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# 240045 17-Aug-2018 13:29
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$79/month
Unlimited data (fair use policy)
No contract, $99 modem fee
Auckland CBD only

 

https://wirelessnation.co.nz/urban/products/4g-metro

 

Anyone tried it yet?


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  # 2074860 17-Aug-2018 13:52
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Interesting. Looks very much to me like VF shapemaps?





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  # 2074875 17-Aug-2018 14:14
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Will be interesting to see what customers would use this. Especially given that Spark offer 240GB (4G) per month for $59/month, and with a much larger footprint than Wireless Nation.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2074877 17-Aug-2018 14:21
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Its not on the 3 main telco networks.

 

I have this as a link for a site and works alright the modems are ZLT P21's


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  # 2074878 17-Aug-2018 14:21
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looks like vodafone reseller






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  # 2074883 17-Aug-2018 14:27
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Their Fair Use Policy is so vague that there is no way of knowing what they would consider unacceptable use.

 

I have a feeling that anyone signing up with this service thinking they can use several hundred gigs of data might get stung with that part of the Fair Use Policy.





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  # 2074886 17-Aug-2018 14:32
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jarledb:

 

Their Fair Use Policy is so vague that there is no way of knowing what they would consider unacceptable use.

 

I have a feeling that anyone signing up with this service thinking they can use several hundred gigs of data might get stung with that part of the Fair Use Policy.

 

 

They state "your usage must be within our customers' average and estimated use patterns. If we feel that your activities are so excessive that other customers are detrimentally affected, we may give you a written warning (by email or otherwise)".

 

The average customer on the Chorus network does about 200GB per month. For usage to be considered *excessive*, I'd imagine they'd need to be a magnitude of three or four times the average. And if they aren't estimating people using more than 240GB, I go back to my original opinion that Skinny offer 240GB per month for $59/month.


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  # 2074912 17-Aug-2018 15:13
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Nice offering, sadly I cant get it here in New windsor (city fringe )

 

I also cant get the spark / skinny 240GB offering either :-(

 

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  # 2074918 17-Aug-2018 15:21
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nakedmolerat:

 

looks like vodafone reseller

 

 

They will be running their own network.

 

There are a number of other operators apart from Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees that have LTE deployed in NZ. There is plenty of equipment available from smaller wireless providers (Baicells being a classic example) that are a fraction of the cost of equipment from the big telco providers. There are also a number of bands this equipment can be operated in outside the normal LTE bands.

 

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  # 2074925 17-Aug-2018 16:05
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sbiddle:

 

nakedmolerat:

 

looks like vodafone reseller

 

 

They will be running their own network.

 

There are a number of other operators apart from Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees that have LTE deployed in NZ. There is plenty of equipment available from smaller wireless providers (Baicells being a classic example) that are a fraction of the cost of equipment from the big telco providers. There are also a number of bands this equipment can be operated in outside the normal LTE bands.

 

 

I've always expected they would be under the bandwidth to really offer such a service....

 

Unless they are under Compass/Bluereach's spectrum?

 

 

 

Their site is a tad misleading as their coverage map does use vodafones's for RBI.





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  # 2074926 17-Aug-2018 16:09
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Yeah my first thought when I saw this was that they might be using Bluereach's wholesale network

 

The Bluereach coverage map suggests they have coverage in Auckland, and they list Wireless Nation as a customer


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howdystranger:

 

Yeah my first thought when I saw this was that they might be using Bluereach's wholesale network

 

 

I think it is, they did mention it to me at one stage


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  # 2074932 17-Aug-2018 16:46
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ResponseMediaNZ:

 

Its not on the 3 main telco networks.

 

I have this as a link for a site and works alright the modems are ZLT P21's

 

 

Would be interested to know metrics on that link :)

 

 

 

Based on what i can put together can't be much more than 70M peak?

 

Nice offering regardless, fair usage is a little wide though!





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hio77:

 

ResponseMediaNZ:

 

Its not on the 3 main telco networks.

 

I have this as a link for a site and works alright the modems are ZLT P21's

 

 

Would be interested to know metrics on that link :)

 

Based on what i can put together can't be much more than 70M peak?

 

Nice offering regardless, fair usage is a little wide though!

 

 

Let me do some testing on it next week and I will let you know. Its on the wharf in the CBD


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  # 2074985 17-Aug-2018 19:25

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Their Fair Use Policy is so vague that there is no way of knowing what they would consider unacceptable use.


I have a feeling that anyone signing up with this service thinking they can use several hundred gigs of data might get stung with that part of the Fair Use Policy.



It would probably depend a lot on when you use that data. They probably won't care, if you max out the connection late at night. And have low usage during business hours.

Guessing that most of their CBD customers are business customers. Meaning they would be wanting to use some spare after hours capacity. The website also says that the connection should not be used for business purposes.





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stinger:

 

Will be interesting to see what customers would use this. Especially given that Spark offer 240GB (4G) per month for $59/month, and with a much larger footprint than Wireless Nation.

 

 

Thanks for that - Had a look at Spark

 

The $59 is a fixed connection the 4G +home phone is now down to $99

 

Pretty sure its just dropped down from $135/mth (Live rurally and only coverage option)

 

 

 

Might be worth a phone call ;)


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