Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
28 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1055039 28-May-2014 13:22
Send private message

So what about if you travel to a Daily Roaming country for say 3 weeks and all you want is a "small" amount of data to keep your email and OTT messaging apps ticking over?  Can you buy a data angel overseas data pack and use that instead of the Daily Roaming or do you have to use the Daily Roaming ($15 for the data pack vs $105 for daily roaming)?

15784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4285

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1055043 28-May-2014 13:28
Send private message

I am in the other boat. I use HEAPS of data whilst I am away, so I usually just buy a local simcard as overall it's cheaper. 

 
 
 
 


Awesome
4781 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1059

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1055080 28-May-2014 14:08
Send private message

freitasm: That's because New Zealand mobile networks are way ahead of what you can get in the USA, both in terms of coverage and speed. We are a lucky bunch here in New Zealand with Vodafone, Telecom and 2degrees offering a mobile service that is pretty good.


The US call HSPA+ '4G', while to the rest of the world that's still 3G.

Better to identify LTE rather than '4G', I reckon




Twitter: ajobbins


501 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 94


  Reply # 1055087 28-May-2014 14:16
2 people support this post
Send private message

Fine print warning:

Only for plans that are CURRENTLY on sale 

help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/22042

not on older or grandfathered plans

Clint

2569 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 574

Trusted

  Reply # 1055092 28-May-2014 14:25
Send private message

freitasm: That's because New Zealand mobile networks are way ahead of what you can get in the USA, both in terms of coverage and speed. We are a lucky bunch here in New Zealand with Vodafone, Telecom and 2degrees offering a mobile service that is pretty good.



I've only been to the US once (San Francisco last year), and I was quite surprised by how bad, in terms of both speed and reliability, my mobile experience was over there. Upon advice of my hotel concierge, I purchased a pre-pay sim from T-Mobile. Next time I'll try another operator.

15784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4285

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1055093 28-May-2014 14:26
Send private message

dclegg:
freitasm: That's because New Zealand mobile networks are way ahead of what you can get in the USA, both in terms of coverage and speed. We are a lucky bunch here in New Zealand with Vodafone, Telecom and 2degrees offering a mobile service that is pretty good.



I've only been to the US once (San Francisco last year), and I was quite surprised by how bad, in terms of both speed and reliability, my mobile experience was over there. Upon advice of my hotel concierge, I purchased a pre-pay sim from T-Mobile. Next time I'll try another operator.


We have used T-Mobile multiple times same result as you, very average. I had a much better connection using one of the Verizon MVNO's.

2569 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 574

Trusted

  Reply # 1055097 28-May-2014 14:32
Send private message

networkn:
dclegg:
freitasm: That's because New Zealand mobile networks are way ahead of what you can get in the USA, both in terms of coverage and speed. We are a lucky bunch here in New Zealand with Vodafone, Telecom and 2degrees offering a mobile service that is pretty good.



I've only been to the US once (San Francisco last year), and I was quite surprised by how bad, in terms of both speed and reliability, my mobile experience was over there. Upon advice of my hotel concierge, I purchased a pre-pay sim from T-Mobile. Next time I'll try another operator.


We have used T-Mobile multiple times same result as you, very average. I had a much better connection using one of the Verizon MVNO's.


Yeah, next time I was planning to use Verizon. Both Verizon and T-Mobile are directly across from each other, near the location where I'd be staying for subsequent trips (work has a specific "hotel" they like to use).

Awesome
4781 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1059

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1055099 28-May-2014 14:32
Send private message

networkn: We have used T-Mobile multiple times same result as you, very average. I had a much better connection using one of the Verizon MVNO's.


Do you mean AT&T? Verizon is a CDMA carrier (Tho they have some LTE now)




Twitter: ajobbins


15784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4285

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1055100 28-May-2014 14:35
Send private message

ajobbins:
networkn: We have used T-Mobile multiple times same result as you, very average. I had a much better connection using one of the Verizon MVNO's.


Do you mean AT&T? Verizon is a CDMA carrier (Tho they have some LTE now)


Opps, yes sorry that is correct. 

We don't bother going to stores, Amazon ships sim cards out for $0.01c with free shipping.



25966 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5649

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1055332 28-May-2014 18:24
Send private message

T-Mobile is terrible in the US. ajobbins have me his SIM card to use last year after he visited but I don't recall him warning me how bad the experience would actually be!



Awesome
4781 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1059

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1055340 28-May-2014 18:41
Send private message

sbiddle: T-Mobile is terrible in the US. ajobbins have me his SIM card to use last year after he visited but I don't recall him warning me how bad the experience would actually be!


It was actually OK in New York/Manhattan, but I guess they will have invested in a lot of capacity there. There were black spots tho, and undoubtedly I would have been better off with an AT&T SIM. Hindsight....




Twitter: ajobbins


7730 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 755

Subscriber

  Reply # 1055344 28-May-2014 18:56
Send private message

networkn:
DjShadow: Pitty that prepay misses out on this also


Well for those of us who pay considerably more on post pay accounts, I entirely disagree. The vast majority of promos that telcos offer are to prepay making us people who pay a lot monthly feel sad. 



Why not offer it to prepay if they have enough money on their account??   Seems a bit of a class system running here. 




Regards,

Old3eyes


659 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 66

Trusted

  Reply # 1055386 28-May-2014 19:41
Send private message

freitasm: It will work on any network. If you are in Sydney and roaming on Telstra it will be the same as if you were on Vodafone.

They initial coverage is basically AU/UK/US plus a bunch of Western Europe countries. Other countries will be added as it goes.



India as well




Sid

2346 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 624


  Reply # 1055410 28-May-2014 19:55
Send private message

old3eyes:
networkn:
DjShadow: Pitty that prepay misses out on this also


Well for those of us who pay considerably more on post pay accounts, I entirely disagree. The vast majority of promos that telcos offer are to prepay making us people who pay a lot monthly feel sad. 



Why not offer it to prepay if they have enough money on their account??   Seems a bit of a class system running here. 


yup, cant cost them any exta to offer to all their customers, and doesn't make "Paid" subscibers envy if we ALL get it... BUT maybe they like their paid customers to feel 'special' sometimes, and maybe it's a subtle plug to get you on a postpay plan before you go hoping to keep you there when you return?

956 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 346
Inactive user


  Reply # 1055423 28-May-2014 20:05
Send private message

Aww man, no Japan :(

Heading there in June, was planning to pick up one of those 4g wifi hotspots over there anyway

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05


One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58


New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56


Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52


CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.