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#131080 8-Oct-2013 11:54
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Hi Guys,

Who provides the best support/plans for an Ipad? It seems like vodafone lean towards ipad while telecom goes towards the Galaxys?

cheers.

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  #909764 8-Oct-2013 11:56
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My wife has been on 2Degrees since she got her iPad a year ago - no complaints, great prices.

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#909766 8-Oct-2013 11:57
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How do you come to this conclusion?

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  #909768 8-Oct-2013 12:00
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johnr: How do you come to this conclusion?


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  #909769 8-Oct-2013 12:01
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Assuming you're meaning a mobile connection via sim card rather than your home Isp then It would depend on where you are and how much data you anticipate using each month.
Vodafone and 2 degrees both have companion options for tablets where if your phone is on one of their plans you can get an extra sim and some data for just the tablet and tack it on to your current plan. I'm not sure if Telecom provides the same.
If high speed is necessary I would check if you're in one of Vodafone's 4G zones or Telecom's when they turn theirs on later this year.

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  #909770 8-Oct-2013 12:02
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Jelliedsoup: Hi Guys,

Who provides the best support/plans for an Ipad? It seems like vodafone lean towards ipad while telecom goes towards the Galaxys?

cheers.


I suppose it depends, are you looking to purchase and use an Ipad on mobile network? or do you already have an Ipad and want to use it with a mobile network provider?, if so what generation Ipad do you have?

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  #909772 8-Oct-2013 12:03
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Will also depend on the model of ipad

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  #909777 8-Oct-2013 12:09
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why for ipad? data is data. the device is largely irrelevant.

just pick the carrier that has the best bang for buck based on the price for the amount of data you think you will use and whether you want 4G or not (assuming your ipad is a newer one which supports it). This may vary depending on what you want. one carrier might be better for low volumes, another might be better for high volumes.

Let's say, for example, you want to use 3GB per month of mobile data:


With 2Degrees it will cost $50 for 3GB of national data that lasts 1 month. No 4G announcement on timing and prices, so you will be on 3G (which is probably still fine for most stuff anyway)

VF it costs $49 for 3GB of national data that lasts 1 months Not sure whether you can get 4G upgrade on that plan, but it will cost you an extra $10 if you can get it, your ipad supports it, and you want it.

Telecom is the same as VF ($49 for 3GB per month), however the 4G (when it launches next month) is free on all plans, not $10 extra. Not only that, but depending on where you want ot actually use the ipad you might get away with just buying the cheapest $19 prepaid 500MB pack which also grants you access to up to 30GB per month of data across their growing WiFi network. If you are in Auckland then there are shedloads of hotspots all over the place so this might be a good option.



ETA: anybody else find it weird that 2Degrees is the most expensive, if only by $1?



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  #909780 8-Oct-2013 12:24
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The thread is wrong.

All isps are fine

Vodafone data and telecom data are the same

Android data and apple data are the same

The only difference is 3g band (frequency) and price/package




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  #909781 8-Oct-2013 12:26
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Jelliedsoup: Hi Guys,

Who provides the best support/plans for an Ipad? It seems like vodafone lean towards ipad while telecom goes towards the Galaxys?

cheers.




How does Vodafone/Telecom lean to one device or another?

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  #909782 8-Oct-2013 12:26
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Poll: Assuming you're meaning a mobile connection via sim card rather than your home Isp then It would depend on where you are and how much data you anticipate using each month.
Vodafone and 2 degrees both have companion options for tablets where if your phone is on one of their plans you can get an extra sim and some data for just the tablet and tack it on to your current plan. I'm not sure if Telecom provides the same.
If high speed is necessary I would check if you're in one of Vodafone's 4G zones or Telecom's when they turn theirs on later this year.


Sorry yes, I'm trying to weigh up the value of buying a wireless modem and connecting solely at home, or using mobile data. This is for my in-laws so I'm trying make it as simple as possible. I've had issues in the past with some wireless modems connecting to apples products.

Given the portability of the ipad it seems that mobile data will be the way to go, looking for an ipad4.

