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Topic # 165516 12-Feb-2015 09:35
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Good morning,

In just over a week I am moving to Wadestown, Wellington. I don't know a lot, but I would love it if anyone could help me determine a reliable internet provider.

Firstly, is there some sort of interactive map that shows relative strength of internet providers in a certain area - or is that too much to ask?

The connection I believe is ADSL, not sure if it's that or ADSL2. I wouldn't know how to tell the difference.

We'll be looking at getting Naked Broadband, probably anywhere between 50gb's - unlimited (yet to be decided).

Your thoughts and/or opinions are all welcome.

Kind regards

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  Reply # 1236303 12-Feb-2015 09:40
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In your situation there won't be any difference (can can't be) between providers due to location. Any differences come down solely to who you want to use as an ISP.

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  Reply # 1236319 12-Feb-2015 09:55
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Don't worry about the ISP worry about your own setup including house wiring

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  Reply # 1236323 12-Feb-2015 10:00
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Alright, that was nice and simple.

Thanks for the clarification - may have made things more complicated than they needed to be!


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  Reply # 1236338 12-Feb-2015 10:13
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You can probably get Cable in Wadestown. That limits your ISP to Vodafone, but offers a vastly superior connection than ADSL.

Something you could consider.

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  Reply # 1236349 12-Feb-2015 10:27
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If UFB is available that's the best bet.

I find Snap! better than Vodafone/TC - TC routing can be fairly poor (read - slower speeds than it should be) plus customer service is often poor. I spent 45 minutes on the phone to them yesterday about getting an old cable removed from my house, the fifth person I talked to finally said I'll log a request and someone will call you back within a few days.

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  Reply # 1236351 12-Feb-2015 10:31
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All depends who you can get the best deal with these days. Although some offer better support than others. Contact a few on their support lines, not their sales line, to see weekday the hold times ate like and what their support Ida like when you do get through

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