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  Reply # 1087618 12-Jul-2014 09:12

joker97: vodafone AU data speeds are cr@p. they get tens of thousands of customer complaints every month. i suggest virgin. you have been warned.


I was there 2 years ago just before they spent 1B on upgrades, yes it was poor in Sydney but even back then Melbourne was fine.

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  Reply # 1087629 12-Jul-2014 10:41
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joker97: vodafone AU data speeds are cr@p. they get tens of thousands of customer complaints every month. i suggest virgin. you have been warned.


I was there 2 years ago just before they spent 1B on upgrades, yes it was poor in Sydney but even back then Melbourne was fine.


Yeah I have been in Melbourne nearly 3 years now and it's been fine ever since I got here. Sydney wasn't amazing, but is great now and even has coverage in the underground city train loop




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  Reply # 1087636 12-Jul-2014 11:04
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SteveON:
joker97: vodafone AU data speeds are cr@p. they get tens of thousands of customer complaints every month. i suggest virgin. you have been warned.


I was there 2 years ago just before they spent 1B on upgrades, yes it was poor in Sydney but even back then Melbourne was fine.


maybe i had a dud galaxy s2. my speeds were something like 50kbits/s down and 8 kbits/s up in central of melbourne for a whole year. i got my money back.

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  Reply # 1088559 14-Jul-2014 13:50
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I'm heading to Brisbane in 10 days, if this is connected on time it may sway me to not get a Vodafone AU connection when over there

Last time I was on the Gold Coast (2011) I went with Vodafone and speed was fantastic.
In Brisbane however it was terrible - couldn't get a 2G/EDGE data connection even away from the high rise buildings. 



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  Reply # 1088576 14-Jul-2014 14:10
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I hope that 2Ds sorts this out in the next few days..  I go on Friday.. 




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  Reply # 1090407 17-Jul-2014 09:16
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Any update on this before I go to Ozz tomorrow??  If it does come online while I'm away will the 2Degrees Android app pick it up??




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  Reply # 1090497 17-Jul-2014 10:23
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old3eyes: Any update on this before I go to Ozz tomorrow??  If it does come online while I'm away will the 2Degrees Android app pick it up??


No update on the pack launch, I'm afraid. You won't see it in the app even when it does go live, either. The only way to purchase them, for the forseeable future, is via text.




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  Reply # 1090611 17-Jul-2014 12:10
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Thanx Salty.  I'll have to keep my eye on the GZ emails while I'm away.. smile




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  Reply # 1090616 17-Jul-2014 12:14
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So long as its sorted by august I may flick a 2degrees sim in my wifi hotspot and forgo the hassle of buying an aussie sim.




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  Reply # 1094701 24-Jul-2014 10:00
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Yeah. I got the text when I turned on this morning. One of the links was dead so I had to navigate the main website to find out how to buy it. Now done. Still 1.5 days to go but better late than never.




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  Reply # 1094715 24-Jul-2014 10:20
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PS Many thanks 2Degrees for providing this great prepay Roaming package..




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  Reply # 1094836 24-Jul-2014 11:51
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Say g’day to our new Aussie Data Roaming Packs :) 

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  Reply # 1094858 24-Jul-2014 11:59
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2DegreesCare: Say g’day to our new Aussie Data Roaming Packs :) 


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  Reply # 1096236 26-Jul-2014 16:39
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Back home again now.  2D must have made a profit from me last week before the  roaming data plan came in last Thursday..  Kind of wonder how the plebs get on when roaming when fones don't switch to the new local carrier.  My wife's Moto G didn't and I had to go into the carrier menu and force it and when we got  back my  Nexus 4 and her fone both had to be forced back to our  NZ carriers.

 

My Nexus in Ozz auto roamed to Vodafone AU  but can't Say I was impressed with the 3G service .  Paint dries faster so after 24 hours I switch to Telsta, way faster.. 
When the roaming plan kicked in I did some speed tests from my hotel room,

Telstra  Down 6.74  / up 2.55
Optus  Down 6.52 / up 2.16
Vodafone Down  2.88 / up 0.46  ( Did 2 tests here as the first one was under a 1 Meg down.

This time I rather regretted not getting an $2 / day Optus  SIM when I arrived as I was checking this thread all week hoping to see something so I held off. 
If these great prepay roaming plans are still in force next time I go I'll use the 2D plan again.
I was going to use my wife's Telecom post pay account  but at $10 / day it's too expensive for the tourist.  Ok for business.  At the old $6 / day I would have used it.
As far as prepay plans go in Ozz we are way better off here in NZ..





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  Reply # 1096354 26-Jul-2014 22:00
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old3eyes: 

Telstra  Down 6.74  / up 2.55
Optus  Down 6.52 / up 2.16
Vodafone Down  2.88 / up 0.46  ( Did 2 tests here as the first one was under a 1 Meg down.



Where were you? Rural?

I use Vodafone and Optus connections every day, and everywhere I go Vodafone 3G seriously outperforms Optus 3G. My Optus phone is only 3G tho, so I cant compare 4G vs 4G other than to say Vodafone's 4G is great too.

For 2 years I had an iPad on Telstra 3G. Speeds where perfectly acceptable, but nothing notable.




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