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Re: T Stick

Postby Holistic Palace » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:59 am

The wireless broad band you installed on a what, did you say ?
Unclear here if this is attached to a motorhome, caravan or other, that is constantly on the move
When touring around to new destinations, are they still getting internet ?
I heard it couldn't be done, hence the inquiry
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Re: T Stick

Postby vansvilla » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:39 am

The fine print in the Spark advertising states that it only works on 4G so that may restrict it's mobility a bit.

However the original query relate to carry over data, 2 Degrees do a carry over plan, we have one of our cell phones with them, $69 per month, unlimited minutes call, unlimited texts and 5 gig of data. The other cell phone is on a Spark plan, gives us another 1.25 gig and access to the telephone box Hotspot system.

The best bit I like is that that plan can be shared with up to 5 devices, so we have a cell phone, a tablet and a Huawei wireless hot spot which feeds the laptop, all on one plan.each device gets its own free Sim card so for example when I travel away from the Mother ship with the tablet I can still connect to the interweb.
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Re: T Stick

Postby DerekB » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:44 pm

The routers that Spark are supplying have a firmware version locking out the 3G. This can be amended, so you get both 4G and 3G, and yes, mobile users. These are stock agents on the road, using phones and laptops through units installed into vehicles. Allows them to go into a house and use their own network off one data account. So much cheaper
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Re: T Stick

Postby ynot47 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:39 pm

Hi Derek this sounds like a great plan is it available through spark? Any info appreciated. Cheers Tony. :D

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Postby DerekB » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:15 pm

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Re: T Stick

Postby NeilV » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:43 pm

DerekB wrote:Check out this

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/internet/rural/

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having a look at this myself, but struggling to get an address that they DO support?

since ill be travelling around using it, the address shouldn't actually matter, but they wont go further till i have an address they support, so....

anyone got a library or McD (etc) random address that works on this site please?
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Re: T Stick

Postby scubadoo » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:23 pm

An excerpt from the website:

"Who is Rural Wireless Broadband for?
Spark’s Rural Wireless Broadband is a quality wireless broadband service for people in regional and rural New Zealand who don’t have access to a fixed internet service. Rural Wireless Broadband has no installation costs and can save you from spending a lot of money on mobile data. It will initially be available to customers in selected areas covered by our 4G network."

If this was available for all of us travelling in our RVs we would all be in surely. I doubt we qualify. Spark are returning our call in "17 to 25 minutes" to confirm either way.
I had no idea that 4G and rural were synonymous.

Edit:
An answer from Spark. Anyone can can sign up for the deal. The SIM card will only work with their modem i.e. not in another phone, WiFi hot spot etc. 4G 700mHz only. That limits it to the "Rural 4G Network". The network appears to be very limited in its coverage? http://www.spark.co.nz/4g/

Neil I hope you can contradict this. ;)
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Re: T Stick

Postby Nut17 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:58 pm

I have just changed my phone through Spark to a $99.00/month deal with unlimited calls and texts and 5GB data. My phone seems to operate very well as a mobile WiFi hot spot. Our Vodafone wireless hot spot was costing us $75 / month with 5GB and I was paying $49.00/ month for my phone connection wit 1.25GB data and 200 minutes.
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