[LCA2015-Chat] Options for Mobile Broadband

Steven Ellis steve at lca2015.linux.org.au
Sat Dec 13 11:07:48 EST 2014

There are also some traveller options for $49 at Auckland Import that Spark
and Vodafone offer. These have 2GB Data and included international minutes

Vodafone also have an offer on a 3G mifi dongle with 5GB data for $79 at
the moment, where the data is valid for 6 months

Feel free to update the wiki page below with the information you pickup.



On 12 December 2014 at 17:20, Mark Foster <mark.foster at lca2015.linux.org.au>
>  If you'll be in the Urban areas of Auckland you'll find coverage is
> pretty solid on all the networks. I carry a Vodafone mobile and a Spark
> (so, same as Skinny) mobile routinely (personal, work) and though there is
> some variability, it's impossible to say which you'll find better without
> actually testing it in-situ.
> If you plan to travel outside the main centres while you're in NZ, I'd
> stick with one of the larger networks (Spark or VF).
> Mark.
> On 12/12/2014 3:49 p.m., Michael Cordover wrote:
> The most cost-effective from my research appeared to be Skinny - 1800MHz
> 4G over the Spark network, with good coverage in Auckland[1].
>  They also do 7 day plans, with the "data" plan being 400mb for $4 and
> addons of $8 per 600mb with 7 day expiry[2] (plus cost of SIM).
>  Any NZ locals able to weigh in though? Quality is as important as
> allowance/price.
>  [1]: http://www.skinny.co.nz/coverage/#4G
>  [2]: https://www.skinny.co.nz/combos/
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