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  Reply # 1105772 10-Aug-2014 10:29
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Was there a week or so ago visiting my Dad, there was a guest wifi network but looked like it was for staff use.
Telecom 4G coverage is good even inside the building, was getting 46Mbps down with 1 bar 4G coverage. 

If your looking for a large data pack, you could visit Harvey Norman and get one of the Skinny Data sims (Works with 4G on Telecom/Spark if your device is 4G capable) I picked up 10GB for $120 and chucked it in my phone with no issues.




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  Reply # 1105799 10-Aug-2014 10:59
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Have you phoned the establishment to ask if they offer public wifi access anyone on the hospital grounds?




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  Reply # 1105801 10-Aug-2014 11:03
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i doubt there would be someone there to access on sunday mornings

i am just getting a 2degree stick the 12gig one, i called up and the guy at 2degree was very helpful

i would rather rely on paid wifi than the free one... at least i know i will have access



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  Reply # 1105802 10-Aug-2014 11:04
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thanks for info.

i decided 2 degrees easier to get. as my partner works in town so he can easily get a 12 gig stick for 99. best deal

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  Reply # 1105809 10-Aug-2014 11:28
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equilor11: 

i would rather rely on paid wifi than the free one... at least i know i will have access


i stayed at a hotel in Australia once that charged extra for the wifi... it was so bad. sometimes it worked and sometimes it didnt, so just because you're paying for it doesn't mean it will definitely work ;)

but the 2degrees option sounds like a good idea then as long as it doesn't interfere with any medical equipment that is.








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  Reply # 1105846 10-Aug-2014 12:40
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lxsw20: You would be lucky to have public wifi in the wards. Best bet would be a 2Degrees data stick on the 12GB $99 prepay deal. 
you quoted the price wrong you have to buy a stick thing for 50$ then you buy extra stuff and it costs around 300 for the 12gb

i take back the thank you info lol

not helpful at all rater gutted really



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  Reply # 1105848 10-Aug-2014 12:50
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i am just going to use my phone as the wifi / hotspot and upgrade my phone amount that way not wasting $60 for a t stick.....

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  Reply # 1105880 10-Aug-2014 14:27
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equilor11: i am just going to use my phone as the wifi / hotspot and upgrade my phone amount that way not wasting $60 for a t stick.....


you dont need a usb 3g modem.

you can buy that $99 deal on any 2degrees sim.

stick that in your phone and tether it to your pc.





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  Reply # 1105885 10-Aug-2014 14:44
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Hi equilor11,

I have replied in your other topic, but having read this one if there isn't one of our Wifi hotspots close enough to you then it may not be suitable - you have to be within fairly close physical proximity for it to work.

Cheers,

Paulthagerous.



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  Reply # 1105892 10-Aug-2014 14:50
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hamish225:
equilor11: i am just going to use my phone as the wifi / hotspot and upgrade my phone amount that way not wasting $60 for a t stick.....


you dont need a usb 3g modem.

you can buy that $99 deal on any 2degrees sim.

stick that in your phone and tether it to your pc.
well i got better news that i found out

i am using my internet on my phone and i did not have to buy anything

hotspot :P androidap

a friend told my parnter about it and now i am surfing on my phone on the laptop

its the hotspot and very easy to configure. :P



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  Reply # 1105893 10-Aug-2014 14:52
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Paulthagerous: Hi equilor11,

I have replied in your other topic, but having read this one if there isn't one of our Wifi hotspots close enough to you then it may not be suitable - you have to be within fairly close physical proximity for it to work.

Cheers,

Paulthagerous.
i rang up hospital apaerntly their one is broken

but my partner talked to his computer geek friend

and i got hotspot on my phone working well with my modem turned off!!!

i am very happy and so pleased i figured it out before monday

if you go to wifi settings its a androidap if you google how to

turn it on and accept and add pass word you can show words for pw and there you are using your own hotspot

and i just buy upgrades if i need to which i wont as its just for runescape :P


thank you for the help everyone! sorry if i sounded grouchy but i cant live without my internet

after all it is the 2014.. and as i said hospitals are boring!

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  Reply # 1105904 10-Aug-2014 15:08
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Just as a side note, if any of you are having issues with any of our hotspots please feel free to call up and log it, so that the team can help troubleshoot any issues. The number for them is 0800 500 165.

 


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  Reply # 1105905 10-Aug-2014 15:16
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nakedmolerat:
hamish225: im pretty sure most hospitals have signs everywhere telling you to turn your mobile phone off so im going to guess that means no MBB stick for your laptop either.


AFAIK the reason for no mobile phones at the hospital, they don't want people to talk loud on mobiles and disturbing others. Sitting quietly and use the Internet is no problem at all. At tauranga hospital, EOL which is a local ISP provides paid Internet via wifi.

There is no such things as mobile phones can cause problem. Doctors carry their mobiles everywhere within the hospital.


The rules may have changed as it's been a while since I was near an ICU, but the last time I looked they had to be off in an ICU that uses wireless patient monitoring.

But that was about it.



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  Reply # 1105907 10-Aug-2014 15:25
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Paulthagerous: Just as a side note, if any of you are having issues with any of our hotspots please feel free to call up and log it, so that the team can help troubleshoot any issues. The number for them is 0800 500 165.
i did ring up the hospital and they said they had issues with theirs on the ground floor

they took me up to 3c to talk to a nurse who had no idea at all poor lady loll



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  Reply # 1105908 10-Aug-2014 15:26
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kiwirock:
nakedmolerat:
hamish225: im pretty sure most hospitals have signs everywhere telling you to turn your mobile phone off so im going to guess that means no MBB stick for your laptop either.


AFAIK the reason for no mobile phones at the hospital, they don't want people to talk loud on mobiles and disturbing others. Sitting quietly and use the Internet is no problem at all. At tauranga hospital, EOL which is a local ISP provides paid Internet via wifi.

There is no such things as mobile phones can cause problem. Doctors carry their mobiles everywhere within the hospital.


The rules may have changed as it's been a while since I was near an ICU, but the last time I looked they had to be off in an ICU that uses wireless patient monitoring.

But that was about it.
i had my phone with me last time i went in back in march and they did not say nothing at all to me they even let me plug in my phone to charge up.

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