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Prepaid mobile broadband USB stick with 18gb of data $99.50 from Crazy Johns

Posted By: Donkey, posted 2011/02/15 18:44
This beats the 15gb deal that vodafone had running recently and even though this is through crazy johns the sticks use the vodafone network.

It cheaper to buy a stick and the 18gb than top up and it has a 365 day expiry on it.

There's nothing particularly onerous in the exclusions and small print.

Mobile Broadband: Prepaid Mobile Broadband: Prepaid devices are locked to the Crazy John's network. A $100 fee applies if network locking is removed within the first 6 months from activation date. Recharge before credit expires and accumulate unused data, maximum NEW balance after recharge is 20GB. Included data only for use in Australia on Vodafone's network. Broadband speeds are available in Vodafone's 3G Mobile Broadband Zone. Slower speeds can be expected outside Vodafone's 3G Mobile Broadband Zone.
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  • Donkey2011/02/15 18:46:01
    The vodafone offer was 15gb for the same price - see this thread.

    There is also a buy a dongle with 9Gb for $49.50 with a 180 day expiry on it but I dont think thats as good value.
  • normie2011/02/15 19:08:05
    9GB for $49.50 = $5.50 per GB 180 day expiry
    18GB for $99.50 = $5.53 per GB 365 day expiry
    If you want 2 dongles i think the 9GB offer is good value
    Depends what you want i see them both has good value, if you got 2 computers the 9gb might be the way to go assuming there is no limited to the number of services you can have.
    Prepaid seems to be getting cheaper than post paid and they include a free dongle.
    Any news on an expiry date for this offer?
  • ozdunker2011/02/16 12:52:24
    thanks ordered one.
  • Donkey2011/02/16 18:14:09
    normie

    Any news on an expiry date for this offer?


    Not sure normie. There wasn't anything I could find about how long it was going to be around for.

    I should have said that I think the 18gb is a better buy on the basis of the credit lasting longer rather than it was better value.
  • ozdunker2011/02/16 20:19:50
    Donkey
    Not sure normie. There wasn't anything I could find about how long it was going to be around for.

    I should have said that I think the 18gb is a better buy on the basis of the credit lasting longer rather than it was better value.


    365 days expiry
  • Donkey2011/02/16 20:32:43
    Yea. 365 days is pretty good. Long enough to get a decent whack at using it all before it expires.
  • ninkasi2011/02/17 15:44:50
    Definitely a good deal *if* you plan to use it within the Vodafone 3G network.... ;-)
  • Donkey2011/02/17 18:07:49
    True. The $100 to break out ruins it but then that does only apply for 6 months.
  • vando2011/02/22 18:00:24
    Unfortunately VF only works in a certain area. It is not suitable for a LOT of users, but if it works for you, 'tis a good deal.
  • Rebekah762011/02/22 19:59:30
    my 3 mobile broadband works lots of places and is very reliable.. so hopefully, with their merger/takeover the vodafone customers will gain use of their infrastructure etc?

    it is a good price though.
  • letgo2011/02/23 01:56:57
    Would it work well in an area relatively close to the CBD, such as Nedlands?

    Also, not really trusting anything to do with Vodafone at the moment... I wonder if their problems extend to mobile broadband.
  • voteoften2011/02/23 02:06:58
    Can someone please help me out? I have a wireless around the home which my laptops connect to. My laptops also hook up to wifi when it is w/o a password and when there is a password that I have entered. If I were to buy this usb thingy, would I just need to shove it in to my usb port and be good to go, or do I have to buy a sim card etc as well? I have vodafone as my mobile carrer and while I am not thrilled at times about coverage, it is adequate in Perth metro. Would this work for me in the same coverage area with only $100 invested and is the 18gb a lot for a year of surfing.
  • Rebekah762011/02/23 16:47:57
    these things are so simple and easy - you can just shove it in your usb and go (first time it will install a quick program that you will have to open up each time to connect to the net). sim is included. ask when buying - they should have a map to confirm coverage and then if it doesn't work you just return it.

    depending on your router, you "MAY" be able to plug it into the router also and go wirelessly that way too.. (but some systems are compatible - we had to buy a specific router and download some more firmware to make our 3 one work - but most systems are pretty good)


    letgo - Dunno where Nedlands is as I am in SA - but the best place to ask is Vodafone themselves as they should have a map and be able to tell you before purchase. If they can't tell you beforehand, then they have to accept it as a return (Not fit for purpose as purchased due to lack of coverage)
  • Donkey2011/02/23 16:50:08
    voteoften
    If I were to buy this usb thingy, would I just need to shove it in to my usb port and be good to go, or do I have to buy a sim card etc as well? I have vodafone as my mobile carrer and while I am not thrilled at times about coverage, it is adequate in Perth metro. Would this work for me in the same coverage area with only $100 invested and is the 18gb a lot for a year of surfing.


    Yea - its a shove and go jobbie. Comes with a sim. I've had a couple of dongles where I've needed to search around for the drivers to get it to work on a machine but last time was a few years ago and they've come along since then.

    I dunno much about the vodafone network in Perth.
  • Donkey2011/03/23 17:52:29
    Will bump this up as the offer is still going and its still a very good buy.

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