My wife has been keen to move out there for a while now and my head is starting to turn to the idea. But I have to be sure we can get a decent internet speed as I would be looking to work from home. Weve been out there regularly the last couple of years but only have experience with Vodafone 3G which is patchy to non-existent. In fact I would go so far as to say it doesnt work at all anywhere near the beach.
Ive looked at all the relevant websites and whilst they all say 'oh yes, you'll get coverage' its the real-world I need to know about. Otaki Beach has no Telstraclear, Vodafone say I would get 'something' and Telecom say I would need to call to see what can be done. The Chorus service availability tool has it covered with an exchange but doesnt say where it is so I cant be sure how far away we might be from it. If its in the center of Otaki then Id guess it could be as far as 2, maybe 3km.
Ive done a search on GZ and most results are a few years old now. Maybe things have changed.
If anyone is already doing this Id love to hear from them.
[e] Ive now found the exchange is 3km from the beach so a reasonable distance.