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Topic # 60175 21-Apr-2010 08:53
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Hi,

About to jump over to Melbourne for a long weekend, I have a Vodafone on-account mobile broadband plan (1GB).  I tried to check the roaming data charges on the page below but it appears to be broken - 404 error.  Can someone from Vodafone confirm the data roaming chrages for Australia on my plan please.  Thanks


http://www.vodafone.co.nz/roaming/roaming-with-data.jsp

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  Reply # 321123 21-Apr-2010 08:54
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If you are on Vodafone Australia it will be $10/MB. If you plug to other networks it will be $30/MB. If you are using a Blackberry then it's always $30/MB regardless of network.

It's very expensive. It's way cheaper to just stop at a Telstra store, get a prepaid SIM and use their mobile data.




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  Reply # 321124 21-Apr-2010 08:55
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  Reply # 321125 21-Apr-2010 08:56
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Last time I looked it was $10 per MB - recommend you get a virgin mobile sim for $10 and get 300mb free.

http://www.virginmobile.com.au/broadband/pre-paid-mobile-broadband/

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  Reply # 321126 21-Apr-2010 08:57
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nitrotech: Last time I looked it was $10 per MB...


Only if you are using Vodafone AU. If you are using other networks then it's $30/MB.







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  Reply # 321128 21-Apr-2010 09:01
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Thanks guys. Yes, the local sim seems like the best option. Will be using my Nexus One, WCDMA 900/2100, which is the best network? Telstra is WCDMA 850 right?

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  Reply # 321131 21-Apr-2010 09:04
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walt12: Thanks guys. Yes, the local sim seems like the best option. Will be using my Nexus One, WCDMA 900/2100, which is the best network? Telstra is WCDMA 850 right?


Correct. Forget Telstra then...




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  Reply # 321134 21-Apr-2010 09:10
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Go and buy a Virgin SIM. $19 gets you 1GB free data.



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  Reply # 321138 21-Apr-2010 09:12
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walt12: Thanks guys. Yes, the local sim seems like the best option. Will be using my Nexus One, WCDMA 900/2100, which is the best network? Telstra is WCDMA 850 right?


Optus, Voadafone, Virgin (runs on Optus), Three.

You could still run telstra as they have 2100 in all metro areas - just in the sticks you won't have any coverage.

Telstra have plus packs for pre-pay $10 for 100mb data and they have an international calling pack too - $20 for 40 minutes back to NZ

http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/prepaid/pluspacks.html



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  Reply # 321140 21-Apr-2010 09:16
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Great, gives me options. Thanks

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  Reply # 321148 21-Apr-2010 09:25
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Vodafone AU has 900/2100mhz WCDMA network same as here in NZ

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  Reply # 321233 21-Apr-2010 11:31

johnr: Vodafone AU has 900/2100mhz WCDMA network same as here in NZ

John


and is wayyyy better value. 



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  Reply # 321249 21-Apr-2010 11:57
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Are all of the networks in Aus operating WCDMA 2100 in metro areas? Or are some WCDMA 900 too?

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  Reply # 321887 23-Apr-2010 00:03
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I have been in Aus for a week, got a few days left . . .

I have a $2 Virgin SIM in my N900 and their current promo is buy any "cap" topup and get 1GB free data, very nice

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  Reply # 321897 23-Apr-2010 01:51
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nitrotech: You could still run telstra as they have 2100 in all metro areas - just in the sticks you won't have any coverage.

Telstra's 2100 coverage in Melbourne is pretty good, and outside of the 2100 coverage you will fall back to EDGE on their GSM900/1800 network - which is quite a bit better than "no coverage" ;).

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  Reply # 321905 23-Apr-2010 07:38
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PenultimateHop:
nitrotech: You could still run telstra as they have 2100 in all metro areas - just in the sticks you won't have any coverage.

Telstra's 2100 coverage in Melbourne is pretty good, and outside of the 2100 coverage you will fall back to EDGE on their GSM900/1800 network - which is quite a bit better than "no coverage" ;).


For anybody signing up with Telstra it's worth remembering that their 2100 3G and GSM networks are a different platform to their nationwide 850Mhz Next G network. When you sign up you either choose one network or the other and you can't roam between the two.

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