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Topic # 96414 26-Jan-2012 18:01
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My brother, who lives in Wanganui, asked me if I knew of a broadband provider who were cheap and had no fixed term. He's not a high user, just want to use the internet occasionally, and he may move cities in a few months so no fixed term is necessary.

Can anyone recommend somewhere? 




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  Reply # 573766 26-Jan-2012 18:35
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Just go mobile broadband then

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  Reply # 573767 26-Jan-2012 18:40
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johnr: Just go mobile broadband then

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  Reply # 573769 26-Jan-2012 18:44
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He has little money, he's on a benefit, with mobile there's an up front cost for equipment. I can give him an old ADSL modem I found lying around.




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  Reply # 573770 26-Jan-2012 18:45
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Maybe dial up then



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  Reply # 573776 26-Jan-2012 18:58
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He said dialup is really, really slow, especially while downloading updates. I suggested not downloading updates.




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  Reply # 573779 26-Jan-2012 19:02
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A ferrari I can't afford so I drive a Telstar

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  Reply # 573785 26-Jan-2012 19:07
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I hate to say it, and i dont want to sound mean as i dont know his full situation, but if he is on the benefit, (not a sickness benefit) then the only two websites he should need to access are trademe and seek. Both of which should work reasonably well on a dialup modem.

I dont know of any local ISP over there so really he is going to be looking at the major ISP's and just going with what he can afford.




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  Reply # 573790 26-Jan-2012 19:22
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He is trying to find jobs, but doing anything on dialup is horrible.

Are there any no term ADSL providers around?




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  Reply # 573823 26-Jan-2012 20:00
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Orcon and Telecom both do no-term ADSL.




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  Reply # 573853 26-Jan-2012 21:11
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Thanks Ray :)




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  Reply # 573896 26-Jan-2012 23:07
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raytaylor: I hate to say it, and i dont want to sound mean as i dont know his full situation, but if he is on the benefit, (not a sickness benefit) then the only two websites he should need to access are trademe and seek. Both of which should work reasonably well on a dialup modem.


I really wish you hadn't said it.  I find it short-sighted and offensive.

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  Reply # 573957 27-Jan-2012 08:56
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If he's a telecom phone user then the cheapest internet I could find on their site was the total home starter. Adds about $40 to the bill I think.

For $20 a month he could use 2degrees mobile 1Gb mobile data. But that would assume that their datapacks work in wanganui. Something I don't know.




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  Reply # 573967 27-Jan-2012 09:11
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Vodafone does 512Meg for $10

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  Reply # 573975 27-Jan-2012 09:23
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johnr: Vodafone does 512Meg for $10


Really? Website says its still $30 for 512mb 

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  Reply # 573976 27-Jan-2012 09:27
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johnr: Vodafone does 512Meg for $10


Really? Website says its still $30 for 512mb?


http://www.vodafone.co.nz/specials-promos/mobile-broadband/

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