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Topic # 88361 14-Aug-2011 17:26
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I just taken the leap into the smart phone world and purchased a Galaxy S II. 

Now I want to sign up to a plan so I don't need to pay prepay data charges and the 3GB deal vodafone currently have on SMART 1 looks pretty good value. 

However I don't want to sign up for 24 months, I brought the phone outright for this reason.   Is it possible to go on to SMART 1 with no contract ??

Thanks

Waz
 

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  Reply # 506340 14-Aug-2011 17:30
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Haha Vodafone are pretty anal about contracts lol so I don't think so. The 3GB of data is ending very soon as well and has been mentioned on this forum. Not sure what the replacement is though. TBH there aren't really any good options around for postpay data as part of a mobile plan - maybe 2degrees with auto datapack?







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  Reply # 506343 14-Aug-2011 17:41
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Yeah,

Just got off chat with vodafone.  No non-contract option.  Guess I will need to stick with prepay data at $30 per month for 512MB.  

Edit - 2 degrees is not an options as I am in Taupo and outside their 3G data areas/

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  Reply # 506346 14-Aug-2011 17:45
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Except for the two low end 2degrees plans, they all all come with 1GB of data.

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  Reply # 506347 14-Aug-2011 17:45
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Go Telecom XT. $25/month for 500MB data. It's prepaid and your phone is compatible with the XT band. Can easily port your number over as well for free.

http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobilebroadband/plansandpricing/prepaid




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  Reply # 506358 14-Aug-2011 18:24
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billgates: Go Telecom XT. $25/month for 500MB data. It's prepaid and your phone is compatible with the XT band. Can easily port your number over as well for free.

http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobilebroadband/plansandpricing/prepaid


alternatively, also on XT,  $40 gets you 500MB, 50 minutes and 300 txts on a smartphone plan. No need to take a contract with that if you don't want to either.

If, like me, you have wifi at home and work, you probably won't use more than 500MB of 3G data. (I average around 250-300MB), and use it quite a lot.



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  Reply # 506383 14-Aug-2011 19:16
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$40 plan on XT sounds like the way to go for me.   I have wireless at home and at work so 500mb a month is probably heaps of data,  and the extra $15 for 50 minutes and 300 txts sounds good.

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  Reply # 506392 14-Aug-2011 19:24
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Also just something else to add to this,

If you bring your SGS2 to Telecom XT - all you need to do is pop in the sim, it all works out of the box without messing around with any settings or adding APN's - really quite simple.

If you also need more texts, you can boost your texts to 2500 for a extra $10.

Not a bad deal if you ask me...




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  Reply # 506394 14-Aug-2011 19:32
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Make sure your phone does 850Mhz UMTS before switching to XT, otherwise you'll go practically no reception..

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  Reply # 506421 14-Aug-2011 20:02
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kyhwana2: Make sure your phone does 850Mhz UMTS before switching to XT, otherwise you'll go practically no reception..


Galaxy SII covers all the 3 carriers in NZ and almost all operators around the world with it's bands just like the iPhone 4 and most new high end Nokia smartphones.
 
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9100_galaxy_s_ii-3621.php
 




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  Reply # 506459 14-Aug-2011 21:02
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@nzwaz
VF have new plans coming out soon (beginning next month??), as they've said they're not offering the same 3GB on the Smart plans from the 23rd Aug.

BUT... don't expect anyone (especially VF) to tell you what they are until you see the ads. Maybe the changes will include a no-term option, in a few weeks we'll know.



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  Reply # 506505 14-Aug-2011 22:35
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I still have about $80 on my vodafone sim,  so I will stick it out with vodafone until that runs out and I get an idea what level of usage I will need going forward.

Thanks for all the feedback,  Hopefully the S II arrives soon and I can start playing.

Waz

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  Reply # 506515 14-Aug-2011 23:01
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oxnsox: @nzwaz
VF have new plans coming out soon (beginning next month??), as they've said they're not offering the same 3GB on the Smart plans from the 23rd Aug.

BUT... don't expect anyone (especially VF) to tell you what they are until you see the ads. Maybe the changes will include a no-term option, in a few weeks we'll know.


Where did you hear about new plans?  

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  Reply # 506524 14-Aug-2011 23:48
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heavenlywild: Right here:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=87598



There is no mention of new plans in that thread... only speculation.

 
johnr: Vodafone never advised new plans were coming only exciting changes in the wings

  

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  Reply # 506587 15-Aug-2011 09:38
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Exciting changes... New Plans... call them what you like.
VF won't be taking this option off the market without offering some other option. If you visit your local store you'll get the same answer I got... Things are changing & we can't tell you because we don't know.

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