MSE News: Vodafone launches 4G tariffs with Sky Sports and Spotify

edited 7 August 2013 at 6:05PM in Mobiles
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edited 7 August 2013 at 6:05PM in Mobiles
"Mobile giant Vodafone will launch its superfast 4G service on 29 August, with tariffs starting from £26/month including either Sky Sports or Spotify Premium free for six months..."
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Vodafone to launch 4G tariffs with Sky Sports and Spotify

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  • eljmayeseljmayes Forumite
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    The allowances seem to be better on Vodafone than EE but still rather pricey when there is an unlimited 3G data option on Three for ten pounds less a month.

    I'll be waiting to see if Three are true to their word have unlimited 4G on their higher tariffs.
  • Nath4nNath4n Forumite
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    Vodafone can't even get 3G to work properly in London so I'll 100% be giving this a miss and ditching once my contract comes to an end in November.

    At rush hour, both morning and evening their 3G network just grinds to a complete halt in central London due to overloading and lack of capacity. It's absolutely infuriating and has been well documented for over a year, and largely ignored by Vodafone.

    http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/t5/Network-Queries/EC2M-London-3G/td-p/1237028

    It even featured on Watchdog recently!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mg74/features/no-mobile-reception-difficult-to-leave-contract

    What's the point in super fast internet if you can't even use it at rush hour. Complaining got me nowhere so I'll be talking with my wallet and ditching them after almost 4 years.
  • EarthwormEarthworm Forumite
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    Just because 3G struggles at peak times it does not mean that 4G does or will too. I bought into 4G early on tbh and wouldn't go back. I pay a lot (and I mean a lot) but it's worth it IMO. My 3G ranges from 3-14mbps and 4G from 15-35mbps. It is certainly not for everyone but when every network has 4G up and running it is surely worth going for it if you are getting a handset that will work with it (depending on cost).
  • neil40neil40 Forumite
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    Hooray for more competition but living in North Scotland- looks like 2015 by the time most networks 4g reaches here!
  • Aye_UpAye_Up Forumite
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    I think MSE needs to correct their article saying only 6 months Spotify and Sky Sports is included....
    Sign up or upgrade to one of our Red 4G-ready plans and you can choose between either Spotify Premium – which offers unlimited, ad-free music even when you’re offline – or access to all the action from Sky Sports Mobile TV included as part of your plan. Yep, that’s right: your subscription is included for either service for up to two whole years.

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  • Terry98Terry98 Forumite
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    Looking at the prices for the 12-month Sim-only deals you will not be able to watch many matches before you use up your 2gb allowance.

    What is the Wi-fi allowance? Surely they can't charge you for using your own Wi-fi.


    Red 4G-ready Red 4G-ready L Red 4G-ready XL
    Minutes Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
    Text Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
    Data 2GB 4GB 8GB
    Wi-fi allowance 750MB 750MB 750MB
    Price £26/month £31/month £36/month
  • gjchestergjchester Forumite
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    Terry98 wrote: »
    What is the Wi-fi allowance? Surely they can't charge you for using your own Wi-fi.

    it means wifi while using a outside partner, Cloud/Virgin Media/ BT Openzone and so on.
  • Terry98Terry98 Forumite
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    gjchester wrote: »
    it means wifi while using a outside partner, Cloud/Virgin Media/ BT Openzone and so on.

    Thanks. I thought all providers gave unlimited access to outside Wi- Fi.

    BT do but I suppose it's only for their BB customers!
  • Aye_UpAye_Up Forumite
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    Terry98 wrote: »
    Looking at the prices for the 12-month Sim-only deals you will not be able to watch many matches before you use up your 2gb allowance.

    Having spoke to a Vodafone advisor I am lead to believe streaming Sports or Spotify wouldn't impact on your data usage so you would still have 2GB is you plan offered that.
  • udydudyudydudy Forumite
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    yippee just moved to vodafone sim only red tarriff so will upgrade to 4g if it is only £5 extra. currently paying £21 for 1gb 3g data!!
    Looks like in a month prices of 4G will be crashing down. I like the fact that 8gb data is available cheap unlike EE who kept charges high until recently.
    :beer::beer::beer:
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