Costs & Concepts Of Mobile Data In New Zealand

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 1-Nov-2006 20:27

UPDATE: Correct version now posted.

Heres a document I have written to try and answer the frequent basic questions I recieve with regards to mobile data (Telecom T3G / Vodafone 3G Broadband).

It is a basic introduction, and certainly not a comprehensive work covering every single aspect.

It is written in plain English, so hopefully even the most non-technical people can read it okay!

Download the PDF (150KB .pdf - right click and choose 'save-as') (Get this one if you are unsure)

Download the opendocument file (20KB .odt - right click and choose 'save-as')

Edits compared to old version - smaller font (far less pages!!), minor formatting changes, and small amounts of extra text, including a mention of Telstraclear Ltd.
(Thanks Kel!)

Due to a lack of time, the odt file does not have a table of contents, but it is 1/7th the size of the PDF!

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Comment by geekiegeek, on 1-Nov-2006 16:17

Great work Tony. Nice piece of info to have.

Comment by chiefie, on 1-Nov-2006 16:28

Very cool document. Although I must point out to you that Vodafone's service also include 029 (TelstraClear), thought you might want to include that in your next revision. Reason so, is because essentially 029's support is provided by TelstraClear, even though it is operating using Vodafone's network. There are companies that use TelstraClear for their landline communication, which may also include cellular service too, and usually they will work in a package deal with their account managers.

Author's note by tonyhughes, on 1-Nov-2006 16:30

I would be happy to include a credited revision, under the same creative commons licence term, just email me the text, and I am happy to format and include here.

Comment by BigFella, on 1-Nov-2006 21:03

Regarding the pricing info - the VF pricing is inc GST & TCNZ is ex GST, which should probably be noted (or adjusted).

Author's note by tonyhughes, on 1-Nov-2006 21:14

go and check both sites, you are completely right, but the listed TCL price is lower, by the time you add gst, its all the same.

Comment by freitasm, on 1-Nov-2006 21:17

Looking good!


Comment by johnr, on 1-Nov-2006 21:44

I would mention the upload speeds for voda in 3G (115k average) and HSDPA coverage (340k)

Comment by juha, on 1-Nov-2006 22:22

That's good stuff actually...

Comment by BigFella, on 2-Nov-2006 09:07

From the two sites - 1GB term is 49.95$ ex GST on TCNZ, 49.95$ inc GST on VFNZ.,8748,202032-201933,00.html?nv=tpd

Mobile Broadband Plus (prices exclude GST) Plan Term Monthly Access Fee Included MBs per month Data card Mobile Broadband 200 Plus 24 months $29.95 200MB $299   Open term

$39.95 200MB $529 Mobile Broadband 1GB Plus

24 months

$49.95 1GB $199   Open term

$59.95 1GB $529
Plan Data bundle Term Monthly fee vodem VMC Card Broadband Starter 200MB 24 months $29.95 $199 $299 No term $39.95 $429 $529 Broadband Everyday 1GB 24 months $49.95 $99 $199 No term $59.95 $429 $529
Note: Broadband plans and devices are inclusive of GST.

Comment by BigFella, on 2-Nov-2006 09:12

Woah, that didn't format well.... sorry about that.

Author's note by tonyhughes, on 2-Nov-2006 12:57

thats alright. sorry, i thought you were talking about Telstraclear not Telecom!

How right you are,...

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