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Topic # 157623 7-Dec-2014 07:54
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Hi there

I use pre-paid mobile broadband data when I take my laptop on holiday and utilise the internet. I also allow my half sisters iPad to connect to the mobile broadband device I have.

I'm thinking of upgrading from my Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R205 to a Vodafone R215 4G device (to take advantage of 4G speeds in areas that are covered), to connect my Samsung tablet, laptop, and iPad to, when I go away from the house for an extended period of time.

Does the Vodafone R215 device come with a sim card? Or if not, could I use the sim card provided with the R205 mobile?

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  Reply # 1190037 7-Dec-2014 07:54
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

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A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

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- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

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  Reply # 1190051 7-Dec-2014 08:02
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Use the SIM card from the R205 in the R215 if you want

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  Reply # 1190059 7-Dec-2014 08:57
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I have R215. Barely used, sitting in the box.

PM me if you want some bargain.





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  Reply # 1190062 7-Dec-2014 09:29
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I would send the DM R215 works great



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  Reply # 1206299 31-Dec-2014 07:30
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I managed to purchase the 4G device.

The SIM from the Wi-Fi R205 device may be deactivated as I hadn't topped up or used it in over a year. Would that be the case? Is it possible to have it reactivated? Or would I need to buy a new SIM (looking on the Vodafone website I see a SIM for $5 and a SIM for $30)?

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  Reply # 1206305 31-Dec-2014 08:38
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To keep a prepay number active it needs to be topped up at least once every 13 months or it's deactivated

$30 SIM will come with 5GB valid for 6 months if activated during the promotional offer or 1GB if activated after the offer ends, Sorry not sure when 5GB offer ends I am sure date is on VodafoneNZ site



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  Reply # 1206340 31-Dec-2014 10:03
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Hi John

Thanks for the reply.

So the SIM (other than the included micro SIM) for $30 listed on this webpage http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-broadband/prepay/ will fit in the 4G mobile broadband device?

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  Reply # 1206346 31-Dec-2014 10:20
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Yes the multi SIM



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  Reply # 1206384 31-Dec-2014 11:16
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Thanks!

All ordered; and I'll make sure I top it up every so often so the number doesn't expire.

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  Reply # 1206415 31-Dec-2014 12:27
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