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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 30200 1-Feb-2009 13:57
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Hi guys and gals

I am currently on Xnet fusion ( 90 dollars a month and its been great) and i am moving out of my current address in auckland city and moving to a building that has cabling within the building owned by the building itself. Hence they provide internet there.

My problem is that the internet there is really slow and since i cant get fixed line internet from outside. i wanted some advice on what the bst option for wireless internet might be.

i have a few ideas in mind.. please help out:

Woosh: problem is that service is not that great overall and i need faster speed for skyping/voip. ( fusion has been great for this) 10 gigs for 50/60 bucks i think

Vodafone 3g through my 5800 nokia: I dont know if that is possible.. currently I am on a prepay dont mind jumping onto their heavy 3gigs usage plan-30 dollars for base calling plan, and 60 dollars for internet. telecom is much more expensive in this regards it seems

Compass communications wireless: i ll have a direct view of the skytower from my new place..but they have a steep disonnection policy and they need to install the dish on my building's roof(not possible) if they can just put it in my room..that might be good. 60 dollars for 8 gigs 2 mbps download/ 256 k upload.- this seems like the best option if they dont need to install the dish on the roof - need some user experience on this if available

Please suggest which one of these are better.. or any other options if they are available to me. for similar price range?

Also if this post is in the wrong forum let me know.. i ll move it..

thanks for your help in advance.

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  Reply # 193214 1-Feb-2009 14:51
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NZ Wireless (Gasp) might be a good option for you if you care more about local speed than international.

Gasp Unlimited
$70 month
No data cap
3Mbit/3Mbit National Speed
256Kbit/256Kbit International Speed

Coverage area:

Don't ask me why the international speed is so low I don't know and I wish they'd bump it up to at least 1Mbit.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 193233 1-Feb-2009 15:53
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Thanks for the reply, the problem though is international traffic. most of my current traffic is international. so i dunno how well this would work.

Thanks though it will definately be on my consideration. Is vodafone 3g/3.5g a good option?

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  Reply # 193239 1-Feb-2009 16:14
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All mobile data plans in NZ are very expensive.  How much data do you use in a month on average?

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 193246 1-Feb-2009 16:39
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I currently use between 5-10 gigs of data a month and spend 30 dollars on vodafone prepay a month.

right now vodafone has a scheme that is 3 gigs of data for 35 dollars a month for 6 months and then full price. and on top of that 3 more gigs is for 10 more dollars. so for 6 months it ll cost me 40 dollars for 6 gigs after which it is 80 dollars for 6gigs for another 6 months = 670 dollars over the year = 55 dollars a month for 6 gigs of data a  month which is completely mobile.

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  Reply # 193248 1-Feb-2009 16:43
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you knoiw what?

screw your building in teh @ss and run a cable up the side of your wall and into your window!!!

its the only way lol


The force is strong with this one!

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 193254 1-Feb-2009 17:12
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hahahah if i read the vodafone offer bad its on a 24 month plan and it expired yesterday :) any other suggestions?

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