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  Reply # 1835850 2-Aug-2017 16:11
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Doesn't quite beat the optus deal of $16 for 6gb data. 


Until roaming gets closer to local pricing, bahhh!



I don't get these comments the purpose of roaming is to keep the same number further to this like to see you use a corporate APN


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Your mistake is to assume everyone has the same requirements as yourself. 


 


 


 



Well then you don't need roaming so why post? Roaming is a service / feature it's not to beat local pricing so you don't buy a local SIM

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  Reply # 1835871 2-Aug-2017 16:37
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500MB a week doesn't even begin to cut it while on holiday o'seas - you're on Google Maps all day and uploading pics / vids.  A good start but i'll always go with a local data sim.  Way better value.  


 
 
 
 


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surfisup1000:

 

 

 

Doesn't quite beat the optus deal of $16 for 6gb data. 

 

Until roaming gets closer to local pricing, bahhh!

 

 

I don't get these comments the purpose of roaming is to keep the same number further to this like to see you use a corporate APN

 

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Your mistake is to assume everyone has the same requirements as yourself. 

 

 

 



Well then you don't need roaming so why post? Roaming is a service / feature it's not to beat local pricing so you don't buy a local SIM

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I would like to use roaming to avoid the hassle of changing my sim, but  it is many multiples the cost of a local sim.  

 

I did not say it should be the same price.   They should charge more, to cover costs and make a profit off the call interchange and billing systems. 

 

Until the cost comes down further, it is still in my interest to buy a local sim. 


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  Reply # 1835905 2-Aug-2017 16:55
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Linux: @andyb The VodafoneNZ $5 daily roaming charge is very easy to understand

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Isn't the Vodafone $5 / day post paid only and of a certain value??  This new Spark one is post and prepay...





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  Reply # 1835908 2-Aug-2017 16:56
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500MB a week doesn't even begin to cut it while on holiday o'seas - you're on Google Maps all day and uploading pics / vids.  A good start but i'll always go with a local data sim.  Way better value.  

 

 

 

 

You could always buy several $15 500MB packs, you aren't limited to just one


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  Reply # 1835934 2-Aug-2017 17:15
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Linux: @andyb The VodafoneNZ $5 daily roaming charge is very easy to understand

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Isn't the Vodafone $5 / day post paid only and of a certain value??  This new Spark one is post and prepay...



Correct, prepaid roam as well, why should they be disadvantaged.

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  Reply # 1835944 2-Aug-2017 17:27
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Linux: @andyb The VodafoneNZ $5 daily roaming charge is very easy to understand

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Isn't the Vodafone $5 / day post paid only and of a certain value??  This new Spark one is post and prepay...



Postpay only and on all current in market plans and some older ones

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  Reply # 1835969 2-Aug-2017 18:02
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Am I understanding correctly that you can't buy another one if you exhaust the initial allocation of 500Mb within seven days?

 

 

100% incorrect, not sure where you got that from. You can buy as many packs as you like if you go through an allocation. Or buy the 500MB $15 data only pack.

 



This would be me. 

I currently have "local" numbers in Australia and Canada so I can buy data like a local......for cheap. 

My NZ phone is on and can receive calls (or make calls).....they are relatively cheap as I'm not a big talker. Two minutes, max, per call and few of them.

But for watching Netflix in a hotel in Sydney or Toronto you really need a local data bundle.  





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I'm actually quite impressed - for my typical 7-day trip away, the $20 pack fits the bill.  Great to see the networks finally being reasonable.

 

The only thing that would still tempt me to use my UK SIM for roaming is the local number in UK, and EU roaming

 

 

Using a UK SIM in Europe now is a no brainer with roaming prices being slashed in Europe - primaraily for the massive improvement in data performance if you're relying on as a primary connection.

 

 


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  Reply # 1839210 4-Aug-2017 14:59
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I'm on Voda prepay...we are going to Canada in Jan and if they don't have something sorted by December they'll lose me as a customer. The $20 deal sounds perfect for us since we will have free wifi in most places.

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