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# 11898 17-Feb-2007 01:25
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Hi All,

On March 15, I'll be in Auckland with my MDA Vario (not simlocked). Currently I have a plan with T-Mobile which includes text msg, phone and unlimited (fair use) GPRS internet access. That'll end on March 17.

I've seen the Vodafone website and because they offer the I-Mate K-Jam with a data plan, I was thinking I might go to a Vodafone shop and get one of those plans.
I use my Vario mainly for internet acces, that is checking email and occasionally I use the phone.

Does anyone know whether the Vodafone plans are suitable for my European Vario? Are there any other mobile phone companies that can offer a similair plan, like the T-Mobile plan I have right now? (especially the unlimited GPRS Data use)



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  # 61064 17-Feb-2007 08:30
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It depends on how long you plan to stick around here... Your only option is Vodafone and their darta plans are available on this page:

200MB should be ok if you only use it for e-mail, seeing that the MDA Vario is GPRS only, so we wouldn't expect much use of this.

Unlimited plans are not available but there is a 3G Broadband data plan 1GB for $US49.95, plus an extra 1GB for $10 if you need to use. But conditions require a 24 month contract and credit checks. Also I am not sure this requires to purchase a 3G enabled data card or vodem at the same time.

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  # 61269 19-Feb-2007 20:26
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Thanks! I'll have a look at the Vodafone website. I think I'll start with the $19.95 plan a month, I mean 3000 emails... that is a lot.

We're planning to stay in NZ for at least 3 months (and after the final permanent residency application is lodged, we'll be here for a long time)

Does anyone know whether the Vario is suitable for 3G. Because I thought it wasn''t.


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# 61278 19-Feb-2007 22:24
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Shame. Thanks for letting me know. I think I'll survive the GPRS....

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