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# 83681 20-May-2011 11:26
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Vodafone is dropping the price of data roaming in Australia to $1/MB, continuing its strategy of simplifying global roaming and leading market pricing.

This new rate is available to prepay and on account customers allowing them to update Facebook, surf the web and check email while in Australia.

  

   




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  # 471494 20-May-2011 11:27
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freitasm: As posted:

Vodafone is dropping the price of data roaming in Australia to $1/MB, continuing its strategy of simplifying global roaming and leading market pricing.

This new rate is available to prepay and on account customers allowing them to update Facebook, surf the web and check email while in Australia.

  

   


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  # 471505 20-May-2011 12:00
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At least now it's in the realms of reality. Personally I think it's still a rip off and will use an AU SIM. It still needs to be 10 x cheaper. Hopefully the Govts will still step in.

 
 
 
 


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  # 471522 20-May-2011 12:25
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Ham: At least now it's in the realms of reality. Personally I think it's still a rip off and will use an AU SIM. It still needs to be 10 x cheaper. Hopefully the Govts will still step in.


Why does the Government need to step in?


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  # 471525 20-May-2011 12:29
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This move is to match what 2Degrees came out with the other day. So well done to 2Degrees for making Vodafone lower their prices.

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  # 471528 20-May-2011 12:32
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heavenlywild: This move is to match what 2Degrees came out with the other day. So well done to 2Degrees for making Vodafone lower their prices.


This move does not match 2Degrees

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  # 471531 20-May-2011 12:33
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johnr:
heavenlywild: This move is to match what 2Degrees came out with the other day. So well done to 2Degrees for making Vodafone lower their prices.


This move does not match 2Degrees


No, that's true; our voice and SMS prices are still better. :-)




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  # 471538 20-May-2011 12:49
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ohhhh, burn 




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  # 471551 20-May-2011 13:08

Burn yes, but on 2degrees you need to buy a data pack to get those prices. It appears on Vodafone the prices do not require data packs!

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  # 471556 20-May-2011 13:15
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competition is a wonderful thing




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  # 471575 20-May-2011 13:55

sarg: competition is a wonderful thing


For sure :-)

In the past 18 months we have gotten much better value!
Even though I do not believe that the other two give as much value for my $59/month. The other two networks are starting to come into shape. XT has kinda lowered some of their prices, but vodafone has come up in leaps and bounds. Even though I still feel burnt by vodafones attitude; they are getting better. 3 years ago I was on a plan and paid about $1 a minute.


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  # 471600 20-May-2011 14:44
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This is good news from Vodafone.
When I'm travelling on business, this will make the costs better.

However, even although it's slightly inconvenient, I too will use an AU SIM card when travelling privately.
At 1 cent a MB, an amaysim SIM card seems like a much better option.
Agreed that you need to buy a data pack, but at $10/GB, it's very affordable.
And 15 cent phone calls back to NZ landlines makes it a great option.

If they said "We'll offer you the same deal in Australia as you have in NZ", then I'd be cheering.

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SteveON: Burn yes, but on 2degrees you need to buy a data pack to get those prices. It appears on Vodafone the prices do not require data packs!


Either way, it is matching what 2Degrees' customers can get. 

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  # 471611 20-May-2011 15:16
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3g: This is good news from Vodafone.
When I'm travelling on business, this will make the costs better.

However, even although it's slightly inconvenient, I too will use an AU SIM card when travelling privately.
At 1 cent a MB, an amaysim SIM card seems like a much better option.
Agreed that you need to buy a data pack, but at $10/GB, it's very affordable.
And 15 cent phone calls back to NZ landlines makes it a great option.

If they said "We'll offer you the same deal in Australia as you have in NZ", then I'd be cheering.

NH 


You don't need to buy a data pack, you just pay 5c / meg which is still 100 times cheaper than it was on vodafone and still 20 times cheaper than it now is.

As for why the government should step in, I'm not sure. They did it in Europe and now the cost of roaming is much more realistic. 

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