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Topic # 12400 15-Mar-2007 16:59
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Vodafone is launching in Europe a programme to offer a single daily tariff.

They also come with the news that from 1 July 2007 it will enter into reciprocal wholesale arrangements with any other European operator or operator Groups at a new wholesale rate for data roaming. Vodafone plans to offer special rates to other operators, charging a rate of €0.50 per MB for sessions above 200 KB.

That's right €0.50 per MB!  Vodafone New Zealand currently charges its customers NZ$30 per MB when they roam on non-Vodafone networks overseas. I really hope they extend the Vodafone Passport to New Zealand/Australia and more importantly they should really work on a deal with an operator in the U.S.







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  Reply # 63838 15-Mar-2007 17:31
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0.5/MB is vodafone's wholesale price to other operators and no word on retail price?

the 12 euro daily tariff looks ok but capping at 50MB doesn't make it useful for anything beyond light emailing/browsing.

mobile data has a long way to go to catch up with wifi.







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  Reply # 63839 15-Mar-2007 17:34
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Certainly if they are willing to make it public that wholesale is 0.5/MB, it makes no sense for other operators to charge anything much more than this plus natural costs and margins - but nothing absurd. Also we would expect reciprocity... I hope so!





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 63842 15-Mar-2007 19:11
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It's unfortunate but much like Vodafone Passport roaming it's probably unlikely we'll see it in NZ..:-(


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  Reply # 63845 15-Mar-2007 19:20

freitasm: Vodafone New Zealand currently charges its customers NZ$30 per MB when they roam on non-Vodafone networks overseas.


Yes but the price is not entirely set by Voda NZ, it takes two to tango.
Hopefully passport is bought out to Voda NZ soon



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Reply # 63846 15-Mar-2007 19:23
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I understand that. It just surprises me that the excuse^H^H^H^H^H^H explanation is that the price is set based on how much other operators charge Vodafone NZ. Surprisingly enough T-Mobile USA must charge the same as O2 UK or TIM, regardless of economy of scale, because the price is the same around the world.

Strange?






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  Reply # 63851 15-Mar-2007 20:33
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cranz: Hopefully passport is bought out to Voda NZ soon


It was supposed to have been here a year ago. Apparently (from a Vodafone UK contact) Vodafone NZ's billing system wasn't capable of handling it so it was delayed. Hopefully we might see it soon..




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  Reply # 63852 15-Mar-2007 20:53
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I agree $30 per meg is way toooo much

alot of the of the carriers now are $10 per meg and they are not vodafone owned, Even $10 per meg OUCH!!!

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Reply # 63858 15-Mar-2007 22:13
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Don't hold your breath. There's no chance of seeing either passport pricing or mobile data roaming reductions until there's another provider who can compete on roaming. I mean, why would you drop your prices when you've got a monopoly. To be nice?

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  Reply # 63859 15-Mar-2007 22:21
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on2it: Don't hold your breath. There's no chance of seeing either passport pricing or mobile data roaming reductions until there's another provider who can compete on roaming. I mean, why would you drop your prices when you've got a monopoly. To be nice?


All use to be $30 per meg and now %50 are $10 per meg

Thats a reduction in prices

MF is correct US needs to next on the list

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  Reply # 63865 15-Mar-2007 22:53
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I guess the pricedowns are a response to wifi and hotel broadband at $20 per day and customers going nuts at reaming, I mean roaming charges, and looking for alternatives. From memory, Vodafone's price fell to $10 in Australia first and that was only AFTER Telecom launched Telstra CDMA packet data roaming at $8/Mb. I stand by my comments about monopolies and that anyone hoping for price reductions had better hope for some serious competition on roaming capability.

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  Reply # 63867 15-Mar-2007 23:04
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Well with Telecom looking at 800Mhz GSM/UMTS/HSDPA.... we should see some very competitive offers on roaming, not for a while. But there is hope

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  Reply # 63873 15-Mar-2007 23:46
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on2it: I guess the pricedowns are a response to wifi and hotel broadband at $20 per day and customers going nuts at reaming, I mean roaming charges, and looking for alternatives. From memory, Vodafone's price fell to $10 in Australia first and that was only AFTER Telecom launched Telstra CDMA packet data roaming at $8/Mb. I stand by my comments about monopolies and that anyone hoping for price reductions had better hope for some serious competition on roaming capability.


Ahhhh good old reaming the "last Bastion" on how to really drive fantastic revenue and offer very little.

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  Reply # 63894 16-Mar-2007 08:44
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I've always wondered why Vodafone's post-paid ARPUs are so high, about double what Telecom reports. Maybe it's because Vodafone have a near-monopoly on mobile reaming???

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Reply # 63895 16-Mar-2007 08:48
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freitasm: Vodafone is launching in Europe a programme to offer a single daily tariff.

They also come with the news that from 1 July 2007 it will enter into reciprocal wholesale arrangements with any other European operator or operator Groups at a new wholesale rate for data roaming. Vodafone plans to offer special rates to other operators, charging a rate of €0.50 per MB for sessions above 200 KB.

That's right €0.50 per MB!  Vodafone New Zealand currently charges its customers NZ$30 per MB when they roam on non-Vodafone networks overseas. I really hope they extend the Vodafone Passport to New Zealand/Australia and more importantly they should really work on a deal with an operator in the U.S.





That defintely is a pretty fantastic rate that they are offering I mean considering that its pretty close to $1.00 a meg (In NZD)

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Reply # 63953 16-Mar-2007 13:48
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Ha ha ha, not just merely "mobile reaming", but "global reaming", even! Hee hee ho ho, love it.....!

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