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Topic # 164330 5-Feb-2015 20:15
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Hi all

I will be moving to Tauranga and i need to find an internet solution. I have a laptop where i will be remote desktoping to work a full time job so it needs to be reliable aswell as portable. I dont want to use ADSL as its not portable, i need the freedom to getup and go. usb modem or any other alternative?

Which ISP and option would people recommend?

Thanks in advance

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  Reply # 1231901 5-Feb-2015 20:17
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USB dicc or you mean USB modem over mobile data network?



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  Reply # 1231902 5-Feb-2015 20:20
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I was thinking USB modems. sorry for confusion. updated original post

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  Reply # 1231909 5-Feb-2015 20:33
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So your options are 2degrees, Vodafone or Spark with a 3G/4G stick.





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  Reply # 1231910 5-Feb-2015 20:33
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if your looking for something that isnt a fixed setup, maybe 2 Degrees (not even sure if they are the cheapest for data sticks anymore.), assuming your in a 4G area, ild look to use a 4G modem not for the speed but the lower latency as that would be killer on a RDP session.




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  Reply # 1231912 5-Feb-2015 20:38
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Netsmart run WiMAX in Tauranga - there are USB WiMAX USB sticks available but I don't know if they support them.

Give them a call www.netsmart.co.nz

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  Reply # 1231934 5-Feb-2015 20:48
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How much data do you think you need each month?

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  Reply # 1231935 5-Feb-2015 20:49
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sbiddle: So your options are 2degrees, Vodafone or Spark with a 3G/4G stick.






Or skinny mobile. Data is quite cheap, same network as spark.



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  Reply # 1231941 5-Feb-2015 20:53
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20gb +

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  Reply # 1231944 5-Feb-2015 21:03
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How much are you willing to pay for 20GB+ ?

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Pick 2. 

Cheap, Portable, Lots of Data


Cheap + Portable = Datacard with not much data.

Cheap + Lots of data = ADSL connection

Portable + Lots of Data = High Cost



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  Reply # 1231948 5-Feb-2015 21:09
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I dont really know

I just need to get some different options then i can make a more informed decision



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  Reply # 1231954 5-Feb-2015 21:13
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I will be living in different places so i really need portability

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  Reply # 1231955 5-Feb-2015 21:16
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then you will need to pay a premium for it

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  Reply # 1231957 5-Feb-2015 21:19
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Cheapest option is probably Spark. You'll get 18GB for around $270 per month (combination of 3 x 6GB packs)





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  Reply # 1231961 5-Feb-2015 21:21
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K i will check out telecom and vodafone.

What about woosh? would it work in Tauranga

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