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Topic # 185602 28-Nov-2015 15:50
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A friend of mine has just moved into a flat with no telephone line connection in Newtown, Wellington.

We are trying to work out whether there is any not so bad wireless broadband suppliers (like woosh), as an option other than paying for a landline installation.
A quick search did not return many helpful results thou.

Do anyone here, is still using wireless broadband in Newtown or Wellington area, who is your supplier, and how is your experience like please?


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  Reply # 1436940 28-Nov-2015 16:12
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Is he anywhere near a Telecom wifi hotspot? If so Spark mobile could be an option, but it's probably high hassle.




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  Reply # 1436946 28-Nov-2015 16:28
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Could they get fibre or cable installed?

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  Reply # 1436955 28-Nov-2015 16:55
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3G or landline installation are your two options.


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  Reply # 1436957 28-Nov-2015 16:58
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Or 4G and you can't get RBI in that location



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  Reply # 1436960 28-Nov-2015 17:05
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No, sadly no cable or fiber  or Spark hotspot nearby.
He is on mobile broadband at the moment which is way too expensive compared with any home broadband.


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  Reply # 1436961 28-Nov-2015 17:08
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What size data cap is required?



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  Reply # 1436967 28-Nov-2015 17:24
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johnr: What size data cap is required?


At a speed any adsl can offer, 50 Gb  per month would be enough.

It's mainly for internet and music streaming.

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  Reply # 1436972 28-Nov-2015 17:40
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Pay neighbours for access to their Wifi.







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  Reply # 1436973 28-Nov-2015 17:45
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Aredwood: Pay neighbours for access to their Wifi.


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Best solution so far...

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  Reply # 1436993 28-Nov-2015 18:57
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zhzh:
Aredwood: Pay neighbours for access to their Wifi.


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Best solution so far...


We've actually got a neighbour who shares internet from his UFB connection to his neighbour via a standard blue Ethernet cable draped through the windows. It is quite common :) Offer to pay some of their internet bill and boom, sorted. 




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  Reply # 1436997 28-Nov-2015 19:14
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He could go for naked broadband - but would still require an installation of some sort.

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  Reply # 1436998 28-Nov-2015 19:26
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Where is this person located roughly? Apartment? seems weird there is no copper at least.



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  Reply # 1437000 28-Nov-2015 19:37
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DjShadow: Where is this person located roughly? Apartment? seems weird there is no copper at least.


The house is just 2-3 blocks away from the zoo. Checked no copper no fibre.

It does seem weird but hey I have never heard of a house without telephone landline before neither.

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  Reply # 1437002 28-Nov-2015 19:40
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So if you plug the address into the address finder at www.chorus.co.nz and www.vodafone.co.nz it comes back with nothing available ?

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  Reply # 1437005 28-Nov-2015 19:46
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That location can get cable (at least) and will have copper available, I have a fair idea of where that is. But (as DJShadow suggests) what does Chorus's map say?

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