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Topic # 8376 24-Jun-2006 23:46
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Hey does anyone know if there is WFi access at the domestic terminal of Wellington Airport? And if so who the provider is?




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  Reply # 39566 25-Jun-2006 11:38

In auckland airport I found a wifi connection while waiting for a domestic flight to auckland. Off the top of my head I think you had to pay by credit card.
I can't wait until xtra increase their wifi footprint to the airports, makes travel easier.
When I was in Auckland I used an apache instead of wifi.



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Reply # 39567 25-Jun-2006 12:50
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Wow that is really surprising! I thought airports would have been one of the first places they would setup WiFi hotspots.

Im originally from the Hawkes Bay and even Napier Airport has a Telecom HotSpot




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  Reply # 39568 25-Jun-2006 13:02
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I noticed some WiFi at AKL AirNZ Domestic departure lounge a couple of weeks ago

This page http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/06/07/1674261.htm mentions
"Under with Airport Wi-Fi: the Auckland International Airport in New Zealand has rolled out its first public-use hotspot , found around the food court and departures retail area. Gates 29, 30 and the lounge at the Qantas terminal also have service, all using Cisco access points and a Bluesocket gateway"

That page might be talking about International terminal, because it looked like the stuff I saw wasn't Bluesocket, it had some other AP name and HP NZ branded all over it

It was obscenely expensive (but at least it would let you use unused WiFi minutes at a later date, up to 12 months later) so I quite happily got out the 3G card and synched away. If only they offered at a reasonable price

Whats the story with the Telecom hotspots?  How do I use for a reasonable cost if I'm not a Telecom / Xtra customer?

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  Reply # 39570 25-Jun-2006 13:37
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I believe there is one in wellington airport, although i think it costs.



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  Reply # 39571 25-Jun-2006 14:19
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I'm happy to pay, just would like to know who the carrier is to know if I need to pre buy a token somewhere or if I can just use my Credit Card online.




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  Reply # 39572 25-Jun-2006 14:25
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The one in AirNZ domestic AKL would let you use a Credit Card, signup right there online



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  Reply # 39573 25-Jun-2006 14:30
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Thats cool. I'm more interested in Wgtn right now however.




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Reply # 39574 25-Jun-2006 15:02
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Hmmm. These are new. But these areas in the AKL airport are always crowded, it really should be closer to the gates.





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Reply # 39575 25-Jun-2006 15:04
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nathan: Whats the story with the Telecom hotspots?  How do I use for a reasonable cost if I'm not a Telecom / Xtra customer?
If you have a Telecom Mobile Broadband data account (Harrier, Apache or 3G card) then it's free until the end of August. Otherwise you can login using an Xtra account, or purchase prepaid cards. Or pay as you go with a credit card.





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  Reply # 39585 25-Jun-2006 17:51
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There IS a public wifi service at Auckland Airport (put in by HP), but it's not being publicised yet.

BUT - not in the Koru Lounge. Koru Lounge belongs to Air NZ, and they are 'funny' about letting anyone in.


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Reply # 39586 25-Jun-2006 18:01
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I was reading the Air New Zealand Gold Newsletter and they are planning a Wi-Fi hotspot of their own for the Koru Lounge.







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  Reply # 39588 25-Jun-2006 18:31
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I guess that's why noone has HotSpots there then, the airports see it as a good revenue potential and want to do it themselves




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