I'm looking in "technofying" my dad's mate who wants a laptop and internet to do email and internet stuff on a casual basis.
He's very technical illiterate. e.g. I bumped into him in Dick Smith and mentioned I was checking out Routers. A few days later he asked my mum why I would need a power tool for channelling doors.
Anyhoo - He spends alot of time up north. Whangaroa to be exact. 30mins NE of Keri Keri. Vodafone reception is generally pretty good, even up to 15 miles off shore on the boat.
Where he stays, has no land line. Plus he moves around alot. So I am toying with the idea of getting him a cheap lappy and mobile BB from either Vodafone or Telecom.
Does anyone have any input on how good this option currently is? Especially people who knock around in this area? I found only old posts on the matter and talk of a new Vodafone service being rolled out late in 2007(900Mhz?). My flatmate has a vodem for work, and it's stupid slow in Northcote, so I'm looking more at Telecom at the moment, but have no knowledge of it.