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Master Geek

# 111337 30-Oct-2012 19:29
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Considering bringing my ipad in to work on the train every day as the iphone screen is just a bit small.
Before i go look up all the different combinations of plans etc, anyone already posted a list of the comparable prepaid data plans on here?
Looking at a gig or so a month probably...


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Ultimate Geek


  # 709448 30-Oct-2012 20:39
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I am on the 2 degree $19 prepay plan that gives me 500 mb per month. I tether my Ipad to my phone when I am travelling. Works well. This plan is more than enough for what I need.

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Uber Geek

  # 709458 30-Oct-2012 20:46
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I tether my ipad to my android phone. No need for a separate data plan at all

yes it uses up battery quite fast, but I have a charger at work and at home so no big deal.

for standalone data 2Degrees is probably the cheapest, but only if you are in one of their broadband zones.


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Uber Geek

  # 709486 30-Oct-2012 21:22
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If you are on VF on account already you can get 500mb for $10/mth

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Uber Geek

  # 709492 30-Oct-2012 21:33
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2degrees have in-zone mobile data $20 for 1GB a month - probably the easiest given you dont want voice or anything else

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Ultimate Geek

  # 709504 30-Oct-2012 21:50
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I use my iPad for the exact same thing and went with Skinny.

$4 per week for 200 MB per week (800MB per month for $16).  If I have a high usage week I can tack on another 200MB for $4 or 600MB for $8.

And the beauty, if I have a week off work I can just can the plan and save my money.

If I had to choose another it would be 2degrees as their data plans are fantastic.  But my train route has more consistent XT coverage.

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Uber Geek


  # 709605 31-Oct-2012 06:09
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I use 2 degrees 1GB for $20, usually is just about perfect for a month, I use my iPad quite a lot when at work, etc.
If my phone was on a plan, the paired data thing would be good, but my phone is prepay as I hardly use it.


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Master Geek

  # 709617 31-Oct-2012 06:48
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Sweet thanks folks. 2 degrees it is. Just hope the coverage is decent on the train from Wellington to Kapiti... :)


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  # 709618 31-Oct-2012 06:59
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I have been thinking about this and am likely going to go pre-paid with vodafone on the $19 plan.

I think it is very unlikely I would use more than 500mb a month and Vodafone is more likely to have higher speeds in my area.

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Uber Geek

  # 709627 31-Oct-2012 07:25
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I'm a later comer to this conversation, $8 per week ($32 per month) gets you 600MB (2.4GB per month)

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Uber Geek

  # 709680 31-Oct-2012 09:25
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macuser: I'm a later comer to this conversation, $8 per week ($32 per month) gets you 600MB (2.4GB per month)

But isn't that an add-on,?
You also need to have a $4 a week combo running

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Uber Geek

  # 722875 26-Nov-2012 09:58
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macuser: I'm a later comer to this conversation, $8 per week ($32 per month) gets you 600MB (2.4GB per month)

But isn't that an add-on,?
You also need to have a $4 a week combo running

Sorry for late reply, somewhat certain you can get this data only if your device is a data only device.




Ah seems you are right but you can get a data only add on which gives you 200MB a week for 4$, then add the $8 (600mb) add-on, and you have 800MB a week for $12, or 3.2GB for $48 per month.

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