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  Reply # 1060430 6-Jun-2014 15:25
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nakedmolerat:
Demeter:
OMGpjay: There are densely populated suburbs within New Zealands main cities that might as well be considered "rural", this is what I mean by 3rd world amenities amongst 1st world living.


This is pretty off-topic, but could you name me an example? As someone who grew up in a 3rd world country I haven't come across any place in New Zealand that remotely matches the description '3rd world'.


Whangamomona


and sorry but had to add... REAL 3rd world issues:
http://westcapenews.com/?p=2264 

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  Reply # 1060539 6-Jun-2014 20:17
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Demeter:Rather than pointing out the obvious differences between the admittedly remote Whangamomona and a real 3rd world town in SA, I invite you to have a look at lovely Sutherland, S.A. Miles of nothing, and plenty of it. :P

http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/ultimate-cc-road-trip-across-remote-south-africa-via-back-roads-in-a-1973-peugeot-404-wagon/

What are the roads like between here and Whangamomona  I wonder. :)

SA? South Australia? South America? Or South Africa? I refer to that as ZA:)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1060748 7-Jun-2014 09:17
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Demeter:Rather than pointing out the obvious differences between the admittedly remote Whangamomona and a real 3rd world town in SA, I invite you to have a look at lovely Sutherland, S.A. Miles of nothing, and plenty of it. :P

http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/ultimate-cc-road-trip-across-remote-south-africa-via-back-roads-in-a-1973-peugeot-404-wagon/

What are the roads like between here and Whangamomona  I wonder. :)

SA? South Australia? South America? Or South Africa? I refer to that as ZA:)


While "ZA" might be the internet naming convention, in real life I think RSA is probably the 'most correct' acronym?

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  Reply # 1060948 7-Jun-2014 16:32
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joker97: maybe threads should have a "moral of the story" in this case would be don't trust what people say on the other end of the phone. feel so sorry for you!

Unfortunately ISPs don't get much of a heads-up about what areas have oversubscription until they apply for the service, unless Chorus have already improved on that. You need to understand that "port waiter" means that the equipment is full but there won't be new investment because its becoming obsolete in a couple of years. We are in a transition to fibre and thats the downside.undecided




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  Reply # 1061100 7-Jun-2014 23:09
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Sounds strange, PM me your address and phone details and I'll see if I can find anything out.

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  Reply # 1061146 8-Jun-2014 03:09
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Off topic, but for NZ with not great internet we actually have the fastest average in the world for our mobile on the Net Index: http://explorer.netindex.com/maps?country=New%20Zealand&state=Auckland&city=225227#




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  Reply # 1061147 8-Jun-2014 03:19
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nakedmolerat:
Demeter:
OMGpjay: There are densely populated suburbs within New Zealands main cities that might as well be considered "rural", this is what I mean by 3rd world amenities amongst 1st world living.


This is pretty off-topic, but could you name me an example? As someone who grew up in a 3rd world country I haven't come across any place in New Zealand that remotely matches the description '3rd world'.


Whangamomona


Nope, that has an exchange so you can at-least get Dialup, so not third world since you've still got access to communicate with the rest of the world :)

It is a pretty sexy exchange too.





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  Reply # 1061149 8-Jun-2014 07:01
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No ADSL at all? Interesting. I know they get it in Punakaiki (probably with a few less people) using Nokia equipment in the exchange, apparently (Nokia made DSLAM's?).

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  Reply # 1061186 8-Jun-2014 10:27
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They sure did! The Nokia equipment predated Conklins, it's still floating around here and there. If my memory serves me right Invers still has some Nokia equip too!

Also, the Nokia M11-22 modem is the most robust modem I've ever experienced in my life. Would ignore almost all errors and never drop DSL unless there was a major fault against the line.

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  Reply # 1061192 8-Jun-2014 10:33
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Pity no wireless or VDSL support though :(

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  Reply # 1061198 8-Jun-2014 10:42
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Nokia MW11-22 had WiFi ;)

They were the last modems Nokia made :(



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  Reply # 1062498 10-Jun-2014 12:25
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Hey everyone there's been an advance in this situation. So today we were due for our 5gb per month data stick that vodafone agreed to supply us with in the mean time until we get some sort of internet. We didn't recieve the stick so we called up to ask what was going on. The girl on the phone said that Chorus was now upgrading the ports in our area so we can't get our homeline or broadband until that is complete and the stick is still on the way. The upgrade is planned to be finished next month.

 

Now after being told all this time that there is no way we can get broadband, longest someone has been waiting and still is, is 120 days and even chorus themselves said in an email that we have to sit tight until the area is upgraded in 2015 or 2016, this is very suspicious news... The girl on the phone said that all someone had to do was talk to the technical team or something and we could have been told that the area is undergoing an addition of new ports but no one has bothered to find out.
Now I'm asking you guys on here, can someone find out if this news is true? If someone can find out of the upgrade is going on near Fields Parade, Oteha Valley, Albany that would be greatly appreciated.

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randomusername: Hey everyone there's been an advance in this situation. So today we were due for our 5gb per month data stick that vodafone agreed to supply us with in the mean time until we get some sort of internet. We didn't recieve the stick so we called up to ask what was going on. The girl on the phone said that Chorus was now upgrading the ports in our area so we can't get our homeline or broadband until that is complete and the stick is still on the way. The upgrade is planned to be finished next month. Now after being told all this time that there is no way we can get broadband, longest someone has been waiting and still is, is 120 days and even chorus themselves said in an email that we have to sit tight until the area is upgraded in 2015 or 2016, this is very suspicious news... The girl on the phone said that all someone had to do was talk to the technical team or something and we could have been told that the area is undergoing an addition of new ports but no one has bothered to find out.
Now I'm asking you guys on here, can someone find out if this news is true? If someone can find out of the upgrade is going on near Fields Parade, Oteha Valley, Albany that would be greatly appreciated.



As per last post, please Message me your exact address and phone number so I can see what I can find out.



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  Reply # 1062864 10-Jun-2014 21:05
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Cool I've PMed you now.

 

 

 

The absolute winners at vodafone have sent us a 1gb data stick instead of the promised 5gb. Hooray.

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  Reply # 1062890 10-Jun-2014 21:25
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randomusername: Cool I've PMed you now.   The absolute winners at vodafone have sent us a 1gb data stick instead of the promised 5gb. Hooray.


It probably has credit to buy the addons when data angel cuts it off.
We cant pre load 5GB of data (well we can, When it hits the limit it just keeps going without notice and then you get billed like $500)
So they apply a credit and just purchase bundles from data angel until its gone.
If there is no credit sitting there. Some one broke it.

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