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Topic # 146994 5-Jun-2014 10:39
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My boss has queried me about how he could get broadband for about a month in his Wanaka holiday home which currently doesn't have a phone.

Are there any viable options other than mobile broadband?

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  Reply # 1059664 5-Jun-2014 10:41
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when you say 'currently doesn't have a phone'  do you mean
a) 'currently doesn't have any copper line running to it'  
or do you mean
b) 'does have copper telephone line running to it, but cit is currently inactive?'

those two things will mean very different answers to your question

If it does have a physical copper line, then checking whether it is rural or not will also give a different answer, as if it;s too rural he may not be able to get physical broadband anyway.



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  Reply # 1059672 5-Jun-2014 10:46
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NonprayingMantis: when you say 'currently doesn't have a phone'  do you mean
a) 'currently doesn't have any copper line running to it'  
or do you mean
b) 'does have copper telephone line running to it, but cit is currently inactive?'

those two things will mean very different answers to your question

If it does have a physical copper line, then checking whether it is rural or not will also give a different answer, as if it;s too rural he may not be able to get physical broadband anyway.


I was hoping to find out whether he had the physical copper before posting, but he's ducked out of the office.

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  Reply # 1059679 5-Jun-2014 10:51
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Paul1977:
NonprayingMantis: when you say 'currently doesn't have a phone'  do you mean
a) 'currently doesn't have any copper line running to it'  
or do you mean
b) 'does have copper telephone line running to it, but cit is currently inactive?'

those two things will mean very different answers to your question

If it does have a physical copper line, then checking whether it is rural or not will also give a different answer, as if it;s too rural he may not be able to get physical broadband anyway.


I was hoping to find out whether he had the physical copper before posting, but he's ducked out of the office.


If he does have physical copper line, with jack points in the house etc,  and he is not so rural that he can't get broadband at all  then the best option is probably Bigpipe.

No connection fee
No contract
no data cap

so he can have it just for a month and then leave no problems.
However, they don't offer wiring, so if he doesn't have the physical copper in place, then they won't connect him up.

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  Reply # 1059686 5-Jun-2014 11:02
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If ADSL turns out to be a bust Wanaka is inside 2Deg's Data Zones so you can use their $99/12 GB pack

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