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Topic # 60117 19-Apr-2010 20:38
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Evening everyone,

Just a quick question.  Am over here in AUS with a prepay iPhone.  Turned on data roaming ever so briefly this arvo to do a search for the nearest place for a cheeseburger (hey, a fella's gotta eat).

On prepay, do VF send a separate bill in the post for data roaming, or does it come off my prepay balance full stop (and thus, if my prepay balance goes to 0, I cannot roam).



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  Reply # 320442 19-Apr-2010 20:40
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When you are 'auto' roaming (vodafone Australia in this case), it will be deducted from your prepaid balance. Once you reach zero, your services should stop.

If you are credit roaming (you'd need to apply for this) - then it will bill your credit card instead...

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  Reply # 320453 19-Apr-2010 21:02
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Roaming data can take some time to be deducted.

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  Reply # 320456 19-Apr-2010 21:22
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Roger that - thanks to you both!

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  Reply # 320467 19-Apr-2010 21:42
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Data roaming? Don't do it!

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  Reply # 320511 20-Apr-2010 07:41
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kyhwana2: Data roaming? Don't do it!

I'm gonna echo this - data on roaming is incredibly expensive.  If you want to do data, pick up a VFAU prepaid SIM and use that.

I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.

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  Reply # 320521 20-Apr-2010 08:31
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natedog: Roaming data can take some time to be deducted.

prepay data roaming is real time charging

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