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# 20728 4-Apr-2008 09:00
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I've been working in an office in the Hamilton CBD for three months now and was able to connect to a Telecom hotspot using ntheir "free" connects up until yesterday.  It logged out every eleven minutes or so, but was usable.  Today it doesn't work any more.  The letter I received yesterday (very funny that) said I need to use the new system at $9.95 an hour or 150MB whichever came first.

So I'm looking for an alternative to my Palm dialup which could suit me.  


Any suggestions?
 
Cheers
bernard 

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  # 121200 4-Apr-2008 21:50
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Telecom hotspots are brutally expensive at $10 an hour for people who just want to check email, some banking,  check maps, TradeMe and other casual usage.   $10 to see if Mum has sent email is absurd.   

Zenbu has only 3 locations in Hamilton, so that's probably not much use to you, but you could suggest it to places where you'd like to use it.   http://www.Zenbu.net.nz  10c a megabyte, with no time expiry on credit purchases makes Zenbu Wi-Fi very economical for casual use.   

Kordia has an area covered:  

<<METRO WI-FI ZONE
Hamilton West CBD
Ward St
Hamilton
New Zealand

Coverage on Ward Street between Victoria and Anglesea St. Ward Lane, Caro St and most of Alexandra Street has coverage.>>

You can buy service from Kordia, Orcon, Tomizone, Fivo and NZ Wireless in that area.   Orcon did a free deal last year, but that lapsed.   I use Kordia in Remuera and it's a reasonable price at 15c a megabyte [if I remember rightly].  

Here's a map of Kordia's Hamilton coverage:  
https://www.kordiametrowifi.com/wifi-coverage/Metro%20Wifi%20Hamilton.pdf

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  # 126295 25-Apr-2008 13:39
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i work in garden place and get good signal strength on kordia etc but i can never connect? the only place my wifi is successful is on my home wireless network.

this is using an htc apache.

any ideas?




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  # 126338 25-Apr-2008 17:48
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MauriceWinn: Telecom hotspots are brutally expensive at $10 an hour for people who just want to check email, some banking, check maps, TradeMe and other casual usage. $10 to see if Mum has sent email is absurd.

Zenbu has only 3 locations in Hamilton, so that's probably not much use to you, but you could suggest it to places where you'd like to use it. http://www.Zenbu.net.nz 10c a megabyte, with no time expiry on credit purchases makes Zenbu Wi-Fi very economical for casual use.

Kordia has an area covered:

<
Hamilton West CBD
Ward St
Hamilton
New Zealand

Coverage on Ward Street between Victoria and Anglesea St. Ward Lane, Caro St and most of Alexandra Street has coverage.>>

You can buy service from Kordia, Orcon, Tomizone, Fivo and NZ Wireless in that area. Orcon did a free deal last year, but that lapsed. I use Kordia in Remuera and it's a reasonable price at 15c a megabyte [if I remember rightly].

Here's a map of Kordia's Hamilton coverage:
https://www.kordiametrowifi.com/wifi-coverage/Metro%20Wifi%20Hamilton.pdf



 Hi Maurice,

Thanks for the post, I was able to linkup with Kordia; but just on the perimeter, so one side of the building (south) in Bryce Street can connect but the other side (north) on Barton doesn't.

For $14.95 I got 100MB and that is fine at the moment.  It can be a bit flaky.  I'm about to install a repeater so I can access across the building from the live signal.

I found the Orcon signal strength all around the building is fine, and I even get a login screen.  I tried to find a sign up screen but there is none.  I email Orcon, but they won't let me connect, saying

"This was a service that we used to provide, but it wasn't a service that was popular so it was removed from the services we now offer. This may be why you can still pick it up"

Don't you just love it.  Why can I connect to the login screen, Huh?

 

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  # 126357 25-Apr-2008 20:09
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The Orcon helpdesk where a little misinformed.

The Orcon Wifi hotspots as supplied via Korida will be public to Orcon Customers in the near future (no ETA as of yet)

Thanks
Craig Whitmore
Senior Systems Administrator
Orcon Internet

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  # 126365 25-Apr-2008 20:20
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I've picked up Cafenet by the transport centre, cost is $10 for 24hrs use (unlimited data I believe)



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  # 126404 26-Apr-2008 01:14
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LennonNZ: The Orcon helpdesk where a little misinformed.

The Orcon Wifi hotspots as supplied via Korida will be public to Orcon Customers in the near future (no ETA as of yet)

Thanks
Craig Whitmore
Senior Systems Administrator
Orcon Internet



Hi Craig,

 Then how can I become an ORCON customer and use the ORCON WIFI connect?

cheers

Bernard

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  # 126413 26-Apr-2008 08:35
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bernardgbailey:
LennonNZ: The Orcon helpdesk where a little misinformed.

The Orcon Wifi hotspots as supplied via Korida will be public to Orcon Customers in the near future (no ETA as of yet)

Thanks
Craig Whitmore
Senior Systems Administrator
Orcon Internet



Hi Craig,

Then how can I become an ORCON customer and use the ORCON WIFI connect?

cheers

Bernard


The service is not publiclly open yet. There is no ETA as of yet.

Thanks
Craig Whitmore
Senior Systems Administrator
Orcon Internet Ltd

 
 
 
 




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  # 126414 26-Apr-2008 08:50
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LennonNZ:

The service is not publiclly open yet. There is no ETA as of yet.

Thanks
Craig Whitmore
Senior Systems Administrator
Orcon Internet Ltd


Any idea when it is "likely" to be available?

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  # 126417 26-Apr-2008 09:03
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There is no ETA as of yet.

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# 127963 2-May-2008 16:43
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If you know of a cafe that you think would be ideal for providing wifi access for the public NOW. then pass on my details and if they want ill send them one to run now. www.maiwifi.com  All details are on my crapy googlewebsite at present (soon to be updated). The main thing the wifi is prepay and prices from $5 hour
Thought id mention
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