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Topic # 180916 26-Sep-2015 11:07
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I'm in Ohakune for a week with the kids and want to get a basic USB prepaid data stick to keep me sane come the evenings.

I've seen some threads on GZ suggesting Spark's coverage in Ohakune was more robust than Vodafone (which may have been overloaded?), but these were a couple of years old and may well have changed.

Anyone with recent experience that they'd care to share? My cell is on Vodafone, so I'm thinking about hedging my bets and going with Spark for the data stick and falling back to tethering if I have to.

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  Reply # 1394835 26-Sep-2015 14:43
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Skinny Data SIM + Spark MF910 4G WiFi router

https://www.skinny.co.nz/shop/data-sims/

https://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/mobilebroadbandandtablets/devices/spark-mf910-hotspot-white.html

Note this router supports 700MHz LTE 4G on Band 28 which makes it awesome across all networks and future proofed.

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  Reply # 1394915 26-Sep-2015 16:35
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Ta, very helpful.

I know Skinny uses Spark's network, but is there any downside of using Skinny vs "real" Spark?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1394926 26-Sep-2015 17:02
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^ You can't walk into a Spark store to get help and you don't get the bonuses eg free WiFi, cheap concert tickets, etc.

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