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  # 357033 27-Jul-2010 11:45
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Just got my XT microsim yesterday and I must say it is pretty damn speedy here in central Auckland, especially compared to my 3GS on Vodafone

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  # 357038 27-Jul-2010 11:53
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Wow - amazing!

 
 
 
 


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  # 357163 27-Jul-2010 15:33
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ChillingSilence:

Sure, lock both up in a lab like Apples Antenna Testing Labs and you may get different results, but I can safely say that when I switch my iPhone3G from Voda to XT, I immediately jumped 20-fold in my regularly attainable speeds. My data usage each month also went up, even though I was using it less, simply because it was able to poll every 15 minutes for emails, and use PUSH notifications at all times, whereas on Voda it was regularly out of decent coverage even in my pocket around west / central Auckland.
Sure that may change now with the iPhone4s frequencies, but the point is why bitch about a test like this just because you happen to like the Vodafone network the best, and it got slammed? 


Won't change in the slightest for you, since there is no extended 900 3g till you go well into the whops. Will help you if you go to piha like the test vid, but not anywhere with population.




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  # 357685 28-Jul-2010 13:03
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Well after watching that Video i'm going Telecom XP for my ipad.  I have a Vodafone 3g USB stick for my netbook and when i use it here in Newmarket Auckland i only get 1-2 bars (out of 5) and it frequently flicks over to GPRS.

Current monthly PREPAY plans from what i can tell are:

Telecom XP (No Micro SIM's until 1st Aug so need to chop the normal SIM)
500Mb - $30
2Gb - $60
4Gb - $80

Vodafone IPAD plans
250Mb - $20
3Gb - $50

As you can see theres a big difference with Vodfones 3gb for $50 p/m being the best deal if you can afford/justify that amount which i cant.

I will be getting the Telecom XT 500Mb for $30 and hoping thats enough bandwith for my catching the train to and from work and checking my emails during wrk hours.

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  # 357698 28-Jul-2010 13:16
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The most attractive thing about XT 500MB for $29.95 for me is that there is no minimum charge. If you use say 50MB, you'll only get charged $5.00. If you don't use it at all, you won't be charged.

Not to mention there is a bonus when you top up. I topped up $40 and got $12 credit free.

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  # 357869 28-Jul-2010 17:57
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i wonder which sim would sink first in water. XT or Vodafone. oh and there's the other lot, 2 something.






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  # 362305 3-Aug-2010 12:54
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Anyone notice that this "test" video was made by someone a Telecom staffer? I'm not accusing them of any trickery but if this is going to come from within the company then surely the video deserves an explaination of the nature of Vodafone's 3G network?

It becomes a test of where Vodafone has 3G and where they have GPRS fallback on a non-900 device rather than a comparison of the networks doesn't it?

JM2CW - your thoughts??

http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobilebroadband/discover

 
 
 
 


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  # 362317 3-Aug-2010 13:10
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Well, it would hardly have been made by a Vodafone staffer now would it?

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  # 362321 3-Aug-2010 13:14
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Potentially, however at the end of the day, customers are going to want to take their iPad with them from Place A to Place B, and they don't want to have to know "Oh but this is how the Vodafone 3G network works, so this is where I can use it and this is where I can't".

No, you want to know that if you go somewhere, you have 3G coverage, and you attain good speeds, good latency, and none of this nonsense about understanding the network.

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  # 362554 3-Aug-2010 18:16
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ahmad: Anyone notice that this "test" video was made by someone a Telecom staffer? I'm not accusing them of any trickery but if this is going to come from within the company then surely the video deserves an explaination of the nature of Vodafone's 3G network?

It becomes a test of where Vodafone has 3G and where they have GPRS fallback on a non-900 device rather than a comparison of the networks doesn't it?

JM2CW - your thoughts??

http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobilebroadband/discover


surely your not expecting Telecom NZ to advise potential customers the finer (or not so fine...) details of a competitors network? shouldn't it be Vodafone NZ themselves? if there was anything wrong with that video, voda nz would definitely been onto it by now

in my view: its basically a video of a device on two networks both advertised as 3G 

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  # 362599 3-Aug-2010 19:42
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It's good marketing. Not particularly scientific as "proof" of one network necessarily being faster. It's about as good as finding an XT dead spot and testing there - I'd consider it lame if Vodafone did that for example.

As I said if it had just been an end user that happened to film their experience then fair enough, but for it to be used in marketing is (slightly) misleading IMO.

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  # 362604 3-Aug-2010 20:00
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revolushn: Well, it would hardly have been made by a Vodafone staffer now would it?


and Vodafone deserves to be treated fairer by the NZ public after such an impressive and honest iphone4 launch....

I couldnt get any vodafone 3g coverage in kapiti......wouldnt exactly call it a small town either. After many calls they said no plans to upgrade...

XT has full 3G coverage..

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  # 362658 3-Aug-2010 21:25
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They should do the same as the video in the westfield foodcourt, some office buildings, some carparks etc. Who really cares about piha for coverage when there are places people go to.




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