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#10631 1-Dec-2006 19:44
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Reading this forum it seems most call center staff are unclear of actual policies.

I have a new g3 phone with bluetooth.

I'm on supa prepaid.

I'd just like to add a 49$1gb data plan....  does anyone know if this can be done?

It seems quite unclear on the material they print and the web site seems to indicate to me that you can't have data unless you have a pc card or vodem, it this the case?

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  #54423 1-Dec-2006 19:49
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You can get data plans only (as in a standalone SIM), however it is not possible to get them on the same SIM card as the prepaid one (So you can't have GPRS on your prepaid account, postpaid only) . 
For instance I have a data plan on openterm and didn't buy a dataplan but had it placed on the same SIM as my On Account voice/sms card. 




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#54426 1-Dec-2006 20:16
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On prepay $10 per meg is it

 
 
 
 


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  #54427 1-Dec-2006 21:03
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johnr: On prepay $10 per meg is it

And what a RIPOFF that is !!! Money mouth.

If data was more reasonably priced for Casual Users like myself who use next to nothing for several months and then want to use 10 or 20 Megs (or sometimes more), then it might actually encourage us to use our mobiles instead of heading for a Telecom hotspot.

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Clearly prepay is not for data users get a on account connection and you can change the plan as often as you like

(unless you sign a contract with T&Cs about changing plans)

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johnr: Clearly prepay is not for data users get a on account connection and you can change the plan as often as you like

Yes, I have an On Account connection and have changed the Data Plan about 4 or 5 times to suit my needs.  It's a bit of a hassle remembering to upgrade the day before you want to use it, and then downgrade around a month later so you get the full data allocation for the month.

But that I could live with if the CSR's who handle these things could do their job properly...

Each time I have downgraded back to the Casual Data plan, my mobile has also had its ability to Send Text Messages disabled.  I could receive texts OK, but not send any until I phoned up 777 and waited for ages while they got it sorted.  This has happened twice at around a one year interval between each occurrence.

That's why I'm not keen to change my Data Plan in future! Yell

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  #54433 1-Dec-2006 22:16
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Vodafone should have prepaid data for PrePay users, ie use $10 of your balance to purchase 2MB of data usage or maybe $100 to purchase 1GB of data which would expire if not used at the same time as the rest of your credit. This however would be far too logical and novel for a company such as Vodafone to even consider implimenting so we have about 0% chance of it ever happening.

It would be a fantastic way of increasing use of the 3G network for casual data users who don't want to commit to a monthly $49 fee for 1GB because of erratic data usage. I know I'd get a PrePay SIM and happily pay $99 for 1GB of prepaid data.










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  #54437 1-Dec-2006 22:35
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sbiddle: Vodafone should have prepaid data for PrePay users...I know I'd get a PrePay SIM and happily pay $99 for 1GB of prepaid data.

Hear Hear!

Vodafone -- Are you listening???

 
 
 
 


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#54438 1-Dec-2006 23:15
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No way changing a mobile data plan could affect TXT

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  #54446 1-Dec-2006 23:38
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johnr: Grant17

No way changing a mobile data plan could affect TXT

That's what I would have thought...

But it happened -- twice!!

The CSR on each occasion admitted as much.

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