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Topic # 191889 19-Feb-2016 15:18
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If you do not purchase a Data pack, and accidentally enable data on you phone, will it consume your balance or just not work?

 

I believe the former has just occurred to me and I'm pretty annoyed.

 

 








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  Reply # 1495721 19-Feb-2016 15:34
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Prepay? You'll 'enjoy' the casual data rate.


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  Reply # 1495756 19-Feb-2016 16:01
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Casual rate will apply.

 

I only turn mine on when I really need it :)

 

Else I go looking for free wifi.....  be lucky if I spend $60 a year on my mobile ;)

 

 





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  Reply # 1495827 19-Feb-2016 17:50
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rphenix:

 

Prepay? You'll 'enjoy' the casual data rate.

 

 

 

 

I got thoroughly 'enjoyed' alright.

 

I'm not even convinced I turned it on. Given my pioneering foray into the Lumia 550 (Windows 10) -generally stable but occasional craziness occurs.








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  Reply # 1495910 19-Feb-2016 19:42
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rphenix: ...my pioneering foray into the Lumia 550 (Windows 10) ...

 

Check your Data sense settings. You can disable data usage there or set limits.


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  Reply # 1495934 19-Feb-2016 20:24
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Casual data was recently enabled on PrePay by default. When your data runs out, you get charged. Apparently it can get turned off, but by some conspiracy, my posts on the topic on Vodafone forums disappeared. Hmmm.




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  Reply # 1495935 19-Feb-2016 20:31
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Yeah I have mine turned off. I can't remember if I had to ring to do so, or just a setting on my account... But I definitely 'ran out' last month and had no data until my rollover 2 days later... With $23 credit on my prepay account

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  Reply # 1509884 9-Mar-2016 13:53
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Go into a 2degrees store or call them up. They can prevent your phone from using casual data once you've used up your allocation.

 

I still get the 'Out of data' messages, but even with credit on there I cannot connect to the internet. It does seem like this option in their system is new and/or hidden since not many of their staff seem to be aware it's there.


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  Reply # 1509891 9-Mar-2016 14:06
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coffeebaron: Casual data was recently enabled on PrePay by default. When your data runs out, you get charged. Apparently it can get turned off, but by some conspiracy, my posts on the topic on Vodafone forums disappeared. Hmmm.

 

 

 

Casual data was always enabled on prepay by default. But yes, you can turn it off.





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  Reply # 1510086 9-Mar-2016 18:58
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SaltyNZ:

coffeebaron: Casual data was recently enabled on PrePay by default. When your data runs out, you get charged. Apparently it can get turned off, but by some conspiracy, my posts on the topic on Vodafone forums disappeared. Hmmm.


 


Casual data was always enabled on prepay by default. But yes, you can turn it off.


Hmmm, I'm sure this was a Vodafone forum when I posted.




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Reply # 1510088 9-Mar-2016 19:00
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Nope. Always been in the 2Degrees sub-forum. Hasn't been moved here.




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  Reply # 1510093 9-Mar-2016 19:09
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Stu: Nope. Always been in the 2Degrees sub-forum. Hasn't been moved here.

My bad then :)




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