06-08-2012 03:42 PM
What I would like to know is why Vodafone dont offer unlimited internet whereas some of the other networks do.
I dont need 900 mins and umlimited texts on an s3. I need unlimited internet on a data hungry phone. Yes I know I could have gone with Three or T Mobile but they dont offer as good coverage as Vodafone and their CS is useless tbh.
I have the data test drive but I know I will end up using more internet than my allowance lets me and I just want unlimited internet to use as I want with my price plan and not have to pay extra for an extra 250/500mb.
Any help from anyone will be very helpful!
07-08-2012 07:18 PM
Thanks for posting. While some customers prefer unlimited data with the other operators out there, a lot of users choose us for both the speed and quality of the service overall. It's one of the main reasons the emergency services choose us as well as the main grounds for us being the number one choice for business and corporate users in the UK.
We look at our offers all of the time, but for the foreseeable future it looks like it's going to be quality over quantity. At the end of your Data test drive, you'll be sent a text with your average monthly usage information on along with recommendations of extra data packages if we think your use reflects a need for them to keep your bill cost as low as possible.
I trust this helps.
08-08-2012 09:49 AM
Well a couple of years ago my bill rocketed in one month so I dont really count on getting low bills once the data test drive is over. I just want unlimited data.
' a lot of users choose us for both the speed'
My internet is slow anyway. 3g doesnt work at all.
08-08-2012 09:57 AM
You have answered your own question. The companies like 3 that give unlimited data have poor coverage and rotten CS. Why? Because they don't charge enough to maintain their business to the required level.
Vodafone don't give away unlimited data and thus have a more robust business.
Data is now the prime driver for a mobile phone business and they have to maintain their average revenue per user. This is a key metric in running and funding a mobile phone busniess these days. I would not expect Vodafone to change their policy any time soon if ever.
It is quite possible to stay within reasonable data limits even on modern data hungry smart phones by using Wi Fi whenever possible.
10-08-2012 09:51 AM
I hardly go over 1gb but since I renewed I got 500mb now so I use wifi as much as I can and now I find myself switching off mobile data so often, more than I did before when I had 1gb on my old contract.
I was told by the sales team android is data friendly and I wont need 500mb. I have used that up already in a week.
I look at emails, phone reviews (cos I have a new phone), daily mail, bbc news nothing major and it eats into my data. I dont tether, I hardly use videos.
T Mobile dont charge for going over the data. They limit it. VF do charge for data and thats what scares me.
So I guess the Full Monty is not what its cracked up to be
10-08-2012 09:59 AM
News websites and apps are going to be data hungry as they will have lots of images that they like to load. Videos are even worse.
Android is no more or less data friendly than other smart phones. Blackberrys are probably the best as they compress emails thata all come via their own Blackberry servers.
its probaby best to use the BBC and Daily Mail apps rather than browsing to their website - youre probably already doing that.
10-08-2012 11:26 AM
No network can sustain unlimited data and make decent returns.
Blackberrys are still great handsets but they will get taken over by someone and will become one of many iconic names that have falled by the wayside like Palm and DEC (need to be old enough to remember DEC)
10-08-2012 11:46 AM
I remember them! My sister used to play Decca records on her Dansette record player
DEC was the Digital Equipment corporation which at one time was the second largest computer company in the world with only IBM being larger.
They eventually got purchase by Compaq which in turn was acquired by HP.
I remember working with a DEC PDP11/44 in a huge air conditioned room. My S3 is probably more powerful than that entire system was.
15-08-2012 07:54 PM
Unfortunately when it comes to data usage it would cause more problems than it would solve by doing this and as our billing system can sometimes be up to 72 hours behind there would still be a chance of a charge being applied before the data facility would be stopped.
Can I ask how much data you currently have as part of your price plan and do you often go over your allowance?
Also, do you use the My Vodafone app or the online account to monitor your usage?
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16-08-2012 11:23 AM
I didnt say I wanted data stopped I said I wanted it slowed down to avoid being charged. One month a couple of years ago I was charged 3 figures for using data. Shocking.
Yes I go over my allowance which is now 500mb, as I did on my previous contract which was 1gb. I dont use more that 1.3gb. I would be happy with a gig or umliited for free as before on my old contract.
The guy who sold me the phone said android doesnt use much data as Iphone. Liar. Its the same.
I dont go on You Tube (only wifi), I use emails, newspapers, forums like this and Digital Spy and games that use data and I go over each month.
Cant believe I was sucked into signing with VF yet again when other networks have unlimited data.
I also notice on other forums that people never recommend VF. Only 3, or 02 mainly. TMobile and Orange do get mentioned occasionally and VF is always the bottom. I wonder why.
I dont use VF app, I log into my account and use that. Or check the data on an app on my phone.
Maybe you need to update your billing system..........
17-08-2012 03:30 PM
19-08-2012 02:59 PM