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  Reply # 1247218 26-Feb-2015 17:42
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Jase2985: it says in the 2015 brochure that "internet plans can be purchased once in house", that the $130 you have talked about? if so thats ridiculous in this day and age


Yes, that is daylight robbery, dont know how they justify $350 a week.



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  Reply # 1247220 26-Feb-2015 17:45
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kiwikiwi:
Jase2985: i found the mute button, you must not have looked hard enough


I just used the volume mixer. Not my taste of music.

Anyway quoting from the actual website.

Broadband Internet Every room is connected to the internet through our provider, Vistagate. Residents can sign up online when connected to the internet network and 'top up' at the office. The system works on a pre-paid basis. The cost is $20 a month and there are a number of data plans to choose from. If you go over your cap, simply top up again. The speed is up to 24Mbit. Wireless internet is also available around the hall, including in the lounge and dining room


http://www.helenlowryhall.org.nz/facilities



http://vistagate.com/



This seems to be their ISP, no actual prices or plans but from what their website says it seems to do Fibre so it may not be that bad. Could just be a fibre fed into multiple APs around the house.


The internet speed is fine, just the data allowance. NZ ISP is already providing unlimited data, why are they still capping us?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1247221 26-Feb-2015 17:49
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ttcw:
kiwikiwi:
Jase2985: i found the mute button, you must not have looked hard enough


I just used the volume mixer. Not my taste of music.

Anyway quoting from the actual website.

Broadband Internet Every room is connected to the internet through our provider, Vistagate. Residents can sign up online when connected to the internet network and 'top up' at the office. The system works on a pre-paid basis. The cost is $20 a month and there are a number of data plans to choose from. If you go over your cap, simply top up again. The speed is up to 24Mbit. Wireless internet is also available around the hall, including in the lounge and dining room


http://www.helenlowryhall.org.nz/facilities



http://vistagate.com/



This seems to be their ISP, no actual prices or plans but from what their website says it seems to do Fibre so it may not be that bad. Could just be a fibre fed into multiple APs around the house.


The internet speed is fine, just the data allowance. NZ ISP is already providing unlimited data, why are they still capping us?


Bandwidth for other users.
AFAIK in these business circumstances they buy X amount of data per month and then obviously the users aka the students at the homestay who sign up to this and use it, get their cut.





You can also follow me on twitter here @kiwifortw I do twitch streams every now and then at twitch.tv/kiwiforthewin :)

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  Reply # 1247239 26-Feb-2015 18:06
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ttcw:
Jase2985: it says in the 2015 brochure that "internet plans can be purchased once in house", that the $130 you have talked about? if so thats ridiculous in this day and age


Yes, that is daylight robbery, dont know how they justify $350 a week.


what are your expectations given you are staying where you are and are they realistic




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