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Topic # 14765 19-Jul-2007 13:54
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I've recently started looking at houses in churton park in wellington and have found out through some people that there's a 3 year wait for broadband out there! Telecom could only confirm it'll be a "long time" before there is another exchange placed out there to cover the demand [rant] given its a relatively new suburb and the ppl living out there are in the above average income bracket, wouldn't it make sense to meet their demand for broadband? [/rant]

Telstra don't cover the area and Whoosh aren't anywhere to be seen.

Can someone please suggest some other means of B/band? At this stage I can only think of 3G but its over priced for the allowance I need.

Thx in advance :)

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  Reply # 78809 19-Jul-2007 14:06
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Probably 3-5gb

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 78811 19-Jul-2007 14:18
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Vodafone has just announced (in our forums a few days ago, and just now I got the official press release) a new 3GB pla for $79.95, plus US$10 insurance - you pay $10 for another 100% allowance, meaning $89.95 for 6GB.

Not cheap compared with landline plans, but if you can't get broadband one way...







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  Reply # 78812 19-Jul-2007 14:32
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Ah! Thanks :) I'll keep that in mind.

Can you hook those 3G things up to wireless routers or would there be some ICS going on there?

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Reply # 78813 19-Jul-2007 14:34
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Vodafone used to have a Linksys Wi-Fi router that could use the VMC (PC Card) but apparently they stopped bringing these into the country (even though they are still listed on Vodafone's website).

Telecom New Zealand have something for this.







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  Reply # 78816 19-Jul-2007 14:59
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ICS it is then! :)

thx again

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  Reply # 78819 19-Jul-2007 15:29
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What 3 year wait?  I'm in Cunliffe Street happily averaging 4Mbps on Xtra (drops to about 1.5Mbps during that 5-7pm bracket).  I had in-laws living in Churton Drive that were on a decent Xtra rate too.




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  Reply # 78828 19-Jul-2007 15:58
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lugh: What 3 year wait? I'm in Cunliffe Street happily averaging 4Mbps on Xtra (drops to about 1.5Mbps during that 5-7pm bracket). I had in-laws living in Churton Drive that were on a decent Xtra rate too.


I think the cabinet is now full in Churton Park. I have a mate who moved in a year ago that was told that he was lucky he was getting connected then as it was close to capacity.

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  Reply # 78830 19-Jul-2007 16:14
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Jeffthechef:  think the cabinet is now full in Churton Park. I have a mate who moved in a year ago that was told that he was lucky he was getting connected then as it was close to capacity.

Interesting - I got hooked up last October and there was no mention of that.  Mind you, I think I have a cabinet at the end of my street (about five houses away) - we certainly see Telecom vans down there often.




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  Reply # 78866 19-Jul-2007 20:45
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I've now had a friend's husbands friend find out what the deal is with the exchange near the place I'm looking at getting. He said there are 30 odd people waiting for a spot on this exchange! Arrgh! Although he did also say there's a high turn around and it'd probably only be a few months wait.... That's a bit more optimistic than 3 years! The guy who said it'd be 3 years lives in Sandybrow terrace. I'm not sure if they'd share the same exchange as you guys.

Good to hear however (once I get broadband) that the speeds are pretty good around there.

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  Reply # 79014 20-Jul-2007 18:57
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Another option that maybe possible is nzwireless (www.gasp.co.nz)

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