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Topic # 115190 17-Mar-2013 15:16
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A mate of mine recently landed and left from Auckland airport, and used free wifi from within both terminals.

I gather that previously it was either pay, or use the wifi within the airline's club lounges?

Not sure when this started because their web site and online comments don't refer to the free wifi at all.

I thought he may have been near McDondalds, but the sign-on screen is definitely not theirs ... the offer is for 30 minutes free, plus payment options for longer periods.

Wellington airport has had free wifi for 6 or 7 years now, so good on Auckalnd, eh?

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  Reply # 783003 17-Mar-2013 16:22
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christchurch airport, the last time i was waiting in the international departure area had 30 minutes free wifi, but since all my money was in AUD cash at the time there was no money in my bank left for paying for 'free' wifi.







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  Reply # 783006 17-Mar-2013 16:29
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Hamish,

You should have called me and I'd have loaned you some free money.

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  Reply # 783813 19-Mar-2013 10:40
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There is free wifi in the koru lounges around the country....

But yes Auckland now has free 30 minutes on their public wifi.

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  Reply # 783827 19-Mar-2013 10:50
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chevrolux: There is free wifi in the koru lounges around the country....

But yes Auckland now has free 30 minutes on their public wifi.


the koru lounge passwords change to a different NZ city name every month

but you can have a good guess, or normally can find out by asking on twitter

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  Reply # 783832 19-Mar-2013 10:59
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Yeah I just travelled last month and noticed this. Better than other airports like Melbourne which wants you to pay. I was in Amsterdam and there was free wifi EVERYWHERE. All through the airport, every restaurant I went to, all around the streets. And I mean free as in no logins, no surveys, just connect and go for it. In my hotel (Doubletree Hilton) there was free unlimited wifi and you didn't even have to sign in with room number or any details at all. Caught up with a few of my fav TV shows while I was away :) Great attitude to wifi in that town and they seem to be able to manage it just fine

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  Reply # 783843 19-Mar-2013 11:16
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I had a 4 transit in Singapore a couple of months back, signed onto their free wifi and pulled down 2gb, enough for a couple of hours of entertainment on the plane.

But yes i noticed 2 weeks ago there was free wifi in Christchurch international, not sure how long that has been there. Every time i pass through Melbourne i curse, i don't know how they can justify the wifi charges.

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  Reply # 783857 19-Mar-2013 12:10
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nathan:
chevrolux: There is free wifi in the koru lounges around the country....

But yes Auckland now has free 30 minutes on their public wifi.


the koru lounge passwords change to a different NZ city name every month

but you can have a good guess, or normally can find out by asking on twitter


Or just become lounge member and benefit from the awesomeness that is the koru lounge.

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  Reply # 783869 19-Mar-2013 12:42
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Don't they log your mac address so the next time you come in they say you have already had your 30 minutes?  I used the wifi at Christchurch years ago and sure the next time I flew out they said I already had used my 30 minutes.

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  Reply # 783872 19-Mar-2013 12:49
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Regarding CHC, yep. Late last year that changed. Thanks to Snap once again (Yay Snap!) and the fibre laid out here recently, they were able to get rid of whoever was supplying it to CIAL on-behalf and charing after 15/30 mins and now provide 2hrs/day or 200mb fo free

In saying that, the last time I was over there on a job I wen't over what appeared to be 2hrs and it seemed to keep ticking. So all good in my books! Using it during lunch when I'm in the area and being a plane nerd

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  Reply # 784006 19-Mar-2013 17:13
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wallop: Don't they log your mac address so the next time you come in they say you have already had your 30 minutes?  I used the wifi at Christchurch years ago and sure the next time I flew out they said I already had used my 30 minutes.


Good thing USB wifi devices are so cheap that even if your inbuilt doesnt work with a changed mac address (some dont) you could just click over to using a cheap USB nano adapter for another 30 mins. Then another, etc.




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  Reply # 784111 19-Mar-2013 21:35
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Some you can just set a diff mac in the device properties of the adapter in device manager. also clear your browser cookies.

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  Reply # 785994 23-Mar-2013 18:28
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hamish225: christchurch airport, the last time i was waiting in the international departure area had 30 minutes free wifi, but since all my money was in AUD cash at the time there was no money in my bank left for paying for 'free' wifi.


I used it back in September in the domestic terminal, speeds were 20/20 and limited to 300mb/30 minutes, for some reason every time I disconnected and reconnected it would give me another 30 minutes/300mb to use. Was great




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