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# 32047 9-Apr-2009 15:07
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Hi guys,

I knwo this is a boring question for you so my apologies, but I'll be in Auckland for a week and I need to get an aircard while I'm there. I need the internet on my laptop and will be inside most of the time in the city's law firm/banks. So, Vero Center, PwC tower, along Shortland Street etc. I understand there is a city council run network you can connect to but that it doesn't work very well indoors? what can i get for just one week (i.e. I don't want to sign up to some yearly plan!). Thanks!!

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  # 206202 9-Apr-2009 15:54
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Tomizone and Cafenet both have wifi by the hour/week in Auckland

tomizone.com or

http://www.cafenet.co.nz/zones/auckland



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  # 206221 9-Apr-2009 17:19
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Doesn't that mean I have to go to their hotspot? I'm sorry if I'm being think here but I need to use the internet on my laptop in meeting rooms of the city's building so here in Aus I use a Telstra 'aircard' on the 3G network that I just insert into the laptop and then connect. Those two options that you mention require going to a certain place to use the net don't they?

 
 
 
 


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  # 206244 9-Apr-2009 20:34
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As far as I know,  there are no "pre-paid" mobile data plans available,  Vodafone do have some "no-contract" 3G plans,  but you have to buy their modem and I doubt whether they would approve an account for a traveller...

In Australia I use an Optus 3G modem but here in NZ I use a normal wired ADSL/2+ line.

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# 206245 9-Apr-2009 20:48
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Bottom of Onewa Road on the North Shore around number 300

The WIFI hotspot is called D-link



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  # 206246 9-Apr-2009 20:49
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kiwiscoota: As far as I know,  there are no "pre-paid" mobile data plans available,  Vodafone do have some "no-contract" 3G plans,  but you have to buy their modem and I doubt whether they would approve an account for a traveller...

In Australia I use an Optus 3G modem but here in NZ I use a normal wired ADSL/2+ line.


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# 206285 10-Apr-2009 02:27
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johnr: Bottom of Onewa Road on the North Shore around number 300

The WIFI hotspot is called D-link




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  # 206292 10-Apr-2009 06:52
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kiwiscoota: As far as I know,  there are no "pre-paid" mobile data plans available,  Vodafone do have some "no-contract" 3G plans,  but you have to buy their modem and I doubt whether they would approve an account for a traveller...


Vodafone is offering this from next week on Prepay. Works on phones and data cards.




 
 
 
 




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  # 206368 10-Apr-2009 16:25
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Thanks so much all... much appreciated!

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  # 207921 19-Apr-2009 13:17
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Would have thought that you could bring your 3G aircard over from Aus. Data charges would be horrendous, but it should be possible for it to find and connect to the Vodafone network. You'd probably want to check this with Optus before you came.

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