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Topic # 64765 22-Jul-2010 08:51
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22 July 2010
Vodafone Announces Data Plans for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G in New Zealand

Vodafone New Zealand today announced it will offer dedicated data plans for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G in New Zealand beginning July 23, 2010. The data plans for iPad will be available on a month by month basis, providing users with the freedom to activate or cancel a plan at any time. 

iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.6 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and deliver up to ten hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web using a 3G data network.

“We’re delighted to offer dedicated data plans for the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G on New Zealand’s most reliable mobile network," said Kursten Shalfoon, Vodafone New Zealand’s General Manager of Consumer Marketing. "More and more customers want to access the internet wherever they are and iPad Wi-Fi + 3G will allow them that freedom in over 97% of where New Zealanders live, work and play."

3G Data Plans for iPad Wi-Fi + 3G:

250MB $20
3GB $50

For further information on iPad data plans or to register interest please visit www.vodafone.co.nz/ipad





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  Reply # 354744 22-Jul-2010 09:06
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Seems a touch expensive.

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  Reply # 354750 22-Jul-2010 09:16
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VF miss an opportunity again. Why do we insist on such high Mobile data costs?




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  Reply # 354753 22-Jul-2010 09:30
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are these costs monthly or is it buying prepay 'data chunks' like the Aussie plans?

oh ok i see the month by month detail now... atleast Nz's 'most reliable network' is also the slowest so that will save me a whole lot in data costs =)


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  Reply # 354756 22-Jul-2010 09:34
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3GB for $50 is expensive? It's mobile data people.

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  Reply # 354757 22-Jul-2010 09:34

These plans are monthly, with no contract so pay as you use it. This month I need 3GB so I buy the 3GB pack. Next month I don't so I won't. And so on.

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  Reply # 354758 22-Jul-2010 09:35
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Cheaper than standard data plans and no terms. This is very good. Question is, can we use this plan on non-iPad devices?

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  Reply # 354761 22-Jul-2010 09:37
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Also, theres a big jump from 250MB to 3GB. Are we expecting a 1GB plan for something like $30 in the future?

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  Reply # 354765 22-Jul-2010 09:45
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Yes it is a very big jump a 1GB plan would be nice

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  Reply # 354766 22-Jul-2010 09:46
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PaulBrislen: These plans are monthly, with no contract so pay as you use it. This month I need 3GB so I buy the 3GB pack. Next month I don't so I won't. And so on.

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A couple of questions Paul:

- Does the 1 months start from the moment I purchase or is there some sort of pro-rating to match calendar month?
- Will it recur automatically in 1 month?
- If I end it or change down to lower plan before the end of that month do I get pro-rated refund?
- Can I manage the plan from on the iPad menus as per AT&T?
- Can I monitor my usage on the device?

Thnx

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  Reply # 354771 22-Jul-2010 09:54

You buy a month's worth in one go so if you decide not to use it that's your call...

you can change plans each month at no penalty, or not renew with no penalty.

there will be an app to manage all this via the My Vodafone page of the website.

Not sure about renewals so will ask - ditto for start point (I believe it starts the moment you pay).

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  Reply # 354772 22-Jul-2010 09:55
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personally i'd rather the prepay data chunks!  if I could buy a 3GB data chunk as required it would make me happy.

Guessing this isn't as good a deal for the telcos maybe? I've been using TC's prepay because I like the 'don't use it don't pay' deal, $60 lasts me 3-4mths AND it's not 2g in national park....

but If VF can better it i'd take it...  3GB for $50 is an awesome deal but not when you only have 1 month to burn it.

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  Reply # 354776 22-Jul-2010 10:00

The iPad page is now live - there are no over-use charges, you just buy another pack so use as much as you like or not... choice is yours.

The add-on will rollover at the end of the month if you have enough credit.

You'll also get warning emails as you approach the limit - 80% and then at 100%.

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  Reply # 354777 22-Jul-2010 10:04

mattk: personally i'd rather the prepay data chunks!  if I could buy a 3GB data chunk as required it would make me happy.

Guessing this isn't as good a deal for the telcos maybe? I've been using TC's prepay because I like the 'don't use it don't pay' deal, $60 lasts me 3-4mths AND it's not 2g in national park....

but If VF can better it i'd take it...  3GB for $50 is an awesome deal but not when you only have 1 month to burn it.


How is that different to what we're doing? Use 3GB, buy another 3GB (or 250, or none) as you need...

what's the difference?

Cheers

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  Reply # 354779 22-Jul-2010 10:06

thanks for the info.

Can you still use the casual broadband rates ($10 for 100mb or $1 a day for up to 10mb)??


Edit: What am I thinking?? I can just Wifi tether via my jailbroken iphone 3g. Thanks for the free 3gb data upgrades at the moment!!!

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  Reply # 354781 22-Jul-2010 10:15
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PaulBrislen:
How is that different to what we're doing? Use 3GB, buy another 3GB (or 250, or none) as you need...

what's the difference?

Cheers

Paul


Data will be available for use for one (1) month from the date of purchase

Give me something like the $150 365 days plan they have in aussie PLEASE!

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