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Wannabe Geek

# 140768 19-Feb-2014 20:04
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My hotel is on Zenbu, handing out 100MB vouchers... I have a 2digital SIM card, $50 for 3GB. I'd like to download a few movies for the awfully long flight home. Is there an internet cafe or something (friendly univ network admin's office...) that allows for this? I am not against paying but the $15+ / GB the 2digital would require is prohibitively expensive. My traffic is fully legal, there's no worry over that.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 990717 19-Feb-2014 20:28
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There is free WiFi in several locations around Wellington; either "cbdfree" or the TradeMe free Wifi (both fairly easily found on the Waterfront) should give you something.

Assuming you know where Te PaPa is, if you then move towards the Stock Exchange building (with the stock ticker displayed on the outside), you should be in a good reception area for both "cdbfree" and the TradeMe wifi.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 990736 19-Feb-2014 20:44
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Thanks! I will check tomorrow. However, I'd be surprised if the speed would be adequate for this :) 


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Uber Geek

  # 990738 19-Feb-2014 20:46
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Might want to check if there's a data cap though.

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Uber Geek

  # 990739 19-Feb-2014 20:56
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one time i tried it - the free WiFi. it was fine playhing youtube videos on the fly but if i wanted to download the same youtube video i coud not ... it was just so slow, maybe they limit the downloads?

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Master Geek

  # 990749 19-Feb-2014 21:23
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transprox: Thanks! I will check tomorrow. However, I'd be surprised if the speed would be adequate for this :) 

Try out the TradeMe wireless on the waterfront - it is very fast from the speed tests I've done on it before.

I'd probably go out on a limb and say its the fastest free wifi in Wellington...

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Wannabe Geek

  # 992617 22-Feb-2014 23:21
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Wow got 1.8-2 megabyte/s on TradeMe that's fantastic especially on free wifi.

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Uber Geek

  # 992648 23-Feb-2014 07:25

Or use the councils free wifi at the town hall entrance side. I used to get 30m/sec.

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