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Topic # 229019 3-Feb-2018 17:10
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What is the current state of streaming music and mobile data plans in NZ?

Are any providers offering zero rated?

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  Reply # 1951188 3-Feb-2018 17:38
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Zero rated if you pay for it on VodafoneNZ per month with Vodafone pass

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  Reply # 1953760 8-Feb-2018 17:39
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Spark do a bolt-on for $9 call Socialiser. It gives you 1GB of data you can use on Facebook, Messenger, Twitter and/or Spotify. 


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  Reply # 1954211 9-Feb-2018 12:19
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This is why I see no need for Band 28 in NZ.

 

Seriously, does anyone actually STREAM music or do you download it on Wifi and then play it?

 

NZ Mobile Broadband prices are a joke, and Im not playing the game.

 

I feel really sorry for people who are out of DSL coverage and can only get 3g etc.

 

I just got my fibre installation approved.


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  Reply # 1954231 9-Feb-2018 12:28
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I download stuff I listen to often, but the 1GB socialiser allowance is more than enough to stream anything else I might want to listen to ad-hoc. I’m happy enough as I’m still on the old Music Pack which is $19 per month including free Spotify Premium, plus I get Socialiser for free. That is actually mind-blowing value.

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  Reply # 1954233 9-Feb-2018 12:31
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TeaLeaf:

 

This is why I see no need for Band 28 in NZ.

 

NZ Mobile Broadband prices are a joke, and Im not playing the game.

 

 

@TeaLeaf Are you kidding us? This shows how far you are detached from the real world and have zero idea what you are talking about

 

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  Reply # 1954252 9-Feb-2018 12:47
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TeaLeaf:

 

This is why I see no need for Band 28 in NZ.

 

Seriously, does anyone actually STREAM music or do you download it on Wifi and then play it?

 

So you don't see the point of fast data, got it.

 

TeaLeaf:

 

NZ Mobile Broadband prices are a joke, and Im not playing the game.

 

I feel really sorry for people who are out of DSL coverage and can only get 3g etc.

 

I just got my fibre installation approved.

 

 

You love fast data and you can't wait to get it.

 

 

 

I'm confused.


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  Reply # 1954299 9-Feb-2018 13:12
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Streaming music doesn’t even need a particularly fast connection

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  Reply # 1954304 9-Feb-2018 13:23
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steve98: Streaming music doesn’t even need a particularly fast connection

 

Bingo hence why I didnt reply to the Nubs.

 

I see your point on augmenting downloads with the 1GB, good idea. I think I get 5GB, of which I use about 300MB. But doing it your way, I might just start using the google music shuffle mode in the car. Music I know I like is already downloaded, but choosing a Genre, this could be a good way to get to hear some new stuff that I like. I use a remote on my wheel anyway so if I dont like it, just skip, no biggy.


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  Reply # 1954315 9-Feb-2018 13:32
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TeaLeaf:

 

Bingo hence why I didnt reply to the Nubs.

 

I wouldn't call John a "nub" as you put it. He has far more experience in the industry than anyone here...

 

Also for many people who can't get anything except 4G data most are appreciative they can get fast speeds out in the middle of nowhere - most are there for the lifestyle, not to torrent. This is diverting off-topic however and is in no help to the OP.

 

Personally with me I have 11gb of data on my mobile plan - I do a bit of driving and use Spotify. I download what I can locally to my phone (stuff I'd listen to often) but also like changing it up a notch. I estimate around 6gb of my use per month comes from Spotify but I still don't reach my mobile allowance. Mobile data in NZ is very good both cost wise, speed / coverage and with the allowances they give you and if you want proof just travel to the US (like I did recently).





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  Reply # 1954357 9-Feb-2018 13:57
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TeaLeaf:

 

Bingo hence why I didnt reply to the Nubs.

 

I wouldn't call John a "nub" as you put it. He has far more experience in the industry than anyone here...

 

 

Hey no Offense, wasnt specifying anyone.

 

I get your point about being in the middle of nowhere, I do feel bad for people who also need mobile broadband.

 

I just personally dont. But now Ive got a new perspective of using my data for streaming genre lists I might just well be changing my mind on using up my data, but for me 3g suffices.

 

 


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  Reply # 1954371 9-Feb-2018 14:29
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I can't stand commercial radio so my car is permanently set to bluetooth. As soon as I start my car my phone begins to stream the last played playlist on Spotify (always open in background). I do download for off-line listening (flights etc...) but 95% of my music is streamed. Probably around 3GB a month. I don't pay for my phone or data but always stay under my allocated quota according to my employers fair use policy.


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  Reply # 1954386 9-Feb-2018 14:45
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Interesting, but 3G should suffice for Spotify streaming....?

 

Again I wasnt meaning call John or anyone specifically a Nub, I apologise. I just meant I didnt respond as the replies werent based on what I meant.

 

I can see where some are coming from for music.

 

So given the above use case, would 3GB suffice the OP? But yeah the VF music pass......

 

I guess its having a look at home much your music really does use and whether $10 vs included data is worth it?


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  Reply # 1954387 9-Feb-2018 14:52
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Move all streaming music to 3G from 4G and see what happens to the streaming

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  Reply # 1954390 9-Feb-2018 14:59
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Can you add the music pass to pay & go? that would be the cheapest.

 

Also fantastic Fridays, on my vodafone sim i just use them, every friday data and voice deals (never text thought), like 60c for 120mins etc. You could survive on fantastic fridays outside texts.

 

 


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  Reply # 1954392 9-Feb-2018 15:01
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TeaLeaf:

Can you add the music pass to pay & go? that would be the cheapest.



Yes that information is on the Vodafone pass page that I linked off to above

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