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Topic # 116492 30-Apr-2013 23:03
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We are about to move to a house that isn't covered by adsl broadband. I am told by Woosh and Vodafone that they will cover with their Rural Broadband service. Is one better than the other? Will my son still be able to play on his PS3 online!!?? Thank you.

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  Reply # 808325 1-May-2013 01:35
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Where are you going to be roughly. It will help to get the right answer for you

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  Reply # 808337 1-May-2013 07:16
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Speeds will almost certainly be significantly faster on Vodafone. If you're looking at a wireless RBI option however pricing may be higher than Woosh. If you wish to complain about this send your complaint letter to the Commerce Commission as the offering is a regulated one.

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  Reply # 808338 1-May-2013 07:20
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Gazbyn: We are about to move to a house that isn't covered by adsl broadband.


I'd suggest finding out who your local Wireless ISP (WISP) is. There is one in every region and I'd take that road leaving RBI as a last resort.



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  Reply # 809340 1-May-2013 08:02
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The address is Jonkers Road Waitakere . Thank you



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  Reply # 809343 1-May-2013 08:11
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Also would you be able to explain the difference between the Vodafone and Woosh rural broadband services please (or any other option) When I spoke with Vodafone they said their costs had reduced to $49 set up and $110 month for 15GB plus additional 10GBs at $20. Is this reasonable? Speed is important to us as we have children who enjoy gaming. Thank you.

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  Reply # 809365 1-May-2013 09:30
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Gazbyn: Also would you be able to explain the difference between the Vodafone and Woosh rural broadband services please (or any other option) When I spoke with Vodafone they said their costs had reduced to $49 set up and $110 month for 15GB plus additional 10GBs at $20. Is this reasonable? Speed is important to us as we have children who enjoy gaming. Thank you.


Hi Gazbyn

Both Woosh and Vodafone use the same equipment to deliver the Rural Broadband Service (RBI) to you. RBI is a government regulated initiative, and all participating telcos use the same cellsites and the same modems. Therefore, there will be little difference in terms of speed. The key differences between providers that you need to consider are:
  • the installation cost
  • the monthly plan cost and the ability to change plans as needed
  • the amount of included data and the cost of additional data
  • the calling rates (on your landline and on your RBI phone if you want to use one)
We are quite certain (naturally) that we can get you a better deal than Vodafone on all of those, so please give us a call on 0800 4 WOOSH (0800 4 96674).

Lastly, the gaming experience on RBI depends on the type of gaming. For a good gaming experience you don't need the fastest connection (Megabits per second), but you do need low latency (how quickly data reaches the game server and comes back). Because RBI is a wireless connection, latency is going to be higher than on a broadband connection. Therefore we don't recommend RBI for First Person Shooters like HALO or any other games that require low latency for optimal experience.

Regards
The Team at Woosh

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  Reply # 809511 1-May-2013 14:19
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Another option is www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz
We can also do an enhanced plan if you use a lot of data.
I do their Auckland & Waikato installs, so get in touch if you want more info.

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