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mobile data

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mobile data

3 adults are going to Queenstown and want to have access to data in our unit for the 2 weeks - mostly for FB, buying/reloading lift passes for the Remarks and Cardrona, checking forecasts, reading the news and a few emails. 500 MG should kill it.

Thinking of getting either a vodafone wifi hot spot (around $80) or a Vodafone sim card for mobile phone and pairing ($19) which would also give local talk time. But will also have the aussie optus sim for calls which we can use for quite a few calls before international call rates take us over the plan.

Has anyone found better options? Interested in trade offs between speed/convenience/cost.

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1. Re: mobile data

Hi,

WiFi!

Cheers,

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2. Re: mobile data

Care to elaborate on why

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Hi,

Self evident! Most accommodation will have Wi Fi available for a minimal cost, some for free! Saves buying the hardware and sim.

Cheers,

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4. Re: mobile data

Our unit DOES NOT have wifi - that's the reason for the posting. I should have been more specific.

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5. Re: mobile data

IMO the $19 prepay plans are not good value.

Go with "Vodafone Prepay Addon"

Firstly, when you top up $20 you get a free 250mb, or $30 gives I think 500mb of data, and unlimited free txt to NZ phones.

Then you can purchase additional 300mb for $3 (data lasts only a day).

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6. Re: mobile data

Thanks Thmswalsh. Very helpful information. Much appreciated.

BVF

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