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Silvrav
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  #3057044 31-Mar-2023 10:58
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hsvhel:

 

@silvrav

 

I hear ya

 

Currently with RBI (Farmside/Vodafone)

 

Service is patchy and inconsistent, even with an external MIMO.  They are oversubscribed and bouncing the RBI connections as they would with a cellular handset, choosing not to lock them.  Result, service is bad (and i mean less than dial up if you luck out and get bumped to a worse tower)

 

Its a deal at 120 a month (cough), so upping to 160 for a stable and consistent service ticks the boxes

 

What i am getting at is sometimes the price is worth it to ease constant issues, for me anyway.  Bottom dollar doesn't always stack up

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, that makes perfect sense for you. We lucky that we sit right in the perfect spot where the tower casts over to cover a town further down the valley and therefore we in the green for best connection out here in the wop wops


 
 
 

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  #3057190 31-Mar-2023 15:43
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Silvrav:

 

$159 per month is quite pricey and unless its really rural/remote its quite expensive no? I mean its almoist 3 times more then I pay now. 

 

Also, with them capping accounts overseas, I am sure it will be done in NZ soon as well.

 

 

If you're outside the fibre footprint, too far from the cabinet for VDSL and want reasonably fast speeds with unlimited data the price isn't out of whack compared to RBI or WISPs.

 

Biggest downside is giving money to Elon Musk every month.


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  #3057208 31-Mar-2023 16:41
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johno1234:

 

That's incredible. Rural appears to include any towns i.e. not cities such as Whangamata.

 

 

It also includes Dunedin, which is very much a city.




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  #3057266 31-Mar-2023 18:57
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Damn, Gisborne is consider rual too...LOL.


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  #3057275 31-Mar-2023 19:43
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I'm not keeping up with Starlink. Is it an older model dish etc or latest?

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LOL my address is considered rural by their system,  but I am on Fibre. I do wonder how long the hardware will last until it needs replacing, if buying it as a backup solution. But it does look like you need to pay for at least the first month of service when ordering it, plus quite a big delivery fee, so looks like the best part of $400?


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  #3057382 1-Apr-2023 10:14
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If you cannot get the Starlink site to tell you that your area is rural, noel leeming has the price at $199.








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l43a2:

 

If you cannot get the Starlink site to tell you that your area is rural, noel leeming has the price at $199.

 

 

Wish I'd read the rest of the thread, as it's $199+$34 shipping.

 

Still a good deal.  We'll keep it in the garage as a backup, as our suburban Whanganui address with activated UFB counts as rural to Elon's happy band.


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  #3057594 1-Apr-2023 15:49
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l43a2:

 

If you cannot get the Starlink site to tell you that your area is rural, noel leeming has the price at $199.

 

 

That's even better (even for 'rural' areas), as you buy in-store without paying shipping (or signing up yet if you're wanting it as a backup). Is there any reason I couldn't buy the kit from Noel Leeming, then sign up to Roam (pausing immediately)? From what I can tell, you can unpause via Starlink without needing another internet connection.


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It also sounds like you can convert to Roam: https://www.starlinkhardware.com/how-to-buy-sell-and-transfer-a-used-starlink/ (I'll be doing this too). The API / Starlink Website work via Starlink.

 

I'm yet to get my dishy as I ordered online before noting that my local Noel Leeming also has $199 stock but I am not that concerned as I wanted to test out Starlink and have a good play around with it anyway.





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  #3057774 2-Apr-2023 07:22
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evilengineer:

 

If you're outside the fibre footprint, too far from the cabinet for VDSL and want reasonably fast speeds with unlimited data the price isn't out of whack compared to RBI or WISPs.

 

Biggest downside is giving money to Elon Musk every month.

 

 

My WISP is excellent, rock-steady 30 mps down with very rare loss of signal that is always fixed within a day. $75/mo.

 

 





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  #3058425 3-Apr-2023 14:09
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Rikkitic:

 

evilengineer:

 

If you're outside the fibre footprint, too far from the cabinet for VDSL and want reasonably fast speeds with unlimited data the price isn't out of whack compared to RBI or WISPs.

 

Biggest downside is giving money to Elon Musk every month.

 

 

My WISP is excellent, rock-steady 30 mps down with very rare loss of signal that is always fixed within a day. $75/mo.

 

 

 

 

I'm assuming that comes with a data cap?

 

My local WISP starts at $95/mo but the closest equivalent to Starlink is $155/mo if you don't want a pesky data cap.

 

I guessing the speed would be around the VDSL ball park, so I'm looking at around the same money but Starlink is 3-4 times faster.

 

Did speak to the local WISP before getting Starlink but stopped when they suggested that the trees on a neighbour's property would probably need to be chopped down.


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  #3058429 3-Apr-2023 14:13
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evilengineer: Did speak to the local WISP before getting Starlink but stopped when they suggested that the trees on a neighbour's property would probably need to be chopped down.

 

With Starlink? It isn't as bad as in the early days if there are trees etc around as long as you have a clear view of the sky. You can do a signal test with the Starlink app on your phone but many people have also found it OK with the amount of satellites up there now.





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evilengineer:

 

I'm assuming that comes with a data cap?

 

My local WISP starts at $95/mo but the closest equivalent to Starlink is $155/mo if you don't want a pesky data cap.

 

I guessing the speed would be around the VDSL ball park, so I'm looking at around the same money but Starlink is 3-4 times faster.

 

Did speak to the local WISP before getting Starlink but stopped when they suggested that the trees on a neighbour's property would probably need to be chopped down.

 

 

 

 

how rural are you? I am with spark and get a solid 50-90mbs down for $60 a month and no cap, but will get throttled on the fair use policy once I go over 1TB.

 

 

 

Further to note starlink is talking about caps but I believe its rolling out in the states first - https://au.pcmag.com/networking/98536/spacex-again-delays-imposing-high-speed-data-caps-for-starlink

 

 


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  #3058498 3-Apr-2023 14:56
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evilengineer:

 

I'm assuming that comes with a data cap?

 

My local WISP starts at $95/mo but the closest equivalent to Starlink is $155/mo if you don't want a pesky data cap.

 

I guessing the speed would be around the VDSL ball park, so I'm looking at around the same money but Starlink is 3-4 times faster.

 

Did speak to the local WISP before getting Starlink but stopped when they suggested that the trees on a neighbour's property would probably need to be chopped down.

 

 

No data cap. No trees got the chop. They ran a 60 metre cable up the hill to get a clear view to the tower. A solid, reliable service, fast enough for my needs. Money well spent. AO Net.

 

p.s.: They also threw in a static IP for free.

 

 

 

 





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