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  Reply # 283848 18-Dec-2009 17:58
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Yeah, I just did that and they said it was a special plan for T sticks only and couldn't be put onto a normal prepay Sim.
Pity, as it sure beats the other prepay data plans.

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  Reply # 283852 18-Dec-2009 18:10
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Rather than asking if you can, try again and say you want the 500MB data plan added to your account. Afaik, the prepaid accounts for phones and T-sticks are identical, so they probably won't even notice.

I'm 99.99% sure I saw a Telecom rep on here somewhere saying that you are allowed the 500MB plan on normal phones, just can't remember which thread.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 283884 18-Dec-2009 20:02
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Have you tried ringing *333 from your prepaid phone and self servicing? It works and is fast with the added benefit of no need to wait and talk with someone.

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  Reply # 283886 18-Dec-2009 20:10
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Cool, thanks for that..
I just changed to the 500 meg mobile broadband plan by calling *333
took all of 2 minutes.. Great !

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  Reply # 283918 18-Dec-2009 23:03
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so i asked for more details...


Aaron,
I am uncertain if 64-bit drivers for the MF626 will be available soon.
The development underway may be focussed towards future product.

All I can suggest is regularly visit our NZ website (www.zte.co.nz) to see
if driver are released.

For further assistance please contact me on 03 9614 0110 (9am to 5pm AEDST)
If you require further assistance please do not hesitate to contact.
regards,
Leon

Leon Katz
Team Leader - Customer Care
ZTE Australia



-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Tanner [mailto:AaronTa@[blocked].net.nz]
Sent: Monday, 14 December 2009 17:42
To: leon@zte.com.au
Subject: RE: Mac OS X 10.6 64bit

Hi,

Thanks for getting back to me regarding this issue.
In regards to your comments, does this mean 64bit drivers will be available
some time soon?

Thanks,
Aaron Tanner





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  Reply # 283965 19-Dec-2009 10:08
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Can somebody who's in the know clarify for me exactly how the billing works for the 500MB plan?

Despite some initial confusion it's very clear now how the billing works for the 500MB plan. The 10c per MB charge up to 300MB and the next 200MB is free. This is a great way of pricing the plan and means if you do happen to use 100MB one month you'll only pay $10.

I'd like some clarification on is whether you need $30 on your account at the start of the billing cycle to actually have the plan activated on your account - ie if the balance on a SIM was $5 when the billing cycle rolled over will the 500MB plan still stay attached and charged at 10c per MB up to $5 when it stops working or will the plan be automatically removed from your account due to there being insufficient credit?



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  Reply # 283975 19-Dec-2009 10:58
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sbiddle:

I'd like some clarification on is whether you need $30 on your account at the start of the billing cycle to actually have the plan activated on your account - ie if the balance on a SIM was $5 when the billing cycle rolled over will the 500MB plan still stay attached and charged at 10c per MB up to $5 when it stops working or will the plan be automatically removed from your account due to there being insufficient credit?




I have several sims on various pre-pay data plans and you don't need the full amonunt in credit when rolling over each month.

Eg I have a 1gb plan on one card which for the full 1gb is $55 but there is only $10 credit on the card at the moment and I can use it at 50c per Mb until I get to the $10 then need to top up to use the remainder. The plan never drops off until you ring telecom.

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  Reply # 283979 19-Dec-2009 11:20
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sbiddle: I'd like some clarification on is whether you need $30 on your account at the start of the billing cycle to actually have the plan activated on your account - ie if the balance on a SIM was $5 when the billing cycle rolled over will the 500MB plan still stay attached and charged at 10c per MB up to $5 when it stops working or will the plan be automatically removed from your account due to there being insufficient credit?



Here's a copy & paste from the terms and conditions:


"...you must also have a positive balance to start a new data session. If a prepaid account reaches a zero balance while connected, the data session will be disconnected by the network immediately."


So yeah, you can start with $5 in the bank and you'll continue to be billed at the 10c rate but as soon as it reaches zero then boom that's it you're done!

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  Reply # 284057 19-Dec-2009 18:02
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I got mine a couple of weeks ago. Appalling coverage at my place; nothing downstairs, two bars upstairs. This is despite having a Nokia 6120 alongside at both places getting a full XT signal. Weird.

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  Reply # 284075 19-Dec-2009 21:01
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quickymart: I got mine a couple of weeks ago. Appalling coverage at my place; nothing downstairs, two bars upstairs. This is despite having a Nokia 6120 alongside at both places getting a full XT signal. Weird.



Tried using the supplied USB cable, rather than directly plugging into the machine? 


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  Reply # 284086 19-Dec-2009 21:55
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I didn't get any USB cable with mine (it was the $30 deal) but I'll hunt one down and try it.

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  Reply # 284087 19-Dec-2009 21:57
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How did you get it a couple of weeks ago the deal only started 9 days ago?





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  Reply # 284088 19-Dec-2009 22:04
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Sorry I meant around a week ago...it's been a pretty hectic last couple of weeks :(

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  Reply # 284211 20-Dec-2009 16:53
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Tried the cable and much improved upstairs, I got a weak signal downstairs, but it was enough to connect with. Speeds around 1MB/s downstream at Speedtest.

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  Reply # 284212 20-Dec-2009 17:12
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Sup,

I just got mine about an hour ago. I have a Macbook Pro running 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard).
I would have had troubles if I didnt see the link to ZTE's download page within this thread.
As soon as I plugged it in it worked !

Anyone know the text number and word to use for checking pre pay balances on telecom?

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