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# 7374 10-Apr-2006 09:06
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Get 1GB of Mobile Broadband data for just $49+gst a month. + Free 3G VMC card worth $399 when you sign up for 24 months

Was $149+gst month.
 Telecom offers Free T3G card when you sign on for 36 months on a 100mb + plan @ $52.44 a month. T3G max data plan 400mb @ $99 per month

GPRS Data roaming to 30+ countries.
3G Data roaming to 7+ Countries.
T3G Data roaming USA and Australia only

Edit: To clarify 1GB data plan WAS $149+gst NOW $49+gst, 1GB plan is avaliable open term ($399 for the data card).

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# 32678 10-Apr-2006 09:21
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oooh. sounds pretty affordable.. where can one get this??????? is it on Vodafone NZ's website already? mmmm



edit: it's $149+GST... i read it as $49 from the first paragraph... mmm kinda misleaded here. hahhaa oh well... i will put the VMC thought aside for now...




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# 32679 10-Apr-2006 09:38
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You were right the first time it WAS $149+gst is NOW $49+gst.

Call into your local VF Retailer they should know about it by now, as for the website... not as of 9:40am perhaps after their morning coffee.


 
 
 
 


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# 32680 10-Apr-2006 09:48
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Reeks a bit of desperation to me. Nice deal though.

The increase in roaming text charges will offset the loss on mobile dataCool


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# 32682 10-Apr-2006 10:16
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Lokinz Have you got a link to this INFO




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# 32683 10-Apr-2006 10:41
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johnr: Lokinz Have you got a link to this INFO and are you sure of this.



EDIT: Here's the link


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# 32684 10-Apr-2006 10:43
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That is very good. Will the cards supplied support HSDPA

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# 32685 10-Apr-2006 10:52
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johnr: That is very good. Will the cards supplied support HSDPA



Surely you should know the answer johnr? :-)

I was a told a while back all the new 3G cards in NZ are firmware upgradeable and that apparently as of recently they are even being sent out new cards with HSDPA firmware in them (can't confirm this info).

It's certainly a great deal and is the same deal available to the data resellers at present. It's just a shame that it's a limited time promo and they haven't decided to offer any deals on lower plans.


 
 
 
 




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# 32686 10-Apr-2006 10:52
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johnr: That is very good. Will the cards supplied support HSDPA


Honestly I don't know much about HSDPA, I am guessing it is a different freq. than the current UMTS.

The current model is the Noavatel Merlin™ U630

http://www.novatelwireless.com/products/merlin/merlin-u630.html

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# 32688 10-Apr-2006 11:10
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oh cool!

yay finally one could afford 3G data connection!!! mmm will one be able to use the SIM card that associate with VMC on other GPRS/UMTS devices to use the data plan for the VMC deal?




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# 32689 10-Apr-2006 11:20
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chiefie: oh cool!

yay finally one could afford 3G data connection!!! mmm will one be able to use the SIM card that associate with VMC on other GPRS/UMTS devices to use the data plan for the VMC deal?


If you are only using it for data then I don't see a problem, just refrain form making voice calls on it, if I remember correctly I once had to deal with a customer who's son had stolen his data sim and used it to make calls at about $20 a min.

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# 32690 10-Apr-2006 11:26
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so any word on when will Vodafone NZ's website be updated with the rightful latest information/promotion deal you just mentioned? Does TelstraClear get the same deal too?

I'm on the process to migrate my Vodafone accounts over to TelstraClear for true single bill management, hopefully i can get the same deal via TelstraClear too.




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# 32691 10-Apr-2006 11:33

lokinz:
Honestly I don't know much about HSDPA, I am guessing it is a different freq. than the current UMTS.


HSDPA will run on the same frequency, but I dont think that a simply firmware upgrade will make the actual 3G cards capable of HSDPA, but anyway, let's see. The only HSDPA cards at the moment are the Sierra ones if I am right..




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# 32692 10-Apr-2006 11:34
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Oh anyone know if VMC (a.k.a. Novatel Wireless Merlin U630) is compatible with Pocket PC 2003? I have an IPAQ H3850 with pcmcia jacket running windows mobile 2003. Would be great if it is compatible with VMC.




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# 32694 10-Apr-2006 12:52
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Can anyone clarify whether it's necessary to sign up for a 24 month contract in order to take up this offer? I understand that the deal on the hardware only applies to 24 month contracts, but it's not clear whether the $50+GST pricing plan can be taken up on an open term basis.

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# 32695 10-Apr-2006 12:55
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Aloha:
lokinz:
Honestly I don't know much about HSDPA, I am guessing it is a different freq. than the current UMTS.


HSDPA will run on the same frequency, but I dont think that a simply firmware upgrade will make the actual 3G cards capable of HSDPA, but anyway, let's see. The only HSDPA cards at the moment are the Sierra ones if I am right..


The Merlin U740 is HSDPA compliant. I was under the impression that some of the new VMC cards being sold in NZ were these new cards rather than the U630 but this doesn't appear to be the case.


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