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# 40083 24-Aug-2009 23:14
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I'll be heading down south in a few days and would like to use my phone (Nokia 6121) as a modem. I've been told by someone (on here, I think?) to call 678 to get it added quickly and properly. What I'd like to know is how long it takes to become active. I don't want call and be told, "oh, that will take 4 working days" or something like that, but conversely I don't want to pay too long for something I won't be using.

I'm thinking the 100MB data plan might suit me, but if I want to upgrade it (say to 512MB or 1GB) can that be done quickly and easily, or am I stuck with 100MB until it runs out, or can I add more?

I'm on account, not Prepay.

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  # 250265 25-Aug-2009 05:59
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There is no 512meg plan and a data plan is active straight away also you can not add more data during the month

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  # 250273 25-Aug-2009 07:59

Easiest way is to call 777 and ask to have Broadband Lite added to your account,

This is $10 for 100MB of data a month, if you go over this you pay $0.10 per MB (which works out to be $10 per 100MB anyway..)

It will be activate within a few minutes of making the call

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  # 250882 27-Aug-2009 05:49
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john: sometimes while using Mobile Data on my phone, instead of "3G" it says "3.5G"...what's the difference? Speed?

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  # 250890 27-Aug-2009 07:41
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When showing 3.5 this is HSDPA and handset is only given these resources when required. So it flicking between 3 to 3.5 is quite normal

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  # 250891 27-Aug-2009 07:45
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and speed diff is quite a bit depending on many factors such as load / distance from the serving cell but 3g is up to 384k down and 3.5g on the nokia 6121c is up to 3.6mbps down.



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  # 251185 28-Aug-2009 08:07
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Thanks John. You might want to update the map, my Gran gets excellent 3G coverage (the map only has one bar listed on it, d'oh).

Also - any way I can check online my data usage? I can't seem to see it on My Vodafone; it doesn't show up as an Add-On?

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  # 251196 28-Aug-2009 08:34
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Txt bal to 777

 
 
 
 




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  # 251374 28-Aug-2009 16:59
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I've done so already; I'm just asking if I can check it online.

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