Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ... | 24
Nate wants an iphone
3906 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 17842 9-Aug-2005 19:51
Send private message

Interesting that the standard voice charges haven't changed.

One question I have, is will the video services on Vlive be accessible to standard GSM phones that support video (ie. P910, windows smartphones etc) or will it be restricted to 3G sets only?





webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!


BDFL - Memuneh
64646 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

# 17843 9-Aug-2005 19:56
Send private message

sbiddle: New Vodafone 3G site is now live if you know URL's

Check out

www.vodafone.co.nz/3g

www.vodafone.co.nz/3gcoverage

Posted most of the important information on Vodafone 3G (as per their site) on this page.




 
 
 
 


3005 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 17845 9-Aug-2005 20:12
Send private message

Has anyone seen any TV ads for 3G so far?

19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


# 17846 9-Aug-2005 20:15
Send private message

Nope but i'm sure they will not be far off!

3005 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 17848 9-Aug-2005 20:18
Send private message

I'm guessing they are going to be along the same format as the shockwave flash animations they have on their site so far

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 17849 9-Aug-2005 20:20
Send private message

Awesome data pricing - cant wait for Telecom to match this.

 
 
 
 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


# 17850 9-Aug-2005 20:23
Send private message

Bet it won't take them long! this is all good for the consumer

3g

329 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 17851 9-Aug-2005 20:34
Send private message

Anyone had problems sending text messages while connected to 3G?
PXT messages go through OK, but good old vanilla SMS fails.

I can't seem to send while I'm connected - it keeps coming up with "Send failed".

The message centre is setting is +6421600600.

Any ideas?


3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 17852 9-Aug-2005 20:40
Send private message

Thanks Mauricio for that site :-)

I have a big question, My k700i was "locked" to disallow mp3's being used for ringtones so i'm assuming these 3G phones will be too.
Does anyone know of the Parrallel imported phone working okay with VLIVE etc while still allowing the freedom to copy Downloaded files like videos and music clips to my PC using standard memory cards and allowing uploaded files of the same to be used and ringtones/videos played. IE Not restricted :-)

Cheers.



82 posts

Master Geek


  # 17855 9-Aug-2005 20:59
Send private message

Interesting exclusion of VoIP under the pricing on this page:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/vlive/3g/pricing_offers.jsp?item=3gpricing

Term #7 says: The use of Vodafone Mobile Connect for Voice over IP (VoIP) is excluded.

This must be aimed at Skype - and here's why:

Skype uses about 1/4 (.25) MB per minute (based on 30kbps - my best estimate). So the cost per minute therefore depends on what you are paying for data.

At $149 per Gigabyte that is 14.5c/MB or 3.6c per minute!

At $99 per 500MB that is 19.8c/MB or 4.95c per minute!

I wonder if this is just a legal exclusion, or if VoIP is blocked?

BDFL - Memuneh
64646 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

# 17860 9-Aug-2005 21:10
Send private message

timbo: This must be aimed at Skype - and here's why:

Skype uses about 1/4 (.25) MB per minute (based on 30kbps - my best estimate). So the cost per minute therefore depends on what you are paying for data.

At $149 per Gigabyte that is 14.5c/MB or 3.6c per minute!

At $99 per 500MB that is 19.8c/MB or 4.95c per minute!

I wonder if this is just a legal exclusion, or if VoIP is blocked?
They can't block Skype - it uses the port 80...







82 posts

Master Geek


  # 17861 9-Aug-2005 21:18
Send private message

So what do you think about the exclusion? Is it reasonable? What if you break it - do you forfeit your contract or whatever? Can Vodafone claim damages? Does Telecom have any similar exclusion? Skype on EVDO works pretty well and if the prices come down to match these then it is a very real possibility.

I think we are at what is called an 'inflection point' in fancy lingo.

3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 17862 9-Aug-2005 21:19
Send private message

Yes I noticed that and it has blown hopes for using Skype on the new 3g Pda's. It works(ed) lovely on the harrier which is dead due to overuse! :.-( it looks thus far I'll be replacing my harrier.

But in saying that, Telecom also have funny resrictions which are of interest.

"$10 cannot be used for bulk, marketing or SMS sent from a cable connected (IE tethered) handset"
"You may not send ringtones to other persons using Telecom Photo Messaging."

Telecoms clauses are to protect against spam, and copyright infringement.

Vodafones is just plain Corporate wa_kiness. >:-(

65 posts

Master Geek


  # 17865 9-Aug-2005 21:50
Send private message

Do these new prices apply to GPRS as well , or are they billed differently I wonder ?

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ... | 24
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.