Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2958 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

# 52951 8-Dec-2009 00:57
Send private message

It seems sad that Woosh now seem to be getting more serious about barring ex-trademe modems.

I have 4 of them, and that was mainly just to get lowspeed internet into places that using mobile data was too expensive, and had woosh coverage.

Thinking if its worth complaining to woosh and asking them why they barred these modems, or just saying buggerit and binning the lot of them and moving to voda/tnz/2deg prepaid...

I think i'll go for the latter.

Silly silly way to run a failing company.  Kick off the customers who did still want to be on the network.




and


Create new topic

xpd

SysOp
10255 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 280259 8-Dec-2009 08:46
Send private message

Honestly Im surprised Woosh is still in business with the way they treat customers... when they bought QSI, they ran it into the ground, making the service unusable until everyone left.
Found a complaint letter I sent to them years ago... about 5 pages long. Didnt hear a word back from them :-p




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i5-3470s @ 3.50GHz  16GB RAM  Workstation : Ryzen 5 3600 / 16GB DDR4 / RX580 4GB    Console : Xbox One

 

Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk  Add me on Steam   My Lego

 

Current Projects : Arcade Machine          BBS (WIP)


3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 281069 10-Dec-2009 00:57
Send private message

remember my woosh modem smash a thons? Was a good way to get what I thought of their service off my head.

Woosh really must have really poor logistics too, i still have 10 of the p1d plastic modems, 15 or so p1c metal modems, 1 walkerwireless original trial modem, 5 white paddle antennas, two black square antennas, three pc cards and two of their older innomedia voip boxes as well as numerous bits of cabling and junk. All found in rubbish bins bar one of the woosh viop boxes i paid 50c for at the rubbbish tip scavengers shop half price everything day (was marked $1).

I hope that by barring modems that people actually paid for back in the day, they will finally go belly up and let a company that can actually comprehend that customers pay the bills do something useful with the woosh towers such as wimax!

R.I.P TD-WCDMA.

 
 
 
 


1200 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 281091 10-Dec-2009 07:40
Send private message


I tried woosh a few years ago, they promised I could get service in Remura, couldn't without 15 foot of cable and a booster aerial, was not worried as I was moving to mission bay and they promised I could get service there as well.

I could but by their own logs it was dropping out and reconnecting 30 times a hour. I tried to return it all but they made me wait till my contract expired. I then returned it on the 1st of the month and they made me pay for the whole of THAT month as well because I returned it on the first.

They then called up a year later demanding the modem back I returned when I left and saying I had been sent to debt collectors.

I still strike people which are on it, and the biggest complaint is it's slow.

To be fair I rang up for a password reset for a client last week and they answered the phone within 15 minutes.




Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 281211 10-Dec-2009 14:22
Send private message

I don't have the modems anymore, I went to have a look last night after posting that and the box had got wet whilst in storage (I've just moved into a new huge place so am soorting and turfing mood) so out they went into the trash this morning along with a couple of old computers that got saturated, oh well.

I kept only one paddle antenna as this may actually come in handy at some point.

15 min hold time is pretty good for Woosh, it used to be over an hour.

Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.