Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




490 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 68

Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 173788 6-Jun-2015 15:07
Send private message

I have a SIM which receives 200MB of data each month as part of a promotion 2Degrees offered early last year. I use this on a Wi-Fi hotpot. When that 200MB is exhausted, the hotspot then starts using shared data from my plan.
I think I have experienced that when the 200MB runs out, I have to reboot the device before it then starts to use my shared data.
As I soon will be streaming my wedding and don't want the stream to be interrupted, can someone please confirm that that's the case, that if data belonging to the SIM runs out, I then must reboot the device before shared data will be available to it?
Thanks.




Jonathan Mosen

 

Mosen Consulting, for advice on web and app accessibility

 

http://mosen.org

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
65 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1318320 6-Jun-2015 15:52
Send private message

It's supposed to be seamless, but I had similar experience the first time my tablet SIM ran out of data.

Like you I had to reboot, but haven't had to ever again when using data sharing from my phone SIM.

I asked 2Degrees via Twitter, but both responses I got we vaguely half-arsed with their response.


4861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2358

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1318370 6-Jun-2015 17:52
One person supports this post
Send private message

You only have to end the data session; a reboot is not required. But no, it isn't seamless. Each account in the system has a Primary Wallet. This is where the stuff in your account is stored. When you do data sharing, we literally take the other person's Primary Wallet and make it your Secondary Wallet (and potentially, the Secondary Wallet of several other people too). 

The system can seamlessly move from one balance type (e.g. Zone data, National pack data, plan data, cash) to another within a wallet in one single session, but it can only choose a wallet at the beginning of a session. So you'll use up all the data in your wallet first, and then further usage will be blocked until you restart data. 

As I said, a reboot isn't required: flight mode and back will do it, and if you have 3G, turning data off and on again will work too (that doesn't always work for LTE, because there is only data in LTE).




iPad Pro 11" + iPhone XS + 2degrees 4tw!

 

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted 18-Apr-2019 10:19


Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted 16-Apr-2019 07:58


2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted 15-Apr-2019 09:35


Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits
Posted 13-Apr-2019 12:35


Exported honey authenticated on Blockchain
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:19


HPE and Nutanix partner to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:12


Southern Cross and ASN sign contract for Southern Cross NEXT
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:09


Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:07


Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:03


New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted 10-Apr-2019 20:59


Kiwis ensure streaming is never interrupted by opting for uncapped broadband plans
Posted 7-Apr-2019 09:05


DHL Express introduces new MyDHL+ online portal to make shipping easier
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:51


RackWare hybrid cloud platform removes barriers to enterprise cloud adoption
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:50


Top partner named at MYOB High Achievers Awards
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:48


Great ideas start in Gisborne with hackathon event back for another round
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:42



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.