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redmouse
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  #281338 10-Dec-2009 23:19
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Hello, I'm new here...

Got my T-Stick from ORB in Masterton, they had a large box of them so when they run out in Wellington you know where to come :) The only downer is that there is an incompatibility with my mac/Snow Leopard that causes it to eat bandwidth.

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  #281342 10-Dec-2009 23:26
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codyc1515:
matt45:
codyc1515:
No, you may be wrong, I just tried a Vodafone NZ sim in MY device, and I can assure you it didn't work, for whatever reason. Like I said, I quote from the rep: "Due to the nature of the promotion, the device provided may be locked."


To say that it is locked just because it didnt work for you is extremly narrow minded.


I apologize for saying that people were wrong, although I did say "didn't work, for whatever reason."
I did attempt to try using the APN's I found in a different thread, which is the same as the one's mentioned here, however as I said "didn't work, for whatever reason." and how is it narrow-minded if i'm going by what the person at the dedicated support centre for the T-stick said (even though they are usually wrong...)

Really, probably just a dead sim card :(






Nice work on editing your original post, and then the subsequent quoting of your original post - it helps if they match Tongue out


While you did say "for whatever reason", you also said he was wrong - editing your original post and then using an excuse isn't smart. People can see Smile


Anyway, I can assure you, along with many many other people here, that Telecom do not lock their devices.




Now, back on topic!




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  #281343 10-Dec-2009 23:27
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redmouse: Hello, I'm new here...

Got my T-Stick from ORB in Masterton, they had a large box of them so when they run out in Wellington you know where to come :) The only downer is that there is an incompatibility with my mac/Snow Leopard that causes it to eat bandwidth.




The Upper Hutt store also has a large supply Smile




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  #281405 11-Dec-2009 08:39
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munchkin:
redmouse: Hello, I'm new here...

Got my T-Stick from ORB in Masterton, they had a large box of them so when they run out in Wellington you know where to come :) The only downer is that there is an incompatibility with my mac/Snow Leopard that causes it to eat bandwidth.




The Upper Hutt store also has a large supply Smile


I bet we have more than you!

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  #281423 11-Dec-2009 10:14
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munchkin:
codyc1515:
matt45:
codyc1515:
No, you may be wrong, I just tried a Vodafone NZ sim in MY device, and I can assure you it didn't work, for whatever reason. Like I said, I quote from the rep: "Due to the nature of the promotion, the device provided may be locked."


To say that it is locked just because it didnt work for you is extremly narrow minded.


I apologize for saying that people were wrong, although I did say "didn't work, for whatever reason."
I did attempt to try using the APN's I found in a different thread, which is the same as the one's mentioned here, however as I said "didn't work, for whatever reason." and how is it narrow-minded if i'm going by what the person at the dedicated support centre for the T-stick said (even though they are usually wrong...)

Really, probably just a dead sim card :(






Nice work on editing your original post, and then the subsequent quoting of your original post - it helps if they match Tongue out


While you did say "for whatever reason", you also said he was wrong - editing your original post and then using an excuse isn't smart. People can see Smile


Anyway, I can assure you, along with many many other people here, that Telecom do not lock their devices.




Now, back on topic!



Hmm, well thats odd. After some extensive up until 11:00pm last night, all I could get it to do was send  & recieve sms', and read & write the sim card, but no data, even after changing the APN to the correct settings mentioned on the 2degrees website. So seems odd it didn't work, 'cause I have roughly $4 credit, so thats not the problem??

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  #281425 11-Dec-2009 10:20
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Maybe you can move your discussion on how to get your t-stick working to a new thread. And keep this one soley to the details on the free t-stick.

Cheers

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  #281451 11-Dec-2009 11:33
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Hi guys,

What I'm wanting to find out (After many transfers from department to department and still didn't answer my question) is I see that you pay $29.95 for the first lot of 500mb, I'm wanting to know if I can put a normal XT sim in (eg. my one from my phone) that has $18, 240mb data plan on it and use that, rather than the 500mb plan, or change the plan on the sim to one of the normal plans.


Its just that 500mb is too much for me on mobile, and 240mb, or even the 120mb plan would be more suitable, and I get sick of draining my phones battery out using it as a modem.

Any ideas?




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  #281453 11-Dec-2009 11:41
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funnyfela: Hi guys,

Its just that 500mb is too much for me on mobile, and 240mb, or even the 120mb plan would be more suitable, and I get sick of draining my phones battery out using it as a modem.

Any ideas?


The 500MB is actually 10c/MB for the first 300MB and then the next 200 free, so if you only use 120MB it only cost you $12

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  #281458 11-Dec-2009 11:58
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wongtop:
funnyfela: Hi guys,

Its just that 500mb is too much for me on mobile, and 240mb, or even the 120mb plan would be more suitable, and I get sick of draining my phones battery out using it as a modem.

Any ideas?


The 500MB is actually 10c/MB for the first 300MB and then the next 200 free, so if you only use 120MB it only cost you $12


Hello

I don't understand how in the above it will cost you only $12 - you've paid $29.95 to Telecom - it's not like they are charging you on account for usage.

I picked up one but there seem to be some questions about the prepaid plan given the typical obscure Telco speak (the whole 'the first 300MB are charged at 10C MB then the next 200MB are free') so to get it clear in my mind.