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  #909785 8-Oct-2013 12:29
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If you are in one of 2degrees broadband zones the 12GB for six months at $99 is pretty hard to beat.

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  #909786 8-Oct-2013 12:30
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NonprayingMantis: why for ipad? data is data. the device is largely irrelevant.

just pick the carrier that has the best bang for buck based on the price for the amount of data you think you will use and whether you want 4G or not (assuming your ipad is a newer one which supports it). This may vary depending on what you want. one carrier might be better for low volumes, another might be better for high volumes.

Let's say, for example, you want to use 3GB per month of mobile data:


With 2Degrees it will cost $50 for 3GB of national data that lasts 1 month. No 4G announcement on timing and prices, so you will be on 3G (which is probably still fine for most stuff anyway)

VF it costs $49 for 3GB of national data that lasts 1 months Not sure whether you can get 4G upgrade on that plan, but it will cost you an extra $10 if you can get it, your ipad supports it, and you want it.

Telecom is the same as VF ($49 for 3GB per month), however the 4G (when it launches next month) is free on all plans, not $10 extra. Not only that, but depending on where you want ot actually use the ipad you might get away with just buying the cheapest $19 prepaid 500MB pack which also grants you access to up to 30GB per month of data across their growing WiFi network. If you are in Auckland then there are shedloads of hotspots all over the place so this might be a good option.



ETA: anybody else find it weird that 2Degrees is the most expensive, if only by $1?


I understand that data is data, but googled it and it seemed that some people have had issues with connecting with their ipad via telecom, I don't know if this is still the case, hence my question.  I've had issues previously connecting apple products so am pretty weary of it.

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  #909787 8-Oct-2013 12:31
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1080p:
Jelliedsoup: Hi Guys,

Who provides the best support/plans for an Ipad? It seems like vodafone lean towards ipad while telecom goes towards the Galaxys?

cheers.




How does Vodafone/Telecom lean to one device or another?

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  #909789 8-Oct-2013 12:32
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1080p:
Jelliedsoup: Hi Guys,

Who provides the best support/plans for an Ipad? It seems like vodafone lean towards ipad while telecom goes towards the Galaxys?

cheers.




How does Vodafone/Telecom lean to one device or another?


Vodafone sell them, Telecom don't. People in the past have had issues with connecting to ipads with telecom, i don't know if this is still the case. I did use the word "seem".

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  #909790 8-Oct-2013 12:32
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Jelliedsoup:
NonprayingMantis: why for ipad? data is data. the device is largely irrelevant.

just pick the carrier that has the best bang for buck based on the price for the amount of data you think you will use and whether you want 4G or not (assuming your ipad is a newer one which supports it). This may vary depending on what you want. one carrier might be better for low volumes, another might be better for high volumes.

Let's say, for example, you want to use 3GB per month of mobile data:


With 2Degrees it will cost $50 for 3GB of national data that lasts 1 month. No 4G announcement on timing and prices, so you will be on 3G (which is probably still fine for most stuff anyway)

VF it costs $49 for 3GB of national data that lasts 1 months Not sure whether you can get 4G upgrade on that plan, but it will cost you an extra $10 if you can get it, your ipad supports it, and you want it.

Telecom is the same as VF ($49 for 3GB per month), however the 4G (when it launches next month) is free on all plans, not $10 extra. Not only that, but depending on where you want ot actually use the ipad you might get away with just buying the cheapest $19 prepaid 500MB pack which also grants you access to up to 30GB per month of data across their growing WiFi network. If you are in Auckland then there are shedloads of hotspots all over the place so this might be a good option.



ETA: anybody else find it weird that 2Degrees is the most expensive, if only by $1?


I understand that data is data, but googled it and it seemed that some people have had issues with connecting with their ipad via telecom, I don't know if this is still the case, hence my question.  I've had issues previously connecting apple products so am pretty weary of it.


this was probably ages ago when Telecom didn't have the ability to topup via the ipad and caused some issues.  you can do it easily now

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