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Topic # 32162 15-Apr-2009 08:39
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Fresh from the Vodafone building:


Prepay customers have been clamouring for more data on their mobiles and now you can get up to half a gigabyte for $40 with Vodafone’s Broadband Surfer plan.


Only available to Supa Prepay customers, Vodafone Broadband Surfer allows customers to surf the net, watch movies and join in the social media fun for only $40 a month. And if you exceed your 512MB of data, simply buy another 512MB block for $40 and carry on surfing.


Broadband Surfer is great for small businesses that might need data on an occasional basis, or for bach owners who don’t want to miss out on the internet while they’re enjoying the waves.


Vodafone’s GM of Products and Pricing Paul Toomey says anyone can use their mobiles as a modem with this plan, or simply buy a new SIM dedicated to data.


“If you’ve got a Vodem Stick or a Vodafone Connect Card but don’t need ongoing monthly data, then Broadband Surfer lets you use what you need, when you need it. We’ll let you know when you’re at 90% usage and again at 100% with a TXT, freeing you up to concentrate on what’s important to you.”


Best of all, Vodafone Prepay customers can put together their own package of broadband options from the full range, including $1/day, $10/100MB and now $40/512MB.


“So if you’re on the 100MB Lite plan but realise you need a whole lot more, you can add 512MB Surfer for the rest of the month. Or if you’ve used up your 512MB but only need a bit to get through to the end of the month, you can opt for the $1/day casual rate. The choice is entirely yours,” says Toomey.


Existing Supa Prepay users can add Broadband Surfer to their phones by sending 'BUYTopUp512MB" to 756. New customers will need to go in store to buy a new SIM and have it activated for prepay data.


Vodafone Broadband Surfer is available from April 15 and costs $40 for 512MB of data.





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  Reply # 207038 15-Apr-2009 10:50
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"watch movies" (Plural)

Excellent. I can't wait to watch two movies.

Shall we poll the average kiwi, and ask them how long a "movie" goes for.

Other than that, double the cap for the same price, and it would be far more attractive.

*Very* good starting offer though.

All guns blazing soon when Telecoms new network launches I guess.







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  Reply # 207047 15-Apr-2009 11:41

Oh good grief... I edit the damn thing 20 times and STILL didn't see that.

It's supposed to be "movie clips" as in trailers.

My bad. Fixed now.

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  Reply # 207069 15-Apr-2009 13:32
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Its a shame that these are montly addons, I would rather it be like the credit where it lasts a year and I can buy as much as needed, so I could put a gig on, and if that lasts 4 months, then so be it.

As it is, its still requiring that I predict my usage at the time I buy the data to make aguess between the 10 or 500 meg optoin




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  Reply # 207070 15-Apr-2009 13:43
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Good offer but as it's only for PrePay, its a slight kick in the behind for on account users.

Apparently we are to 'watch this space" but who knows how long that will take :)


I'd be happy with plans like this:


$10 for 100mb - additional MB at 10c
$20 for 250mb - additional MB at 8c
$30 for 500mb - additional MB at 6c
$40 1gb - additional MB at 4c


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Reply # 207090 15-Apr-2009 15:09
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simon14: I?am a guineous- CV on request.


Not a spelling genius, you may want to brush up on that ;-)

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  Reply # 207095 15-Apr-2009 15:28
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PaulBrislen: Oh good grief... I edit the damn thing 20 times and STILL didn't see that.

It's supposed to be "movie clips" as in trailers.

My bad. Fixed now.

cheers

Paul

lol

Hi Paul.

Sorry mate.... there is ALWAYS going to be someone to find your mistakes, and make attempt to make light of it.



"movie clips" fits the bill much better!







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  Reply # 207136 15-Apr-2009 18:14
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scottjpalmer:
simon14: I?am a guineous- CV on request.




Not a spelling genius, you may want to brush up on that ;-)



Oh,  i hold my head in shame :(


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  Reply # 208208 20-Apr-2009 18:23
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excellent - well done vodafone !
Just what I have been waiting for, a data plan on supa prepay !!
I've signed up for the 100 meg for $10 a month as an addon straight away.

There hasn't been much advertising about it though, I didn't realise it was available until I read it on here.
A suggestion - perhaps a txt to all supa prepay users might let everyone know, vodafone ?

I wonder how popular it has been so far ?

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  Reply # 208211 20-Apr-2009 19:27
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A suggestion - perhaps a txt to all supa prepay users might let everyone know, vodafone ?
good idea in theory but this would cause many complaints

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  Reply # 208264 21-Apr-2009 00:05
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richms:
As it is, its still requiring that I predict my usage at the time I buy the data to make aguess between the 10 or 500 meg option


Maybe Telecom will adopt their flexi plans to work similarily for data and SMS, that would just be fantastic.


Superb 3 tiers of pricing netherless and finally takes us away from the obsession with "Ringtones", "Wallpapers" and instead given users a wide variety of real choice at an affordable price.

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