Help, using weatherzone via mobile phone (WAP)

Posted by: Stormy1

Help, using weatherzone via mobile phone (WAP) - 22/11/2005 12:42

I have linked the mobile phone via WAP to link the Weatherzone so I can get radar images on mobile phone while I go on holidays. Can anyone tell me the cost when downloading the radar images on mobile phone screen, is it the same cost when making a call to another mobile or is it charged at a higher rate? confused
Posted by: Cb@SZ

Re: Help, using weatherzone via mobile phone (WAP) - 22/11/2005 13:26

You are normally charged per kb ... my service is 2.2c / kb (which is exy!) therefore the BOM radar- which weighs in at ~28kb = 62c not including overheads. The WZ one eg eg. here is 44.5kb = $0.98

This is why I made a tiny little page so I could cherck the weather at Hotham, while sitting on a chairlift- only costs me about 10c to access it. http://www.trapdoor.com.au/wap-weather.php
Posted by: Stormy1

Re: Help, using weatherzone via mobile phone (WAP) - 22/11/2005 15:12

When you say not including overheads what do you mean?
Quote:
Originally posted by Cb@SZ:
You are normally charged per kb ... my service is 2.2c / kb (which is exy!) therefore the BOM radar- which weighs in at ~28kb = 62c not including overheads. The WZ one eg eg. here is 44.5kb = $0.98

This is why I made a tiny little page so I could cherck the weather at Hotham, while sitting on a chairlift- only costs me about 10c to access it. http://www.trapdoor.com.au/wap-weather.php
Posted by: Mark Hardy

Re: Help, using weatherzone via mobile phone (WAP) - 22/11/2005 15:19

stormy1
You are better off using sites that are designed for mobile phones as the images are much lighter and therefore cheaper.
Weatherzone is available at
http://wap.wz.com.au
or
http://telstra.wz.com.au
Posted by: Cb@SZ

Re: Help, using weatherzone via mobile phone (WAP) - 22/11/2005 15:50

Yep much better off ... Thanks for that MH! I just browsed the Melb Forecast, sat image and radar for just 38kb = ~83c using wap.wz.com.au smile Straight into the phone's bookmarks!
Posted by: Stormy1

Re: Help, using weatherzone via mobile phone (WAP) - 22/11/2005 16:05

Thanks for your advice guys. Going away tomorrow down the coast and there is storms everyday just about, never experience storms in the Jayco wind-up caravan should be interesting, my wife is concerned that on a bad storm especially with high winds she thinks the caravan might roll over.
Thats why I wanted the WAP to be sorted out, not taking the computer with me.