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Topic # 60891 5-May-2010 08:35
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Mobile data roaming goes off
Vodafone drops the price of data roaming worldwide by 66%

Vodafone customers want to be able to use their mobiles from anywhere in the world and as more customers use smartphones, the price of data roaming has become more of an issue.

Vodafone is tackling this problem head on by slashing the price of mobile roaming around the world by two thirds from $30/MB in some places to a standard $10/MB on any network, anywhere in the world.

Customers roaming in any one of our destinations now has just one price to pay - $10/MB -  regardless of which network they connect to.

To help promote the new offer, Vodafone is extending it even further for New Zealand’s most popular roaming destination – Australia.

Vodafone visitors to Australia will be able to use data at $2/MB – a whopping 93% reduction over the current maximum data roaming charge of $30/MB.

Vodafone’s GM of Products, Services and Internet, Kursten Shalfoon, says Vodafone wants to make it easier for customers to stay connected anywhere in the world without them needing to know which network charges what price per megabyte for data.

“We see a huge opportunity in the explosion of smartphones in the market. They’re the fastest growing market segment and we’ve taken the bull by the horns to help increase demand for mobile data abroad by dramatically reducing the price.

“Customers tell us they want to use their smartphones when travelling in the same way they use them at home, and we’re working towards that.”

The new roaming rates apply to all Vodafone customers who roam from 26 May regardless of what kind of Vodafone device they use – smartphone, Vodem or Blackberry. The three month promotional Australian offer ends 26 August.






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Reply # 326738 5-May-2010 09:01
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Yes! That really is good news from my perspective, as I'm off to Bali for 3 weeks in a month's time, and was facing $30/MB over there! Now I can use my smartphone (judiciously), instead of having to fine internet cafes' Well done Vodafone!

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  Reply # 326739 5-May-2010 09:07
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It'll be good if we can finally see pricing around the ~$2/MB rate for the majority of destinations!

If Vodafone UK can offer 25MB for £14.99 per day on all Group networks and a handful of other destinations it really does show that this sort of pricing should be acchievable.

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  Reply # 326741 5-May-2010 09:14
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That's great news!

Although the title is a bit misleading... the three months period only applies to the Aussie $2 per MB deal.

The $10 per MB to all other destinations is from 26th May onwards with no end date, is that correct?

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  Reply # 326742 5-May-2010 09:20

That's correct - the Aussie deal is for three months: the new standard rate across the globe is $10/MB and that's permanent.

Mauricio, can you fix the headline?

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  Reply # 326755 5-May-2010 09:41
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.This is fantastic news - well done Vodafone.

There are a couple more things I would also think are likely:
- $2/mb for Australia to be extended and/or become permanent
- For all international data roaming prices to keep dropping to large percentages every year or two for the forseeable future




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  Reply # 326764 5-May-2010 09:57
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PaulBrislen: That's correct - the Aussie deal is for three months: the new standard rate across the globe is $10/MB and that's permanent.

Mauricio, can you fix the headline?

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Nice one Voda. Does this apply to BlackBerry traffic as well? 

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  Reply # 326765 5-May-2010 09:58

Yep all devices.




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  Reply # 326775 5-May-2010 10:10
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Kiwipixter:
PaulBrislen: That's correct - the Aussie deal is for three months: the new standard rate across the globe is $10/MB and that's permanent.

Mauricio, can you fix the headline?

Cheers

Paul


Nice one Voda. Does this apply to BlackBerry traffic as well??


All devices ALL traffic all carriers

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  Reply # 326783 5-May-2010 10:23
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Is the $2 rate for Vodafone Australia only or is it for all Australian carriers? as the wording says can now get $2 per Mbyte in Australia (paraphasing) but doesn't say if it is on all networks like the $10 per Mbyte for all countries all carriers.




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  Reply # 326788 5-May-2010 10:28
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pwner: Is the $2 rate for Vodafone Australia only or is it for all Australian carriers? as the wording says can now get $2 per Mbyte in Australia (paraphasing) but doesn't say if it is on all networks like the $10 per Mbyte for all countries all carriers.


Will get this checked but I am sure that rate would only apply on Vodafone AU

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  Reply # 326830 5-May-2010 11:32
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pwner: Is the $2 rate for Vodafone Australia only or is it for all Australian carriers? as the wording says can now get $2 per Mbyte in Australia (paraphasing) but doesn't say if it is on all networks like the $10 per Mbyte for all countries all carriers.


Looks like the $2 per meg promotion in AU is across ALL networks

(cross fingers I am right)



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  Reply # 326834 5-May-2010 11:42
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I hope this continues past the 3 months, this is fantasic news! Although $2/MB is still quite pricey, it's a lot better than $10/MB

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  Reply # 326835 5-May-2010 11:43
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Noodles: I hope this continues past the 3 months, this is fantasic news! Although $2/MB is still quite pricey, it's a lot better than $10/MB


and $30

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  Reply # 326836 5-May-2010 11:44

johnr:
pwner: Is the $2 rate for Vodafone Australia only or is it for all Australian carriers? as the wording says can now get $2 per Mbyte in Australia (paraphasing) but doesn't say if it is on all networks like the $10 per Mbyte for all countries all carriers.


Looks like the $2 per meg promotion in AU is across ALL networks

(cross fingers I am right)



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Right! I mean you're right!

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Yes, it's across all Aussie networks.

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Reply # 326840 5-May-2010 11:50
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PaulBrislen:
johnr:
pwner: Is the $2 rate for Vodafone Australia only or is it for all Australian carriers? as the wording says can now get $2 per Mbyte in Australia (paraphasing) but doesn't say if it is on all networks like the $10 per Mbyte for all countries all carriers.


Looks like the $2 per meg promotion in AU is across ALL networks

(cross fingers I am right)



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John, you're fired.

Right! I mean you're right!

hehehehhe


Yes, it's across all Aussie networks.

cheers

Paul


Guess this means I have to come to work tomorrow

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