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# 18449 10-Jan-2008 20:04
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Telecom have details on their website about their new data roaming pricing, which is due to launch 28th January 2008. One could safely say that it will involve loan data devices, unless any world mode data cards are in the works that we don't know about... 

For Pricing see: http://www.telecom.co.nz/dataroaming

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# 104076 10-Jan-2008 20:26
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What? $30/MB? The prices are similar to Vodafone. How anti-competitive is that?

Granted, at least in the US, the UK and Australia it's cheaper, but everywhere else...




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  # 104079 10-Jan-2008 20:34
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Mobile Broadband data roaming is charged at a flat fee per megabyte - $8.00 per megabyte (Nil NZ GST payable).


Am I missing something?




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  # 104082 10-Jan-2008 20:42
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freitasm: What? $30/MB?


I agree, so the best option would be to get the loan device, grap a local SIM Card and surf Smile, should be a little cheaper for the geeks out there that know how.

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  # 104086 10-Jan-2008 20:51
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Hmmm... I'm missing something too! I keep looking at the GSM roaming price chart and it has Aus at $8.00 a meg.



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Thelonious: Hmmm... I'm missing something too! I keep looking at the GSM roaming price chart and it has Aus at $8.00 a meg.


Thats correct, Australia is $8 per meg while roaming with Telecom, the same as it is currently on the Telstra CDMA network.

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# 104088 10-Jan-2008 20:58
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freitasm: Providing Telecom does not SIM lock the devices, now that they would have to compete with Vodafone in the data segment...


Only one way to find out Wink. I do beleive the only locked loan device currenly is the native Samsung W531. The Nokia Roaming phones, *should* be unlocked.

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  # 104089 10-Jan-2008 21:08
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Thelonious: Hmmm... I'm missing something too! I keep looking at the GSM roaming price chart and it has Aus at $8.00 a meg.


As I wrote, US, UK and Australia are competitive in price with Vodafone , everything else is the same. In any case it's really expensive to roam.




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Yes - the avergae hotel at $A20 - $A30 looks not bad..... The alternative, as suggested by a member on the other thread is to become a "fake Australian" and get  Telstra mobile data plan - which is apparently quite reasonable.

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  # 104107 10-Jan-2008 21:55
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Or Telstra Unplanned Broadband which is available on Prepay.

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