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# 32525 19-Apr-2009 10:23
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Folks,

  There has been a lot of discussion in this Forum regarding Vodafone's latest offerings for Mobile Broadband here in NZ.

As a frequent visitor to Australia, I've always found their internet access to be very expensive for the casual user, UNTIL Vodafone started their Pre-pay Mobile Broadband deals ... I purchased a T-stick Vodem and SIM card bundle (they are now AU$139.00), and away I went literally capable of connecting to the internet via their 3G network anywhere around that continent.

Top-ups are just AU$10 for 200Mb/15 days, AU$19 for 750Mb/30 days, AU$29 for 1.5Gb/30 days. 

Brilliant !!  <BG>.

BTW. MacDonalds over there now offer FREE wifi to anyone within range ... no need to buy product.

R.

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# 207896 19-Apr-2009 10:41
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Rickles: Folks,

?BTW. MacDonalds over there now offer FREE wifi to anyone within range ... no need to buy product.

R.


I wonder how many ports are open?

John



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Hi John,

  If I recall correctly, they say a maximum of 8 or 9 users at any one time.

R.

 
 
 
 


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  # 207905 19-Apr-2009 11:29
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McDonalds in Aussie is all TomiZone now isn't it?




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# 207910 19-Apr-2009 12:19
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Sounds like something that I could use if work ends up sending me over there again. Is it possible to just buy the SIM and stick it into a New Zealand purchased Vodem? If so, how much does the SIM cost?



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Alasta,

   >Is it possible to just buy the SIM and stick it into a New Zealand purchased Vodem? If so, how much does the SIM cost? <

I suspect it is possible to buy just the data SIM card and pop it into your own Vodem ... not sure about pricing.  All the mobile providers in Oz are doing this now, e.g. Virgin, Telstra, Optus.  I got mine through the Crazy John's outlet which is essentially the re-seller of this product for Vodafone over there.

Sonce I too now have my own Vodem, I guess I could also just buy a SIM pack here in NZ and get the Pre-pay $10/100Mb/month for when travelling around NZ.

R.

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