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  # 235206 14-Jul-2009 15:57

I think you're missing the point here, some of you... the iPhone can now be tethered, so while yes, I agree 250MB is enough if you're using wifi as well, it's nowhere near enough if you're hooking up a laptop/desktop.

I know plenty of users who were crying out for more data on their iPhone plans. Why just here on geekzone I've been told off for not offering an unlimited data plan.

Now we're offering 3GB/month and 1000PXT for free to take advantage of the new 3.0 software.

And when the promotion ends we'll have something else on offer. And no, I can't tell you what that is right now.

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  # 235211 14-Jul-2009 16:06
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Oh paul when you had gone quiet I thort you might of been in a meeting coming up with a great new deal for us. At the moment im still holding of on the new 3GS still running the 3G on XT.

Your comment before about Vodafone having 2100mhz 3G in all the big citys well before I changed over in dunedin and invercargill 3G coverage was very dodgy to say the least

 
 
 
 


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  # 235213 14-Jul-2009 16:07
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Nope - not missing the point at all..

No desire to tether my iphone to my laptop for downloading - use wifi for that.

I prefer the better network speeds, more helpful staff and clearer pricing structure that XT offer.

In fact, nearly everyone I show my iPhone to who is currently on Vodafone with theirs, wishes to swap to XT for similar reasons.

How many 3GS did you sell on launch day, and how many of those stayed on the Vodafone network? If you gave us some stats, we might be more inclined to believe you.

I think your decision to not allow us to buy handsets outright in the stores is still provoking ire in the iPhone community. It certainly doesn't seem to have prevented the network pirates as you hoped it would.

Anyway, enough of this. I have to remind myself that it is only a phone and we've sort of hijacked the thread!

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  # 235216 14-Jul-2009 16:08
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I am still waiting on something to tempt me. Hopefully if Telecom bring in the hardware for customers the actual handset cost will drop a little. It's been 6 years since I upgraded.

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  # 235217 14-Jul-2009 16:10
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jb14:
GDBDB: Paul

You say that when the 3 month offer expires, you will offer "something else". How do I know that "something else" will suit me. Maybe you will offer extra calls or text messages which I don't need. There are no guarantees.



 I am moved to write because of GDBDB's post.  He is totally right.  It's the best post I've read in a long time.  I was highly insulted by Paul's comment that in three months there will be "something else".  As a customer handing over a lot of money to a company I expect certainty and respect - not carrots being dangled in front of me.  Why not tell us now what that "something else" is now.  And if you don't know, then make a decision about it and tell us.   We are sick of being ripped off by two large telecommunications companies that to our face pretend as if they are doing us favours with great deals.  So either stop ripping us off, or be honest about how average your prices and plans are.



What I have learnt from hard experience, is it's not what Vodafone 'offer' on their ad's, or promote, it's what's written in your contract, and your iPhone contracts are only stating 250mb of data. This is what you are committed to for two years.

If VF choose to offer the 3GB for the next 21 months of your contract is not in your control, and if they decide to offer unlimited TXT'ing or PXT'ing instead and make the data stay at 250mb or 500mb then you are still committed to that contract.





Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

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  # 235223 14-Jul-2009 16:15
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For those that missed it, here is a bad picture of the XT add in the NZ Hearld today





Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.



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  # 235226 14-Jul-2009 16:17
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chiefie: You shouldn't be using that much data on a mobile device. I'd much rather be burning my bandwidth on real broadband and not on mobile. 250MB-500MB is pretty good for moderate mobile data.


I use something from 90 - 120MB a month on a mobile device - with Exchange email, Twitter, light browsing...




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  # 235229 14-Jul-2009 16:21
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freitasm:
chiefie: You shouldn't be using that much data on a mobile device. I'd much rather be burning my bandwidth on real broadband and not on mobile. 250MB-500MB is pretty good for moderate mobile data.


I use something from 90 - 120MB a month on a mobile device - with Exchange email, Twitter, light browsing...



I have been about the same 120mb but just going over by the end of the month
but that will be a thing of the past 120mb should do me now with the great new m.geekzone



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  # 235232 14-Jul-2009 16:28
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Interesting comparison between Vodafone and Telecom plans show the Telecom plan is just slightly cheaper at the end of the TCO calculation.

But I would expect a reaction from Vodafone pretty soon. I don't expect however a spiral decline in prices, because neither company want to kill the market. There are limits and reason for everything.

At the end of the day, if you really need lots of data, plug a cable or connect to a WiFi hotspot, which will still be always cheaper.

As I said before though, there is the convenience factor. This is very important to consider too.





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  # 235234 14-Jul-2009 16:35
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rb85: http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobilebroadband/plansandpricing



I'm sure these plans are an option...



They are. You could take up the 1GB option, for instance and get the equivilent value of the 240MB plan ($18 - I think?) credited each month = 1GB data for $37/month for the duration of your contract term.

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  # 235256 14-Jul-2009 17:21
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I'd have no problem staying with Vodafone if their 3G network actually provided reliable and consistent 3G speeds, but it doesn't and I'm sick and tired of the constant fallback to GPRS. I use WiFi at home as well so the One Rate 180 plan they are offering with the 240MB would suit me perfectly - enough to use away from home or to tether with my laptop when I travel for some light browsing.



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  # 235267 14-Jul-2009 17:36
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I'm loving this scrap, but the real differentiation is so incredibly tiny. What we need is one of the two to come out and say "1GB per month for $5, forever" or something nuts like that.

Remember when ihug said "flat rate dialup internet for everyone". The Wood brothers made a killing from that, and completely changed the industry in New Zealand.

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  # 235279 14-Jul-2009 17:59
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PaulBrislen: I think you're missing the point here, some of you... the iPhone can now be tethered, so while yes, I agree 250MB is enough if you're using wifi as well, it's nowhere near enough if you're hooking up a laptop/desktop.

Now we're offering 3GB/month and 1000PXT for free to take advantage of the new 3.0 software.

WOW! Someone at Vodafone has acknowledged that 250Mb data is puny!

However I'm sorry to say it but 3Gb/month on a LIMITED time basis just doesn't mean anything. Might as well make it unlimited data for x limited time period. It's still bad.

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  # 235289 14-Jul-2009 18:32
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Up until the $10 for 100MB plan I had a $39.95 for 200MB plan attached to my iPhone 2G You Choose Account.

Several months I went over 200MB using nothing but GPRS! I'm going to be absolutely screwed on this 3GS.

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  # 235305 14-Jul-2009 19:10
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I think more people will join Telecom with their iphones if Telecom could consider apply the credit to other cheaper plans such as one rate 50 because I think One Rate 180 is more for Business.

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