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Topic # 14210 21-Jun-2007 10:21
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Well if for some insane reason I wanted to run an old phone as a dial in modem and have the number of that phone as my bestmate
would a data call come under the definition of a call according to Vodafone?

If so theres unlimited mobile internet for $6 a month. I know only 9.6Kb/s but it could be useful for the occasional email download while away on holiday.

In the extreme 24/7 days a week  case we could get a maximum of around

1KB/s*3600*24*31

= 2.5 GB for $6!!!

Comments, thoughts?




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  Reply # 75486 21-Jun-2007 10:48
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CSD is billed differently so it won't work.

If you're On Account CSD is charged at a fixed rate for the first 30s and then per second after that. If you're on Prepay it's charged at your usual airtime rate.




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  Reply # 75489 21-Jun-2007 10:54
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Why is it billed differently? How is it different from a voice call between two phones? It's just two modems talking to each other instead.




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  Reply # 75492 21-Jun-2007 11:12
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Network knows its a CSD connection and bestmate is for voice calls only



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  Reply # 75496 21-Jun-2007 11:28
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Its always in the details, thanks guys




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  Reply # 75524 21-Jun-2007 14:02
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Plus bestmate is only for 021 to 021... so unless that data call was to an 021... then yea it wouldn't work anyway!!

I want bestmate OA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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  Reply # 75529 21-Jun-2007 14:13
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simon14: Plus bestmate is only for 021 to 021... so unless that data call was to an 021... then yea it wouldn't work anyway!!!


Yea i know I've got a couple of old gsms




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