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Friday, July 16, 2010

Broadband in NZ

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Broadband services in NZ are very expensive. There is little competition, particularly outside the 3 largest cities. You will find it hard to get wireless services outside the cities as well. We met a farmer who goes to the library, even though he signed up for a wireless service.

Vodafone and Telecom both offer similar plans. If you are in the larger 3 cities - Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington - you ought to look at the deals from Woosh and Orcon as well. We used Vodafone last year. The service was ok. They had high costs to connect and disconnect, so we cancelled, and now we are on spot agreement (i.e. no contract) with Telecom, because se don't spend much time in NZ. The good news is that if you intend to spend 6 months here, 6 months abroad, its easy enough. You just get a spot agreement for say 20Mb, which is $59/mth, plus $47/mth for telephone connection. If you want broadband only, outside the 3 largest cities, the telephone connection is compulsory. This is a similar cost to Vodafone on a contract. Vodafone offers no services off-plan. The benefit of our no-contract is that:
1. We can cancel our tel connection without charge and the telephone exchange will retain our number for 12 months, so we can pick it up in 12 months when we come back.
2. We were able to change the settings on our Vodafone modem so we could use if with Telecom.
Don't let them tell you you need a proprietary modem. Just contact the company to find out how to change the settings.
Contracts tend to come with a free modem. Since we already had a modem, we did not need that free add-on.

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