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# 38779 4-Aug-2009 09:13
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Gutted.  All this waiting only to find out... yep, more waiting.

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  # 242168 4-Aug-2009 09:15
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I don't believe it.

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  # 242170 4-Aug-2009 09:24
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Any word on when data will be available?

 
 
 
 


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  # 242172 4-Aug-2009 09:27
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Data capable network. Just no data plans available. You can use it, but you'll pay for it. $0.50/MB.




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  # 242176 4-Aug-2009 09:31
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$50 for 100MB? ouch..

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  # 242189 4-Aug-2009 09:37
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Do you really use 100MB per month?

I have a 1GB plan for my iPhone and never even gotten close to that, with YouTube-ing and all.




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  # 242190 4-Aug-2009 09:37
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Folks, please read my updates...

The network is data capable. There's GPRS and EDGE services from the start, 3G will be enabled later (network is HSPA capable).

There isn't a data plan, all traffic is charged at casual rates.

Casual rate is $0.50 per megabyte. That's 50 cents, not 50 dollars.





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  # 242204 4-Aug-2009 09:44
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50c/MB seems really high though, compared to Xt and Voda's $1 for 10MB casual rate

2D rates are more like overage charges.

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  # 242211 4-Aug-2009 09:46
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Please remember that after the first 10MB on Vodafone, it's $1/MB.




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  # 242215 4-Aug-2009 09:50
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magu: Please remember that after the first 10MB on Vodafone, it's $1/MB.

true,  which is why I said "more like overage charges"

If you use more than 10MB in a single day though then chances are you are using a decent amount per month, which means you should probably be on a data plan - which work out even cheaper still than 50c/MB.

e.g. Voda's 100MB/month plan is ony $10.  Xt has similar plans.


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  # 242216 4-Aug-2009 09:50
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magu: Please remember that after the first 10MB on Vodafone, it's $1/MB.


Remember it is $10 for 100mb...

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  # 242225 4-Aug-2009 09:56
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magu: Do you really use 100MB per month?

I have a 1GB plan for my iPhone and never even gotten close to that, with YouTube-ing and all.


I usually get through 100 - 120 MB/month, including ActiveSync to my Exchange server and some browsing...





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  # 242226 4-Aug-2009 09:56
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magu: Please remember that after the first 10MB on Vodafone, it's $1/MB.


You mean 10c per MB.


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  # 242229 4-Aug-2009 09:57
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On a plan, yes. But, as you know by now, there are NO plans. Just simple pricing.




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  # 242233 4-Aug-2009 10:01
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magu: On a plan, yes. But, as you know by now, there are NO plans. Just simple pricing.


simple pricing is great, when it works out to be the same price or cheaper than the more complex pricing.

But for data (which is what this thread is about)  2D pricing is (so far) massively above what Telecom or Voda charge.

There is harldy any volume of usage where 2D works out chepaer than Xt or Voda for data.



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  # 242234 4-Aug-2009 10:03
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NonprayingMantis:
magu: On a plan, yes. But, as you know by now, there are NO plans. Just simple pricing.


simple pricing is great, when it works out to be the same price or cheaper than the complex pricing.

But for data (which is what this thread is about)  2D pricing is (so far) massively above what Telecom or Voda charge.


They have a GSM network that supports EDGE. They won't really be interested in data users at present as they have no capacity.

Onc their 3G launch occurs I'm sure they'll welcome data users.




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