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Topic # 23768 8-Jul-2008 18:08
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Just wondering whether the new casual rates apply to data over EDGE?
Have it switched off on my iphone. Happy to switch back on for $1/10MB per day.


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  Reply # 144836 8-Jul-2008 18:13
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There is no edge network in new zealand thats live. I think you mean over gprs then yes the new casual rate will apply.

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  Reply # 144844 8-Jul-2008 18:27

What about even just GPRS data?
That should work and could be handy to take advantage of that new plan option.
I'm happy to pay $1 to find a restraunt and check my email should I need to and not have to pay $30+ for more.



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  Reply # 144987 8-Jul-2008 20:29
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johnr: There is no edge network in new zealand thats live. I think you mean over gprs then yes the new casual rate will apply.


Thanks for that. When I first got the phone I notified VF to cancel any data access to my number due to nightmare stories of unexpetced bills some had reported. If that access is available under the casual rate, I'm in!

Was expecting to move to 3G but not any longer...Cry

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  Reply # 145014 8-Jul-2008 20:49
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Something has been mentioned about the way an iPhone 2.5G accesses mobile data being somehow different from the standard? And that iPhone 2.5G will NOT be eligible for the $1 daily data cap (for 10Mb) - the cynic would suggest this is a move from Vodafone to encourage takeup of 3G iPhone.

Is this correct and can Vodafone "tell" if you are using a 2.5G iPhone from the way it access mobile data, and therefore not cap your usage at $1?

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Reply # 145061 8-Jul-2008 21:47
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ahmad: Something has been mentioned about the way an iPhone 2.5G accesses mobile data being somehow different from the standard? And that iPhone 2.5G will NOT be eligible for the $1 daily data cap (for 10Mb) - the cynic would suggest this is a move from Vodafone to encourage takeup of 3G iPhone.

Is this correct and can Vodafone "tell" if you are using a 2.5G iPhone from the way it access mobile data, and therefore not cap your usage at $1?


NO incorrect the network can not tell from the way the device is accessing the data network!

The network can tell from the IMEI range but rating of mobile casual data is not going to be different if its a Nokia N95 or a Iphone 2G. Its just packet data 2G (GPRS) 3G (WCDMA/HSPA)

Hope that clears things up ignore the people that bring up that rubbish!

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  Reply # 145145 8-Jul-2008 23:08
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I think 1st gen iphone with casual data might be the way to go!

You can have any phone you want and use casual data as long as its not the new iphone. Why?
Funny they call their plans 'you choose'.

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