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Topic # 64771 22-Jul-2010 12:22
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Dear XT, and your executive team.

Tomorrow I will purchase the new Apple iPad 64GB 3G / Wifi.

I am looking for a provider who is willing to sell me 12GB of data (that expires after 365 days) for $179.

You will subsequently receive calls from my clients, and other businesses I work with if you can deliver this service.

I also apologise in advanced for the large amounts of positive publicity, and demand XT will receive by stepping up to provide this service to the New Zealand public.

Thank you for your time.


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  Reply # 354862 22-Jul-2010 12:28
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Well hopefully when their micro SIMs become available for sale they'll respond and improve on Vodafone's offer.




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  Reply # 354864 22-Jul-2010 12:29
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Good point! Please let me also note then, that I will be happy to cut my own SIM for the interim.


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  Reply # 354865 22-Jul-2010 12:29
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This right here would convince me to get a 3G iPad over the WiFi version.

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  Reply # 354869 22-Jul-2010 12:32
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premiumtouring: Good point! Please let me also note then, that I will be happy to cut my own SIM for the interim.


I did that with my XT SIM when I bought my iPad last month. I have the prepaid 500MB for $30 on it, and it works well.





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  Reply # 354874 22-Jul-2010 12:37
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Count me in too. I guess the telcos don't offer this kind of thing because they're not getting their $30 every month (even if you only use 40MB in that one month).

'Chunk' data with a long expiry would be perfect and would definitely get me onboard with XT.

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  Reply # 354890 22-Jul-2010 13:07
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premiumtouring: Good point! Please let me also note then, that I will be happy to cut my own SIM for the interim.


These guys have a $5 service cutting them for you. Me? I've got a stanley knife i'm breaking out tomorrow morning =D

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  Reply # 354895 22-Jul-2010 13:13
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From the NZ Herald:

"Those wanting to use Telecom's high-speed XT network will have to wait - it won't supply the microSIMs that iPad needs to work until August, a spokesperson said this morning.

Telecom would not comment on iPad-specific data pricing.

"We do not generally provide comment confirming our future or potential plans or offers as they are market sensitive. However, we are aware that the iPad 3G presents a unique way to experience mobile data and will continue to review the opportunity."

Here's hoping they take note and do offer something better in due course.




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  Reply # 354922 22-Jul-2010 14:17
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premiumtouring: Good point! Please let me also note then, that I will be happy to cut my own SIM for the interim.


Telecom has micro sim cards avaiable


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  Reply # 354948 22-Jul-2010 15:09
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n00dy:
premiumtouring: Good point! Please let me also note then, that I will be happy to cut my own SIM for the interim.


Telecom has micro sim cards avaiable


see below


corksta: From the NZ Herald: 

"Those wanting to use Telecom's high-speed XT network will have to wait - it won't supply the microSIMs that iPad needs to work until August, a spokesperson said this morning. 

Telecom would not comment on iPad-specific data pricing. 

"We do not generally provide comment confirming our future or potential plans or offers as they are market sensitive. However, we are aware that the iPad 3G presents a unique way to experience mobile data and will continue to review the opportunity." 


Here's hoping they take note and do offer something better in due course.
 


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  Reply # 355058 22-Jul-2010 18:41
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Benjip: Count me in too. I guess the telcos don't offer this kind of thing because they're not getting their $30 every month (even if you only use 40MB in that one month).

'Chunk' data with a long expiry would be perfect and would definitely get me onboard with XT.


Telecom don't get their $30 every month if you only use 40MB. If you only use 40MB on a Telecom $30 500MB plan you'll only pay $4.00 for the month.



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  Reply # 355069 22-Jul-2010 19:13
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sbiddle: 

Telecom don't get their $30 every month if you only use 40MB. If you only use 40MB on a Telecom $30 500MB plan you'll only pay $4.00 for the month.




I think there's  a fair few people who don't understand how telecom's prepay data works - it's fantastic value for light or occasional users. Its far far better value than postpaid! In all the time i've been on it (500MB plan) i've only ever been charged the full $29.95 once.

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  Reply # 355086 22-Jul-2010 20:11
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mattk:
sbiddle: 

Telecom don't get their $30 every month if you only use 40MB. If you only use 40MB on a Telecom $30 500MB plan you'll only pay $4.00 for the month.




I think there's  a fair few people who don't understand how telecom's prepay data works - it's fantastic value for light or occasional users. Its far far better value than postpaid! In all the time i've been on it (500MB plan) i've only ever been charged the full $29.95 once.


I agree. You'd have to be crazy to put an iPad on the $20 Vodafone plan because the Telecom $30 plan is vastly better value.

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  Reply # 355150 22-Jul-2010 22:42
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Unfortunately even the Telecom reps in their stores don't even know that you can add the 500Meg plan to your prepaid SIM via phone prompts. Telecom have a perfect opportunity to steal vodafones thunder if they emphasize the compatibility of their network with the iPad.

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  Reply # 364369 6-Aug-2010 18:22
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http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/10GB

Note the "zones" - this is the broadband plan, so basically usable in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown. Outside these areas you can get the $6/50MB packs until you go back.





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  Reply # 364612 7-Aug-2010 12:16
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freitasm: http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/10GB

Note the "zones" - this is the broadband plan, so basically usable in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown. Outside these areas you can get the $6/50MB packs until you go back.



90 day expiry though. TS wants it to last a year.

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