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Ultimate Geek


# 81969 20-Apr-2011 20:28
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Hi there! Hope everyone is well.

I have moved here from the UK, been here since last Friday.
Getting used to the fact I have emigrated to the other side of the world!

30yrs old. Work (well did) in IT (looking), love gadgets and tech stuff!

Based North shore at the moment in Whangaparaoa, but looking at apartments in Auckland CBD. 

ISP my main research at the moment... which one????!!!! Orcon has appealed to me.

Nice to stumble across this type of forum. 
I have experienced the slowness browsing to international sites over the last few days as well; A frustration for sure. 

Thank you.

The little things make the biggest difference.

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Uber Geek


  # 461081 20-Apr-2011 21:12
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Welcome to New Zealand Shindig, and why would you ever want to move out of the sunny North Shore? :P

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Ultimate Geek

  # 461082 20-Apr-2011 21:14
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I know people will bag me for this but I have been with Telecom for a few years now and had no problems.

On Total Home package which includes phone line rental and free national calls

.....c'mon sucker lick my battery........
binary solo...0000110000110000111...


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  # 461087 20-Apr-2011 21:25
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JimmyLizar: I know people will bag me for this but I have been with Telecom for a few years now and had no problems.

On Total Home package which includes phone line rental and free national calls

Same here too Jimmy. I have had really good and reliable internet service from Telecom over the past 3 or so years.  

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  # 461090 20-Apr-2011 21:44
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Welcome to New Zealand, and Geekzone...

You will find out the most reliable ISPs are Telecom and TelstraClear. You might have a bit of a problem with TelstraClear help desk though, but I found out (after being a customer for twelve years) you don't really call them anyway. TCL is not the cheapest though, and Telecom is a bit limited in plans. Other than this if you go with Orcon make sure you keep the modem safe and keep receipts of everything - they seem to charge people for non-returned modem/routers even if you send them back when switching ISPs.

I actually had a 30 - 40 minutes talk with the TelstraClear CEO today, will put things together for a blog post tomorrow...

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  # 461097 20-Apr-2011 21:55
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Telecom, TelstraClear, XNet (who have now fixed "their" backhaul problems) and Orcon would be my recommendations.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 461105 20-Apr-2011 22:12
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Hey cheers for the replies guys!
Certainly alot of discussion about ISPs!

Hey, what works we stick with!

Been flicking through the sky channels, nothing much special on sky!
The sport though gets me! Need the sport.

The little things make the biggest difference.

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Master Geek

  # 462050 24-Apr-2011 22:32
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Welcome to the forum and good luck on your job search.


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  # 473713 24-May-2011 22:21
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Hello Shindig, welcome to Geekzone!

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