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  Reply # 1923136 21-Dec-2017 13:03
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hio77:

 

NZMCA is an interesting requirement.

 

 

 

Currently at this time, Spark do not offer this. Spark do have an ongoing trial looking at allowing a holiday home location.

 

The spark setup is currently a Fixed wireless setup (be it generally without antenna as honestly that doesn't always improve things in the customer's eyes)

 

 

 

 

 

Spark prefer to have the network in optimal condition, which is why we do things like stopsells while we upgrade areas where the wireless service is heavily used at peak.

 

This allows us to ensure our customer's still get the solid experience.

 

 

 

Where i land on the fence, i get a fair bit of viability to this and are always impressed with our LTE rollout targeted at the network performance - Often upgrades are adding multiple carriers at once; jumping to "4.5G"

 

 

Interesting and completely understandable I would have thought spark would have been better positioned to do something like this as they own more mhz on band 28 and presumably this is what camper vans would connect to more as they are more likely to be in remoter or holiday areas.

 

TBH I have used sparks network almost exclusively since the days of CDMA and I am a fan I was so hyped that you got band 28 to the Waikato first I brought a new phone to use it.




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  Reply # 1923139 21-Dec-2017 13:05
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SCUBADOO: We have been fulltime travelling in our motorhome for the last 3 years and use the $99/month 120 GB peak plus 50GB (10pm-6am) plan.
I joined with Netspeed in May last year prior to the NZMCA (Wireless Nation) options becoming available. It has changed our Internet usage entirely and we no longer spend half the time checking data usage as we had to do with our previous and cheapest at the time $120 for 10GB Skinny plan.
Netflix, NZTV live and On demand etc. are now the norm.
Antennas? I have nine to choose from here ranging from the puck type to whips to yagi and while you can spend time mucking around in an attempt to improve reception (speeds) the gains are usually at best marginally worthwhile and at worst pointless. No external antenna to date has made the difference between Internet or none. The internal B315 router/modem antennas work just fine. Our motorhome is of fibreglass construction but with metal walled vehicles it would probably make some difference.
Wireless Nation or Netspeed? A little test. Call their respective helpdesks. We made the right choice.
We also have a Skinny Direct $35 3GB rollover, unlimited NZ/Aus/texts phone plan as our plan B option when (rarely) Vodafone service is not available.

 

 

 

Thanks for the info didnt realize they offered 50gb off peak too that's interesting.

 

On a side note NZMCA worth joining?


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  Reply # 1923175 21-Dec-2017 13:59
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I recommend Netspeed, they offer 12v modems that can run in cars and motorhomes.

 

 

 

I am with them, I have an unlimited (yes unlimited) 3g RBI connection.

 

 

 

0800NETSPEED or netspeed.net.nz


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  Reply # 1923179 21-Dec-2017 14:07
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Stan:

On a side note NZMCA worth joining?


If you are certified self-contained or plan to be it is well worthwhile.
Savings on fuel, special ferry sailing fares, insurance, DOC camping pass, cheap club parks, etc. amount to several times the annual subscription for us.

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  Reply # 1923193 21-Dec-2017 14:20
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Stan:

 

On a side note NZMCA worth joining?

 

 

 

 

As long as you meet the requirements, it's worth it just for the ferry savings. 


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  Reply # 1923241 21-Dec-2017 15:14
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SCUBADOO:
Stan:

 

On a side note NZMCA worth joining?

 


If you are certified self-contained or plan to be it is well worthwhile.
Savings on fuel, special ferry sailing fares, insurance, DOC camping pass, cheap club parks, etc. amount to several times the annual subscription for us.

 

not a member, but my parents are (and the one who own the camper I borrow) as long as it self-contained camper with cert - very much so. The private camping spots(lot of 1 or 2 camper max for 1-night places, plus campsites), fuel card saving (and if diesel, then card + truck stop even bigger saving), free water to full up tanks at most mobil station, doc pass, Noel Leeming cost +5%, and parent have met lots of people through NZMCA


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  Reply # 1923258 21-Dec-2017 16:36
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ssamjh:

 

I am with them, I have an unlimited (yes unlimited) 3g RBI connection.

 

 

Slightly OT but;

 

i seriously don't agree with vodafones decision to allow that unlimited plan to be purchased (wholesale).

 

There are more reputable providers out there, who make a point of not selling it, While a lot of the very small resellers push the product as hey, it's unlimited!





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  Reply # 1923265 21-Dec-2017 16:52
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Full Flavour doing a special, $69/month for a year, 100GB. Promo finishes tomorrow though: http://fullflavour.nz/rural-wireless-broadband/





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  Reply # 1923266 21-Dec-2017 16:53
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hio77:

 

ssamjh:

 

I am with them, I have an unlimited (yes unlimited) 3g RBI connection.

 

 

Slightly OT but;

 

i seriously don't agree with vodafones decision to allow that unlimited plan to be purchased (wholesale).

 

There are more reputable providers out there, who make a point of not selling it, While a lot of the very small resellers push the product as hey, it's unlimited!

 

 

I think this is an unintended consequence of the regulated RBI product.

 

 





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
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  Reply # 1923268 21-Dec-2017 16:58
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coffeebaron:

 

Full Flavour doing a special, $69/month for a year, 100GB. Promo finishes tomorrow though: http://fullflavour.nz/rural-wireless-broadband/

 

 

So can Any RBI plan be used on the move in a camper?


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  Reply # 1923275 21-Dec-2017 17:18
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Stan:

 

coffeebaron:

 

Full Flavour doing a special, $69/month for a year, 100GB. Promo finishes tomorrow though: http://fullflavour.nz/rural-wireless-broadband/

 

 

So can Any RBI plan be used on the move in a camper?

 

 

Officially connection should be tied to a physically address, but what and where you do with it once connected is up to you. Obviously we cannot make any guarantees on service level should your connection roam the country side :)

 

 





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 1923283 21-Dec-2017 17:29
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Stan:

So can Any RBI plan be used on the move in a camper?


Unlikely. Vodafone and Spark currently do not offer that facility.


A quick 5 seconds to answer call to Netspeed. That is how great they are - beat that Wireless Nation!
According to them they do offer an unlimited 3g package but it is very restrictive and limited to just 15 users per tower and that would prove useless for us during our travels. Speed is also obviously somewhat slower.

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  Reply # 1923327 21-Dec-2017 18:50
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hio77:

 

Currently at this time, Spark do not offer this. Spark do have an ongoing trial looking at allowing a holiday home location.

 

The spark setup is currently a Fixed wireless setup (be it generally without antenna as honestly that doesn't always improve things in the customer's eyes)

 

 

Which is course makes Spark look totally dumb when they're claiming "Spark is the first major New Zealand telecommunications provider to trial portable wireless broadband". The fact is plenty of people are already enjoying what Spark are offering as a trial..


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