Story image

Vodafone to offer data cap ‘stop sign’

20 Oct 11

Vodafone customers will hit a ‘big stop sign’ when they reach their data caps, in a new system to be introduced by March that the company hopes will put an end to ‘bill shock’.

Chief executive Russell Stanners told Business Day that bill shock, where customers unwittingly run up monstrous bills while surfing the internet on their smartphones, is the company’s number one complaint.

A similar system was introduced in the latest Google Android operating system, Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich, which launched yesterday.

Vodafone’s service will initially only work when customers are using their phones in New Zealand. Given that overseas roaming tends to be where the huge bills crop up, implementing an international solution will be the logical next step.

GirlBoss wins 2018 YES Emerging Alumni of the Year Award
The people have spoken – GirlBoss CEO and founder Alexia Hilbertidou has been crowned this year’s Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Emerging Alumni of the Year.
IDC: Standalone VR headset shipments grow 428.6% in 3Q18
The VR headset market returned to growth in 3Q18 after four consecutive quarters of decline and now makes up 97% of the combined market.
Meet Rentbot, the chatbot that can help with tenancy law
If you find yourself in a tricky situation  - or if you just want to understand your rights as a landlord or tenant, you can now turn to a chatbot for help.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) finally releases on PS4
PUBG on PS4 feels like it’s still in Early Access as the graphics look horribly outdated and the game runs poorly too. 
How AI can fundamentally change the business landscape
“This is an extremely interesting if not pivotal time to discuss how AI is being deployed and leveraged, both in business and at home.”
CERT NZ highlights rise of unauthorised access incidents
“In one case, the attacker gained access and tracked the business’s emails for at least six months. They gathered extensive knowledge of the business’s billing cycles."
Report finds GCSB in compliance with NZ rights
The Inspector-General has given the GCSB its compliance tick of approval for the fourth year in a row.
Game review: Just Cause 4 on PC
Rico Rodriguez returns to wreak over-the-top havoc for a fourth time. This time the island nation of Solís is our hero’s sandbox, ripe for destruction.