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Topic # 83379 15-May-2011 15:50
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Hi there,

I'm an occassional and irregular user of mobile broadband on my laptop and 100Mb per month would do me fine. I presently have a Vodem on a three year old plan which gives me 200Mb for about $40 per month. There are better plans than this now (EG 512Mb for $30 per month with a 12mth contract) but I could manage wth less quantity and I'm looking at going pre-pay as I often don't use even my 200Mb each month and end up losing half of what I've paid for. I've looked at 2 Degrees but I'm not in one of the main centres and when I travel and need access the most I'm also often outside their "zones" so they're not really a great option for me. I guess a Vodafone pre-pay is the obvious choice but in addition to my laptop I also carry a smartphone (Nokia E72). I pay $10 a month for data on this and it downloads my email headers so I can see if I need to go and download any emails urgently on my laptop.

I feel I'm paying twice for the same service with both the laptop and the phone - is there any way of combining them? All I need is email access and very ocassional internet access across as much of NZ as possible.

Thnaks for any advice.
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  Reply # 469325 15-May-2011 16:02
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telecom's prepay 512mb for $29.95.

Billed at 10c/mb up to 300mb, then the next 200 mb are free. Basically if you only use 100mb for that month then you only get charged $10 (100mb @ 10c each).

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  Reply # 469330 15-May-2011 16:20
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Loismustdye: telecom's prepay 512mb for $29.95.

Billed at 10c/mb up to 300mb, then the next 200 mb are free. Basically if you only use 100mb for that month then you only get charged $10 (100mb @ 10c each).


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  Reply # 469332 15-May-2011 16:27
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Thanks for the quick replies guys. Does the unused quantity get rolled over then? (i.e. it never expires?)

Certainly sounds like it's worth Checking out.

Thanks again,
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  Reply # 469380 15-May-2011 18:09
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Pugwash: Thanks for the quick replies guys. Does the unused quantity get rolled over then? (i.e. it never expires?)

Certainly sounds like it's worth Checking out.

Thanks again,
Pugwash.


there isn't really an 'unused quantity' because you only pay for what you use, apart from the free MBs once you hit 300. 

so for you, using 100MB,  you would pay only $10.  if you used 110MB, you would pay $11, if you used 60MB, you would pay $6, if you use 1MB, you only pay 10c etc etc



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  Reply # 469404 15-May-2011 20:14
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I think I've got it: So the "free" 200Mb (between 300Mb and 500Mb) doesn't roll over - or perhaps I should say accumulate - but I only use up the part I'm paying for if and when I use it, even if it takes me three months?

Sounds like a pretty good deal although the entry cost is higher than Vodafone (and 2 Degrees).

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  Reply # 469411 15-May-2011 20:55
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Pugwash: I think I've got it: So the "free" 200Mb (between 300Mb and 500Mb) doesn't roll over - or perhaps I should say accumulate - but I only use up the part I'm paying for if and when I use it, even if it takes me three months?

Sounds like a pretty good deal although the entry cost is higher than Vodafone (and 2 Degrees).

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No the Way it works is  say You top up $30 on January 1 use 200mb in January then start February with $10 so I can only get 100mb before I need to top up


You only have a calendar month to get to your "Free" 200mb

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  Reply # 469432 15-May-2011 22:47
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@pugwash Click Here to see my post in a previous thread, may clear things up for you.


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  Reply # 469445 15-May-2011 23:39
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Also check what frequencies your phone/modem do. You'll need 850mhz UMTS/WCDMA for your phone to work on XT.

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