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Topic # 29346 4-Jan-2009 09:19
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I know the Geekzone forum aint official, but as the Nokia N97 mobile is not yet released hence supported, there will be no answers 'officially' from the Vodafone CSR's yet...so I am asking here 'un-officially'

 

When the apple iPhone was released, Vodafone released plans specific to that device...will Vodafone do the same again, for a device such as the Nokia N97?

 

The reason I ask, is the Nokia N97 has a large screen and can easily browse the web, just as the iPhone, so there is no difference there, they should get the same treatment at least...but...

 

The Nokia N97 also has the Homescreen Widgets, that I assume update reguarly and automatically...

These Desktop Widgets are a big feature of the phone that I imagine will be highly utilized by those who buy this mobile.

 

The issue with that, is the Widgets will be automatically and continously updating, hence using data...how much data?...at what cost?

 

So will there possibly be a plan made for the Nokia N97, that either includes data for the widgets, or makes the widgets data charges exempt?

Or will Vodafone use the iPhone plan for the Nokia N97 as well?

Or will Vodafone offer nothing different for this mobile?

 

Give me some hints please.





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  Reply # 187289 4-Jan-2009 10:48
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I think i would win power ball 4 weeks in a row before a plan is made for the nokia N97. Is that hint good enough?

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  Reply # 187290 4-Jan-2009 10:50
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Word on the street is that there are some significant changes occuring to Vodafone's data plans in the not too distant future.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 187302 4-Jan-2009 13:03
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johnr: I think i would win power ball 4 weeks in a row before a plan is made for the nokia N97. Is that hint good enough?

Maybe I should rephrase...

 

Is there going to be any new plans (generic) that provide more data, to allow for new apps such as internet connected widgets, without blowing the subscribers budget?

 

Maybe a more specific question:

 

Will 'Widgets' be exempt of data charges on particular model mobile phones? (maybe if the subscriber signs up for a data package)

 

My concern, is that if I was to have a Nokia N97, and the Homescreen Widgets were always updating (hence using data), I could find myself in the situation where the widgets have used all my data allowance, and then I have none to browse the internet, or maybe only after paying extra/substainally extra.

 

Thoughts?





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  Reply # 187303 4-Jan-2009 13:09
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sbiddle: Word on the street is that there are some significant changes occuring to Vodafone's data plans in the not too distant future.

Whats the word?

 

Bearing in mind that Vodafone only recently came out with the $1 a day internet...

That daily $1, being only 10MB, could possibly be consumed by the widgets alone, being 5 of them, all updating reguarly...





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  Reply # 187324 4-Jan-2009 15:50
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Keep in mind that Telecom go live with their nationwide GSM 3G network in June so vodafone will have a lot more competition so plans will change (hopefully).

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Reply # 187326 4-Jan-2009 15:56
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marmel: Keep in mind that Telecom go live with their nationwide GSM 3G network in June so vodafone will have a lot more competition so plans will change (hopefully).


It will be a 3G (WCDMA and HSDPA) only network, not GSM. Remember, GSM is on the way out - it's old stuff.

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  Reply # 187334 4-Jan-2009 17:18
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Nothing says that like this piece - http://www.ofb.biz/safari/article/512.html wonder when we will see vodafone starting to go 1800 only for GSM leaving 900 only got UMTS?




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  Reply # 187351 4-Jan-2009 19:27
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marmel: Keep in mind that Telecom go live with their nationwide GSM 3G network in June so vodafone will have a lot more competition so plans will change (hopefully).

Yes, this I am looking foward too...I might even change to Telecom if they offer plans better priced and suited for me.

 

That said, it will depend on what specs the initial release Nokia N97 comes out with, currently being reported as HSDPA 900/1900/2100mhz...although I have read a few reports, saying it will include 850mhz as well (market depending)

 

Currently that would make it only suitable for Vodafones network (3G) being 900/2100mhz

 

Telecoms new network is 850/2100mhz, so with the phones current specs of 900/1900/2100, it would only get 3G in some areas.





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  Reply # 187353 4-Jan-2009 19:35
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The lackof 850 and 900 on the same handset will stop the easy shift between telecom and vodafone which wont help a lot.

In reality there is no phones that will allow for a sim swap between the networks other then a umts 850/2100 - gsm quad band and accepting it dropping back when leaving vodafones 2100 coverage area.

Shame, and I read on another forum that there are issues making a 850/900 umts chipset because of some filtering issues, but I dont know how true that is...




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  Reply # 187369 4-Jan-2009 20:50
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richms:I read on another forum that there are issues making a 850/900 umts chipset because of some filtering issues, but I dont know how true that is...


They should be here in late 2009

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  Reply # 187376 4-Jan-2009 21:09
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Thats good, because with no handsets that do both 850 and 900 we are really no better then current as far as moving between telcos. I have my eyes on an n97 so I hope that it comes out at about the time we start to see the return of handset subsidys ;)




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  Reply # 187412 5-Jan-2009 00:26
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This remindes me of the Microsoft Gates + Seinfield ads,... If you see something great in the future show me a sign

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/gates-and-seinfeld.aspx

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