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Topic # 50124 23-Nov-2009 12:18
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Hi my name is Lis. I have been living in sunny Perth for the last couple of years but we are returning to Wgtn just before Xmas.

I found this forum when I was looking for information on broadband connection speeds and I have got to say at the moment my impression is that i am going to paying a fair bit more for a fair bit less - I'm not surprised about the pridce -small market and all - but I am a little surprised about the speed - given that Aussies moan all the time about their Internet! 

Having discovered that you pay for uploads in NZ I hurridly signed up for a online backup service so that the initial upload comes under my free allowance here!


At the moment I make a full-time living working online so I am also curious if I will have any issues with affiliates when I start showing up with an NZ IP address - its not an issue about us having a reputation for fraud - its just few large US companies think further than US/Canada/UK/Ireland/Australia- and that's the good ones!

Anyone fun to have found a "local" forum.




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  Reply # 275430 23-Nov-2009 12:40
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Welcome to Geekzone...

At the moment Telecom is offering free uploads but only until the end of January. I suspect there's a good reason for that (I will expand it in a blog post later).

As for NZ IP addresses - I don't think it's a problem. We have our business running ok, even though I am based in Wellington - and we do have a few U.S.-based partners...






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  Reply # 275436 23-Nov-2009 12:57
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Oh that's interesting about the free uploads freitasm - to be honest its never been an issue for me until I woke up to how easy/cheap the online backup sites have become and realised that it was an extremely good idea to have a out-of-country backup solution before moving back to the earthquake zone :-) I'll look out for your blogpost




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  Reply # 275563 23-Nov-2009 18:10
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What ISP and plan are you on in Aussie atm? Some thing comparable will probably be a bit more expensive in NZ just because of the smaller market scale but it shouldn't be too bad and other things are generally cheaper in NZ like food and so on.



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  Reply # 275581 23-Nov-2009 18:42
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I really looking forward to being able to afford to eat out again that's true! Electronics seem a little cheaper in NZ too. I am with iinet.com.au (they've been excellent and I recommend them) - they kept increasing my plan without me asking I think now have 10GB peak/25GB off-peak (2am-midday) with adsl2+ connection.

Uploads are free - I think this is common in Oz. I don't download videos or images significantly just a lot of web surfing - I could make do with 10GB / month  based on my current usage.

Including a home phone (which was required when I joined 2 years ago but is not now) it comes to around A$70/month.




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  Reply # 275585 23-Nov-2009 18:52
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$70 AUD is around $85-90 NZD, you can get a 10GB ADSL connection + phone for $90-100. In Wellington you will probably have the option of cable + voip or cable + phoneline depending on the area you're in.

Plenty of options.



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  Reply # 275588 23-Nov-2009 18:58
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If I get TelestraClear cable I won't be able to use a voip/skype phone (one with its own model not one that plugs into a computer) would I ?




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  Reply # 275591 23-Nov-2009 19:12
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Yes you will be able to, but not on the entry level plans. You need to have a landline with those.

Look at the second table, for the internet only plans.


I assume the voip/skype phone you are talking about plugs into a router? With TelstraClear, they provide you with a single port cable modem, which you can then plug a broadband router into, so that you can connect multiple PCs, voip phones, wireless laptops etc etc



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  Reply # 275596 23-Nov-2009 19:29
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Ah I didnt realise you could usea router with their cable modem - that would sort out the problem. I am looking at phone like this http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B002V45UEE/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ACAF5B1M3UCTZ&v=glance so long as it had access to a wireless router it should work I think




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  Reply # 275644 23-Nov-2009 22:18
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It should not be a problem at all.

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