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# 136861 11-Dec-2013 12:19
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Yes, finally. Checked around in Napier today to see if I could get 4G coverage without luck. I live in the coverage area in Napier, but wasn't able to get on 4G.

Finally figured out that I needed to go to Vodafone.co.nz and change my plan from Prepay Smart Data to Prepay 4G. And after just a few minutes I was up on 4G at home!

Not the worst speeds, but could they have been better?







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  # 950540 11-Dec-2013 17:44
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Yep it's gone live. Enjoy! :)

All the info on 4G on Prepay and how to get the additional data boost is available here: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/prepay-4G/




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  # 950551 11-Dec-2013 17:54
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Please don't forget to click on ' important things to know ' and have a read and a new SIM card is not required to access Vodafone 4G

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  # 950561 11-Dec-2013 18:10
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jarledb: Yes, finally. Checked around in Napier today to see if I could get 4G coverage without luck. I live in the coverage area in Napier, but wasn't able to get on 4G.

Finally figured out that I needed to go to Vodafone.co.nz and change my plan from Prepay Smart Data to Prepay 4G. And after just a few minutes I was up on 4G at home!


how does the plan change work? do you lose your data and have to buy a new 4g pack? or does all your prepay smart numbers remain the same




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  # 950562 11-Dec-2013 18:13
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I am sure the change is prorated changing to the new 4G Prepay $19 addon from the non 4G $19 addon

I will double check tomorrow

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  # 950590 11-Dec-2013 19:12
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johnr: Please don't forget to click on ' important things to know ' and have a read and a new SIM card is not required to access Vodafone 4G

John


You really are giving them stick regarding needing a new sim for 4G :)




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  # 950592 11-Dec-2013 19:14
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Put it this way

Either way the xt people will need a new SIM. Either to get xt 4g or voda 4g ... :D




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  # 950618 11-Dec-2013 19:54
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hyperman:
johnr: Please don't forget to click on ' important things to know ' and have a read and a new SIM card is not required to access Vodafone 4G

John


You really are giving them stick regarding needing a new sim for 4G :)


I'm not giving them stick soooo many people have asked me for a VodafoneNZ 4G SIM and when I say no such thing they look at me sideways

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  # 950720 12-Dec-2013 02:44
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johnr:
hyperman:
johnr: Please don't forget to click on ' important things to know ' and have a read and a new SIM card is not required to access Vodafone 4G

John


You really are giving them stick regarding needing a new sim for 4G :)


I'm not giving them stick soooo many people have asked me for a VodafoneNZ 4G SIM and when I say no such thing they look at me sideways

John


That might be because a third of the way down this page http://www.vodafone.co.nz/prepay-4g/ it says "SIMs available in store 14th December". What's that about?

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adida101: That might be because a third of the way down this page http://www.vodafone.co.nz/prepay-4g/ it says "SIMs available in store 14th December". What's that about?


I expect that'll be Vodafone Prepay 4G specific sims that will have the Prepay 4G $19 plan pre loaded on them and 4G info printed on the packaging. That way if you're buying a new sim there's just one less step to use 4G.

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  # 952625 15-Dec-2013 17:58
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Any indication if 4G will be made available to other prepay plans, specifically mobile broadband?




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A tip for everyone who has just got 4G, don't go crazy with the speed test app.
I tried it this morning and it burned 70mb of data, a few goes and your 500mb is toast.

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  # 952662 15-Dec-2013 19:18
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I really hope Vodafone will increase the amount of data for their 4G plan.




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  # 952679 15-Dec-2013 19:41
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I used 250mb data in around 2 hrs doing speedtests :D




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  # 952684 15-Dec-2013 19:56
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why do we need to change our plans to get access to 4G? whats the catch? why cant you just enable it on all the current connections to your network and be done with it?





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  # 952688 15-Dec-2013 20:07
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hamish225: why do we need to change our plans to get access to 4G? whats the catch? why cant you just enable it on all the current connections to your network and be done with it?


You don't need to change plan just to a 4G addon

4G Prepay addon does not have casual data so once data bundle has gone it will just stop and a few other reasons on the technology side

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