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Topic # 8591 13-Jul-2006 13:49
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Here's my understanding of wap browser charging



voda casual rate $0.10/10kb .. ,,

and you can buy bundles of traffic, e.g. 3MB for $10, 15MB for $39, through to 1GB for $50

http://vodafone.co.nz/pricing_plans/mobile_data.jsp?item=mobile_data



tcom casual date is $0.05/1kb

and it seems you can't buy bundles of wap browser traffic.

http://www.xtra.co.nz/mobile/0,,10311,00.html



have i got that right?


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Reply # 40962 13-Jul-2006 15:16
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From what i can work out you have it right

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  Reply # 40963 13-Jul-2006 15:17
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Correct.

Telecom New Zealands WAP charges are $52428.80 (*thats fifty two thousand, four hundred and twenty eight dollars and eighty cents) per Gigabyte.

Imagine how much better their uptake of mobile data would be if WAP data was able to be put on a data plan.

Im not using mobile data (or WAP) at all at present, but would spend about $15 - $20 a month if I could get WAP included (so I could do IM and email direct on my mobile).




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  Reply # 40967 13-Jul-2006 15:51
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tonyhughes: Telecom New Zealands WAP charges are $52428.80 (*thats fifty two thousand, four hundred and twenty eight dollars and eighty cents) per Gigabyte.

I love that figure!!! Theres a PDF file floating round here that shows how many million Telecom are making off WAP charges. Its from the head of TNZ Mobiles keynote address to something.

Also mentioned that he saw CDMA and W-CDMA merging sometime in the near future.



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  Reply # 41002 13-Jul-2006 22:15
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/me thinks both telcos charge too much for casual....

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  Reply # 41010 13-Jul-2006 23:28
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bradstewart: Theres a PDF file floating round here that shows how many million Telecom are making off WAP charges.


I think you will find that is on page 10 of this PDF document: http://www.telecom.co.nz/binarys/kevin_kenrick.pdf

As for CDMA / WCDMA, it would be nice to see dual 'chip' handsets, and CDMA RUIM's in New Zealand, not saying it will happen, but it would be nice Laughing.

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  Reply # 41011 13-Jul-2006 23:31
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Far too much! WAP should be charged at data rates. But i guess its a huge cash cow for the networks

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  Reply # 41012 13-Jul-2006 23:40
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bradstewart: WAP should be charged at data rates.


I agree, $50/Meg is OTT.







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nzbnw:As for CDMA / WCDMA, it would be nice to see dual 'chip' handsets, and CDMA RUIM's in New Zealand, not saying it will happen, but it would be nice Laughing.

That would be very very nice

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  Reply # 41016 13-Jul-2006 23:52
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$52428.80/Gb sounds better

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