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Topic # 23362 26-Jun-2008 15:42
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Out of all the information I've seen on the new Vodafone casual data rates, none of it actually telsl me what the new rates are. Sure, it's capped at $1 per day, but we're also going to be charged for VLive usage. I use the news service every day (even though it's been getting progressively crappier), and dont want to pay $1 per day for a service which currently costs me $1/week.

So, in short, what are the new data rates?


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  Reply # 140725 26-Jun-2008 15:46
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$5 per MB up to the $1 rate and then $1 per MB after you have reached 10MB.



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  Reply # 140730 26-Jun-2008 16:10
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So this begs the question (easily answerable depending on your level of cynicism), why did Vodafone "enhance" Vlive with tons of slow loading images right before altering the data rate so we now get charged for data, even on Vlive?

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 140731 26-Jun-2008 16:15
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People did not want a walled Garden its all over GZ so it soon will be gone!!

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  Reply # 140757 26-Jun-2008 19:12
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MikeGayner:

 it's capped at $1 per day



No it's not.  For a buck, you get 10 mb to use for the day.  If you use more than 10mb you pay an extra buck for every extra meg.




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  Reply # 144246 8-Jul-2008 08:47
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This appears to make it not worth me keeping my 3 mb plan.
Mmmm.interesting




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  Reply # 144673 8-Jul-2008 15:01
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Does this new casual data rate have any restrictions - like do we need to use a certain APN to enjoy the new casual rate?

I'm asking because I want to re-enable EDGE/GPRS on my gorgeous, fairly-priced 1st gen iPhone but I'm not paying $40 per month for the 200MB Broadband Starter plan.

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  Reply # 145343 9-Jul-2008 12:35
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Sorry to bump this my dears, just wanting an answer to my above post because if not then I'll have to consider buying the 3G iPhone.

Do we need to use a special APN to enjoy the new casual rate, or is it as simple as just using my iPhone as I currently do over EDGE/GPRS and I only get charged these new casual rates?

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  Reply # 145388 9-Jul-2008 13:41
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I'm in the same boat and would be keen to know for sure. I can't see how Vodafone could charge us any differently to other smartphone and PC users, considering as Paul said "a bit is a bit etc etc". Still Vodafone plays God pretty much as it likes with the current level of GSM competition in NZ. Hopefully this will change...

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  Reply # 145397 9-Jul-2008 13:49
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I'm sure they can't stop us from using the casual rates, but if those rates mean you need to go thru a special APN that puts the Vodafone Live menu at the top of every page, then they can forget about it.

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  Reply # 145402 9-Jul-2008 13:52
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Benjip: I'm sure they can't stop us from using the casual rates, but if those rates mean you need to go thru a special APN that puts the Vodafone Live menu at the top of every page, then they can forget about it.


Its not APN related

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  Reply # 145409 9-Jul-2008 13:59
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johnr:
Benjip: I'm sure they can't stop us from using the casual rates, but if those rates mean you need to go thru a special APN that puts the Vodafone Live menu at the top of every page, then they can forget about it.


Its not APN related

What's not APN related - the data charges or the hideous Live menu?

I'm hoping both!

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Reply # 145413 9-Jul-2008 14:04
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Benjip:
johnr:
Benjip: I'm sure they can't stop us from using the casual rates, but if those rates mean you need to go thru a special APN that puts the Vodafone Live menu at the top of every page, then they can forget about it.


Its not APN related

What's not APN related - the data charges or the hideous Live menu?

I'm hoping both!


Its not a live menu!

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  Reply # 145418 9-Jul-2008 14:17
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Sorry sexy, I must be confused. I've never actually bought a phone from Vodafone per se, and I just assumed that there's some sort of Live menu/toolbar that stalks you when using the web browser on the phone.

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Reply # 145453 9-Jul-2008 15:01
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Benjip: Sorry sexy, I must be confused. I've never actually bought a phone from Vodafone per se, and I just assumed that there's some sort of Live menu/toolbar that stalks you when using the web browser on the phone.


Its nothing to do with Vodafone live its part of the WAP gateway.

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  Reply # 145730 9-Jul-2008 21:03
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I hope someone gets an official answer soon.
1st gen iphone + casual data = sweet.

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