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# 32624 21-Apr-2009 17:24
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I'm needing a mobile data connection and my retailer says that signing up to Telecom now will only get you equipment for 2G; there's nothing now that will do both.

However, I have a Blackberry on a Telecom account and notice that Mobishark offer Blackberry software that enables it to act as a modem when the Blackberry is connected via USB cable to a PC. Has anyone tried this with Telecom?

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  # 208404 21-Apr-2009 17:48
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I don't really understand the comment.

As for the Bkackberry solution it probably will work but you won't be able to afford to use mobile data with the rates you pay for Blackberry data.

Right now if you're wanting cost effective mobile data Vodafone is the only option. THis doesn't mean they are better, just that they offer significantly cheaper rates.




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that app is for tethering data plan is completely seperate, Voda BB BIS plan is here, Telecom BB BIS plan is here.

Oops that link no longer works, this does tho...

 
 
 
 


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  # 208587 22-Apr-2009 16:17
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sbiddle: I don't really understand the comment.

As for the Bkackberry solution it probably will work but you won't be able to afford to use mobile data with the rates you pay for Blackberry data.

Right now if you're wanting cost effective mobile data Vodafone is the only option. THis doesn't mean they are better, just that they offer significantly cheaper rates.






Doesn’t seem all that much different to me.  About 10% more for Telecom.


 


http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-data/3g-broadband-plans.jsp


http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobilebroadbandplans


 


Voda:


 


Broadband starter 200


200MB of data,  Overage 50c per MB,  for $29.95a month, 24 month term


Double your data for $10


 


Telecom equivalent is:


 


Mobile BB 200 Plus


200MB of Data, Overage 57c per MB, for $33.69, 24 month plan


Double your data for $11.75


 


Voda


 


1GB data, overage as above, $49.95, 24 month term


Double your data for $10


 


 


Telecom equivalent,


 


1GB data, overage as above, $56.19, 24 month term


Double your data for $11.75


 


Weirdly though,  if you look at the Voda prices on the previous post for Blackberry data,  it is way more than telecom’s charges.





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