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Topic # 7501 19-Apr-2006 17:24
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I am thinking about signing up on Voda's new 1GB mobile data plan, does anyone know if Telecom is planning to match the deal, as I know their network is a bit faster.




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  Reply # 33400 19-Apr-2006 17:38
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i doubt you will see tnz match this particular promo, as its a limited time promo and not a permanent price plan.

expect a good promo or two though - perhaps based around a hardware offer.




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  Reply # 33406 19-Apr-2006 18:18
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tonyhughes: i doubt you will see tnz match this particular promo, as its a limited time promo and not a permanent price plan.



expect a good promo or two though - perhaps based around a hardware offer.


Vodafone hinted yesterday that while it was a limited time deal that any price rises would certainly not be back to $149 and that all data pricing was under review over the next few months.




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  Reply # 33411 19-Apr-2006 18:43
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Is it worth paying a bit extra to be on TCOM's network?




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Reply # 33420 19-Apr-2006 19:16
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sbiddle: Vodafone hinted yesterday that while it was a limited time deal that any price rises would certainly not be back to $149 and that all data pricing was under review over the next few months.

I think it's highly unlikely that Vodafone would return the 1Gb data plan to its former $149+GST pricing, because they would face a customer backlash as a result. My feeling is that this limited time offer is a form of market research and, at the end of the three months, Vodafone will look at the uptake of the special offer to aid them in reviewing the permanent pricing of their data plans.

Telecom will probably wait until the end of Vodafone's three month promotional period before reviewing their own data pricing, although they do face the risk of losing a lot of customers in the meantime.

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Reply # 33421 19-Apr-2006 19:20
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I have a meeting with Vodafone tomorrow, in Auckland. I will ask about this and other stuff...





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  Reply # 33426 19-Apr-2006 22:13
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Well you have to wonder, the 'special' price is for the term of the contract. It would be very hard to jusitfy the price differential to your existing corporate customers who are paying $149 p/month. My take is this is the 'stake in the ground' in terms of mobile data pricing. Look at $10 text, it was always for a 'limited time' but has Telecom retracted the offer?




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  Reply # 33429 19-Apr-2006 23:22
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Telecom might, I would love too see it happen.



All customers who were on the $150 a month promo got moved to the new plan on the launch date. I imagine all plans higher priced than the 1GB would be also migrated which hints it's here to stay.

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  Reply # 33451 20-Apr-2006 07:48
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adamj: I am thinking about signing up on Voda's new 1GB mobile data plan, does anyone know if Telecom is planning to match the deal, as I know their network is a bit faster.


If I were you, I would wait a day or so, you never know. And, by a "Bit Faster", you mean heaps faster don't you?




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  Reply # 33457 20-Apr-2006 09:22
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DKS1DR: And, by a "Bit Faster", you mean heaps faster don't you?


Yeah, I hate to make TCOM look good tho so kept it subtle.


Does anyone know if when TCOM and VF upgrade their data networks later in the year if the existing data cards will work or will a new one be needed?




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  Reply # 33458 20-Apr-2006 09:46
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Existing cards will work but you will need a new card if you want to take advantage of the higher speeds




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  Reply # 33460 20-Apr-2006 10:01
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Current data speeds from testing a single file...

Gprs
38k
umts
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1rxtt
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evdo
640k with some Very impressive latency too

Last night I was sitting here and thought of using skpe or a SIP program on a harrier/apache, If telecom do release it, I might just switch from the voda for that reason. It would function SO well!!

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Current data speeds from testing a single file...

Gprs
38k
umts
335k
1rxtt
127k
evdo
640k with some Very impressive latency too

Last night I was sitting here and thought of using skpe or a SIP program on a harrier/apache, If telecom do release it, I might just switch from the voda for that reason. It would function SO well!!

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  Reply # 33475 20-Apr-2006 11:23
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Jama: ....Look at $10 text, it was always for a 'limited time' but has Telecom retracted the offer?


Yes they have, It was unlimited txt not 500.

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  Reply # 33505 20-Apr-2006 18:29
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Q: Will Telecom Match Vodafones deal on Mobile Broadband??

A: Watch this space =D


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  Reply # 33508 20-Apr-2006 18:45
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Mauricio, any news from your meeting at voda today?




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