This is a $29.95 per month prepaid plan for 500MB data (if you use it for any period within a month when credit was added) with the ability to extend to 1GB for another $29.95 in the same month. Is that summary correct?

So with the new unused Tstick, between 1 Jan and 31 Jan you can use only 10MB or 499MB it still costs $29.95. If you add another 500MB for $29.95 on the 30th of Jan, you have until midnight on the 31st to use it before it expires and you have to add another 500MB on the 1st Feb to use it at all in Feb.

It would be a killer plan in my opinion if the data didn't expire each month and you topped up as required.
 
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  #281459 11-Dec-2009 12:08
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They way I understand Telecom's prepay pricing is that it is like a cap. If you buy a text bundle you pay 20c per text until you reach the cap price, and if you by the $30 broadband you pay 10c per MB until you hit the cap.

On account pay for the full bundle price each month for the bundles selected regardless of use.

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  #281460 11-Dec-2009 12:09
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Wellingtondave:
wongtop:
funnyfela: Hi guys,

Its just that 500mb is too much for me on mobile, and 240mb, or even the 120mb plan would be more suitable, and I get sick of draining my phones battery out using it as a modem.

Any ideas?


The 500MB is actually 10c/MB for the first 300MB and then the next 200 free, so if you only use 120MB it only cost you $12


Hello

I don't understand how in the above it will cost you only $12 - you've paid $29.95 to Telecom - it's not like they are charging you on account for usage.

I picked up one but there seem to be some questions about the prepaid plan given the typical obscure Telco speak (the whole 'the first 300MB are charged at 10C MB then the next 200MB are free') so to get it clear in my mind.

This is a $29.95 per month prepaid plan for 500MB data (if you use it for any period within a month when credit was added) with the ability to extend to 1GB for another $29.95 in the same month. Is that summary correct?

So with the new unused Tstick, between 1 Jan and 31 Jan you can use only 10MB or 499MB it still costs $29.95. If you add another 500MB for $29.95 on the 30th of Jan, you have until midnight on the 31st to use it before it expires and you have to add another 500MB on the 1st Feb to use it at all in Feb.

It would be a killer plan in my opinion if the data didn't expire each month and you topped up as required.
 
Rgds



You are billed on a pay as you go basis, which is 10c per 1MB, but you only pay for what you use up to $29.95 ($30 for argument's sake). So, you use 120MB it will only debit $12 of the $30 that is on your prepaid balance. If you kept using it then once you hit 300MB of usage you will have paid $30 for that, but you are allowed to continue using another 200MB 'free of charge' which obviously takes you up to 500MB and gives you the 500MB for $30.


Yes you are correct in that if you use the 500MB in one calendar month you can pay another $29.95 to get another 500MB for that month. If you go past that again it will be 10c per MB.

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  #281461 11-Dec-2009 12:10
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Unless they have done something weird with this plan, all Telecom data plans on prepay charge you for your usage until you hit the price for the plan you are on, then you don't get charged until you exceed the datacap.

So if you don't use it, you don't get charged. If you use only a few megs, you get charged for that and not the full $29.95.

At the end of each calendar month your usage gets reset and the whole process starts again.

As for exceeding the 500MB I don't have any experience with this, I presume it starts charging you 10c per MB again until you exceed $29.95 worth and then it's free it until you hit the 1gig limit.


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  #281470 11-Dec-2009 12:39
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This promotion has two components.
1. A free TStick, free, free free free free. A TStick is a TStick is a TStick. No SIM lock, any SIM will work in it. That's any XT SIM and any other mobile operators SIM.
2. A Prepaid promotion. Which for $29.95 gives you a SIM card, a phone number preloaded, and $29.95 worth of credit loaded against this phone number.

By default the phone number has the 500MByte for $29.95 data plan loaded onto it as compared to the usual default data plan of $1 per day for up to 10MByte

This means as long as you do not send a text, make a voice call etc you can get 500MB of data until the credit of $29.95 runs out.

If you send a text, make a voice call, etc the you will no longer have $29.95 of credit and therefore will not be able to get 500MB of data until you top up.

Hopefully this makes things very clear.




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  #281472 11-Dec-2009 12:39
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Hi funnyfela, you can use any Telecom SIM you have already (whether it has a data plan or not), you don't have to use the included one.




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NealR: This promotion has two components.
1. A free TStick, free, free free free free. A TStick is a TStick is a TStick. No SIM lock, any SIM will work in it. That's any XT SIM and any other mobile operators SIM.
2. A Prepaid promotion. Which for $29.95 gives you a SIM card, a phone number preloaded, and $29.95 worth of credit loaded against this phone number.

By default the phone number has the 500MByte for $29.95 data plan loaded onto it as compared to the usual default data plan of $1 per day for up to 10MByte

This means as long as you do not send a text, make a voice call etc you can get 500MB of data until the credit of $29.95 runs out.

If you send a text, make a voice call, etc the you will no longer have $29.95 of credit and therefore will not be able to get 500MB of data until you top up.

Hopefully this makes things very clear.


Thanks for this information it's how I understand it but sorry to be a pain but one other question related to this. How is the first month handled?

When I got my from the shop they stated that the first time you use this the $29.95 would be used straigth away to pre-purchase the 500megs as that was part of the "deal", this would give you 500meg for the rest of that month. then as you state above the uses 500mByte deal would kick in.  

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