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Topic # 17590 3-Dec-2007 10:33
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Unless I am mistaken two different pages on the VFNZ website suggest different data rates for 200Mb of data under Broadband Starter.

The page http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-data/mobile-internet.jsp has a base Broadband Starter monthly cost of $39.95 incl GST but the page http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-data/3g-broadband-plans.jsp has a base Broadband Starter monthly cost of $29.95 incl GST on 24-month contract.

I initially thought that the difference might be due to the 24month contract needed to obtain the $29.95/month rate on the 2nd page but then I noticed in the small print on the first page that the $39.95/month rate there also had a minimum 24-month contract.

I didn't think that there would be a cheaper price for 3g data (vodem/vmc card) than GPRS but unless I've looked at this wrong the 3g page price definitely seems cheaper.

Paul or anyone who knows at VFNZ - is there an error here, are data rates for computer connection via 3G different to 3G phone data, or have I read this wrongly??

From http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-data/mobile-internet.jsp
How much do they cost?

Plan Monthly access fee Included data Additional Cost per MB Type of Usage
Casual$0.000 MB$11.25Very occasional email or internet access.
Mobilise Data 3MB$11.253 MB$2.25Check your inbox about once per day and read short emails.
Mobilise Data 15MB$21.3815 MB$1.69Check your inbox several times daily, read and write brief emails.
Broadband Starter$39.95200 MB$0.50Always on mobile email (including Microsoft Exchange Mobile ActiveSync) and web browsing. Occasional use of your phone as a modem*.
Broadband Everyday$59.951 GB$0.50As above but with regular usage of your phone as a modem.
Broadband Pro$79.953 GB$0.50Heavy regular usage of your phone as a modem.

All prices include GST and are subject to change at any time without notice.

* "Phone as a modem" means connecting your data-capable mobile to your PC or laptop and using it as your online link to the internet or your company network.

  1. 24 month minimum term contract early termination charges and plan transfer fees apply unless otherwise stated.
  2. New connections are subject to credit checks.
  3. Usage is measured in 10KB blocks, rounded upwards at the end of a data session or every 20 minutes, which ever comes first. Any unused data within a monthly data bundle will not be carried forward to the following month.
  4. 3G Broadband usage outside of New Zealand is not included within any monthly data bundle.
  5. National and international coverage and international data roaming and coverage limitations apply. For a list of the latest roaming countries visit www.vodafone.co.nz/dataroaming
  6. Vodafone does not support Voice over Internet Protocol (voIP), and can provide no assurance that currently available access levels may be maintained.

From http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-data/3g-broadband-plans.jsp
Vodafone 3G broadband plans for your computer

With us, your freedom won't cost much. We've kept it simple, with three great Vodafone 3G broadband plans to choose from – and whichever plan you choose, we give you the highest possible speed, all the time.

Are these mobile data plans for me?

These plans are designed for connecting computers to the Internet across our 3G Mobile Broadband network, i.e with a Vodem or Vodafone Mobile Connect card.

How much does it cost?

Plan Term Included data Monthly access fee Additional Cost per MB vodem VMC Card
Broadband Starter24 months200MB$29.95$0.50$199$199
None$39.95$0.50$399$399
Broadband Everyday24 months1GB$49.95$0.50$99$99
None$59.95$0.50$399$399
Broadband Pro24 months3GB$69.95$0.50FREEFREE
None$79.95$0.50$399$529

All prices include GST and are subject to change at any time without notice.

  • Billing increments are in 10kB blocks with a minimum 10kB charge.
  • Unused data is not carried forward to the following month.
  • You can use mobile data in lots of countries, but this overseas usage is not included in your monthly data bundle.
  • The use of Mobilise Data plans for Voice over IP (VoIP) is excluded.

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  Reply # 98003 3-Dec-2007 11:07

Hi there,

you're quite right, that's a mistake in our terms and conditions. The site will be updated by the end of today. The $39.95 price point is for an open-ended contract, not for the 24-month contract.

Cheers

Paul




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  Reply # 98020 3-Dec-2007 13:21
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Any chance of reducing your $10,240 excess per Gigabyte charges while your at it?




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  Reply # 98066 3-Dec-2007 18:30
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You were right the 24 month contract doesn't apply to the mobile internet plans and the page has been updated to better clarify this.



The mobile internet plans are ones you can add (and remove) open term to your phone.



The 3G Broadband plans are cheaper on 24 month contracts and designed for vodems, data cards, etc.



Cheers.





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  Reply # 98076 3-Dec-2007 18:57
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exportgoldman:
Any chance of reducing your $10,240 excess per Gigabyte charges while your at it?

I think your calculator is broken.

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  Reply # 98104 3-Dec-2007 21:18
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exportgoldman:
Any chance of reducing your $10,240 excess per Gigabyte charges while your at it?


Get it right man!  That's casual rates that are $11,520 per gb.  If you have a plan, it's ONLY $512 per gb excess :)




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  Reply # 98155 4-Dec-2007 08:14
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sleemanj:
exportgoldman:
Any chance of reducing your $10,240 excess per Gigabyte charges while your at it?


Get it right man!  That's casual rates that are $11,520 per gb.  If you have a plan, it's ONLY $512 per gb excess :)



Sorry, $10,240 is exclusive of GST, what can I say, I was being favourable to Vodafone, because their pricing plans are weighed so much in the customers favour... bankruptcy favour...




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