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  Reply # 1891606 27-Oct-2017 22:51
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hio77:

Behodar:


toejam316: There isn't going to be much cheaper on fixed line - your ISP is going to be paying Chorus a fee regardless of if you never even turn a modem on, well over the $40 threshold last I checked


Does anyone know what a "secondary" plan is? I see that Chorus has a 50/20 plan for $22.15 but I'm not sure what's "wrong" with it (given that I haven't seen anyone selling it). Does it need to be in conjunction with a "primary" service?



secondary services on UFB can only be provided with a primary service.


And no fibre available anyway...

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  Reply # 1891638 28-Oct-2017 01:23
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kryptonjohn:
PhantomNVD: Skinny broadband let you do 30 days prepay with no contract and no fee when it ends or to ‘restart’ the next $52/100Gb 30 day package... if it’s available there and 100Gb is enough (or you can also can ‘restart’ another package before the last 30 days is up) then this would definitely have to be the best way to get the result you want?

Just checked and they do cover (Whangamata). It's almost perfect... As long as 100MB lasts a month. Might need to block YouTube with that option...
Does the modem router allow any form of management?

 

Long as your not piping down 1080P 100GB isn't too much.

 

 

 

i tend to pipe a good 60-80 hours of youtube at max quality, averaging about 20-40GB on my phone..

 

even if you need to pop a second 100GB pack for the holiday that's still not bad pricing.





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  Reply # 1892493 30-Oct-2017 11:06
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Sounds like wireless broadband is the solution then - thanks for the comments.

 

One thing I still do wonder about though, is how it will hold up at holiday peak periods... when you have 20,000 teenagers instagramming each other photos of their lunch will the 4G network grind to a halt?

 

 


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  Reply # 1892538 30-Oct-2017 12:16
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kryptonjohn:

Sounds like wireless broadband is the solution then - thanks for the comments.


One thing I still do wonder about though, is how it will hold up at holiday peak periods... when you have 20,000 teenagers instagramming each other photos of their lunch will the 4G network grind to a halt?


 


Maybe, and that's the risk you take with a low cost solution. Very rarely can you spend less and get more.



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  Reply # 1892550 30-Oct-2017 12:28
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toejam316:
kryptonjohn:

 

Sounds like wireless broadband is the solution then - thanks for the comments.

 

 

 

One thing I still do wonder about though, is how it will hold up at holiday peak periods... when you have 20,000 teenagers instagramming each other photos of their lunch will the 4G network grind to a halt?

 

 

 

 

 


Maybe, and that's the risk you take with a low cost solution. Very rarely can you spend less and get more.

 

It's not really low cost, is it, given the cap? And you could take a high cost mobile data plan it will probably suffer the same congestion issues.

 

 


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  Reply # 1892592 30-Oct-2017 13:46
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If you're talking about a $55 100gb data cap, and comparing it to fixed line services, that's a good deal. If you're comparing it to wireless, it's a good deal.
In what respect is this not low cost? Doubly so when you're referring to what I assume is a holiday home, which will be primarily used during the summer.
Weigh up that $55 100gb for when you're there versus the average market price for that 100gb, and then add in your plan of rolling over additional months into it to make up the difference, and you're likely to still save money on the wireless unless you're going to the holiday home to watch 4k streaming video in the general proximity of water

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