr-2004 01:50
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Hey u know the with voda red sim,if u have no credit it's free gprs! Anyways it will just make ur account a minus balance and will keep on charging, so if u recharge you'll probably have a $0 balance. Anyways I think this is the fact! I was testing something today using my voda no plans & optus prepaid with no credit to connect to laptop and use gprs there so the mobile acts as a modem and in theory you'll get free internet. I've called both vodafone au and optus au and both replied that linking devices are not avaiable for prepaid (although voda's site is very deceiving and makes no mention that linking devices is not available for prepaid). Anyways being the person I am, if you configure your the thing and with voda use the active access point: and for optus: prepaidyesoptus using the dialup number of *99# a connection can be made (to a PPP server), with the works (gives you the IP address and everything). However, using the browser it wont work! I tried using proxy servers with no success, anyone have any ideas or is this a dead end?

Also does anyone know if voda nz's system for gprs is faulty like au's? Cos I was able to do it with voda nz sim (using new zealand settings) and it charged me $2 for opening nothing much! Anyways anyone who can help please do.

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Wannabe Geek

  #4826 15-Apr-2004 10:53
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So can anyone use vodanz gprs when their credit is $0?

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Wannabe Geek

  #4829 15-Apr-2004 20:40
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then dont top it up...
anyone know the answer?


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Ultimate Geek

  #4845 16-Apr-2004 14:34
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it is possible to get free gprs on vodafone , with prepay and 0$ :)

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Ultimate Geek

  #4850 16-Apr-2004 18:07
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how long does this free GPRS last?

forver? a week?

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Wannabe Geek

  #4870 18-Apr-2004 09:58
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yup. anyways no faults on voda nz, got charged for everything and when no credit says top up before u can use
i found out that the access points allow WAP site access only, and the internet ones are not available to prepaid
thanks for the help guys. bye

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Wannabe Geek

  #4871 18-Apr-2004 10:03
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Ultimate Geek

  #4891 18-Apr-2004 21:44
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im on prepay and getting free GPRs connected to my PDA.

all internet sites work


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Master Geek


#5202 28-Apr-2004 07:56
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Is that for real that if you happen to overspend on prepaid that you'll get debitted on your next card?

I thought that it was a system responsibility to cut you off - and you shouldn't get penalised if the system can't do that. That's a system fault .....

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Master Geek

  #5490 5-May-2004 18:37
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Howdy !
I managed to get GPRS working on NZ Prepay Sim with low credit but only on a Vodafone Live PIX phone.It would not work on the 6310i That said SUBSCRIBE to GPRS !


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