Firstly I am a complete newbie in regards to broadband. I have done some research, but have found more questions than answers.
I have had a look at nzconnection.net. At this stage I am primarily looking at a phone and internet package to save costs.
My situation: I will be using two computers. One is a PC running windows OS (XP?), the other is an iMac running Mac OS X 10.4. I will be using Photoshop and InDesign alot so will need to be able to send and receive high quality graphics - large files quickly and easily. Will not be using it for gaming. I live in Ashhurst - 15 km out of Palmerston North - Manawatu - semi rural environment.
As mentioned above, I do not know much - but am a quick learner. I also like to research all options before making a decision.
At this stage I am looking at maybe 5GB data allowance (which may need to be increased in the future). I am open to using VOIP as long as the connection is efficient and actually works. (BTW - is VOIP included or excluded in data allowance?). I need a provider that will give me the needed support in setting things up at the outset.
Is there anyone who can tell me what service is like for the Manawatu? Many of the plans require you to sign up for a set amount of time. I don't want to sign up, later to find out that the service doesn't provide what I need (can't afford the opt out fees)
All comments appreciated.
Thank you all for your time.