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Topic # 223669 11-Oct-2017 19:43
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Here's an idea for anyone with a modicum of influence over at Vodafone HQ.

 

I have tablet share. My "tablet" is in fact a wifi hotspot thingie, no phone or txt functions. It only does data. We use it with our tablets if we find ourselves out of free wifi when overseas without draining the life out of my phone.

 

I know from experience that if I use my phone and my hotspot it will cost me $10 a day.

 

Maybe data-only SIM's could be a little bit cheaper than full monty SIMS?

 

So there it is, just a thought.





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  Reply # 1882191 12-Oct-2017 06:31
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I did find this and use my phone to hotspot the iPad to now.

 

The difference between another $35 for a weeks holiday.

 

Since the data usage is the same it would be nice if it was one lot of $5 for all shared devices.





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  Reply # 1882236 12-Oct-2017 08:22
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I too dislike the policy. I however can't see Vodafone willing to make any changes.

 

They don't need to charge $5 per day for roaming - it's a not a direct cost they incur and is simple revenue for them. They're still cleaning up in the roaming market with the pretty poor roaming offerings from Spark and 2d unless you're visiting Australia. While people keep using it there is very little reason for them to change.

 

It wouldn't surprise me if Vodafone do scrap the $5 to Australia as competition heats up, and I'm pretty sure $5 roaming is coming to Prepay before the end of the year as well.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1882241 12-Oct-2017 08:32
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I would say they are not double dipping as it's clear it's $5 per connection, Now with 72 countries on $5 daily roaming it's fantastic

 

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  Reply # 1882313 12-Oct-2017 09:49
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There is certainly a cost to have roaming in place, so whether or not Vodafone are "creaming it" with their $5 / day, there is still a cost to Vodafone.

 

 





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  Reply # 1882383 12-Oct-2017 11:34
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coffeebaron:

 

There is certainly a cost to have roaming in place, so whether or not Vodafone are "creaming it" with their $5 / day, there is still a cost to Vodafone.

 

 

 

 


Some destinations would cost Vodafone more than $5 a day with the size of the new plans, if they are used to their potential.

 

 


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  Reply # 1882392 12-Oct-2017 11:58
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The big thing people dont look out for when as close as australia..

 

NZ plan allowances until midnight NZ time

 

You can easily end up ticking over to your 2nd day when you are 3hrs behind :)


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  Reply # 1882452 12-Oct-2017 14:27
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Oblivian:

 

The big thing people dont look out for when as close as australia..

 

NZ plan allowances until midnight NZ time

 

You can easily end up ticking over to your 2nd day when you are 3hrs behind :)

 

 

 

 

Yes but then you're not paying again for the following day until midnight NZ time.


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  Reply # 1882608 12-Oct-2017 20:13
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Oblivian:

 

The big thing people dont look out for when as close as australia..

 

NZ plan allowances until midnight NZ time

 

You can easily end up ticking over to your 2nd day when you are 3hrs behind :)

 

 

It's pretty hard to do much about that when the data is rated and billed in NZ due to the way roaming works.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1882734 13-Oct-2017 05:58
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Don't get me wrong $5 a day roaming is excellent, I love it and have used it a few times now for Melbourne and next year for USA.

 

What I do find is when I arrive at 9:30pm to Melbourne I am charged a full day, then when I leave at 6:30am on departure another full day. So actually I get stooged a full 39 hours. It would be better if the 24 hours started when the phone first used data/calls/text.

 

The tablet thing is a little annoying as you are still using the data from your plan, not an extra lot, but I can live without my iPad on 4G for a week or 2 and hotspot to my phone, that isn't going to kill me.





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  Reply # 1882744 13-Oct-2017 07:17
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And there is usually a suitable local SIM option for the tablet anyway




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  Reply # 1883255 14-Oct-2017 09:24
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I would say they are not double dipping as it's clear it's $5 per connection, Now with 72 countries on $5 daily roaming it's fantastic


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Mr Linux, I meant that I, with my two devices and one data plan, was the double dipper.




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