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# 248245 15-Mar-2019 23:45
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I used to have a SIM in my tablet that shared the data on my phone plan.

 

I changed plans from consumer to business and discovered a couple of weeks later that as a result the tablet now has no data connection because the company concerned did not tell me that if I changed to Business I could not share the data on a separate connection (but can by tethering, so...duh).

 

It's useful to me to be able to have the tablet independent of the phone sometimes so since I cannot get any sense from the current company (I spent no less than 90 minutes on the phone yesterday trying to!) I figure I will have to get a second independent SIM.

 

Wondered if anyone had any suggestions. Enough data for Skype, email, internet.






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  # 2199310 16-Mar-2019 08:02
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The Warehouse SIM is probably the best value.

I'm going to swap from Vodafone to Warehouse soon because, Vodafone.

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  # 2199418 16-Mar-2019 11:22
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I will be moving my tablet that I currently have on the $19 music pack for spotify over to warehouse once its out of credit. Its built up heaps with monthly topups more than the cost of the pack was so will be a few months away.





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  # 2199574 16-Mar-2019 15:18
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What provider are you currently with?

 

I'm with 2degrees, and was on the $55/mo plan for my mobile with 10GB data. 
When I got my LTE iPad Mini I changed my mobile plan to the $70/mo with 25GB data and shared that with a prepaid SIM that I put in my iPad.
The prepaid SIM has no plan and has never been topped up, it purely runs off the data from my mobile phone plan. It can use the whole 25GB if I wanted it to, or none of it.
I think this is the most cost effective way. Best part is I dont lose the data I don't use, I need to drop my plan down because I've accumulated a stupid 130GB of data.

 

 


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  # 2199599 16-Mar-2019 16:14
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2degrees is the provider for The Warehouse

so you can use the 2Degrees webpage to figure out if it's OK.

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/coverage/



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  # 2200073 17-Mar-2019 11:04
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tardtasticx:

 

What provider are you currently with?

 

I'm with 2degrees, and was on the $55/mo plan for my mobile with 10GB data. 
When I got my LTE iPad Mini I changed my mobile plan to the $70/mo with 25GB data and shared that with a prepaid SIM that I put in my iPad.
The prepaid SIM has no plan and has never been topped up, it purely runs off the data from my mobile phone plan. It can use the whole 25GB if I wanted it to, or none of it.
I think this is the most cost effective way. Best part is I dont lose the data I don't use, I need to drop my plan down because I've accumulated a stupid 130GB of data.

 

 

 

 


VF.

 

 

 

Apparently for some reason, you cannot share data with the phone using a separate SIM if your plan is a Business Plan. This seems a bit odd since you can do it with consumer plans...

 

 

 

The only options are Hotspot or a separate plan for the tablet at about $60/month.






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Apparently for some reason, you cannot share data with the phone using a separate SIM if your plan is a Business Plan. This seems a bit odd since you can do it with consumer plans...


 


The only options are Hotspot or a separate plan for the tablet at about $60/month.



I have someone at work in exactly the same situation. VF business offerings are terrible - I am quite happy to pay $10 or $20 a month to share phone plan data with the tablet, but making me pay $40+ for a pretty merger amount of data is ridiculous.



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ashtonaut:

 

Apparently for some reason, you cannot share data with the phone using a separate SIM if your plan is a Business Plan. This seems a bit odd since you can do it with consumer plans...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only options are Hotspot or a separate plan for the tablet at about $60/month.

 



I have someone at work in exactly the same situation. VF business offerings are terrible - I am quite happy to pay $10 or $20 a month to share phone plan data with the tablet, but making me pay $40+ for a pretty merger amount of data is ridiculous.

 

 

 

I spent ages on the phone with them and not one person could tell me why Mr Smith the individual could share his phone data via another SIM card in his tablet but Mr Smith the small business owner could not.






 
 
 
 


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  # 2201035 18-Mar-2019 20:02
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Because they assume businesses won’t care and will pay more?

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  # 2201227 18-Mar-2019 22:12
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irongarment: The Warehouse SIM is probably the best value.

I'm going to swap from Vodafone to Warehouse soon because, Vodafone.

 

Yes.  I use Warehouse (2Degrees) for my tablet, and it's perfect -- just buy blocks of data





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tardtasticx:

 

What provider are you currently with?

 

I'm with 2degrees, and was on the $55/mo plan for my mobile with 10GB data. 
When I got my LTE iPad Mini I changed my mobile plan to the $70/mo with 25GB data and shared that with a prepaid SIM that I put in my iPad.
The prepaid SIM has no plan and has never been topped up, it purely runs off the data from my mobile phone plan. It can use the whole 25GB if I wanted it to, or none of it.
I think this is the most cost effective way. Best part is I dont lose the data I don't use, I need to drop my plan down because I've accumulated a stupid 130GB of data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based on this post I just bought a 3x 2Degrees SIM cards, added the numbers to my Shared Data in my account (Pay Monthly $55) and.. "Sorry you cant connect right now" on the shared data SIM. Says they want me top up first.  What am I missing?

 

 

 

EDIT: The thing I was missing was patience.. started working after 10min.  😌


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