09-06-2011 10:54 PM
Currently coming to the end of an 18month contract with a BlackBerry, and I would like to upgrade to an iPhone.
Now I understand that things are going to become much more data intensive with the recently announced changes to iOS5 and iCloud from Apple. I use a lot of social media applications for my work so data is a big deal for me, photo/video sharing, and viewing webpages or videos on the train.
At the moment I would be looking at the £46/mo plan to get 750mb of data. That may be enough for now, but I would loathe to be restricted in terms of access to iCloud later in the year!
I would like to know what Vodafone plans to do in light of the recent changes, and why I should not go to Three where this would not be an issue.
09-06-2011 11:45 PM
If you only have one device do you really have a need for iCloud? Images etc are only stored for 30 days in Apples new data centre it's not online storage.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
10-06-2011 08:26 AM
10-06-2011 09:14 AM
Good Morning JonStokes,
It's great to see new faces around here!
I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to answer your question, no information has been provided on whether these changes will affect our data packages.
If you do wish to upgrade, feel free to reply to the email I've sent and a member of the team will be in touch.
All the best,
Web Relations Team
10-06-2011 10:24 AM
It may be different where you live, of course.
From June 1st Vodafone have halved their data allowances - for this and other reasons it will be a no-brainer for me come contract renewal..
I would sooner burn the cash in the street than give Vodafone another penny.
10-06-2011 04:55 PM - edited 10-06-2011 05:03 PM
Thanks for the reply. Have emailed my details, I am still unsure whether or not I should be upgrading but I would appreciate the opportunity to speak to someone about the options.
Thanks to everyone else for their replies - I still don't know what to make of all this. The music streaming is certainly something I'd be worried about, even with the Q1 2012 release it means that I might not be able to make full use of the feature for a good chunk of the contract!
10-06-2011 05:11 PM - edited 10-06-2011 05:14 PM
With the greatest respect, you'd have to be mental to even consider committing yourself to this shower for anything other than 30 days. Their price-gouging, double charging cynicism is staggering.
Data usage is only going to increase, with all types of smartphones. That Vodafone have chosen to HALVE their data allowances at this time speaks volumes to me.
My next iPhone will be bought up front directly from Apple, leaving me free to move carriers as necessary. Vodafone are contemptuous and deserve everything they will surely get.