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Topic # 5274 14-Oct-2005 20:55
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Got the information of some interesting developments on data roaming with VF NZ. It seems that sometime in the near future there will be an option to have a $25 daily flat fee when using data roaming overseas.

Instead of paying $19.95 for Internet at the hotel, or $6.50/hour of Wi-Fi the user will be able to use all GPRS (or 3G) for a 24 hour period for $25.

Seems quite good, seeing that it will provide freedom from the hotel bedroom and the user doesn't have to look for a hotspot.

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Reply # 21546 14-Oct-2005 22:44
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Do you know if there is going to be a 'fair usage policy'?




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Reply # 21548 14-Oct-2005 22:54
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WCDMA would be able to pump out more than 100mb a day, if you maxed out your connection... surely?




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Reply # 21556 15-Oct-2005 10:17

you could pull 100mb in less than an hour surely..

Its good news but I wonder how it will all come together. A 10 day trip @ $25 a day is expensive. I think implementation will be important



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Reply # 21558 15-Oct-2005 11:21
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SNicolle: A 10 day trip @ $25 a day is expensive. I think implementation will be important
Hmmm, yes and no.

It is expensive for consumer, not for business. I've been overseas for work and paid AU$19.95/day for in-room broadband access, for 30 days. Company paid, but if I didn't have that I couldn't work, since security restrictions at the client's installation prevented me to communicate with my company. See the cost of not having access?

I think $25/day is a great price, better than $10/MB.






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Reply # 21560 15-Oct-2005 11:59

agreed and it isnt targeting the consumer as you say. It will help with their push for mobility and I think it provides logical support to the VMC card.
Is it a global (geographical) flat fee? is it like vodafone passport?

In the above mentioned scenario it would also provide working flexibility



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Reply # 21561 15-Oct-2005 12:07
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It sounded as Vodafone Passport is going to be introduced here sometime by end of Q1 2006 only - but I am always under the impression Vodafone Passport applies more to voice than data.

I can't confirm now, but I understood this flat fee was going to be available for any roaming location you go.

Of course, all warnings apply, and this may or may not come into effect - and only believe on pricing and such information when officialy released by the companies involved.





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Reply # 21562 15-Oct-2005 12:12

haha the disclaimer is a good laugh.

If its roaming anywhere you can go it poses questions with just vodafone networks or their partner networks as well.

Good to hear some movement on data roaming, not that I roam.

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Reply # 21564 15-Oct-2005 18:38
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Any such deals would no doubt be Vodafone and Vodafone owned networks..Pretty much the same networks the current $10 MB roaming applies to.

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