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Topic # 60647 29-Apr-2010 14:40
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I can hear the stampedes of people heading for the Vodafone stores so they don't miss out on a whole 100mb 'FREE' per month with the new Vodafone promotion.  I'll do the math for you - a whole 300mb over three months.  Waaaaaaahooooooooooo!!!

Go on Paul tell us there is something else - coming "sooooooon" 

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  Reply # 324749 29-Apr-2010 14:50
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For a lot of people 100MB on mobile broadband is a lot actually. Just be sure these people don't do anything else but download some emails...






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  Reply # 324752 29-Apr-2010 14:54
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And to add that in Aus for $99 on a 24 month cap deal you can get unlimited national txt, mms, voice calls and video calls. You also gt 1.5gb of data.

I pay $59.95 for 200 txts, 60 anytime minutes & *100mb.

Talk about the poor second cousins. Poor because our pockets are being gouged.

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  Reply # 324756 29-Apr-2010 14:58
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I haven't used my 100MB allowance on my E71 for a while now and I use data on my phone a lot - web browsing (majority are mobile sites), ActiveSync for email, GPS and Google Maps with latitude running a lot, Twitter, VoIP calling, chat, the occasional streaming video with Qik and the occasional YouTube video.

It might surprise you but when Vodafone had the several GB caps for iPhone users my understanding is the average iPhone user was actually only using a few hundred MB per month.

If you're tethering then 100MB is peanuts - but for internet access from a phone it's actually a pretty reasonable amount.

Do you use more than your 100MB now?


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  Reply # 324776 29-Apr-2010 15:23
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sbiddle: I haven't used my 100MB allowance on my E71 for a while now and I use data on my phone a lot - web browsing (majority are mobile sites), ActiveSync for email, GPS and Google Maps with latitude running a lot, Twitter, VoIP calling, chat, the occasional streaming video with Qik and the occasional YouTube video.

It might surprise you but when Vodafone had the several GB caps for iPhone users my understanding is the average iPhone user was actually only using a few hundred MB per month.

If you're tethering then 100MB is peanuts - but for internet access from a phone it's actually a pretty reasonable amount.

Do you use more than your 100MB now?



Download a few podcasts or mp3's, update or download a few apps, and 100MB is gone.  I would need a minimum of 250MB per month.  I chewed through 500MB in 5 days when visiting last weekend in Melbourne.  GPS, Maps on fulltime, Places, podcasts, push email etc etc ... you get the idea.  Fortunately it was free as part of the plan.

If we settle for low, we get what we deserve.

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  Reply # 324784 29-Apr-2010 15:32
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I don't think I settle for low, and my monthly usage (on XT) is about 250MB - 350MB depending on travel.

I consider myself a heavy user of mobile broadband. But most of the times I use other connections when possible.




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  Reply # 324795 29-Apr-2010 15:43
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Last time this promotion was run it was very successful thanks so Vodafone are doing it again

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  Reply # 324801 29-Apr-2010 15:54
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Also the thinking behind this promotion is to stimulate usage by a lot of people with mid-range featurephones like Nokia 6121's, 5800's, or the Vodafone branded Touch. These are the high-volume devices for PrePay and your average On Account user. For them 100MB is easily enough to try out their handset on the web.

Smartphone users would be recommended a much higher data bundle in-store.

The idea is that users will continue to access the web and purchase the 100MB even after the promotion. The question of course is whether the experience is good enough for them to keep doing this (I have my doubts) or leave them wishing they had traded up to a better device.

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  Reply # 324834 29-Apr-2010 17:06
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aimsy007: I can hear the stampedes of people heading for the Vodafone stores so they don't miss out on a whole 100mb 'FREE' per month with the new Vodafone promotion.  I'll do the math for you - a whole 300mb over three months.  Waaaaaaahooooooooooo!!!

Go on Paul tell us there is something else - coming "sooooooon" 


There was an article not so long ago, in Stuff I think that said there was indeed new data plans coming soon. My intel says end of May.

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  Reply # 324855 29-Apr-2010 17:40
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aimsy007: I can hear the stampedes of people heading for the Vodafone stores so they don't miss out on a whole 100mb 'FREE' per month with the new Vodafone promotion.  I'll do the math for you - a whole 300mb over three months.  Waaaaaaahooooooooooo!!!

Go on Paul tell us there is something else - coming "sooooooon" 


So Vodafone offer something free and you complain?

100mb for mobile data is actually quite a lot. Unless i tether to my latop, i don't even get close to my 100mb

I think you have your wires crossed and are comparing it to fixed line broadband data packages....

And if you knew your stuff, you would have known this promotion has actually been around since last year and is not new at all, just extended.


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  Reply # 324856 29-Apr-2010 17:41
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i have 5 data connections for staff here which used an aggregate of only 80mb last month....




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  Reply # 324857 29-Apr-2010 17:46
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I get 500MB/ month on my plan and normally sail around the 100-300MB/ month. At the mo its at 120MB and my billing cycle starts on 5th of the month.

As @sbiddle said, if I teether the laptop chews up the data fairly quick.

My wife is on a plan with 100MB data, she's lucky if she uses half the quota... so in summary, some people will find this offer attractive; me no.




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  Reply # 324862 29-Apr-2010 17:52
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I'm using about 350MB of data a month. My plan is $49 and I get $350 of national and international calls/sms/mms and 1GB data.

Clearly I'm in Australia.

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  Reply # 324863 29-Apr-2010 17:53
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aimsy007: And to add that in Aus for $99 on a 24 month cap deal you can get unlimited national txt, mms, voice calls and video calls. You also gt 1.5gb of data.

I pay $59.95 for 200 txts, 60 anytime minutes & *100mb.

Talk about the poor second cousins. Poor because our pockets are being gouged.


I think you should change plans:
XT for 50 minutes, 600 texts, 4gb $101.95 no contract, it's open  I'd rather have 4gb than unlimited texting/calling on my mobile

Slingshot currently for me after switching frmo XT: $12.95 a month for:
700 texts, 20 free minutes, data @ 22.95 if i wanted it

 Also what plan are you on? the Txter 60 from Vodafone is 60 anytime minutes, 600 texts + from what I'm gathering the free 100mb for the next 3 months, all for $39.95




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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  Reply # 324864 29-Apr-2010 17:53
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My iPhone has 240MB on XT and it's easy as anything to use. I avoid picture heavy websites, avoid streaming video etc on it and still have to back off to avoid going over.

Then again I don't understand how anyone survives on 10GB a month on home broadband.



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  Reply # 324885 29-Apr-2010 18:32
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gehenna: I'm using about 350MB of data a month. My plan is $49 and I get $350 of national and international calls/sms/mms and 1GB data.

Clearly I'm in Australia.


You lucky bugger.  Might be time to join the thousands heading over the ditch. 

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