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Topic # 9284 4-Sep-2006 21:47
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Sorry if this has come up before, but I have an xtra account on the 10 gig plan (which is plenty), I would like to know if
there are any options for reasonable speed and data without having the bloody landline. The landline is used maybe once
or twice a week for local calls to the chinese takeaway (seriously) so what's out there? Whoosh doesn't reach Gulf Harbour yet
(Auckland) and I presume the others will need a landline.
Am I to continue to donate 42 something a month to Telecom?
Feel free to mock and point if it's been covered before, but if you could pause briefly to point a luddite in the right direction
via a link to an existing thread if there is one.
Ta, Mudguard.

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Reply # 45396 4-Sep-2006 21:57
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No mockery, and I don't this was discussed plenty before. I think having the requirement of landline number with Internet connections is too much.

I am with TCL, and everyday think why I have this landline. I could ditch it, but something about having much better voice quality than mobile networks can offer here...





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Reply # 45406 5-Sep-2006 07:04
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Personally, I think it's blatently misleading that ADSL providers quote reasonable prices in their marketing material, but fail to make it clear that you have to pay an additional $40 per month for a copper line.

I'm not familiar with Auckland, but you could check to see whether Gasp is available in your area (www.gasp.co.nz). Failing that, unbundling next year may offer you some repreive, as some ISPs have indicated their intention to offer a 'naked DSL' service.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 45417 5-Sep-2006 08:40
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mudguard: Sorry if this has come up before, but I have an xtra account on the 10 gig plan (which is plenty), I would like to know if there are any options for reasonable speed and data without having the bloody landline. The landline is used maybe once
or twice a week for local calls to the chinese takeaway (seriously) so what's out there? Whoosh doesn't reach Gulf Harbour yet
(Auckland) and I presume the others will need a landline.
Am I to continue to donate 42 something a month to Telecom?
Feel free to mock and point if it's been covered before, but if you could pause briefly to point a luddite in the right direction
via a link to an existing thread if there is one.
Ta, Mudguard.


Callplus has a WiMAX wireless service running in Gulf Harbour, so you could ask them. They're being very quiet about it though, so no idea how widespread it is or what it offers or the cost/performance.






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  Reply # 45423 5-Sep-2006 09:27
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I've actually got the callplus hooked up, it's still hooked up, the trial was supposed to end in March but they haven't come to
get the phone and stuff yet! So I've been using my Telecom account, despite the fact the callplus is free, it was supposed to be
a month only trial so I didn't want to run up a large bill! I could try plugging it in again and disconnecting from telecom.
I spoke to callplus earlier in the year, they said that there wouldn't be a data only option.

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  Reply # 45441 5-Sep-2006 12:37
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Youd could also try Wired Country, though forgive my geography .. you need to be able to see the restaurant prt of the Sky Tower.

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  Reply # 45453 5-Sep-2006 14:48
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juha:
Callplus has a WiMAX wireless service running in Gulf Harbour, so you could ask them. They're being very quiet about it though, so no idea how widespread it is or what it offers or the cost/performance.


Quiet until today, apparently.  Quoting from this article on stuff:

CallPlus said today it had formed a separate company, Blue Reach, to build a wireless network. It also announced a $3 million commercial launch of a voice and high speed broadband service later this year, targetting consumers in Whangarei. The company said the announcements were in preparation for a national roll-out for its WiMAX service for voice and broadband next year.



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