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  Reply # 354820 22-Jul-2010 11:36

You can always stick to the $10/100MB if you chose, or the $30/512MB, or go on account for up to 8GB.

These plans are newly launched, research shows people do want a 250MB offer and certainly my experience is that if I have wifi at home and work then the 250MB is more than enough for those times I'm out of home/office.

I'd hope there are plenty of choices in there for all.

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  Reply # 354823 22-Jul-2010 11:41
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^ the iPad is a portable device, mainly (80%) used on-the-go. If people need to rely on wifi most of the time, they are likely to be home and also more inclined to use their laptop or PC instead.


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  Reply # 354826 22-Jul-2010 11:44
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heavenlywild: ^ the iPad is a portable device, mainly (80%) used on-the-go. If people need to rely on wifi most of the time, they are likely to be home and also more inclined to use their laptop or PC instead.



(or save themselves $200 buying the wifi only model)

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  Reply # 354827 22-Jul-2010 11:46
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heavenlywild: ^ the iPad is a portable device, mainly (80%) used on-the-go. If people need to rely on wifi most of the time, they are likely to be home and also more inclined to use their laptop or PC instead.



I guess it depends on how you see yourself using it.

I don't have one yet, but for me my portable use will mostly be listening to music and watching videos all of which will alreayd be on the device so requiring no 3G traffic.
when I want to download movies or music or aps I will do it from home/work/starbucks etc where I can use WiFi for no data charge.

The little bit of web surfing and email I plan do use it for when away from wifi uses very little traffic.

On the other hand if you are someone who will likely be streaming a whole bunch of stuff when you have no access to wifi e.g maybe internet radio, HD youtube etc etc  then yes, the 250MB plan is not enough.

for me though, there is actually very little time when I am not in range of a wifi connection.

most of my time is spent at the following place:

at home - wifi access
at work - wifi access
at college - wifi access
out having coffee - wifi access
at the local pub - wifi access


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  Reply # 354828 22-Jul-2010 11:47

oh I don't know about that. My plan is to use it everywhere, but Monday to Friday I'm a homebody who's either at work or at home... the 250GB is for weekends and so far it's great.

My usage will change but for now I would wifi it to my home account and watch stuff I've got on there instead of Grey's Anatomy.

It's a win:win.




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  Reply # 354829 22-Jul-2010 11:48

What he said.




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  Reply # 354830 22-Jul-2010 11:48
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The 250MB price is equivalent to AT&T's price of US$14.99 for 250MB, but I still think there needs to be something in between, like 1GB for $30 and 2GB for $40. For heavy data users 250MB is pitiful, yet it's such a big jump up to paying $50.

Still an absolute rort compared to VodaAU's iPad plans.




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  Reply # 354831 22-Jul-2010 11:48
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Personally, i would like to see the data packs available for more than a month...rather than a "use it or lose it" package.

A single top up for (let's say) 90 days would seem reasonable. I know that means that VFNZ lose a certain amount of guaranteed income, but at the end of the day, I think it would entice more people to sign up on a regularly-revolving cycle.




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  Reply # 354833 22-Jul-2010 11:49
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I don't entirely see why the plans expire.

If I buy $30 worth of petrol, no one comes along and siphons it out of my tank if I do not use it within a certain time.

It is my petrol, I paid for it.

Data is no different. I paid for 3Gb - why should I have a restriction on when I use it by?

Or did I misunderstand how it works? 





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  Reply # 354835 22-Jul-2010 11:51
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Its interesting to note that the major players in the US look like they're giving up the unlimited plans and instead moving to tiered data plans.

From what I can see prices for AT&T are US$15 for 250MB, and US$25 for 2GB, so we're not too far off, especially considering they're not doing anything like double your data for $10. I do believe AT&T are still doing unlimited data plans for iPhone/iPad, but there are strict policies around tethering.

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Geektastic: I don't entirely see why the plans expire.

If I buy $30 worth of petrol, no one comes along and siphons it out of my tank if I do not use it within a certain time.

It is my petrol, I paid for it.

Data is no different. I paid for 3Gb - why should I have a restriction on when I use it by?

Or did I misunderstand how it works? 


Good point, but your petrol do expire if you don't use it in a certain timeframe.  Just like a carton of milk.  So i guess mobile data can have an expiry date.

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  Reply # 354841 22-Jul-2010 11:56
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Why do you have to lose your data (that you have paid for) if you don't use it all in a month?

Now thats a rort.

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  Reply # 354842 22-Jul-2010 11:59
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Geektastic: I don't entirely see why the plans expire.

If I buy $30 worth of petrol, no one comes along and siphons it out of my tank if I do not use it within a certain time.

It is my petrol, I paid for it.

Data is no different. I paid for 3Gb - why should I have a restriction on when I use it by?

Or did I misunderstand how it works? 


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even it it was pro-rata'd to some extent likt TC's prepay. If I'm on the 3GB option (and forget to unsubscribe) and the month rolls over i'm going to be charged for the 3GB data whether I use it or not (providing I have adequate credit in my act.)

 The data Add-On will automatically recur on a monthly basis for as long as there is sufficient credit available on the customer’s Vodafone data Add-On account.

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  Reply # 354843 22-Jul-2010 12:00
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Kiwipixter:
Geektastic: I don't entirely see why the plans expire.

If I buy $30 worth of petrol, no one comes along and siphons it out of my tank if I do not use it within a certain time.

It is my petrol, I paid for it.

Data is no different. I paid for 3Gb - why should I have a restriction on when I use it by?

Or did I misunderstand how it works? 


Good point, but your petrol do expire if you don't use it in a certain timeframe.  Just like a carton of milk.  So i guess mobile data can have an expiry date.


Well, ultimately it would expire. But only through natural processes like evaporation or contamination - not because the garage came along and reclaimed it, which is essentially the equivalent of what these plans do.





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  Reply # 354847 22-Jul-2010 12:11
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Geektastic:
Kiwipixter:
Geektastic: I don't entirely see why the plans expire.

If I buy $30 worth of petrol, no one comes along and siphons it out of my tank if I do not use it within a certain time.

It is my petrol, I paid for it.

Data is no different. I paid for 3Gb - why should I have a restriction on when I use it by?

Or did I misunderstand how it works? 


Good point, but your petrol do expire if you don't use it in a certain timeframe.  Just like a carton of milk.  So i guess mobile data can have an expiry date.


Well, ultimately it would expire. But only through natural processes like evaporation or contamination - not because the garage came along and reclaimed it, which is essentially the equivalent of what these plans do.


I got a text on my iPhone yesterday from VF saying "41% of mobile internet users use it on the loo.  (overshare).  $1/day for 10mb.  No need 2 sign up, bla bla.

So, I am considering getting just a wifi iPad and tethering to my iPhone for the net, and paying just $1 a day for the 10mb

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