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boosacnoodle

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#285930 26-May-2021 15:01
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Hi team. Recently got RBI coverage in my area (Halcombe). I am wondering if anyone has been able to find a plan that goes over 200GB?


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wratterus
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  #2713313 26-May-2021 16:03
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https://netspeed.net.nz/rural-broadband/

 

 

 

I think the 250GB/unlimited off peak is as big as they go. 


 
 
 

You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).
colinuu
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  #2713315 26-May-2021 16:13
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Plus unlimited am data can be included for an extra fee.


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  #2713334 26-May-2021 18:06
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Try Inspire Net?




boosacnoodle

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  #2713610 27-May-2021 09:02
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Wow this is a bit of a joke. Seems like not the case. I wonder if this was a regulatory requirement imposed as part of the RBI rollout.


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  #2713673 27-May-2021 11:19
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Problem with all wireless technology is frequencies are not "unlimited" so there has to be some caps

 

 





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  #2713679 27-May-2021 11:31
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Have you thought about starlink.

 

starlink.com


boosacnoodle

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  #2713690 27-May-2021 11:58
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nztim:

 

Problem with all wireless technology is frequencies are not "unlimited" so there has to be some caps

 

 

I understand that but during Covid-19 lockdowns they made it unlimited. Spark have 300 / 600GB / "unlimited" WBB plans in urban areas. Just shocked that these plans don't seem to have increased, seemingly, since the RBI plans first came out.

 

ajw:

 

Have you thought about starlink.

 

starlink.com

 

 

Yes but not everyone has $913 to drop on some hardware. There's a perfectly functioning RBI tower some kilometre or so away that should be able to be used.




wratterus
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  #2713696 27-May-2021 12:15
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I do think you need to re-jig your expectations a bit here.

 

Have you checked with Inspire? They do have some coverage around that area and have sensibly priced plans.

 

Being that it is a RBI area, 2Degrees will have their rural plans which are well priced considering, but it sounds like 170GB a month is not enough for you. 

 

If Inspire can't service you, I would be looking at Starlink. They should be up and going later this year in your area. If you compare the monthly cost of that vs the RBI, it wont take that long to pay itself off. 

 

I assume you have a copper connection currently? Being that the tower is pretty close to the exchange there, you ought to get some half decent speeds unless you are a mile back off the road, is it more upload speed you are after?


boosacnoodle

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  #2713698 27-May-2021 12:18
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Never mind. I have found out why. MBIE has a regulated services agreement with Vodafone for wholesale RBI services. The charges are as follows:

 


colinuu
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  #2713699 27-May-2021 12:21
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boosacnoodle:

 

Wow this is a bit of a joke. Seems like not the case. I wonder if this was a regulatory requirement imposed as part of the RBI rollout.

 

 

What do you mean? You were referred to a provider with plans up to 250GB peak and up to unlimited off peak (midnight through to 5pm). That is what you were looking for I think.


tim0001
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  #2714091 27-May-2021 20:10
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I recently asked 2degrees about their pricing beyond 170GB.  Here's what they said:

 

"With regards to our Rural broadband plans and data overuse or additional data charges, it is $15 per 20GBs.
This would only be charged after the 60 days free trail has ended. 
There is no limit on the extra data."

 

Here's a comparison of 2D, VF, and Spark rural fixed wireless plans:  the-fixed-wireless-pricing-jungle


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