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Topic # 239352 13-Jul-2018 09:42
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In case anyone missed it: https://www.nbr.co.nz/limited 

 

Vodafone has now followed the others with their own "unlimited" mobile data plan. Basically the same as the others.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2055610 13-Jul-2018 10:23
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Vodafone seems to have it's own alternative dictionary, with definitions of words and usage that wouldn't make it into the Oxford or Websters dictionaries.

 

First they sold "FibreX", which means a service delivered over copper and not fibre.

 

Now they have an "unlimited" plan, which means a service that is subject to heavy limitations (no tethering, 97.5% speed throttling after an arbitrary data cap is reached, and restricted video resolution).

 

Coming next from Vodafone "Tasty Halal Vegan Burgers (*)"

 

Where are the Commerce Commission when you need them?

 

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* Well-hidden fine print: product contains 25% beef, 25% pork, gelatine, alcohol and sawdust.


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  Reply # 2055611 13-Jul-2018 10:26
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JimmyH:

 

Vodafone seems to have it's own alternative dictionary, with definitions of words and usage that wouldn't make it into the Oxford or Websters dictionaries.

 

First they sold "FibreX", which means a service delivered over copper and not fibre.

 

Now they have an "unlimited" plan, which means a service that is subject to heavy limitations (no tethering, 97.5% speed throttling after an arbitrary data cap is reached, and restricted video resolution).

 

Coming next from Vodafone "Tasty Halal Vegan Burgers (*)"

 

Where are the Commerce Commission when you need them?

 

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* Well-hidden fine print: product contains 25% beef, 25% pork, gelatine, alcohol and sawdust.

 

 

The Commerce Commission have cleary had no issues with the way Spark and 2degrees are selling their plans so I can't see how they would have any issues with VF following suit.

 

I still have no issues with FibreX and still don't believe the Commerce Commission will be successful with their legal action.

 

 

 

 


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JimmyH:

 

Vodafone seems to have it's own alternative dictionary, with definitions of words and usage that wouldn't make it into the Oxford or Websters dictionaries.

 

First they sold "FibreX", which means a service delivered over copper and not fibre.

 

Now they have an "unlimited" plan, which means a service that is subject to heavy limitations (no tethering, 97.5% speed throttling after an arbitrary data cap is reached, and restricted video resolution).

 

Coming next from Vodafone "Tasty Halal Vegan Burgers (*)"

 

Where are the Commerce Commission when you need them?

 

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* Well-hidden fine print: product contains 25% beef, 25% pork, gelatine, alcohol and sawdust.

 

 

The Commerce Commission have cleary had no issues with the way Spark and 2degrees are selling their plans so I can't see how they would have any issues with VF following suit.

 

I still have no issues with FibreX and still don't believe the Commerce Commission will be successful with their legal action.

 

 

Rather stick with my 22.5GB with the 1 year extra 2GB or what ever it was. I share it with the most social media active female on the planet and we can't even get close to using it all. Tether friends and devices all day long.





 


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  Reply # 2055766 13-Jul-2018 14:07
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It's interesting that they claim that the other two telcos have had good uptake of 'unlimited' plans. If you use a massive amount of mobile data, never need to tether, and can afford to spend $70+ on a plan then I would have thought that you would be in a small minority.


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  Reply # 2055859 13-Jul-2018 15:07
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So funny.

I looked up Vodafone page and it’s $79.99 for 22GB and then slow down, no tethering.

Skinny is $66 for 30GB and can use it how you wish, so unless someone’s going to use massive amounts data when slowed down, then no way is Vodafone value.
Plus can go on lower roll over plan with Skinny if accumulate to much data.

As for unlimited, others use that word in their ones and not a boo out of commerce commission.

Weather these plans are of value comes down to how usable they are when slowed down, and at around $80 probably be wanting to use around 40GB plus a month.

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  Reply # 2055889 13-Jul-2018 16:16
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I'm currently with 2degrees and get the $79 for 25gigs a month, only use about 10gigs a months currently and have close to 200gigs in roll over data.  Best thing is 2d has free data sharing with other devices so have a sim in my ipad and windows tablets :)

 

It's nice knowing that if the net at home goes dead I have all that roll over data to last me :)


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  Reply # 2055931 13-Jul-2018 18:40
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sold! just move to it now!





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rugrat: So funny.

I looked up Vodafone page and it’s $79.99 for 22GB and then slow down, no tethering.

Skinny is $66 for 30GB and can use it how you wish, so unless someone’s going to use massive amounts data when slowed down, then no way is Vodafone value.
Plus can go on lower roll over plan with Skinny if accumulate to much data.

As for unlimited, others use that word in their ones and not a boo out of commerce commission.

Weather these plans are of value comes down to how usable they are when slowed down, and at around $80 probably be wanting to use around 40GB plus a month.

 

 

 

Vodafone have solved this by reducing the data allowance on their $79.99 Red Essentials plan to 15GB (down from 22GB). Seems counter intuitive to reduce data allowances when nearly every competitor is increasing data allowances. 


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  Reply # 2059246 20-Jul-2018 11:29
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I'm confused.

 

 

 

How can you market something as 'unlimited' when it is actually not unlimited?






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  Reply # 2059265 20-Jul-2018 11:49
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Geektastic:

 

I'm confused.

 

How can you market something as 'unlimited' when it is actually not unlimited?

 

 

@Geektastic It is unlimited at a reduced speed after the included data cap is reached

 

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  Reply # 2059268 20-Jul-2018 11:55
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Linux:

Geektastic:


I'm confused.


How can you market something as 'unlimited' when it is actually not unlimited?



@Geektastic It is unlimited at a reduced speed after the included data cap is reached


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Ah. But it's also limited from day one with regard to use, if I understand correctly? I can't, for example, use it to browse using my iPad via the phone. Although I'm unsure what difference that makes to Vodafone etc.





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  Reply # 2059272 20-Jul-2018 12:10
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Not available For shared plans :( what a shame




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  Reply # 2059274 20-Jul-2018 12:16
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slowed to 1.2mbps. i guess that is not so bad





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  Reply # 2059342 20-Jul-2018 15:02
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Why would VF restrict the way you use the data (eg no hotspot)?

 


Surely 20GB is 20 GB regardless of the device on which you are viewing whatever you download with the 20GB? What am I missing?






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  Reply # 2059349 20-Jul-2018 15:10
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Geektastic:

 

Why would VF restrict the way you use the data (eg no hotspot)?

 


Surely 20GB is 20 GB regardless of the device on which you are viewing whatever you download with the 20GB? What am I missing?

 

 

For the very same reason Spark and 2degrees impose the same restrictions. Imposing TTL restrictions to stop hotspotting only on the traffic after 22GB of a plan seems to be impossible to do. 

 

If there were no hotspot restrictions on this plan it would be smashed by people using it for FWA applications.

 

 

 

 


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