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Topic # 69000 1-Oct-2010 12:35 Send private message

Hi guys

Cheap nationwide bus company nakedbus.com is the first in New Zealand to offer WiFi to its customers.
 
This has been offerd for sometime on the Wellington Airport Flyer bus service.

The Airport Flyer buses were purpose built for the route with leather coach-style seats, extra leg room and a wide door and low floor for easy access. Easier access and new luggage racks make travelling to and from the airport with luggage easier. In bus TV screens display route information, weather and news updates along with flight arrival and departure information from Wellington Airport. Automatic announcements advise passengers of the next stop. CCTV provides increased passenger security.

There is also FREE Wi-Fi (wireless internet access) onboard.

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  Reply # 386713 1-Oct-2010 13:00

kiwipawl: Hi guys

Cheap nationwide bus company nakedbus.com is the first in New Zealand to offer WiFi to its customers.
 
This has been offerd for sometime on the Wellington Airport Flyer bus service.

The Airport Flyer buses were purpose built for the route with leather coach-style seats, extra leg room and a wide door and low floor for easy access. Easier access and new luggage racks make travelling to and from the airport with luggage easier. In bus TV screens display route information, weather and news updates along with flight arrival and departure information from Wellington Airport. Automatic announcements advise passengers of the next stop. CCTV provides increased passenger security.

There is also FREE Wi-Fi (wireless internet access) onboard.



 

Yes that is misleading if they advertise that they are the 1st, as it is well known that the airport flyer has had free wiifi for years/



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  Reply # 386715 1-Oct-2010 13:09 Send private message

It was quoted on this Geezone page

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=8970


so I am not sure if Nakedbus are actually advertising it, but I thought if it is on Geekzone it must be true?

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  Reply # 386728 1-Oct-2010 13:28 Send private message

I guess they mean on a trip of any decent length rather than 20 minutes into town. The release talks about long-distance bus travel.

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  Reply # 386746 1-Oct-2010 13:53 Send private message

Yes, the release is about long trips, not about suburban/town routes.





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  Reply # 386948 1-Oct-2010 22:21 Send private message

It would be interesting to see how they get the service to the bus
Must be delivered via satelite like on aeroplanes as using 3g would be too slow or there would be too much lost coverage on most routes.




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  Reply # 386951 1-Oct-2010 22:33

bazzer: I guess they mean on a trip of any decent length rather than 20 minutes into town. The release talks about long-distance bus travel.


 

Fair enough. Although the airport flyer goes from Upper Hutt to Welllington, so can take over an hour.

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  Reply # 387041 2-Oct-2010 09:16 Send private message

raytaylor: It would be interesting to see how they get the service to the bus
Must be delivered via satelite like on aeroplanes as using 3g would be too slow or there would be too much lost coverage on most routes.


It's 3G: "The service is powered by the Moovbox M220 Mobile Broadband Gateway, a multi-radio, ruggedised in-vehicle communications device that delivers Ethernet, WiFi and GPS over a range of carrier-class backhaul networks."





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