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  Reply # 1925899 28-Dec-2017 00:24
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@kapitikarl Assuming form the name you are in Kapiti.. Which valley are you up? Nikau? 





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  Reply # 1925910 28-Dec-2017 07:25
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kapitikarl:

 

But only 40mbps dl apparently.

 

 

lol, only

 

that great for a rural broadband solution


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Reply # 1925914 28-Dec-2017 07:45
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kapitikarl:

 

But only 40mbps dl apparently.

 

 

lol, only

 

that great for a rural broadband solution

 

 

Don't you know you need a 1Gbp/s connection for Trademe and YouTube cat videos?

 

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  Reply # 1925940 28-Dec-2017 09:26
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kapitikarl: Would be happy with 500gb. Given games are averaging 40gb nowadays and I will have a gob load of video data to upload after we move, three poultry 200gb voda offers doesn't really cut it. Plus their customer service is abysmal.

 

If you're such a high use user (that's 3x the average NZ usage) then you're clearly going to have to adjust to what's available if you're going to move to a location that doesn't have good infrastructure. Expecting to get high speed 500GB 4G plans is a pretty unrealistic expectation right now.

 

 




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  Reply # 1925961 28-Dec-2017 10:04
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Yeah your right mate I will stop watching cat videos that should do the trick. Do you work for voda by the way?
In all seriousness this is a small thing to all the adjusting and getting used to a different way of life.

Nor sure I can cope without cat videos though.

Ps (for other people on this forum) was originally wellingtonian but not anymore. Nikau valley wayyyyy out of my price range.

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  Reply # 1925973 28-Dec-2017 10:21
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kapitikarl: Yeah your right mate I will stop watching cat videos that should do the trick. Do you work for voda by the way?

 

No I don't work for VodafoneNZ and I am a 2D mobile customer and a home Vodafone VDSL connection

 

So approx where do you live?

 

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Edit: I actually like cat videos :)





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  Reply # 1926057 28-Dec-2017 11:41
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kapitikarl: Yeah your right mate I will stop watching cat videos that should do the trick. Do you work for voda by the way?

 

No I don't work for VodafoneNZ and I am a 2D mobile customer and a home Vodafone VDSL connection

 

So approx where do you live?

 

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Edit: I actually like cat videos :)

 

 

 

 

Yeah the voda comment was for sbiddle in jest at his "reset your expectations message".

 

Currently live nr Auckland City centre - moving towards Wainui way. Have done the address thing with most providers, spoke to Spark, had PMs with engineers/employees and the options I mentioned appear to be the only ones.


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  Reply # 1926060 28-Dec-2017 11:43
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If internet is that important to you and you use that much, is an NGA option viable where you are?




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  Reply # 1926065 28-Dec-2017 11:50
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No it is not unfortunately. Besides, I don't consistently use that much, it is just I have fits and spurts of usage. For example, if I have to do a rebuild or I have a contract to work on, I can easily bust 500GB in a month. So irrespective of what has been said in previous messages, for voda to offer 200gb max whilst providing the best product offering is pretty poor IMHO.

 

 

 

Just checked my internet usage in case I am over-estimating my usage - in 5 days we have used 98GB - and I am on holiday! Gulp.


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  Reply # 1926071 28-Dec-2017 12:03
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How much usage would you consider to be fair then?

 

Edit: depending on where you are in Wainui, is VDSL not available?


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  Reply # 1926120 28-Dec-2017 12:54
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there are data caps on wireless broadband products for a reason


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  Reply # 1926121 28-Dec-2017 13:03
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kapitikarl:

 

Linux:

 

kapitikarl: Yeah your right mate I will stop watching cat videos that should do the trick. Do you work for voda by the way?

 

No I don't work for VodafoneNZ and I am a 2D mobile customer and a home Vodafone VDSL connection

 

So approx where do you live?

 

Linux

 

Edit: I actually like cat videos :)

 

 

 

 

Yeah the voda comment was for sbiddle in jest at his "reset your expectations message".

 

Currently live nr Auckland City centre - moving towards Wainui way. Have done the address thing with most providers, spoke to Spark, had PMs with engineers/employees and the options I mentioned appear to be the only ones.

 

 

No I don't work for Vodafone.

 

I'm merely setting the record straight for you based on the realities of the real world. Your usage puts you in the very heavy user category way above anything close to the average internet user in NZ. The harsh but simply reality is you're going to have to adjust to slower speeds and/or a slower data cap because there simply are no other options.

 

If you want unlimited you'll have to put up with ADSL2+ if that's all that is available at your location. If you want a 4G solution you'll have to put up with the limitations of said product which will include data caps.

 

 


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  Reply # 1926123 28-Dec-2017 13:06
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kapitikarl:

 

No it is not unfortunately. Besides, I don't consistently use that much, it is just I have fits and spurts of usage. For example, if I have to do a rebuild or I have a contract to work on, I can easily bust 500GB in a month. So irrespective of what has been said in previous messages, for voda to offer 200gb max whilst providing the best product offering is pretty poor IMHO.

 

 

Vodafone don't necessarily want high use users on their network. They're providing products for the typical internet user, and by offering larger caps they'll ultimately make the experience worse for everybody. Wireless is a finite shared recourse, and is priced accordingly.

 

Having said that for a number of reasons Vodafone don't offer the cheapest or the best pricing on their own network when it comes to RBI offerings. There are other providers out their wholesaling RBI product that may give you a product more suited to your requirements if you're willing to pay the market rate for that.




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Reply # 1926127 28-Dec-2017 13:17
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sbiddle:

 

The harsh but simply reality is you're going to have to adjust to slower speeds and/or a slower data cap because there simply are no other options.

 

 

 

 

Yes there are :)




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  Reply # 1926128 28-Dec-2017 13:18
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quickymart:

 

How much usage would you consider to be fair then?

 

Edit: depending on where you are in Wainui, is VDSL not available?

 

 

 

 

Fair? Um not sure. 


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