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  # 1760666 11-Apr-2017 12:03
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Haven't been booted off yet I see?





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  # 1760710 11-Apr-2017 13:26
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No.  Had a youtube video stop 15 minutes in, on my android tablet tethered to the phone, but said tablet is known for being a bit troublesome.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1761713 11-Apr-2017 14:55
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Signed up again for a few hours because the wifi in this Koru lounge (customer let me in) is too slow and flakey and I'm stuck here until 6pm.

 

It's letting me rsync a few gigabytes from home, run firefox, nextcloud sync, etc on my Linux laptop.  SSHed into our hosting infrastructure to fix a wordpress+woocommerce bizzarity.  Tried out OpenVPN (UDP) which worked just fine too.

 

Now this is increasing their ARPU because I didn't *need* those few gigabytes from home, really, and I have >10GB of zone+carryover data on my prepay account.  But good to know it works and that for the moment, for my needs, it doesn't boot me off saying "YOU SHALL NOT TETHER."  Certainly makes the "should I pay to use this overpriced hotspot, or just tether" question easier to answer.


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  # 1761721 11-Apr-2017 15:15
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They might as well allow tethering on the data clock, its not as if people are going to drop their home plans to pay $180 a month to hotspot off their phones.

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  # 1761795 11-Apr-2017 18:00
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1eStar: They might as well allow tethering on the data clock, its not as if people are going to drop their home plans to pay $180 a month to hotspot off their phones.


And surely they'd love that income too!

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  # 1761804 11-Apr-2017 19:06
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1eStar: They might as well allow tethering on the data clock, its not as if people are going to drop their home plans to pay $180 a month to hotspot off their phones.


180 for that vs whatever spark/vf charge for 80 gigs or whatever? Plenty would pay.




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  # 1764890 16-Apr-2017 10:25
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I've done a bit of thinking and testing with this and so far I've come to a few light conclusions.

 

 

 

I don't have a home connection (or a home).

 

I use my office WiFi a bit, and I tether quite a lot.

 

So I buy the $100 for 12GB zone data addon, rinse & repeat.

 

 

 

I've basically figured out that the data clock pricing works in my favour if I'm streaming video for the time, but not if i'm not.

 

...so if I want to spend an hour watching YouTube, or the news or something, I can buy an hour, or two.

 

 

 

However, I can't tell if i'm actually using the data clock data, or if I'm whittling away at my 12GB. It's pretty hard to tell because I don't think the 2Degrees App updates very quickly.

 

I'll have to do some structured testing around this to make sure I'm not wasting money buying data clock minutes that I'm not using. If anyone has done this testing, i'd love to hear your results.

 

I don't think they are preventing users from using a hotspot, but they would be perfectly within their rights to change that tomorrow, or in 3 months time without telling anyone, and a regular tetherer could suddenly be getting charges they weren't expecting.

 

 

 

The other thing this forces me to do, is to have credit on my prepay balance.

 

Typically I run my prepay balance at $0.00, because otherwise I end up getting charged for little things here and there (like MMS, or casual data, or I don't know what). I prefer to know in advance if it wants to charge me for something, then I can make an intelligent decision. This also gives them the use of my money, which certainly helps the business case on their side, and keeps the data clock pricing affordable.

 

 

 

There was mention somewhere of a 'game changer'. I certainly take my hat off to 2Degrees for being innovative and introducing something that hasn't been seen in this space since dial-up.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1765224 17-Apr-2017 06:42
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Edwood:

 

 

 

However, I can't tell if i'm actually using the data clock data, or if I'm whittling away at my 12GB. It's pretty hard to tell because I don't think the 2Degrees App updates very quickly.

 

 

 

 

The Data Clock app should be pretty quick. Generally within seconds. The Android one is a little nicer than iOS because it can let you know it's running out in the notification bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Typically I run my prepay balance at $0.00, because otherwise I end up getting charged for little things here and there (like MMS, or casual data, or I don't know what).

 

 

 

 

Prepay casual data is disabled once you register for Data Clock (disclaimer: you will need to either buy a pack or manually restart your data session immediately after registration for this to take effect) so other than MMS you won't need to worry about accidentally chewing up money.





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


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  # 1765231 17-Apr-2017 08:47
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Tethering ban isnt enforced at any level on their network.





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  # 1766961 18-Apr-2017 19:32
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The iOS Data Clock app usability could be improved.

The widget is a bit untidy, there is no need to spell out hours, minutes and seconds in full, unless the target market is 3 year olds,see alternative widgets witch don't need any words.

The remaining minutes could also be shown as an app icon badge.

Also the user should have the option to have a banner notification at 10 minutes remaining and the end.



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  # 1767061 19-Apr-2017 08:07
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I'd love to see how much actual data I've used in a session too... but many of these things don't really work in favour of 2D

 

 


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  # 1767233 19-Apr-2017 11:58
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Edwood:

I'd love to see how much actual data I've used in a session too... but many of these things don't really work in favour of 2D


 



That info is on my phone in iOS. Be surprised if Android doesn't have it to.

Where go to turn mobile data on or off, it has below it amount of mobile data used. Can scroll to bottom and reset statistics to set it to zero, then it records all data usuage since reset.

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  # 1767384 19-Apr-2017 14:45
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T'would be nice to be just sitting there on the app, but yep, if I really want to know, I can collect the data by 'resetting the odometer'.  Thanks! embarassed


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