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#237825 19-Jun-2018 16:22
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Hi, It seems to me Vodafone prepaid its a good deal and Postpaid needs to catch up.

 

Prepay has 89 countries/territories. $19 for one week 1GB 

 

Postpaid has 81 countries/territories. $5 a day (which is a great price to pay!!) 

 

 

 

The countries I see that should be on the Postpaid list that is on the prepaid are following Denmark, Iceland, Israel and Liechtenstein.

 

Does anyone have the reason why they have been left out?

 

If anyone from Vodafone is reading this.. the list on our website is not entirely in alphabetical ordersurprised it would be great to have the United Arab Emirates added to your $5 a day roaming. With so many people now flying through on Emirates.

 

If only Vodafone had agreements that covered the Cook Islands, Tahiti, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam they would then cover every direct flight from NZ and would be a very compelling marketing angle to have.

 

 

 


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  #2057497 17-Jul-2018 00:59
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Another thing to keep in mind is that postpaid roaming includes 4G in many countries. I've personally used it in Europe with impressive results. I recall watching 1080p Netflix with no buffering whatsoever on overnight trains despite the data being routed all the way to/from NZ!

 

However it seems prepaid accounts might not support 4G roaming (even on networks that support it for postpaid customers). I recently spent 5 days in Adelaide, South Australia with a VFNZ prepaid SIM roaming on Vodafone and Optus and neither foreign networks would allow me on 4G—I was stuck with 3G only. Not sure if this is specific to AU only but I suspect that given networks in their biggest roaming market doesn't permit prepaid 4G, none of the other networks do...

 

Am considering a move back to Vodafone postpaid for this reason alone.


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  #2057511 17-Jul-2018 07:45
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I tried using prepay roaming in Australia and China and could only get 3G in Australia and 2G! In China. Repeatedly tried all the networks but would only connect to one of them and would not do better than 2G.

Last year I was getting 4G in China on Skinny roaming so I will be using Skinny for any future trips.

 
 
 
 


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  #2057512 17-Jul-2018 07:49
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DeroyBoy: I tried using prepay roaming in Australia and China and could only get 3G in Australia and 2G! In China. Repeatedly tried all the networks but would only connect to one of them and would not do better than 2G.

Last year I was getting 4G in China on Skinny roaming so I will be using Skinny for any future trips.


I was say that is not a roaming issue but handset band
related I have used 4G prepay roaming zero issues in many countries

John

Edit: I used 3G roaming on a Sony Ericsson V800 handset in China late 2005 and further to this Spark uses Vodafone roaming hub to provide roaming services

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  #2057513 17-Jul-2018 07:58
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Not handset issue. Was iPhone 6S which got 3G and 4G on same network with local sim. May have worked for you but didn’t for me or my wife on our recent trip. I was on holiday so did not have time to call to troubleshoot and figured as it was affecting both of us it was intended to work that way.

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  #2057514 17-Jul-2018 08:01
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DeroyBoy: Not handset issue. Was iPhone 6S which got 3G and 4G on same network with local sim. May have worked for you but didn’t for me or my wife on our recent trip. I was on holiday so did not have time to call to troubleshoot and figured as it was affecting both of us it was intended to work that way.


That is very odd as Vodafone has very rock solid roaming I am on 2degrees now and get zero 4G roaming but not that bothered

John

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  #2057516 17-Jul-2018 08:04
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Yeah I was surprised and am not saying it is intended to work that way. Was a bit frustrating as using local connection in China is very annoying unless you use VPN.

Edit: Was not really bothered about no 4G, it was no 3G that killed it for me.

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  #2059494 20-Jul-2018 17:21
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Generally I have not had issues and I have used it in a lot of places. I do sometimes find that access to the internet becomes so slow that it just isn't worth bothering with, even on 4G. I recall waiting at least 5 minutes for a website to open when in the UK earlier in the year, for example. Mine is on postpaid.






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