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Topic # 152278 22-Sep-2014 14:25
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Can Vodafone advise here which online services it provides unmetered access to?

 

EG I am on adsl and considering the Lightbox.co.nz service but if its metered bandwidth it puts it out of reach. Telecom spark has special deals with Lightbox I understand.

 

However it looks like Vodafone is offering essentially 2 services only:

 

Sure Signal traffic over fixed line broadband

 

Easy Office VoIP traffic over the fixed-line broadband.

 

Thanks,

 

Alistair.

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  Reply # 1133734 22-Sep-2014 14:36
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Sure signal traffic over the fixed line network and m.vodafone.co.nz and Vodafone mobile data App over the mobile data network

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  Reply # 1133737 22-Sep-2014 14:38
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Spark does not do unmetered for LightBox




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  Reply # 1133819 22-Sep-2014 16:07
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Spark broadband customers get a voucher that gives them the first six months as half price (after the first 30 days of course), but there's no unmetered usage :)




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  Reply # 1133843 22-Sep-2014 16:19
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Checking out prices it looks like Slingshot unlimited is the best option for video service online.
Slingshots customer service used to be abysmal (Google slingshot review), but going by recent reports they may have pulled their socks up.

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  Reply # 1133908 22-Sep-2014 17:10
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The other half has been pretty heavy on lightbox usage over the last month.


really haven't seen any changes in our average usage, infact given the bitrates i typically see on there.. your likely to use more data on youtube...


Vodafones unlimited plan isnt half bad price wise, so thats an option if your usage gets a little too heavy.


If your considering switching to get a cheaper deal.. ild go to bigpipe over slingshot.




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  Reply # 1133930 22-Sep-2014 17:25
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hio77: The other half has been pretty heavy on lightbox usage over the last month.


really haven't seen any changes in our average usage, infact given the bitrates i typically see on there.. your likely to use more data on youtube...


Vodafones unlimited plan isnt half bad price wise, so thats an option if your usage gets a little too heavy.


If your considering switching to get a cheaper deal.. ild go to bigpipe over slingshot.


Only thing is: Bigpipe is naked broadband so you will lose your landline.

Whereas Slingshot about $10 more includes phone; when my contracts up, will ask Vodafone what they can do though, as they have been pretty good for me for a few years.

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  Reply # 1133937 22-Sep-2014 17:28
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hio77: The other half has been pretty heavy on lightbox usage over the last month.


really haven't seen any changes in our average usage, infact given the bitrates i typically see on there.. your likely to use more data on youtube...


Vodafones unlimited plan isnt half bad price wise, so thats an option if your usage gets a little too heavy.


If your considering switching to get a cheaper deal.. ild go to bigpipe over slingshot.


Only thing is: Bigpipe is naked broadband so you will lose your landline.

Whereas Slingshot about $10 more includes phone; when my contracts up, will ask Vodafone what they can do though, as they have been pretty good for me for a few years.


fair point.

you didnt mention a landline as a requirement!


maybe give Vodafones retention a shot, they might have a good offer to keep you on their side.




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  Reply # 1133980 22-Sep-2014 18:35
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If you are on Unlimited it wont meter anything..

Funny that.




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  Reply # 1134012 22-Sep-2014 19:09
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TimA: If you are on Unlimited it wont meter anything..

Funny that.


Good point :)

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