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Topic # 93437 21-Nov-2011 20:02 Send private message

Im a uni student and live in Wellington most of the year, this year i have come home for summer in the Waikato. My house doesn't have broadband so after having fibre in Wellington im struggling to limit my internet usage.

After a week at home I've already used a 2gb pack for $50, naturally i thought i'd go up to the next highest plan 4gb. When I went into my local telecom store today they said the 4gb plan would only be Available on account with a tstick. I use mobile broadband tethered through my phone to my laptop as then I can use the data on my phone too.

I don't get Vodafone reception here and Im nowhere near 2degrees mobile broadband zone. I use 2degrees in Wellington for the majority of the year because i live in their Wellington broadband Zone for most of the year.

I was told the only option I have is to keep buying packs at $50 each for 2gb which seems like not a great solution, i only need the connection until the beginning of February when I go back to Wellington.

Any other suggestions of what I could do are welcome, Im surprised telecom only have mobile broadband plans up to 4gb to be honest, it doesn't seem like much these days.

Sorry about spelling / grammatical errors, typed this all out on my phone.

Cheers

Alex

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  Reply # 548064 21-Nov-2011 20:04 Send private message

Sorry off topic here a bit but no Vodafone reception in what part of the Waikato?

John



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  Reply # 548066 21-Nov-2011 20:08 Send private message

johnr: Sorry off topic here a bit but no Vodafone reception in what part of the Waikato?

John


Horahora Rd, around 4kms off state highway one, 20 minutes south of Cambridge. If you stand in one spot you get reception slightly but other than that the house isn't covered.

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