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  Reply # 315634 7-Apr-2010 08:16

Just saying, you've got to read the actual quote in the story...

A spokeswoman says changes are planned "within the next quarter" but doubted speculation new pricing might be announced as soon as next weekend.

The bold bit is the only bit that's actually spoken by a Vodafone rep.

So we're planning changes "within the next quarter". That's not quite on par with the rest of the story which is not an accurate depiction of what's going on.

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  Reply # 315641 7-Apr-2010 08:42
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PaulBrislen: Just saying, you've got to read the actual quote in the story...

A spokeswoman says changes are planned "within the next quarter" but doubted speculation new pricing might be announced as soon as next weekend.

The bold bit is the only bit that's actually spoken by a Vodafone rep.

So we're planning changes "within the next quarter". That's not quite on par with the rest of the story which is not an accurate depiction of what's going on.

Cheers

Paul


Assuming it was spoken in April, that means that we'll have to wait until possibly September 30th for new pricing.  If she had said "within the current quarter" it'll be by the end of June.

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  Reply # 315644 7-Apr-2010 08:57
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SteveON:It can be done with 4G, but I do not understand why it cannot be done. As far as I can tell, the networks are slowly trying to up the usage of their networks without overloading them.

It can't be done. There is a finite amount of spectrum. When you run out, you can't just add an other trasmitter on the same frequency (to the same tower). Where as on copper / fibre, just run another cable.
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  Reply # 315973 7-Apr-2010 22:57
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sbiddle:
NonprayingMantis: voda would be very silly to drop data prices any sort of meaningful amount. All it will do is cause telecom to drop theirs the same amount, and so neither will gain any market share and all they will have done is shrunk their own ARPU and not gained any new customers.



Who says it's only to gain market share? 

Dropping prices grows revenue as it encourages growth of data services. While it might reduce revenue for some high use data users it encourages greater customer update of data and higher ARPU.


Also you can get new customers. Personally I've been waiting for broadband pricing to drop to reasonable levels  for years.
Untill that happens, I'm not going to be a customer.

But I really want the nexus one and I will probally be buying one as soon as cheaper mobile broadband rates are announced, assuming they are reasonable.

For me, $30/gb with no massive overage charges would be reasonable, but I would perfere to pay more for a flat rate, probally upto 5c/mb.

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  Reply # 315994 7-Apr-2010 23:43
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SingTel and other operators in Singapore seem to have adopted the approach of making it quite inexpensive.  I pay $7 for 30GB as a data overlay on my voice plan.  I think that at the $7/rate it's limited to 1Mbps but that's fine.

Their other offers are quite good too.  Most people use smart-phones without much of a thought to data impact.

(Yes, I realise that comparing Singapore to NZ isn't fair in terms of geography and population density, although as pointed out by others high density can cause problems with high cell-site usage.  And I just felt like jumping on the often-used "but it's cheaper overseas!!!" argument)

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  Reply # 316006 8-Apr-2010 00:19
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Interesting, what are Prepaid data plans like there? Do they exist?

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