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Topic # 29395 6-Jan-2009 01:51
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I'm living in auckland inner city, and my flatmate and I would probably need about 20 gigs per month in total

now generally I'd doubt if woosh would be advisable, but as we have never had a landline (and with all our cellphones see no need for one), perhaps that might make woosh worthwhile in their favour? What do other's think?




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  Reply # 187685 6-Jan-2009 04:17
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To be honest, they are all a dime a dozen.

I used to be with Woosh, had the 'Orbit Flatrate' plan...what a fiasco that was!

But in the end, the ISP's are all the same.

Choose an ISP that offers a plan that best meets your budget and provides the speed and data you require...don't worry about the rest (as it happens everywhere)

Check out www.nzconnections.net, a wiki about ISP's and phone providers...it offer direct pricing and data comparisions, excellent site. 

Good luck.




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  Reply # 187686 6-Jan-2009 04:24
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just to make it clear, I'm refering to woosh's wireless service

which might I'd think classify them differently (for better or worse) than the dime a dozen other ISPs




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 187687 6-Jan-2009 04:42
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Wow your up late.

Well, if wireless, your looking at $60 for 20GB...but I don't think the speeds of Woosh's wireless service are anything to rave about...reportedly quite slow...

And following the news, its a dying service (Woosh wireless) in a company that is going broke trying to keep it going...it can't compete with ADSL (speed, price and reliability wise)

You could also look at Naked ADSL...but its hardly cheap at the mo so may not be worth it...




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  Reply # 187688 6-Jan-2009 05:58
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I was with Woosh once, when I was in the central city and line of sight is good, it's nothing to go crazy about but it does provide good access providing you're near the repeater. My 2c

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  Reply # 187745 6-Jan-2009 11:50
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I'm on Woosh, speed sucks, but its the only cheap option if ya don't have a landline...

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  Reply # 187785 6-Jan-2009 14:25
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GASP (NZ Wireless) covers the CBD, but 256k international is a bit on the slow side
http://www.gasp.co.nz/Site/Products/Residential.aspx

You could also try these guys http://helix.net.nz/ I had a friend who used to use them ages ago and said the service was decent, they seem to have removed the plans link from their site so you'll have to email or phone them to find out.


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  Reply # 187787 6-Jan-2009 14:29
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I was on woosh in christchurch central, it was rubbish. It's alright for browsing but traffic shaping is horrible



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  Reply # 187896 6-Jan-2009 22:13
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TheBartender: Wow your up late.

Well, if wireless, your looking at $60 for 20GB...but I don't think the speeds of Woosh's wireless service are anything to rave about...reportedly quite slow...

And following the news, its a dying service (Woosh wireless) in a company that is going broke trying to keep it going...it can't compete with ADSL (speed, price and reliability wise)

You could also look at Naked ADSL...but its hardly cheap at the mo so may not be worth it...
was up that late as I'd just realised a way to exploit the netcafe for free internet.... as I don't have any at home! anyway, hardly a permanent solution. company is going broke? could be an advantage... won't have to pay the disconnection fee if I leave early because it has gone under... haha

simple-d: I'm on Woosh, speed sucks, but its the only cheap option if ya don't have a landline...
is really the only reason why I'm considering woosh as I don't have a landline




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