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#112739 18-Dec-2012 19:51
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I'm a Telecom customer with a mobile data plan off contract.

Vodafone is offering a free iPad with their $80/month 2GB plan on a two year term. Does Telecom have anything to match this?

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  #734535 18-Dec-2012 19:55
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As far as I know Telecom / 2degrees don't tell iPads so wouldn't be able to offer you them on contract.

Tho They would probably be able to offer you a credit for signing for two years?



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  #734537 18-Dec-2012 19:58
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Doesn't have to be an iPad, just interested to know if they have a competitive tablet offering.



 
 
 
 


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  #734682 19-Dec-2012 07:08
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The Vodafone offering is not exactly a free ipad, the normal 2GB plan is around $50 a month, so the Ipad is costing you $30 per month, it is not a bad deal as the Ipad ends up costing you around $720 for a 16GB Wi-fi + 4G a saving of $209 but you are stuck with Vodafone for 2 years.

However if you only used 500mb of data a month for the $30 normally then your Ipad really ends up costing you $1200, which is not a very good deal at all!



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  #734683 19-Dec-2012 07:24
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Free on an 80 dollar plan that normally cost 50 dollars? I'm surprised its even legal to advertise it like that.

2GB is pretty high for tablet usage, most people have wifi at work and home so actually get through a lot less 3G data than they expect. I use a little under 500MB per month and I use my iPad a hell of a lot.



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  #734705 19-Dec-2012 08:34
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NonprayingMantis: Free on an 80 dollar plan that normally cost 50 dollars? I'm surprised its even legal to advertise it like that.

2GB is pretty high for tablet usage, most people have wifi at work and home so actually get through a lot less 3G data than they expect. I use a little under 500MB per month and I use my iPad a hell of a lot.




Good point. I guess they are saying $0 up front. I said free, which is misleading, but I hadn't checked out the price of their other plans.

Might go for the speedy lite plan and the $99 iPad Mini, it seems to offer better value and we can use up to 900MB/month on our Telecom data plan.

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  #734763 19-Dec-2012 09:50
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I am going to pick up my Ipad today from Dick Smith, I'll put it on prepaid $19 plan with 500mb a month.

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  #734778 19-Dec-2012 10:01
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dickytim: I am going to pick up my Ipad today from Dick Smith, I'll put it on prepaid $19 plan with 500mb a month.


Also worth speaking with the Mobile Helpdesk if you've got a homeline with Telecom, as there are a few postpaid options available now too.

 
 
 
 


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  #734779 19-Dec-2012 10:03
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I purchased a 3G iPad 1 a couple of years ago and hardly ever used the 3G part of it. I would recommend the WiFi version to anyone with a home WiFi network. You probably wont use the 3G as much as you would think, unless you travel a lot. If you've got a smartphone just tether to that when out.

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  #734802 19-Dec-2012 10:31
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myopinion: I purchased a 3G iPad 1 a couple of years ago and hardly ever used the 3G part of it. I would recommend the WiFi version to anyone with a home WiFi network. You probably wont use the 3G as much as you would think, unless you travel a lot. If you've got a smartphone just tether to that when out.


the main reason I want the 3G is for the GPS.

Paul I need to keep the 3G secret from the GF and she pays the Telecom bill!

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  #734831 19-Dec-2012 11:02
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dickytim: I am going to pick up my Ipad today from Dick Smith, I'll put it on prepaid $19 plan with 500mb a month.


there is a promotional offer of 3GB for 90 days for $60 at the moment which is good if you're not going to be using the texts or calls

http://www.telecom.co.nz/internet/mobilebroadband/plansandpricing/prepaid/

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  #736160 21-Dec-2012 20:53
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Not sure if people have seen this yet but the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 had a very under advertised launch today.

http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/prepaid/mobilebroadband/samsung-galaxy-note-10-1

$999 RRP but no huge subsidies to match Voda's free iPad offer as far as I'm aware.

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  #736165 21-Dec-2012 21:23
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myopinion: I purchased a 3G iPad 1 a couple of years ago and hardly ever used the 3G part of it. I would recommend the WiFi version to anyone with a home WiFi network. You probably wont use the 3G as much as you would think, unless you travel a lot. If you've got a smartphone just tether to that when out.


Totally agree; I had my iPad 2 3G for about 20 months now and the free VF SIM card is still unopened...

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  #736174 21-Dec-2012 22:15
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dickytim:
myopinion: I purchased a 3G iPad 1 a couple of years ago and hardly ever used the 3G part of it. I would recommend the WiFi version to anyone with a home WiFi network. You probably wont use the 3G as much as you would think, unless you travel a lot. If you've got a smartphone just tether to that when out.


the main reason I want the 3G is for the GPS.

Paul I need to keep the 3G secret from the GF and she pays the Telecom bill!


What's 3G got to do with GPS? GPS runs to satellites not to cell towers. My wifi tab runs GPS perfectly well. So does my car nav system.

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  #736180 21-Dec-2012 22:40
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Devices get GPS info off cellsites as well

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  #736184 21-Dec-2012 23:08
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linw:
dickytim: the main reason I want the 3G is for the GPS.


What's 3G got to do with GPS? GPS runs to satellites not to cell towers. My wifi tab runs GPS perfectly well. So does my car nav system.


Apple don't put GPS into their iPad's without 3G




Hmmmm


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