I'm in Auckland CBD, Parnell, 50 metres from Parnell shops, and can see the sky tower... This is my speeds with a Vodem with all the latest drivers/firmware etc.
It says it connects at 3.7MBits, Yeah Right.
I've also tried a PC Card which got around the same speeds.
I spent the last month travelling around the north island, and couldn't get more than dialup speeds anywhere I went, and ping times were 3000ms-6000ms.
I've found Vodafone's mobile broadband to be really bad, and am starting to look at getting of all things a Telecom 3G card running on their old CDMA network, because I can get at least 150kbps anywhere in the country, and the coverage is much better.
Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.