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Topic # 7517 20-Apr-2006 20:29
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While being a passenger tonight in my friends car I logged onto vodafone live and streamed the 30 minutes of Prime live news which started at 5:30.

This worked very well  and I am not saying this because of where I work.

We were driving across Auckland CBD and not one did the picture go all jerky or pixilated

Has anyone used this service and what's your feedback?

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Reply # 33513 20-Apr-2006 20:39
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does it come off a data plan, or does it use the channel pricing i have seen.

i like the concept...




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Reply # 33514 20-Apr-2006 20:42
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Its just a one off charge of 99 cents for a single view or you can use the service daily for a cost of $2.50 a week (I think thats the cost) or $2.99

Check out the vodafone NZ website or vodafone live for charges don't trust me. I know for sure the service is not charged by the amount of data moved.

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Reply # 33515 20-Apr-2006 21:15
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johnr: Its just a one off charge of 99 cents for a single view or you can use the service daily for a cost of $2.50 a week (I think thats the cost) or $2.99

Check out the vodafone NZ website or vodafone live for charges don't trust me. I know for sure the service is not charged by the amount of data moved.


http://www.vodafone.co.nz/vlive/3g/experience_mobiletv.jsp?item=experience3g&subitem=mobiletv

This still says that 99c per session pricing for TV is per 15 mins. Can you confirm if this means it will cost me $1.98 to watch the whole 30 mins or is the session time now extended to 30 minutes for PrimeTV and still 15 minutes for other streams?


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Reply # 33563 21-Apr-2006 10:58
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I'm gona have to disagree with some people here. If u check this out:

http://www.mobitv.com/

You will see mobile tv on and 3G network is viable and it does work.

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Reply # 33565 21-Apr-2006 11:06
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Mobitv is a great product. The only problem is that US customers have plans with $29.95 for all you can eat CDMA, GPRS or EDGE, while in New Zealand the operators are still charging per MB.





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Reply # 33579 21-Apr-2006 13:01
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I don't actually see what the big deal is with live TV over mobile phones. It does have some benefits such as breaking news etc but in reality the whole concept of TV distribution is switching from a live model to a TV on demand or the MySky model of recording stuff to watch when you want to. In this respect mobile TV is great - imagine in the future being able to watch the latest episode of a TV show you missed on your phone when and where you want and not being forced to have to watch it at X time because the broadcaster shows it at that time.

It does surprise me Vodafone haven't made Prime news available as an on demand broadcast that is available until the following day. Watching the whole 30 minute news program while stuck on the train at 7pm would be a great concept.

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Reply # 33595 21-Apr-2006 20:42
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Works well, Time shifting of a full program would ba much better. the "Highlights" are just stupid and pointless, rather tacky. I'd love to see mobile on-demand TV shows. Good stuff to watch when bored to pass time.
Also streaming radio would be great. (or a service where you can downloat a radio show.)


I have been enjoying the Voda 1GB promo, Streaming video, voip etc. Good connections, good data throughput. No complaints apart from limited umts coverage.
(Gprs is great on batteries and reliable but pretty slow.)

Even GPRS works close to it's max theoretical max speed.

Next week, Buying a harrier and testing out Telecom's offerings.;-)

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Reply # 33607 21-Apr-2006 23:41

Ever heard of video via a multitude of web sources? like www.youtube.com which are "free". The usual game here from Telcos is where their model is still on the old thinking side of charging for transactions. Yet these transactions can be obtained "free of charge". Examples :: 0900 service for weather (look out the window / listen to the radio / dial radio station 0800 number), WAP for news headlines (read the paper or online version at work/ on mobile).

Congrats to Jeremy Foster at Vodafone for finally subscribing Vodafone into being moderately competitive in wireless broadband and leading the way. I applaud the recent price decrease BUT we have a long way to go! Each network has a sunk investment running at 0.0000x% of real capacity...sell it damn it!

Get into $x for all you can eat national / $y GB (high) International. No protocol restrictions.

Content deals are simply an "advert" for the network - get on with attracting users and usage!


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Reply # 33608 21-Apr-2006 23:46
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broadbandguy: Each network has a sunk investment running at 0.0000x% of real capacity...sell it damn it!

Get into $x for all you can eat national / $y GB (high) International. No protocol restrictions.

Content deals are simply an "advert" for the network - get on with attracting users and usage!
Enough said...




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