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Topic # 205393 11-Nov-2016 13:17
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Vodafone has announced details of its Home Wireless Broadband product, which will soon deliver superfast broadband speeds to Kiwi households over New Zealand’s 4G network in December. 

 

Vodafone Consumer Director Matt Williams said, “Home Wireless Broadband has been designed especially for Kiwis who are frustrated by slow and unreliable internet access via Chorus’ ageing copper network”. 

 

“Kiwis are spending more time online – they’re watching videos on multiple devices and old-style ADSL plans delivered over the copper phone network simply don’t cut it anymore. Even if you’re a relatively light internet user, issues like buffering are still really frustrating,” added Matt Williams. 

 

Home Wireless Broadband will solve all that with a step up to faster 4G broadband speeds, and a step down in price. There is no need for a phone jack or a copper line into the home - customers simply plug the 4G modem into a power point and they’re ready to go. 

 

“Customer feedback about the ‘DIY plug and play’ installation process and in-home experience has helped us to design and deliver a great customer experience from start to finish. The 4G modem is WiFi capable for up to 30 devices and can also support wireless printers and hard drives,” Matt said. 

 

Product design draws on Vodafone’s heritage and expertise in delivering wireless broadband solutions to rural customers as part of the government’s rural broadband initiative (RBI).  

 

Home Wireless Broadband is currently being offered to existing Vodafone ADSL customers with slow copper speeds who are in 4G coverage areas that are considered ‘good’ or ‘excellent’. It will be available to new customers through all Vodafone’s channels in December. 

 

For more information about Vodafone Home Wireless Broadband please visit: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/home-wireless-broadband/

 





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  Reply # 1668205 11-Nov-2016 18:21
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I assume we have to wait until December for pricing? It doesn't appear to be stated on the linked web page above.


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  Reply # 1668207 11-Nov-2016 18:23
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alasta:

 

I assume we have to wait until December for pricing? It doesn't appear to be stated on the linked web page above.

 

 

Considering the pricing for the Datapacks themselves, I personally would still be recommending the RBI offerings...

 

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Ignore the recommendation, forgot the no urban fineprint.





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  Reply # 1668219 11-Nov-2016 18:35
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A couple of weeks ago they said this in a Stuff article

"A plan with an 80 gigabyte monthly traffic cap and home phone will cost $90 a month on a 12-month plan, with a 40Gb plan costing $80."

http://i.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/85614459/Tuanz-welcomes-Vodafone-offer-to-keep-internet-users-connected

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  Reply # 1668222 11-Nov-2016 18:37
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hio77:

 

Considering the pricing for the Datapacks themselves, I personally would still be recommending the RBI offerings...

 

 

Last I checked not available in the city.





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  Reply # 1668223 11-Nov-2016 18:39
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richms:

 

hio77:

 

Considering the pricing for the Datapacks themselves, I personally would still be recommending the RBI offerings...

 

 

Last I checked not available in the city.

 

 

Correct only RBI locations

 

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  Reply # 1668224 11-Nov-2016 18:40
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richms:

 

hio77:

 

Considering the pricing for the Datapacks themselves, I personally would still be recommending the RBI offerings...

 

 

Last I checked not available in the city.

 

 

 

 

Your right, my bad. missed that fineprint.





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Skinny Wireless still looks the best value by far for a naked experience.


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  Reply # 1668227 11-Nov-2016 18:41
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Big positive of these 4g plans for us on crappy copper is that if the neighbors move to it then it will reduce crosstalk.

 

 





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  Reply # 1668255 11-Nov-2016 19:04
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But you will still have crappy copper, as I do.


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  Reply # 1668257 11-Nov-2016 19:08
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Yes but I might go from the crappy 10/5 back to the crappy 30/10 I had before ;)





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  Reply # 1679010 28-Nov-2016 18:26
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Any news or updates on this?


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  Reply # 1679051 28-Nov-2016 18:52
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I wish Australia would come out with something like the Skinny Broadband pack. They do have one provider, but they limit speeds to 10/1 which is the same as I get on ADSL2+ :(





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  Reply # 1680291 30-Nov-2016 20:13
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If the price really is $90 for 80gb + home phone I wonder if they will drop the price on the RBI plan as it is currently $105 for the same.


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  Reply # 1680297 30-Nov-2016 20:41
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lookout:

 

If the price really is $90 for 80gb + home phone I wonder if they will drop the price on the RBI plan as it is currently $105 for the same.

 

 

This is for Urban.

 

 

 

RBI is totally separate, However if your looking for better pricing.. Go to a re-seller





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  Reply # 1685812 10-Dec-2016 18:33
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Pricing now up on the website - looks like you need to go into store to sign up though.

 

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/home-wireless-broadband/


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