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Topic # 11557 30-Jan-2007 17:10
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Ok so im getting a laptop for my bday and I am flatting and i dont have a phone line yet....... plus i will b moving soon, I want to be able to download heaps of stuff and surf the net (a few gigs a month) at a reasonable speed without the hassle of wires so I want wireless broadband.........

BUT.... what company do I use? e.g. xtra wireless broadband?

How much is it? i.e. who is the best for the best price?


HELP YOU TECCHIES OUT THERE! i need help!!!

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Reply # 59258 30-Jan-2007 17:21
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  Reply # 59312 31-Jan-2007 06:45
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missliss: I want to be able to download heaps of stuff and surf the net (a few gigs a month) at a reasonable speed


Ahhh... and just based on that, you have no choice but woosh... Only that will allow you to move around and pay a relatively cheap price for downloads! Other wireless alternatives will cost you through the roof for a few Gbs per month (more than 3gb)

Unless..... You're planning to stay in urban areas in Auckland or wellington (the main city center). You MAY get wi-fi internet then...

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Reply # 59319 31-Jan-2007 09:21
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In Wellington you have the option of WiMax from one provider. Using Wi-Fi would not be possible because most access points are just around the CBD and have limited range - also it would cost a fortune - unless yo have a Telecom Mobile Broadband account in which case you could use Telecom Wi-Fi Hotspots for free.







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Reply # 59339 31-Jan-2007 11:14
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so shud i get wireless woosh?

i'm confused..... and whats wifi lol

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Reply # 59340 31-Jan-2007 11:17
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Yes, I think you should check Woosh if available in your area.

WiFi is a networking technology, like the ethernet cables, but without the wires. It's for connecting computers on a local area network, unlike other technologies such as Woosh's WCDMA or WiMax which are for wide areas instead.






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