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  #324889 29-Apr-2010 18:51
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I actually enjoy it. My phone checks for emails every 15minutes and I browse the net a lot when I'm bored at school :P. I've yet to ever use over 50MB of data a month. Well, once I used 70MB but that was to download drivers because it would time out on the download at home because we have telecom's BigTime. Nice bonus when I moved back to Vodafone




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  #324896 29-Apr-2010 18:57
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On pure phone based browsing 100MB is often enough. If I use my phone to connect my laptop to the net whilst on the road its hopeless.

I was out of Auckland for 4 days and managed to use 90MB on my phone and 95 MB on a prepay, and that was with being careful what I was doing.




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  #324909 29-Apr-2010 19:22
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Wow I can't believe the number of "geeks" in this thread saying that 100Mb is a lot.

We should all be on Telecom's introduction to broadband legacy plan - 256/128 with 200Mb data on our home lines.

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  #324910 29-Apr-2010 19:24
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aimsy007:
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. 


Good plan :) the more people that head over, the less crowded the internet here becomse 




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  #324926 29-Apr-2010 19:47
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I think the idea is to indroduce people to using data on their phones, then when the offer runs out they buy data and VF make some money. Not rocket science

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  #324930 29-Apr-2010 19:53
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Of course Ham, but the point is that quite a number of "geeks" on this thread have already expressed the opinion that 100Mb is "quite a lot" - not only for casual users but for themselves as well. Which I find unusual.

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  #324931 29-Apr-2010 19:58
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I was aiming my response at the opening post but maybe "Geeks" aren't the target demographic.. For the average prepay user I'm certain 100Mb is probably heaps for just emails etc.. On my iPhone i never use near my 250Mb even though I have 3Gb available.

 
 
 
 


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  #324932 29-Apr-2010 19:58
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Anyway, it's free so who cares

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  #324933 29-Apr-2010 20:00
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Obviously OP cared.

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  #324934 29-Apr-2010 20:00
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Yeh but mobile data is really really small. The images are scaled down on mobile sites and are almost nothing. Most of the emails I get are about 5KB or less. Although I don't download the big ones. I also read NZ herald and stuff alot when I'm on the train and stuff. Still have ALOT of data left over at the end of the month. Shame only one month left of it D:. all good things come to an end though. Anyways why are we complaining? It's free anyways :P




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  #324945 29-Apr-2010 20:17
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Phones that connect to the web via Vodafone Live or WAP go through a gateway that strips down the data on Vodafone. Smartphones like iPhone and HTC Magic connect directly to the internet and so get full size of web pages and images etc. So yes they will use a lot more data even for the same content - probably 3 - 5 x.

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  #324964 29-Apr-2010 21:00
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ahmad: Of course Ham, but the point is that quite a number of "geeks" on this thread have already expressed the opinion that 100Mb is "quite a lot" - not only for casual users but for themselves as well. Which I find unusual.


i'm not saying that 100Mb is "quite a lot".... just that it is sufficient for the purpose that we use it for @ the office, which is mainly email/calendar on phone.  Given that it used to cost a minimum of $40 per month to get the base plan of 200MB, 100MB free for three months is coming a long way :P  Of course, now you can buy 100MB of data for $10 a month and thats a lot better.




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  #324972 29-Apr-2010 21:08

We'd offer more but when we lower the price of stuff we get told off.

I'm unsure quite why. Seems like a good thing to me.

Mind you, Telecom put up its line rental yesterday and TUANZ said that was fine, so maybe we should try doing that?!


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  #324985 29-Apr-2010 21:39
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PaulBrislen: We'd offer more but when we lower the price of stuff we get told off.


the downward pressure on mobile data pricing has only really happened in the last 12 months - for the last 5 years we've all been getting shafted!

Thanks Apple!




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  #325023 29-Apr-2010 23:05

PaulBrislen: We'd offer more but when we lower the price of stuff we get told off.

I'm unsure quite why. Seems like a good thing to me.

Mind you, Telecom put up its line rental yesterday and TUANZ said that was fine, so maybe we should try doing that?!


(it's a strange world this week)


I remember a few years ago talking to someone about your 1GB for $60 plan and VF NZ proposed a 3GB plan but the pom's in the UK thought this was too much... 

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