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« on: 29 September 2008, 08:29:PM »

I'm going to be without internet (omg freakout!) and home phone (yawn) for a few weeks whilst I'm in between homes; can anyone suggest a prepay wireless or pay as you go type scenario?

I won't have the use of a landline so even dial up isn't an option!

Your knowledge is always greatly appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: 29 September 2008, 09:30:PM »

Internet cafes are useful and seem to be open long hours.  When I was staying in Ponsonby I found one down the road that was fairly cheap.  You could ask around for your closest one.
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« Reply #2 on: 29 September 2008, 11:35:PM »

Depending on what you're going to be using -  but if it's just a few websites and e-mail, a Vodem is a good way to go... but if you have a 3G Mobile phone that's a good option too as models introduced just a couple of years ago have the modem included in the phone and you can just connect the phone via the USB port. 

BUT, if you go down that route, make sure you have a data plan from either Vodafone or Telecom - it can be a good, cheap (and very fast) option with them... but if you don't have one, it can work out very expensive.  I think you can also buy pre-pay data plans.  I always use my phone as the modem when I'm away on business.
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« Reply #3 on: 29 September 2008, 11:39:PM »

you could also look into Woosh as well...
they do wireless broadband interweb....
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« Reply #4 on: 29 September 2008, 11:51:PM »

And d'oh!  I should have remembered this but it just popped up as an ad on TV...

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-data/mobile-web.jsp?gclid=CMS5-M_ogJYCFQf8bgodlUumFg

Whether you use your phone to connect directly to the internet, or use your 3G phone as a modem, it's $1 a day for 10mb - but only charged on the days that you actually use it.  10mb won't get you that much access... but it's plenty to browse a few websites and download your e-mail.

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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 10:32 PM »

you could also look into Woosh as well...
they do wireless broadband interweb....


We have snails back in England that move faster than Woosh's so called broadband
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:49 PM »

yes... i would say woosh, just kuz i have friends who have it, they used it kuz they didnt have a phone line either. and it did the trick. just stuck some reciever on the window. and then their laptop was a go. dont know anything about its quality. but the person above me seems to think its slow. so i think thats probably true.
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 12:17 AM »

Depends how far away you are from the transmitter.
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 12:21 AM »

Yeah that's true. my sister wanted to go on woosh before, but unfortunately for them only one section of the house got a signal. and it was in an inconvenient place, so they ended having to stay with xtra.
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« Reply #9 on: Today at 08:50 PM »

you could also look into Woosh as well...
they do wireless broadband interweb....


We have snails back in England that move faster than Woosh's so called broadband

How right you are ET - using Woosh in your apartment made me want to throw the laptop out of the window
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