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#196052 17-May-2016 15:28
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So i'm Hitting a bit of a wall....

 

It seems that everyone is doing 4G RBI and skinny is doing 4G in the city.. And i have to say that the skinny cost is very appealing..  But that's Spark undercutting itself (I 90% certain that Spark owns Skinny??).

 

So I have been talking to the Big Telco’s with not much luck…

 

The issue i have is that i’m after 20 to 40GB of data per Sim for construction sites.. I’m working on some safety stuff for the Civil sector and its going to use a little bit of data per month.. (yes i have tried to cut it down). I’m looking at options to get ADSL connected to each site but a lot of the sites can't even be connected to adsl.

 

So the question is… who is the best provider for 4G? Who is the best best bet for price?

 

2D has quoted $8.50+gst per GB ($170+gst for 20GB)... do you think i should take the deal or keep looking?

 

Any input or ideas would be very much appreciated! 

 

Thanks for reading this!

 

-AJ


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  #1554236 17-May-2016 15:54
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I just did a quote for someone else with a similar requirement - 4G connections that last approx 6 months that can be redeployed quickly.

I'll send you a PM and I can give you some options.

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  #1554266 17-May-2016 16:05
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Another provider I came across recently is NetSpeed.

http://www.netspeed.net.nz/index.php?page=rbi 4g (or 3G when no 4g available) anywhere in the country for less than $2/gig... Beats the pants off anything but Skinny, though unlike Skinny it can be used anywhere (found about it in a mobile home blog)
https://buggeritweareoff.com/2016/04/27/lte-4g-aerial-installation-on-a-motorhome/

 
 
 
 


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  #1554279 17-May-2016 16:39
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If your not in a massive hurry other telcos are currently testing 4g modems similar to what skinny are offering.

Moving forward this will be a huge market

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  #1554282 17-May-2016 16:41
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Any idea whose infrastructure Netspeed use? (VF\Spark).

 

 





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  #1554284 17-May-2016 16:46
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stevenz:

 

Any idea whose infrastructure Netspeed use? (VF\Spark).

 

 

Vodafone last i checked, Same as Ultimate broadband.





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  #1554288 17-May-2016 16:55
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LostBoy: If your not in a massive hurry other telcos are currently testing 4g modems similar to what skinny are offering.

Moving forward this will be a huge market

 

 

 

Care elaborating?

 

I have three RBI modems from Spark, Skinny and Vodafone, and all three are variants of the B315s 4G modem.

 

What do you think they are testing that is not already out there?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1554290 17-May-2016 17:12
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I didn't realize Spark and Vodafone were offering those yet publicly turns out they are.

Seems like a good alternative option to Skinny

 
 
 
 




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  #1554293 17-May-2016 17:19
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myfullflavour: I just did a quote for someone else with a similar requirement - 4G connections that last approx 6 months that can be redeployed quickly.

I'll send you a PM and I can give you some options.

 

 

 

Thanks! PM sent!

 

 

 

Another provider I came across recently is NetSpeed.

http://www.netspeed.net.nz/index.php?page=rbi 4g (or 3G when no 4g available) anywhere in the country for less than $2/gig... Beats the pants off anything but Skinny, though unlike Skinny it can be used anywhere (found about it in a mobile home blog)
https://buggeritweareoff.com/2016/04/27/lte-4g-aerial-installation-on-a-motorhome/

 

 

 

 

I will give netspeed a yell!!

 

I'm using the NetComm NTC-140W-02 4G/3G Wireless Industrial M2M Router.. been testing and they look good!

 

Thanks for all the feedback guys! 

 

This is why i call geekzone home... just Awesome!.. Thanks again 


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