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# 205915 2-Dec-2016 11:31
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Hi all,

 

Recently moved from Christchurch to Balclutha and at our current street address our only option for traditional services is ADSL, which is from from ideal.

 

There is a company which can provide wireless (requiring line of sight) with speeds up to 50/25mbps - https://www.greenfields.net.nz/ . They are currently building a new subdivision in clutha with fibre and as part of this are building the wireless service for the town as a whole as well (from what I understand).

 

Just wondering if anyone has had any dealings with these guys or their service? 


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  # 1681203 2-Dec-2016 11:47
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Hi,

 

welcome to Geekzone!

 

Slightly O/T but have you checked out the NZ broadband map and seen what options are avaiable at your address? Putting a random address in for Balclutha shows a number of wireless providers and VDSL as well. What about the Spark / Skinny / Vodafone fixed wireless options as wel?

 

Cheers

 

 

 

Knoydart




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  # 1681228 2-Dec-2016 12:22
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Sorry forgot to mention that Spark wireless (though I only found out about this yesterday) however the 120gb data cap is a tad limiting....


 
 
 
 


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  # 1681380 2-Dec-2016 16:41
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Try Yrless.co.nz they are a local Wireless provider.




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  # 1681446 2-Dec-2016 18:54
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Thanks will give them a look 


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  # 1681509 2-Dec-2016 22:33
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I'm sure Balclutha has VDSL - are you right in the middle of the town?


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  # 1681542 2-Dec-2016 23:42
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This address is in a > 10Mbit ADSL zone so your options are:

1) Spark 4G
2) Skinny 4G ($52 per 100gb)
3) Wireless Provider - there are multiple that cover this area.

 

To be honest you're best to go with Skinny 4G as it'll be the best bang for your buck otherwise ADSL (which isn't /that/ bad really).





 
 
 
 




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  # 1681950 4-Dec-2016 01:49
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Thanks for that, will see how these greenfields guys go with their wireless stuff and otherwise look at a 4g option.


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  # 1681973 4-Dec-2016 10:27
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Unifone has pretty much universal coverage around Balclutha depending on line of sight. www.unifone.net.nz

 

Word of warning on anything Spark/skinny cell based- there's no 4G in Balclutha and the customers Spark have convinced to move to their wireless solution are very unhappy people.


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  # 1682003 4-Dec-2016 12:23
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gwh:

 

Unifone has pretty much universal coverage around Balclutha depending on line of sight. www.unifone.net.nz

 

Word of warning on anything Spark/skinny cell based- there's no 4G in Balclutha and the customers Spark have convinced to move to their wireless solution are very unhappy people.

 

 

Spark do have 4G in Balclutha. 700mhz. Coverage maps show this also.


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  # 1682010 4-Dec-2016 12:41
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the 4G coverage is from an adjacent tower not the one in town. It reaches very limited parts of the town. Definitely not the whole town. I'm a balclutha resident with a spark mobile so regardless of what sparks coverage maps say, the 4G coverage is actually almost non existant. Hence the angry customers spark have on the town. They have promised to send a technician to some of them though. Lead time 30 days. We do have paved roads and mains power so I don't know what holdup is.

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  # 1682103 4-Dec-2016 18:38
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 They have those things in Haast too, but they don't have any mobile coverage at all. What gives eh?


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  # 1682104 4-Dec-2016 18:52
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gwh: the 4G coverage is from an adjacent tower not the one in town. It reaches very limited parts of the town. Definitely not the whole town. I'm a balclutha resident with a spark mobile so regardless of what sparks coverage maps say, the 4G coverage is actually almost non existant. Hence the angry customers spark have on the town. They have promised to send a technician to some of them though. Lead time 30 days. We do have paved roads and mains power so I don't know what holdup is.

 

Not anything a technician can do. Tower is 7 km away.





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  # 1682107 4-Dec-2016 19:10
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gwh: [snip]We do have paved roads and mains power so I don't know what holdup is.
Perhaps they're still repairing infrastructure damage around Kaikoura.


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  # 1682119 4-Dec-2016 20:21
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Spyware:

 

Not anything a technician can do. Tower is 7 km away.

 

 

 

 

Really? How about fitting an external antenna to allow those customers to connect to the tower? That would work. 


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