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  # 1374102 25-Aug-2015 18:45
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Where is the remote spot?




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  # 1374140 25-Aug-2015 19:22
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Mimiwhangata - an hour's drive north of Whangarei.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1374144 25-Aug-2015 19:30
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Take a drive once daily to in coverage. Check calls / email etc.





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  # 1374153 25-Aug-2015 19:40
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gustov: Mimiwhangata - an hour's drive north of Whangarei.


That is tucked away...

But there seems to be some 3G in the area.... Maybe very patchy where you are

Maybe a 3G USB modem on a tall stick may do the trick.

Check..

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/

http://www.spark.co.nz/4g/





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  # 1374230 25-Aug-2015 21:36
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richms:
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You cant live without internet ?

I'm spending a week away in the new year with no phones, TV, internet. Replacing them with family, friends, drinks and bbq's :)


Sounds aweful.

You must have some truly amazing holidays where you never unwind and connect with family.

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  # 1374234 25-Aug-2015 21:41

Pay the farmer for access to his satellite connection.





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  # 1374259 25-Aug-2015 22:13
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Lias: I'm with richms.. I mean I'll leave the gaming PC at home for some holidays, but at minimum a laptop, smartphone and usually a tablet come with, and I expect connectivity!





not sure about the gaming PC, my son wont come home from University because he cant get his pc on the bus. smile




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  # 1374368 26-Aug-2015 08:36
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I agree with Gordy as a great percentage of that area is at least 3G.   

I was in a similar situation inland from the south-east coast of Australia, so attached (rubber bands) the 3G dongle/modem to a pole, jammed that upright in the roof guttering, and used a 4m USB cable through the window sealed


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  # 1374408 26-Aug-2015 09:19
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richms: I would cancel the holiday if it is somewhere with no broadband or cellular.


I would confirm the holiday if it is somewhere with no broadband or cellular.

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  # 1374412 26-Aug-2015 09:27
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darylblake: We tried to rate shape someone on our home network to 64kbps (which is faster than what v.92 56k modems do) and seriously the web was unusable these days unless you want to do something like telnet/ssh. I guess the web has just changed soo much in even the last 5 years.


You say that, but as it happens I have two relatives who still have dial up and have thus far refused to upgrade to ADSL (let alone fibre)! One of them I know is sitting on a significant pile of cash but is so stingy that, to get acceptable speeds, will use free wifi in cafes!

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  # 1374413 26-Aug-2015 09:29
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Looks like Maxnet still have an offering. Not sure if they have a minimum term but I'd be surprised if they did.

http://www.maxnet.co.nz/internet/dial-up.html


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  # 1376244 30-Aug-2015 00:01
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I just called 087303030 and it connected so check with Xtra/Spark

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  # 1376284 30-Aug-2015 09:01
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Found this: netsurf Freedom PrePay

"Freedom PrePay works just like your mobile phone prepay. Pay for a fixed number of hours and then top it up when you need to.
"It's also ideal for anyone who does not want a fixed monthly commitment, or for someone visiting NZ who just needs a short term internet connection. as they travel through NZ. PrePay has toll free access throughout NZ."

Untried by me.




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  # 1376294 30-Aug-2015 09:21
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Pretty sure if you have a Spark broadband or mobile plan you can use casual dialup.
Otherwise if you did have an existing plan with a company they may let you signup for 1 month and you're away.





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  # 1376329 30-Aug-2015 10:00
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I think you might be missing the point of going on Holiday in such a spot.




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