Anyone Know How to Get Cheap Mobile Data

Not sure if appropriate but … I need cheap mobile data for 4 days. I need to connect a computer to the Internet and a mobile hotspot would work best. Is there some way to get data cheap?

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    What is your definition of cheap?
    How much data do you need?
    Do you have a mobile you can tether?
    So many questions…

    Vodafone does 300mb for $3 per day. Google others.

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      Thanks. I have a spare Vodafone phone I can use as a hotspot (plus a SIM), can probably get another phone that would accept any other providers SIM.

      Unsure on data use, hence the problem. Could be up to a few gigs.

      Was curious if there any deals that someone knows of (such as in Aus.) where there is a large data allowance for new users.

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        vodafone has 1.5GB for switching.

        Buy or get another company's sim free from hotels/airports. Switch to vodafone and signup for the plan below.
        https://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-plans/switch-to-vodafone/

        "Bring your number with you (from any other NZ mobile network) when you join our Vodafone Mates, My Flex Prepay, A Kiwi Favourite $19, Sweet $16 or Big Data Bundle $29, plan and receive a bonus 1.5GB of data"

        I think the cheapest you can go is My Flex Prepay ( 250MB, 50 mim, 50 SMS ) for $10.

        so that will come up to be 1.75GB, 50 min, 50 SMS for $10 .

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    2degrees data clock?

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    Other option I realised is the 1gb free from spark pay phones if you have an access code. Obviously this imposes geographic restrictions (i.e. being near a payphone), and needing a code. We never use ours.

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    Does it give you the 1.5GB every month?

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    I wait until the Spark SIM's go on clearance a few times a year, often $19-23 packs for $1 a SIM which don't expire for a year or so. So when those deals happen I buy 10-20 if stock allows and that lasts me ages.

    Also iirc with 2degrees there was no actual check if you are tethering or not but that may have since changed. Skinny has a similar databinge offer with the same limitations(no tethering) unsure if that has any actual blocking or not.

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    Warehouse Mobile have a range of data packs, including:
    1.25gb for $8
    5gb for $30

    Fairly easy option, if you don't want to muck around. Uses 2degrees network.

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      what length of time is it valid for?

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        31 days, though can carry over if you buy another pack - "31 Day Roll Over Data — At the end of 31 days any unused data can roll over for up to 90 days. Just purchase another data pack prior to expiry"

        Last time I used it (a year and a half ago) you could stack add on packs, up to a maximum of four. Not sure if this is still the case.

        https://www.warehousemobile.co.nz/pricing/

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