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#11436 23-Jan-2007 12:28
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To all that have helped me with previous postings on my problems with the old Jam, Got rid of it and Vodafone replaced it with a JasJam, hell what a difference, no problems with sound or screen.  Payed the extra $400 bucks and am totally happy.

Questions on the JasJam

Have searched vodafone and this sites postings on Vodafone Live but with so much info I still don't really understand it.

Can I access Vodafone Live on my JasJam ?  (seem to be able to get the text but not pics)
Is it free ?
How do I hook it up.

What is the best way to use a PDA phone like this if you use the internet about 30mins a day.  I'm on prepay with is o.k but sometimes I seem to use bugger all finances on my prepay account and other times I use heaps.  Only problem is that I use it the same amount each day.

I've run the Vodafone help desk.  they seem to talk for about ten minutes..say thanks for calling....then I sit there and think about it all and think to myself...what the *%^# was all that about....lol

Any hints or tips about using my PDA phone greatfully accepted.

Newteach....

P.S.  I didn't purchase it for accessing the internet so this is not a question of getting the wrong phone, this is just an interesting sideline that i've discovered.  Plus I miss Vodafone live....(don't know why...)


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  #58583 23-Jan-2007 13:21
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first off... Don't expect Vodafone Live on JasJam as it never officially supported and it involves some configuration to allow WAP (at least that's what with my previous imate Smartphone2.

Beside, Vodafone Live ain't really that flash and nothing new or good to see. I use JasJam every morning for browsing Xtra's PDA site (http://www.xtra.co.nz/pda) and Neowin Mobile (http://mobile.neowin.net). And ASB Bank has mobile friendly internet banking (https://mobile.asbbank.co.nz).

And another suggestion is, get on account and use data plan instead of prepaid, as it costs a lot (when you have credit in prepaid, free when it has not credit *rumour*).

A 200mb plan for $39.95 isn't bad.




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  #58584 23-Jan-2007 13:28
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'scuse my ignorance and the personal question, can you view the xtra site and those others you mentioned comfortabley on that plan?

 
 
 
 


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  #58589 23-Jan-2007 13:42
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It all depends on how discipline you are with mobile internet access... I am on 3MB plan and I paid huge overage last month... but i am moving to 200mb plan and see how it goes.

Generally, you should be fine on 3mb if for email only, 15mb for very light browsing or moderated browsing. otherwise, best you got for 200mb and see how it goes.




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  #58594 23-Jan-2007 14:07
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Or if you want to use your Pocket PC as a modem, go for the $49 plan for 1 gigabyte of data...





 

 

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  #58596 23-Jan-2007 14:09
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Only problem is that even though the Jasjam is 3g I'm not in a 3G area.

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  #58597 23-Jan-2007 14:10
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it is $59.95 for 1GB data plan, and not with Vodem. If you want $49.95 for 1GB, you will need to sign 24-month, and get vodem, and a separate SIM card for mobile broadband.

Same for 200mb + Vodem for $29.95, otherwise $39.95 no term.




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In this case the bigger plans are not useful at all, because GPRS is so slow I doubt you could download 200MB anywhere...






 

 

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  #58599 23-Jan-2007 14:11
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It doesn't matter if you're in 3G or not, it is just a data plan. Unlike in other countries where they do distinguish GPRS data nd 3G data, in NZ with Vodafone NZ, data plan is data plan...

freitasm: In this case the bigger plans are not useful at all, because GPRS is so slow I doubt you could download 200MB anywhere..


I agree, you'll be waiting for your page to come through most the time, than to decently utilise your 200mb + data plan. on 3G, the browsing experience is great and you will tend to surf more...




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