Vodafone Pay Monthly Deals Advantage Plan $29.99 4GB Data and Unlimited Talk and Text to NZ/Aus + 12 Months Free Social Pass

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Just got a text about these deals

The Advantage plan is far better than the Advantage lite plan it seems except for "No tethering or hotspots"
https://www.vodafone.co.nz/pay-monthly/

I don't pay monthly so not sure otherwise with other companies but if you're on vodafone/pay monthly, this maybe worth looking into

From a Few Comments below:

Hot spotting doesn't seems enforced for brief times
Don't need a text msg received to get the plan

It's worth trying.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    I wonder how strongly they enforce this?

    The discount is only available to the person we contacted by TXT with this offer.

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      oops didn't see that one lol,
      Wonder if still works for others though, seems you can use other numbers when you click buy

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    Appears the Advantage Deal @ $29.99 / month is better than the other 2 deals, not sure what they are trying to sell on Connect or Advantage Lite? Is the $20 discount on-going?

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    I’m wondering this also.

  • +1 vote

    Their pricing makes no sense lol

    • +3 votes

      Maybe its pure genius from their marketing people to create an illusion whereby we are psychologically tricked into a choice and believe we are getting a great deal by making choice. Later when they are sipping their Martinis after their commissions paid out at the Whisky bar in Ponsonby they laugh and then drive their 911 Porsches back to Herne Bay mansions.

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      I also dont get the no tethering, as it has a Data Cap so why do they care how you use it. Similarly limiting video streaming. I sort of get it if it was unlimited. But not with a limit

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        How would they enforce a 'no hotspot' restriction?

        I have to admit, I haven't looked at the technical side of things, but I always figured if I setup a hotspot, then my phone is acting as a router for the device connecting to the hotspot, and all data goes out from my phone's IP, and is returned there, finally getting routed by the phone to either its own (localhost) apps or the other device.

        If so, how would they know what was connected, and as you say, why would they care?

        Thanks,

        Alan.

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          Hotspots can be disabled by the SIM card (so the carrier)
          Should be able to bypass with a jailbroken/ rooted phone

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            @rkl: Ah - thanks, I didn't know that.

            I've never had an issue setting up a hotspot on any phone that I can recall (at least back to my original Nexus - not sure about the Nokia N95), but then I've never had an Android phone I didn't root before using :-)

            Alan.

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          they can easily tell from things such as mac address, data transmitted (windows update) browser requests etc. from experience on other networks they usually don't care if its small sessions on tethering

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            @jackvdbuk: The MAC address is used within a LAN (rather than IPs), but is not passed across a router (I am guessing that the 'server' phone is acting as a router?), so maybe not that.

            However, I'm sure that you're right that data transmitted could be a clue (wouldn't stop one phone tethered to another I suppose?)

            Different browsers showing up in headers perhaps, but if both were Android (say) and using Chrome, then harder.

            I guess what really matters is whether they actually block tethering.

            Has anyone experienced such a block? How does it actually manifest?

            Thanks,

            Alan.

  • +1 vote

    Requested Saturday Afternoon and they changed my plan this afternoon. Thanks OP

  • +1 vote

    I was already on this plan paying $39/month, signed up for this deal and it's been activated this morning for $29/month and free social.
    P.S Have never had any problems with the kids tethering off my phone for brief usage.

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