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Wannabe Geek

  #753324 30-Jan-2013 15:30
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Cbfd: If you can get lightwire they are pretty good and around most of the cbd - costs about 100$ for 70 gig and lasts up to 90 days

Thanks for the suggestion, I checked them out. They sound very reasonable and good but again, the idea of installation leaving permanent marks on the motel property might not please the owners very much.

trig42: Have you asked the motel owners if they'd do you a deal?

They own the Zenbu unit and could easily let you bypass it or give you a better deal.

I've sent them an email, waiting for a response. Planning to give them a ring once I get home from work too, just in case they weren't trying to dodge my question haha. I don't mind taking no for an answer because that would simply leave me with the 2Degrees idea.

I guess I could cut it with 12 GB, I’ll be returning home to Auckland every weekend leave again on Monday mornings, allowing me enough time to Netflix and what not. Basic Facebook, Google (searches, mail, stream a few videos here and there) shouldn’t be too much right? I could probably even cut my usage down to a minimum of 2 GB per month! Just the thought of being so cheap makes me laugh.

joker97: surely the youtube can wait for a month or two? how do you travel/go "on holiday" otherwise?

Don't travel much and that's why I'm panicking. I realise that I'll be working just over 40 hours a week and will have movies and such to kill the nights if I dont have work carrying forward. I usually use YouTube to stream my playlists and have private tutoring videos that come out once a week. I could download the playlist, just that one video haha.

Edit: Living with 2GB per month isn't very hard either, I'm about 90% sure of going for 2Degrees' plan. Still awaiting response from the motel to see if they could do some sort of a deal :D

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Ultimate Geek

  #753377 30-Jan-2013 17:12
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Lightwire has a wireless network around the cbd that can be coonected to and used via laptop


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Ultimate Geek

  #753694 31-Jan-2013 10:23
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A couple of solutions which may or may not be any good.

If you have a car, park near a phone box and use telecom's wifi, I have seen people do this.

The local library normallly has a wifi connection people can use

Not sure what kind of internship you are doing but the place of business might give you a internet connection so you could use that for the day to day stuff that wont offend them. Probably depends on what sort of plan they have. And if any of you internet use is work related then pays to use their computers anyway.

This one is probably the dumbest idea but become friends with other computer users at your internship and they may let you use their internet connections (for a small fee) to do the important stuff

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Wannabe Geek

  #753730 31-Jan-2013 10:53
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Hi all, I've come to the conclusion that I'll be going with 2Degrees. It turns out cheaper and seems overall better (seeing the fact that I can't install anything on my rooftop). If I do run out (which seems unlikely, I can easily just buy more data blocks.

Thank you all for your suggestions, knew it would be worthwhile posting here!

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  #754109 31-Jan-2013 22:00
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telecom phone box has free wifi?

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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