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# 37642 16-Jul-2009 09:08
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/Edit   Sorry, I see that this has been somewhat covered in the telecom thread /Edit

Below is a piece taken from the NZ herald about Telecom/VF iphone wars.  Essentially Paul Brislen says that 240Megs is not adequate for any iphone plan.  VF  offer only  250M on three out of four plans. So are VF finally saying what we have been saying and are going to up the data caps?  Is it just that vodafone PR has got out of line with marketing?

Yes, I know 3gb for three months but you want me to sign up for 24 months, what about the 88% of my contract term?

So if the TC plans are not adequate in the eyes of VF and the VF plans are the same will VF put its money where its mouth is or did I mis read what Paul has said?

"We're already offering a lot more value," he told this morning. "Sure, there aren't as many call minutes, but it's an iPhone - it's the data that people want."

Brislen said that Vodafone already offers 3GB of mobile data and bundles it with 1000 free pxt messages and will continue to do so for three months.

He claims that Telecom's 240MB of data would be quickly used on an iPhone and going over that level would cost users 50cents per megabyte.

"By time you've used three gigs of data that's an extra $1375 slapped on top of your bill," he said. "That would certainly wake a few people up."

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  # 235971 16-Jul-2009 09:31
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Paul Brislen has promised to offer "something else" at the end of the 3 month 3GB promotion.

However like you I don't have enough faith in that to sign up for a 24-month contract.

Message to Vodafone: "GIVE US MORE DATA FOR THE ENTIRE CONTRACT". Forget about ridiculous short term inducements.

Personally I would sign up for an iphone plan if they doubled the data allowance from the current 250mb to 500mb and had reasonable overuse charges (something like the double you data for $10 that they offer for mobile broadband devices).

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