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Topic # 29252 30-Dec-2008 18:36
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when will telecom increase the mobile data cap???
right now, the mobile data is ridiculously expensive. i m paying 68 for only 1GB.

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  Reply # 186715 30-Dec-2008 18:44
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Yes, mobile data is not cheap - regardless of operator. But it is no replacement for wired broadband. If you use more than 1GB (or 2GB since it looks like you are on a Plus plan) then you should seriously consider a wired solution.




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  Reply # 186720 30-Dec-2008 18:56
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harrylin: when will telecom increase the mobile data cap???

right now, the mobile data is ridiculously expensive. i m paying 68 for only 1GB.


Why are you paying so much? Vodafone charges $69.95 incl. for 3GB or $79.95 for 6GB (on 2-year contract). Ad they currently have an offer where they only charge you half price for the 6 months o a 2-year contract.

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  Reply # 186721 30-Dec-2008 19:01
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The OP is paying for a plan with no contracts - you are suggesting a cheaper plan but with a 24 month contract. I can't even find a plan with no contracts on the Vodafone site anymore.

So back on topic, what is your usage pattern? Do you need use 1GB on mobile? Can't you use a wired connection? Is there anything special in your requirements?







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  Reply # 186723 30-Dec-2008 19:04
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bonkiebonks:
harrylin: when will telecom increase the mobile data cap???

right now, the mobile data is ridiculously expensive. i m paying 68 for only 1GB.


Why are you paying so much? Vodafone charges $69.95 incl. for 3GB or $79.95 for 6GB (on 2-year contract). Ad they currently have an offer where they only charge you half price for the 6 months o a 2-year contract.



And in Australia on the Hutchison 3G Network you can get 6GIG of data for $AU39 per month with free USB modem stick.
But for the first six months you can get the same allocation for $19.50 per month.
Mobile users in NZ are being ripped off big time.

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  Reply # 186735 30-Dec-2008 20:14
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Vodafone is making massive profits from their data network now. They're afraid of VoIP though (as, I assume, Telecom is too), so expect data prices for both networks to remain artificially high.



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  Reply # 186755 30-Dec-2008 22:33
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i use skype world a lot, free international calls. i am always out and about. im not sort of person who can have access to computer. i cant always go home to access internet where it is the only place i can have access the internet. im a bit of tech geek. im so used to the mobile internet that i simply cant be attached to the desktop computer. and it is not possible for me to carry a laptop around either, thats why i use htc titan now. my okta touch was broken.
the reason i use telecom  3g is because i live in rural town, and there is not enough vodafone signal in this area, so not to mention that there is any 3g signal, lol.  and because telecom 3g signal is always very rock solid, never drop signal.
i used the vodafone 3g before in christchurch, but the signal was very unstable, speed was very unstable, not to mention constantly dropping 3g signal, and the vodafone live internet setting is very fiddly to set up. and the coverage is very poor.
i hacked a iphone to work on vodafone, but i always had difficulty setting up the internet setting, and connecting to vodafone internet was a nightmare.
2gb cost me 86 before on telecom, so i cant afford it any more now. only use 1gb now, and need to check my usage meter constantly to make sure i wont overuse.

maybe telecom wil increase the data cap after the launch of the new gsm network? any idea about that?




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  Reply # 186756 30-Dec-2008 22:36
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i would rather pay 10 dollars more each month than having a 24 month plan! i think most people will agree with me.

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  Reply # 186757 30-Dec-2008 22:38
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Telecom are not launching a gsm network



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  Reply # 186758 30-Dec-2008 22:43
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another thing , im wondering.

will telecom new network have nationwide EDGE as well as gsm and HSDPA?
if there will be any EDGE signal, that will look good.
of course the hsdpa is the best.

do you think the hsdpa signal will surpass the evdo in signal strength, speed and consistency?
im afraid not...

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  Reply # 186759 30-Dec-2008 22:46
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No GSM, No EDGE.

Just WCDMA on the 850mhz band.




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  Reply # 186760 30-Dec-2008 22:47
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Harry did i read your other post correct about hacking a iphone and you found it difficult to setup vodafone live internet?



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  Reply # 186762 30-Dec-2008 22:57
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what do you mean?? no gsm no edge???
wow!! that will be nice!! only hsdpa nationwide coverage!!
i will buy a gsm phone as soon as the network launches.
but that will cost telecom huge amount of money to build a hsdpa only network. and it is nationwide coverage!

yes i had a unlocked iphone before, i had difficulty setting up the internet setting.
i tried live.vodafone.com, www.vodafone.net.nz, and some other APN, but none of them seemed to be very stable. i experienced many times when i couldnt even connect to the vodafone data network. that was first generation iphone. i gave it to my ex girlfriend. she still enjoy using that, and doesnt wanna give it back to me any more.
i plan to buy a iphone 3g soon. i just wonder about the 3g signal and 3g speed consistency on the new iphone 3g. any idea?

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Reply # 186764 30-Dec-2008 23:01
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harrylin: what do you mean?? no gsm no edge???
wow!! that will be nice!! only hsdpa nationwide coverage!!
i will buy a gsm phone as soon as the network launches.


A GSM only phone will not work. It must be a device that can do WCDMA on the 850mhz band.

If the phone cannot connect using WCDMA 850mhz, it might not work.




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  Reply # 186765 30-Dec-2008 23:13
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nice! so only hsdpa phone will work then.
i will need to buy a iphone 3g. but will vodafone iphone work on telecom new network?
tytn ii will work. touch pro will.
but i dont think there are many phone that will support 850mhz.
just keep on searching.

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