Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1143 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

# 80175 28-Mar-2011 07:41
Send private message

According to Stuff.co.nz this morning, VF NZ already offer corporate customers the ability to share data among users.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/4815373/Telcos-edge-toward-offering-shared-wireless-data-plans-for-mobile-devices

How many active phones does one need to become under the corporate umbrella? >5?

Why is it impossible for VF to offer such a service for customers that are not defined as corporate?
-Is there an internal systems limitation? Business case not strong enough? 

 

Create new topic
446 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 452625 28-Mar-2011 08:11
Send private message

I find it interesting that the artical was prompted by the Rogers case, and that they charge $15USD/mth to have the sharing allowed.

For that sort of money I don't think I'd bother



1143 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 452629 28-Mar-2011 08:23
Send private message

I guess it would only appeal to a certain few, ones with mobile plans that provide greater than 1GB of data, and also own a tablet/data stick.

There must be a few people out there with an iPhone as well as a 3G iPad etc.

I also think $15 is not bad as it would cost more than twice that for a good amount of data on your tab/stick.
 

 
 
 
 


1917 posts

Uber Geek


  # 452716 28-Mar-2011 12:38

Humm interesting days ahead for us, I wonder if the new one billing system 2d is coming out with will incorporate this or if it will be via sim card only. A little competition is healthy.

6364 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 452751 28-Mar-2011 13:53
Send private message

jjnz1: How many active phones does one need to become under the corporate umbrella? >5?


I would say more than 50.  This is at a guess, I have one client who has the "data share" package and they've got a fair few SIMs (ie hundreds)

6434 posts

Uber Geek


  # 452758 28-Mar-2011 14:03
Send private message

If your phone or tablet is also a wifi hotspot (which AFAIK all new iPhones and androids already are or will be soon), then there hardly seems much point having shared data.

121 posts

Master Geek


  # 452762 28-Mar-2011 14:06
Send private message

I would much rather have shared data than a hotspot. Running your phone as a hotspot will drain the battery much faster



1143 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 452768 28-Mar-2011 14:12
Send private message

athor: I would much rather have shared data than a hotspot. Running your phone as a hotspot will drain the battery much faster


Exactly. 

 
 
 
 


4020 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 452771 28-Mar-2011 14:15
Send private message

We have the corporate data plan on XT for our company's close to 40~50 broadband stick. We also have had a corportate APN setup for VF broadbands sticks which is ~ 70 - 80 sticks.

By far the XT corportate deal/setup is cheapest.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

28553 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 452786 28-Mar-2011 15:05
Send private message

One of the problems people overlook is the complexities of managing such a setup. If you've got multiple IMSI's and IMEI's using a shared data cap you have extremely complex setups required to send an SMS to users advising they've exceeded limits.

For coporate customers this isn't an issue, but low to mid range it is. Remove the SMS you say? And how long before the first person appears on TV with a $2000 bill because they didn't get a warning?


2293 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 452788 28-Mar-2011 15:11
Send private message

"Telecom spokeswoman Stephanie Fergusson said it was considering data plans that could be shared across two or more mobile devices. But it had recently introduced postpaid plans that bundled 50 megabytes of data a month and that "generous allowance" meant there was less need to introduce shared plans, she said."

50MB generous???




Delete Social Media

 


My thoughts are my own and are in no way representative of my employer.




1143 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 452796 28-Mar-2011 15:33
Send private message

geekiegeek: "Telecom spokeswoman Stephanie Fergusson said it was considering data plans that could be shared across two or more mobile devices. But it had recently introduced postpaid plans that bundled 50 megabytes of data a month and that "generous allowance" meant there was less need to introduce shared plans, she said."

50MB generous???


If you don't own a smart phone, sure.

Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.