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  Reply # 1231963 5-Feb-2015 21:24
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turneg01: K i will check out telecom and vodafone.

What about woosh? would it work in Tauranga


Woosh isn't a mobile solution. It's fixed wireless.

You want mobile, so your only options are 2degrees, Spark or Vodafone.

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  Reply # 1231965 5-Feb-2015 21:24
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turneg01: K i will check out telecom and vodafone.

What about woosh? would it work in Tauranga


Woosh? - NO

Depends where you are, EOL (Local ISP) may have wifi and wireless service as well





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  Reply # 1231996 5-Feb-2015 21:30
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VodafoneNZ do Prepay data bundles that last from 30 days to 6 months with 4G access

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-broadband/prepay/

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  Reply # 1231999 5-Feb-2015 21:31
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I have my vodafone r215 for sale if OP wants





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  Reply # 1232000 5-Feb-2015 21:33
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R215 is 4G band 3 1800Mhz



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  Reply # 1232021 5-Feb-2015 21:59
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How much would 20GB on a usb modem cost?

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  Reply # 1232023 5-Feb-2015 22:01
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turneg01: How much would 20GB on a usb modem cost?


I told you above. Best option is probably Spark for $270 giving you 18GB per month using a 3 x 6GB packs per month at $90 per pack.


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  Reply # 1232044 5-Feb-2015 23:04
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I used to have Woosh (around 2004) and it was hardly what I would call "mobile" data. A mobile broadband data stick is probably your best bet for real portable data - but (as sbiddle points out) it's not going to be cheap, especially for 20GB.

Having said that - didn't Spark or 2degrees used to have a plan that gave 12GB of mobile data? Or am I thinking of something else?

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  Reply # 1232057 5-Feb-2015 23:21
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sbiddle:
turneg01: How much would 20GB on a usb modem cost?


I told you above. Best option is probably Spark for $270 giving you 18GB per month using a 3 x 6GB packs per month at $90 per pack.



quickymart: I used to have Woosh (around 2004) and it was hardly what I would call "mobile" data. A mobile broadband data stick is probably your best bet for real portable data - but (as sbiddle points out) it's not going to be cheap, especially for 20GB.

Having said that - didn't Spark or 2degrees used to have a plan that gave 12GB of mobile data? Or am I thinking of something else?


Actually if OP is in the 2degrees Data Zone for Tauranga, he can pick up 12GB for $99. 
The 12GB data is only if you're in the zone, if you're out of it you need to either pick up another data pack or have what sbiddle recommended.
It can be added to any 2degrees account regardless of prepay, data sim or on account doesn't matter. The sims are dead cheap as well.

But my recommendation is only if the places you're going are in the zone which I can imagine they aren't, if the places you're going are in the 2degrees zone, 2degrees is cheaper, if not, Spark is cheaper.
http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/zone-data-packs

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  Reply # 1232058 5-Feb-2015 23:21
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Or 2x Vodafone Business Red Super plans will give you a total of 22GB for $300+GST per month.




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  Reply # 1232425 6-Feb-2015 22:27
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Thanks all

The 12GB from 2degrees sounds the best if i am in zone but then i could use the 6gb $89 spark modem only as a backup

Question: 2 degrees - 12GB plan is that plan for the mobile phone or laptop? how will i get my laptop connected?

PS: I currently have a 2degrees sim


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  Reply # 1232426 6-Feb-2015 22:33
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turneg01: Thanks all

The 12GB from 2degrees sounds the best if i am in zone but then i could use the 6gb $89 spark modem only as a backup

Question: 2 degrees - 12GB plan is that plan for the mobile phone or laptop? how will i get my laptop connected?

PS: I currently have a 2degrees sim


Tethering your phone. USB or Wifi hotspot.
And it's for everything in general.





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  Reply # 1232444 6-Feb-2015 23:01
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sbiddle: Cheapest option is probably Spark. You'll get 18GB for around $270 per month (combination of 3 x 6GB packs)




Yo can get 10GB on skinny for $120. Lasts up to 180 days too. And works everywhere spark has coverage, not just in certian zones like 2desgrees.

https://www.skinny.co.nz/shop/data-sims/10gb-data-pack/



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  Reply # 1232452 7-Feb-2015 00:19
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Anyone used skinny in Tauranga.. how reliable and quick is it?

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  Reply # 1232478 7-Feb-2015 09:15
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turneg01: Anyone used skinny in Tauranga.. how reliable and quick is it?


It will be identical to spark when it comes to network performance.
I haven't used it so can't comment on customer service.

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