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Topic # 224342 13-Nov-2017 23:15
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Reading about App update says Vodafone passes with unlimited streaming , social media on Postpay and Prepay

 

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  Reply # 1900435 13-Nov-2017 23:57
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More information here: https://www.vodafone.co.nz/pass/

 

Doesn't appear to have launched just yet.





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  Reply # 1900461 14-Nov-2017 07:50
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Such a stupid idea.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1900467 14-Nov-2017 07:58
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Interesting. On the face of it the music pass is a good option for anyone who subscribes to Tidal’s HiFi tier. I worked at Voda when Tidal launched in NZ and tested the data usage of lossless streaming vs. 320k Spotify. ~21GB later my conclusion was that the network was up to it but data caps weren’t at the time (and that Tidal desperately needed a local CDN).




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  Reply # 1900468 14-Nov-2017 07:59
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Can't even get 4G proper in Wellington, let's see how much Netflix one can stream. Better, let's see how the network will cope with a few streams going on.




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  Reply # 1900471 14-Nov-2017 08:07
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Maybe instead of new products and services VF should concentrate on fixing what they already “try” to offer.




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  Reply # 1900497 14-Nov-2017 09:20
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MikeB4: Maybe instead of new products and services VF should concentrate on fixing what they already “try” to offer.


HFC?

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  Reply # 1900521 14-Nov-2017 10:11
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I don't know how i feel about this.  Sure might be good for some people but I have never liked the fact that you have to use a said service because its zero rated (i.e. net neutrality).

 

Also facebook messenger should be under social. In fact all the chat ones should be under social.  I am going to hate to see what this does to their network at peak times

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1900523 14-Nov-2017 10:13
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that's if anyone actually uses this service. 


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  Reply # 1900528 14-Nov-2017 10:30
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Linux:
MikeB4: Maybe instead of new products and services VF should concentrate on fixing what they already “try” to offer.


HFC?

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FibreX, billing, TV, Customer service, flakey 4G.......




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  Reply # 1900529 14-Nov-2017 10:36
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MikeB4:
Linux:
MikeB4: Maybe instead of new products and services VF should concentrate on fixing what they already “try” to offer.


HFC?

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FibreX, billing, TV, Customer service, flakey 4G.......


Lets keep thread on topic and no business is 100% issue free

This thread is about Vodafone passes as per title

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  Reply # 1900535 14-Nov-2017 10:59
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freitasm: Can't even get 4G proper in Wellington, let's see how much Netflix one can stream. Better, let's see how the network will cope with a few streams going on.


What is 4G proper?




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  Reply # 1900569 14-Nov-2017 11:22
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antoniosk:
freitasm: Can't even get 4G proper in Wellington, let's see how much Netflix one can stream. Better, let's see how the network will cope with a few streams going on.


What is 4G proper?

 

Walking down Wellington Thorndon Quay and Willis St... Lucky to get 4G, more often than not stops at H+. Or Johnsonville, lucky if you get more than two bars signal.





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  Reply # 1900593 14-Nov-2017 12:08
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MikeB4:
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MikeB4: Maybe instead of new products and services VF should concentrate on fixing what they already “try” to offer.


HFC?

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FibreX, billing, TV, Customer service, flakey 4G.......


Lets keep thread on topic and no business is 100% issue free

This thread is about Vodafone passes as per title

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Hmmmm ok but you did ask the question




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  Reply # 1900596 14-Nov-2017 12:13
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saw the ad on youtube this morning while waking up.

 

 

 

at first i though, huh, unlimited.

 

They have finally caved...

 

 

 

going into it more, i realized it was another ugly zero rate scheme. (Yeah i know we have Socializer, that doesn't hold the "unlimited but restricted" tags though)

 

Interestingly, this exact pass feature is used in EU.. except they have different options for zero rated services, such as youtube under video (which vodafone do not)

 

 

 

also the notes about "no tethering" on the passes could be interesting...

 

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1900657 14-Nov-2017 13:37
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hio77:

 

Interestingly, this exact pass feature is used in EU.. except they have different options for zero rated services, such as youtube under video (which vodafone do not)

 

 

It is a rather bizarre selection. Spotify is not included in the music pack, which I would imagine would be used more than the listed apps combined. Video includes Netflix, Sky Go/Neon and TVNZ, but does not include Lightbox (owned by Spark), ThreeNow Māori TV, or Youtube. Also from the fine print "Where video content is included, it will be optimised to be similar to DVD quality" (which I assume means the SD version of Netflix)


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