At 02:09 p.m. 16/12/2012, you wrote:
Is it just me or is this the most pathetic options
I've ever seen?
I'm used to be able to get pre-paid data in Australia, like 12Gig or
$120 or something.
These plans are offering tiny little megs...
"Pathetic" is a good description of the major carriers.
Telecom do a 4GByte plan and in December seem to do a 2 for 1 deal.
We get 8GB per stick from them
Vodafone seem to think 4Gbyte is awesome.
We carry a "reverse cell-site" that has sicks on both carriers. It
uses external aerials to get that little bit extra. I used it in
Wanaka in Jan just before NZNOG and Telecom wasn't too bad.
Vodafone looked like it had good download, but it was only in short
burst stuff. Sustained thru put was mediocre.
We used satellite for the job. The 3G rig was just for us at the motel
FYI - identical USB sticks sitting side by side have different
performance figures. They're really made for metro areas with
"immersive" coverage and in areas with less coverage performance is a struggle.
For the Wanaka job, the producer is talking about using a bonded 3G
rig to replace microwave link from chopper. It will be interesting.