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Topic # 12423 16-Mar-2007 11:56
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I have heard or seen a couple of people mentioning taking a PAP2T away with them when they travel so that they can call NZ using a internet connection rather then paying the very high cell phone or Hotel rates.

First is this practice ok with WxC? and if it is what would be the best way to do it? is the PAP2T and some small phone the best option or is the something better? How would you get through the web page that hotels throw up before you can get access to the web? Most travellers have laptops but that would not help getting the ip phone adapter through that page.

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  Reply # 64137 18-Mar-2007 08:38
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I was of the impression that WXC encourage the liberation from physical lines.  To them, it's not an added cost as it is just IP traffic.

As for getting to actually work in a hotel, who knows what sort of firewalls they run ...

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  Reply # 64140 18-Mar-2007 08:56
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Hotels in NZ also charge $0.60 a minute (max $30 per day) for connecting to their 'broadband' and it generally has a cap of 50mb, with a per mb charge after that. Pricing like that makes cellphone priciing look great.

As a side effect, it suddenly makes packet data over mobiles look very attractive since for 29.95/39.95 on either network, you can have 200mb with no such time limit of a day.




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  Reply # 64144 18-Mar-2007 09:47
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Nety:

I have heard or seen a couple of people mentioning taking a PAP2T away with them when they travel so that they can call NZ using a internet connection rather then paying the very high cell phone or Hotel rates.

First is this practice ok with WxC? and if it is what would be the best way to do it? is the PAP2T and some small phone the best option or is the something better? How would you get through the web page that hotels throw up before you can get access to the web? Most travellers have laptops but that would not help getting the ip phone adapter through that page.

Ideas?




Yes it is okay, as long as we have the billing address for number , then up to the user to keep there details up to date and where they take their device is up to them, however I stress the billing address is tied to the VFX number, ie Auckland Billing Address Auckland VFX number...

Using a PAP 2 in hotels can be done using a bridge mode with wireless, otherwise a SPA2102 is a better option when traveling overseas, its what I use and it works great...overseas hotels broadband charges are a lot cheaper so makes calling home a more viable option. NZ hotels I admit are totally shocking and behind the times in this regard




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  Reply # 64246 19-Mar-2007 08:19
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Agree with the coments on NZ charges and I can add  that Australia is just as bad. However this would be used mostly in Asia, Europe and America where internet is somewhat more afortable in hotelsSmile

OK so let me confirm what setup you use. Do you plug a laptop into the SPA2102 as well as a phone to get through the hotel agreement page?









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  Reply # 64247 19-Mar-2007 08:20
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Nety: Agree with the coments on NZ charges and I can add  that Australia is just as bad. However this would be used mostly in Asia, Europe and America where internet is somewhat more afortable in hotelsSmile

OK so let me confirm what setup you use. Do you plug a laptop into the SPA2102 as well as a phone to get through the hotel agreement page?





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