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Topic # 147020 5-Jun-2014 22:25
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i just want to know anyone else with number 8 wireless on here ? what there speeds like,area etc ....after 6 years i have finally doubled my broadband speed by jumping onto NO 8 and no more congestion at 6pm  i am in the Gordonton area north Waikato on the  WRIMU tower at 156.63 degrees .on my  broadband connection was  getting 430kb/s now on No 8 iam on 900kb/s +.
Unfortunately they have only got the 100gb plan for $100 and $1 one gig there after which is reasonable.....if you reading this lightwire/NO 8  more is needed or at least have  unlimited period  from  1am to 7 am .....  






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  Reply # 1060183 6-Jun-2014 04:51
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Do you want better speeds or bigger caps? Pick one.

Wireless is a finite resource using a shared medium.

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  Reply # 1060194 6-Jun-2014 05:54
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was your slower connection a dsl connection?

if so, how about keeping both connections, pumping your bulk data out the slower and everything else on your wireless connection. 


you get the best of both worlds that way.




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  Reply # 1060197 6-Jun-2014 07:15
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this is my broadband speed to the local exchange 







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  Reply # 1060200 6-Jun-2014 07:29
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this is my wireless NO 8  speed 







yeah i could keep both connection on , but i be paying for it,  NO 8  $105,  local dsl around $75 to keep ph and included  50gb  $180 all up (bit  expensive)   .  suppose that's the  price i have to pay for being  rural.
i am 5 km from the exchange by chance even if we did get vdsl don't think it benefit me much, no chance of fibre at all.
  going to try the NO 8 voip  should able to get away  100gb  , if the kids dont use it all up ......

i rather have data  and reasonable speeds, with no congestion or am i being greedy lol




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  Reply # 1060206 6-Jun-2014 08:00
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Is the exchange still DSL1, or has it had a ADSL2+ upgrade?





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  Reply # 1060212 6-Jun-2014 08:13
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coffeebaron: Is the exchange still DSL1, or has it had a ADSL2+ upgrade?




nah its still on  DSL 1   and we not even on the map for an upgrade in the near future (last time i checked ) .....even  the schools not on fibre yet ,they probably just get a direct fibre line  missing out the exchange all together.... the dsl  is  not a bad connection just after 3 pm  kids get home from there schools the speed just goes to crawling.... 




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  Reply # 1060382 6-Jun-2014 13:37
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What road are you on out gordonton? And what exch are you on

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  Reply # 1060542 6-Jun-2014 20:27
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Cbfd: What road are you on out gordonton? And what exch are you on

Piako Rd, Gordonton exchange.
I think it was originally on the mass Exchange / Cabinet upgrade program, but seems to have been missed. Don't think it's on the current RBI plan, but I have seen some exchanges that are not still receive upgrades.




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  Reply # 1060686 7-Jun-2014 02:15
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Cbfd: What road are you on out gordonton? And what exch are you on



you  going to hook me up to a special line ? lol  ..... got No 8 on trial for a month and they got no contracts or disconnection fees which is brilliant, so i can always jump back ,chances of  exchange upgrade  happening are next to nothing..... 




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  Reply # 1119394 1-Sep-2014 10:31
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No 8 have just up-sized there power plan to 200GB from 100gb  for the  same price  of $105 from 1st September  ...makes it a reasonable  price now....... 

http://www.lightwire.co.nz/rural/plans






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