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  Reply # 1900662 14-Nov-2017 13:41
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stinger:

 

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)

 

 

 

 

from the music pass section " Apple Music, iHeartRadio, Rova, SoundCloud, Tidal, Spotify and more coming soon "





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  Reply # 1900664 14-Nov-2017 13:43
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from the music pass section " Apple Music, iHeartRadio, Rova, SoundCloud, Tidal, Spotify and more coming soon "

 

 

Spotify is coming soon. Not now, but some time in the future.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1900674 14-Nov-2017 13:46
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Got enough data on my plan don't need this.


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stinger:

 

l43a2:

 

from the music pass section " Apple Music, iHeartRadio, Rova, SoundCloud, Tidal, Spotify and more coming soon "

 

 

Spotify is coming soon. Not now, but some time in the future.

 

 

i guess we read it differently.





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  Reply # 1900694 14-Nov-2017 14:26
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stinger:

 

 

 

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)

 

 

Now that's the fine print i missed!

 

 

 

damn.. there goes my plans to setup multiple mobiles with this and route for free data ;)

 

i admit, when i'm on the road SD isn't too bad.

 

 

 

for nighttime watching though, I'm always pushing for 1440P+ on mobile, just is so much more crisp!





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  Reply # 1900715 14-Nov-2017 15:29
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I see they have finally added the option to Add data add ons via the App for on account... I wander if you can also remove them via the app/website or do you still have to call and get something removed.


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You can remove in the app for all mobiles, desktop My Vodafone too if you're on Prepay





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  Reply # 1901390 15-Nov-2017 17:12
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Quite often I can’t load the “Plan & add ons” selection of the app it just brings up this error

 


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  Reply # 1901391 15-Nov-2017 17:20
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@StarScream122

 

Apologies, we're working on that.





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  Reply # 1902638 16-Nov-2017 10:29
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And here is the press release folks:

 

 

Vodafone today announced the launch of Vodafone Pass, a New Zealand-first innovation offering the best value, endless* mobile data for Music, Social, Chat or Video on Kiwis’ favourite apps.

 

Vodafone Pass lets customers connect and consume their favourite content without worrying about using up their mobile data allowance on apps including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Messenger, WhatsApp, Spotify, Netflix and Apple Music.

 

Vodafone Consumer Director, Matt Williams explains, “A few years ago we reached peak-FOMO, fear of missing out. Then, in 2016, the social ailment of the moment was FOLO, fear of living offline. We’ve discovered a new cultural anxiety specific to data: FORO, fear of running out. Consumers resent the restricted feeling of not being able to share or stream content in real time and stay truly connected because of data limits. So, we’ve come up with Vodafone Pass as the cure.

 

Recent Colmar Brunton research showed there are behavioural as well as emotional (anxiety) components to the FORO phenomenon.

 

“Our research told us that until now, people have been actively modifying their behaviour to cope with FORO. They’ve come up with work arounds that have become engrained in Kiwis’ daily life, like searching for free Wi-Fi sites that are often patchy and slow, or only downloading play lists or watching video streaming at home.

 

“With Vodafone Pass, people no longer have to worry about putting things on hold. Whatever they’re into, now they can update and share life’s moments as they happen and enjoy more of the content they love when and where they want to.”

 

Vodafone Pass offers worry-free, endless data usage across four types of content:

 

  • Chat: Instant messaging apps, including Whatsapp, Messenger and Viber
  • Social: Social network apps, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter
  • Music: Music streaming apps, including Spotify, iHeartRadio, Apple Music
  • Video: Video streaming services, including Netflix, Neon and Vodafone TV

The timing of the launch of Vodafone Pass will be welcome news for New Zealanders whose data consumption dramatically increases over the holiday period, a trend that only continues to grow.

 

Data usage over the Vodafone network on Christmas day increased 71% year on year from 2015 to 2016.

 

New Year’s Eve showed a similar year on year growth trend, with a 67% increase in traffic from 2015 to 2016.

 

Vodafone Pass is available now in a range of flexible, affordable options to suit Kiwis’ needs; offering endless data to share, chat or stream on the apps they love whether they want it for one day or every day. For more information, visit vodafone.co.nz/pass

 





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  Reply # 1902647 16-Nov-2017 10:35
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@freitasm - soz





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  Reply # 1903223 17-Nov-2017 13:53
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isn't this basically on the slippery slope away from Net Neutrality?

 

 

 

 

 

https://qz.com/1114690/why-is-net-neutrality-important-look-to-portugal-and-spain-to-understand/




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  Reply # 1903230 17-Nov-2017 14:07
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RogerMellie:

 

isn't this basically on the slippery slope away from Net Neutrality?

 

https://qz.com/1114690/why-is-net-neutrality-important-look-to-portugal-and-spain-to-understand/

 

 

No not at all

 

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What's with the "endless*" in the press release? I couldn't see what it referenced.


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