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Topic # 58408 11-Mar-2010 10:18
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any1 know of where i can get broadband access for 1 month? sis coming back for a visit n staying with the mum and she doesn;t have internet at her house - thks

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  Reply # 306180 11-Mar-2010 10:28
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Get mobile BB

TCNZ and Vodafone offer this

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  Reply # 306202 11-Mar-2010 11:14
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You can't really got fixed line for a month, unless you want to pay an early termination fee between $100 and $200. Although, doesn't Orcon offer no contract? Either way, it would be a lot easier to get mobile broadband from Vodafone or Telecom as John said above.

With Vodafone you can buy a 3g usb vodem stick for $99 which has $40 credit loaded. You can then buy Broadband Surfer addon for $30 which includes 512mb data ( didnt that use to be $40? )

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/plans/prepay/prepay-data.jsp


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  Reply # 306203 11-Mar-2010 11:16
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Orcon has no contract terms. Go with them. :)

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  Reply # 306204 11-Mar-2010 11:17
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simon14:( didnt that use to be $40? )


Yes you are correct price dropped about 4 - 5 months back

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  Reply # 306205 11-Mar-2010 11:18
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I would say get mobile broadband too, depending on how much data you would be using




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  Reply # 306209 11-Mar-2010 11:26
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johnr:
simon14:( didnt that use to be $40? )


Yes you are correct price dropped about 4 - 5 months back

John


This isn't available on account though right?

So if i wanted 512mb of data on account, i'd have to pay $10 for broadband lite and than another $41.20 to get up to 512mb? (at 10c per MB after the first 100)

So if you are on account, 512mb will cost $51.20 but if you are on prepay, it will cost you $30?

hmmm....... unless i'm missing something?

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  Reply # 306210 11-Mar-2010 11:28
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simon14:
johnr:
simon14:( didnt that use to be $40? )


Yes you are correct price dropped about 4 - 5 months back

John


This isn't available on account though right?

So if i wanted 512mb of data on account, i'd have to pay $10 for broadband lite and than another $41.20 to get up to 512mb? (at 10c per MB after the first 100)

So if you are on account, 512mb will cost $51.20 but if you are on prepay, it will cost you $30?

hmmm....... unless i'm missing something?


You are correct for this month

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  Reply # 306211 11-Mar-2010 11:31
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johnr:
simon14:
johnr:
simon14:( didnt that use to be $40? )


Yes you are correct price dropped about 4 - 5 months back

John


This isn't available on account though right?

So if i wanted 512mb of data on account, i'd have to pay $10 for broadband lite and than another $41.20 to get up to 512mb? (at 10c per MB after the first 100)

So if you are on account, 512mb will cost $51.20 but if you are on prepay, it will cost you $30?

hmmm....... unless i'm missing something?


You are correct for this month


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  Reply # 306223 11-Mar-2010 11:52
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awesum guys i think the easiest is the Mobile BB from Vodafone and telecom - both the same or one is better than the other - 512MB should be enuff for her as really just to chk emails and send documents

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  Reply # 306226 11-Mar-2010 12:00
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cajetan: awesum guys i think the easiest is the Mobile BB from Vodafone and telecom - both the same or one is better than the other - 512MB should be enuff for her as really just to chk emails and send documents


depends how large the docs. Also programs send and recieve data. My office comp uses 90MB a day when i'm not in the office! 

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  Reply # 306227 11-Mar-2010 12:01
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cajetan: awesum guys i think the easiest is the Mobile BB from Vodafone and telecom - both the same or one is better than the other - 512MB should be enuff for her as really just to chk emails and send documents


It depends where this will be used - coverage vary from network to network and speeds too. If you let us know where...






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  Reply # 306238 11-Mar-2010 12:17
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primarily in the botany downs area - main akl area

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  Reply # 306242 11-Mar-2010 12:28
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Ok, in this case probably either network will do it for you. Both offer prepay data plans as well. Telecom XT seems to be a good fit because you can have a prepay plan but they actually charge the amount used up to the plan cost, then it's free to the cap - if you use less than the plan cost then you pay less.




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