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Topic # 206044 7-Dec-2016 19:33
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I would like to know when vodafone will bring out a RBI package to match what other rural broadband providers are offering.

 

I thought about changing isp because I have been with vodafone RBI since Sep 2014 .
but found out today that when I had my free modem upgrade that my contract allows for, a year ago , voda signed me up for another 24 months.

 

Apparently getting a 4G modem meant a whole new contract, I had no idea they had done that.

 

So I am stuck with them .

 

But now they have joined with sky they will not want rural users to have to much data in case we ditch sky. I certainly would


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  Reply # 1684278 7-Dec-2016 20:50
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which other rural broadband providers?

 

most just resell vodafone products and are able to buy data in bulk


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  Reply # 1684281 7-Dec-2016 20:53
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It's not in Vodafone's interests to have the most completive product offering in the market when they are both a retailer, and wholesale provider of the RBI network. To do so runs the risk of having their hand smacked for being anti competitive.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1684285 7-Dec-2016 21:03
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Of course getting new free hardware would be a new contract term! They need to pay a hardware supplier real $$$ so you can get new hardware

The Vodafone / Sky deal is not even approved yet by the comcom

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  Reply # 1684293 7-Dec-2016 21:37
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Linux: Of course getting new free hardware would be a new contract term! They need to pay a hardware supplier real $$$ so you can get new hardware

The Vodafone / Sky deal is not even approved yet by the comcom

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Actually I paid $100 which was what I paid for the original modem when I signed up in Sep 2014.
All I was doing was upgrading my modem not my contract.
If I was to upgrade my adsl to Vdsl would vodafone want me to sign a new contract ?



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  Reply # 1684295 7-Dec-2016 21:44
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Jase2985:

which other rural broadband providers?


most just resell vodafone products and are able to buy data in bulk


Spark does RBI package for 120 gb plus light box
Others like ultimate have bigger data caps and off peak data
Vodafone could at least match them

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  Reply # 1684298 7-Dec-2016 21:50
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Remember the RBI providers are reselling Vodafone RBI, their base rate is what they pay Wholesale.

 

 

 

While Vodafone could equally offer them (and likely slightly cheaper) as others have pointed out, its anti competitive, that will only lead to the comcom being involved.

 

Realistically, the end to end support the RBI Resellers out there offer is another massive reason not to be direct through Vodafone.





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  Reply # 1684315 7-Dec-2016 22:14
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kaihoka:
Jase2985:

which other rural broadband providers?


most just resell vodafone products and are able to buy data in bulk


Spark does RBI package for 120 gb plus light box
Others like ultimate have bigger data caps and off peak data
Vodafone could at least match them


Ave you reading what has been posted above? Also remember RBI is a regulated product

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Edit: Please point out regulation that ISP's have to copy data bundles sizes / pricing?

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  Reply # 1684339 7-Dec-2016 22:18
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kaihoka:
Linux: Of course getting new free hardware would be a new contract term! They need to pay a hardware supplier real $$$ so you can get new hardware

The Vodafone / Sky deal is not even approved yet by the comcom

Linux

Actually I paid $100 which was what I paid for the original modem when I signed up in Sep 2014.
All I was doing was upgrading my modem not my contract.
If I was to upgrade my adsl to Vdsl would vodafone want me to sign a new contract ?


Yes cause you would require new hardware, As already advised above if you want new hardware like getting a new mobile phone contracts are involved

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  Reply # 1684340 7-Dec-2016 22:22
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Further to this nothing is static when RBI was launched the data caps were about 30GB if I remember correct

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  Reply # 1684349 7-Dec-2016 22:49
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10GB




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  Reply # 1684354 7-Dec-2016 23:08
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coffeebaron: 10GB

I know the data caps are much bigger now.
I was just wondering why when you compare all the plans vodafone have the smallest amount of data and longest contract
even skinny fixed mobile data is more generous



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  Reply # 1684355 7-Dec-2016 23:09
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Linux:
kaihoka:
Linux: Of course getting new free hardware would be a new contract term! They need to pay a hardware supplier real $$$ so you can get new hardware

The Vodafone / Sky deal is not even approved yet by the comcom

Linux

Actually I paid $100 which was what I paid for the original modem when I signed up in Sep 2014.
All I was doing was upgrading my modem not my contract.
If I was to upgrade my adsl to Vdsl would vodafone want me to sign a new contract ?


Yes cause you would require new hardware, As already advised above if you want new hardware like getting a new mobile phone contracts are involved

Linux

I would not know I have never had a mobile phone contract

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  Reply # 1684359 7-Dec-2016 23:34
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kaihoka:
Jase2985:

 

which other rural broadband providers?

 

 

 

most just resell vodafone products and are able to buy data in bulk

 


Spark does RBI package for 120 gb plus light box
Others like ultimate have bigger data caps and off peak data
Vodafone could at least match them

 

Spark doesn't do RBI. The Spark Rural Wireless product is run over the Spark network, and not RBI.


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kaihoka:
coffeebaron: 10GB

I know the data caps are much bigger now.
I was just wondering why when you compare all the plans vodafone have the smallest amount of data and longest contract
even skinny fixed mobile data is more generous

 

Skinny is not a regulated product offering.

 

 


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  Reply # 1684382 8-Dec-2016 07:23
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kaihoka:
Linux:
kaihoka:
Linux: Of course getting new free hardware would be a new contract term! They need to pay a hardware supplier real $$$ so you can get new hardware

The Vodafone / Sky deal is not even approved yet by the comcom

Linux

Actually I paid $100 which was what I paid for the original modem when I signed up in Sep 2014.
All I was doing was upgrading my modem not my contract.
If I was to upgrade my adsl to Vdsl would vodafone want me to sign a new contract ?


Yes cause you would require new hardware, As already advised above if you want new hardware like getting a new mobile phone contracts are involved

Linux

I would not know I have never had a mobile phone contract


You have never seen the ads on TV / online / newspapers get new phone (insert model here) 24 month contract applies?

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