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Topic # 60741 1-May-2010 21:57
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I quote from the Mobile TV page:
"With Mobile TV on your mobile you can watch every show or episode as often as you like for free; plus you won't be charged for any data while you're browsing or watching Mobile TV.".

So I could tether my phone, and loop a mobile tv episode, whilst downloading Gigabyte's of files for only $9.99 per month??

Surely not..
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  Reply # 325664 1-May-2010 22:03
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No. I think it's just poor wording on Telecom's behalf (wouldn't be the first time).

I have no proof to backup what i'm saying, however, I wouldn't advise you to find out the hard way (of just downloading heaps). Best to contact Telecom directly on their support number.





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  Reply # 325689 1-May-2010 23:22
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They probably mean browsing for mobile TV on their site.. Still, steaming TV is probably going to chew up a bunch of bandwidth, but no traffic charges on it would be nice..
(And probably necessary, still, if they can do that for mobile TV, why can't they offer regular DSL prices for data on 3g?



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  Reply # 325693 1-May-2010 23:29
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kyhwana2: They probably mean browsing for mobile TV on their site.. Still, steaming TV is probably going to chew up a bunch of bandwidth, but no traffic charges on it would be nice..
(And probably necessary, still, if they can do that for mobile TV, why can't they offer regular DSL prices for data on 3g?

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  Reply # 325716 2-May-2010 08:35
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I don't see what's confusing about it - you don't pay for data transferred while you're watching mobile TV.

The bandwidth requirements for mobile TV are very small with a low res blocky picture. There is a big difference between zero rating TV and giving people 3GB of data for the same price - like the simple fact none of the data even leaves the Telecom network.


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  Reply # 325718 2-May-2010 08:40
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Agreed. Of course you can read it any way you like, and intentionally misconstrue the meaning if you want.

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  Reply # 325727 2-May-2010 09:25
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Doh! It sounded way too good to be true. Oh well:)

Wonder just how long it will take for mobile broadband prices to drop or increase in data allowance.

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  Reply # 325733 2-May-2010 09:49
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I can confirm that the intention of the statement was to reasure customers that they would not be charged for bits/bytes of a MobileTV episode as well as the MobileTV service. I do not recommend testing to see if you can download other data in the background. Trust me, you will be charged for it :0




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  Reply # 325734 2-May-2010 09:52
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Just as I thought. Thank you Neal for chipping in. (:







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  Reply # 325756 2-May-2010 11:42
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I wouldn't underestimate bandwidth requirements for Mobile TV. There's a reason why the Mobile TV subscription includes free Mobile TV streaming data.

A 200kbps variable bitrate stream can chew up 1.5-2MBytes per minute of streaming.

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  Reply # 325759 2-May-2010 11:59
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hopes its true , mayb vodafone could lower there prices, or a simaliar plan . dout it   thou, voda never reacts quickly....




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  Reply # 325760 2-May-2010 12:02
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Cokeman - You need to replace your keyboard, it has letters missing

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  Reply # 325761 2-May-2010 12:04
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Also, please read the thread. It's already been answered by Neal from Telecom.





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  Reply # 325783 2-May-2010 13:57
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The way I look at it, streaming TV for MobileTV has to come from a specific URL, which Telecom can set, so anything from that specific URL is zero-rated. While you can attempt to run a download in the background but all http requests are to anywhere except the MobileTV's URL will be data charged.




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  Reply # 325791 2-May-2010 14:18
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chiefie: The way I look at it, streaming TV for MobileTV has to come from a specific URL, which Telecom can set, so anything from that specific URL is zero-rated. While you can attempt to run a download in the background but all http requests are to anywhere except the MobileTV's URL will be data charged.


Also goes through different gateways; 'WAP'ish content goes through the Mobile Application Gateway (or similar) or MAG, which is captive portal.

'Mobile Broaband' is just a connection through the Xtra realm...

Yes, this is a remnant of the old days, but it's still around...




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