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Topic # 11658 5-Feb-2007 11:20
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i am surprised orcon does market it's satellite internet service on television because there is so many people out there that cannot get broadband and i am sure this would be very popular. i have never seen orcon market it's satellite internet service.

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  Reply # 59797 5-Feb-2007 14:58
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The trouble is that people moan and moan and moan about not being able to get broadband, and how they would happily pay for decent service, but when presented with decent service, even at a fair price considering its delivery method, they suddenly say "why should i pay that much for broadband when the rest of the country gets it cheaper?"







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  Reply # 59802 5-Feb-2007 15:34
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tonyhughes: ...they suddenly say "why should i pay that much for broadband when the rest of the country gets it cheaper?"

Yep, you're dead right Tony, there's no pleasing some people.  I see that Jama and Brad have made various comments in another thread about how "Rural Users are going to be shafted".  Well I've got news for them -- we have been shafted for a long time already Money mouth

The fact is if you choose to live in a rural area, things ARE more expensive.  You have to drive some distance to buy your groceries and the prices aren't what you would find in an Auckland suburb.  Them's the breaks, and C'est la vie...

If anybody is looking for Satellite Broadband at a reasonable price, these guys are hard to beat:

http://www.wirelessnation.co.nz/services_home.php

The cheapest plan is $56 per month, which as Tony says is: "a fair price considering its delivery method".

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  Reply # 60028 7-Feb-2007 18:08
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On the subject of satellite, what is the maximum download and upload speeds that the satellite can handle.

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  Reply # 60032 7-Feb-2007 18:20
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Wireless Nation can handle 2Mbps down / 1Mbps up as per the above link.

Maybe others can handle faster, but you will pay very very very DEARLY through the nose for it! Money mouth

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  Reply # 60036 7-Feb-2007 18:54
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Grant17: Wireless Nation can handle 2Mbps down / 1Mbps up as per the above link.

Maybe others can handle faster, but you will pay very very very DEARLY through the nose for it! Money mouth



What I mean is, how fast without ISP limits can the satellite handle.




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  Reply # 60038 7-Feb-2007 19:29
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Many many Megabits for a Carrier Grade circuit, in fact it is probably way into the Gigabit range by now.

Cyril7 would be able to give you a better idea.

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  Reply # 60054 7-Feb-2007 21:07
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That's a good price considering it's sattellite, and actually not too harsh if you compare some other options (mobile) and of course, no mandatory $45 a month home phone needed!

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  Reply # 60964 16-Feb-2007 00:36
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" Leik it cost me $500 bucks to get a taxi home after I got sloshed at weblordpepe's party! Just because I live 100k out of Christchurch! Damn Telecom-Taxis!! "

There you have it, all in one line. Next, please.


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