OK I am looking at getting ADSL here, but the speed is one thing that I am a bit "iffy" about. Xtra says that "Jetstream can be up to 3 times faster than a Dial-up connection", at NZ$69 a month, it would want to be at the speed of light!. But I have to buy an external Modem plus filters for my 2 telephones. NZ$199 for the modem, NZ$15 a piece for the filters. If you have a Telecom Tech install the gear it will cost you NZ$700 all up. I mean who is kidding who here?.
Do you have a satelite dish? You can get internet via satelite too, dont know what the prices are like in NZ. Here in the US (in the boonies), where I'm at the price is cheaper for me to use the sat downlink and the telco uplink.
I can get both up and down with the sat for $50 a month, down only for $35.
Just done a speed test on mine and it is 720Kb/s, not too bad for £25 a month. I used a modem for years and would hate to go back to a dial up connection especially the old 9.2k greta grand father of 56k
My son has adsl and his speed is comparable to mine.
Can you buy your own external modem and filters or do you have to use the phone company's?
That sounds pretty high to me, but if that's the fastest thing you have available there, and there is little competition, that's they way it will be for a while.
Over here in the states (in major cities) cable modem service is what rocks! Usually between 2-3 Mbps (2000-3000 Kbps) for US$79 business class US$45 residential per month they give you the modem and installation is free.
Hello Mike! It really depends on your prices and your location. My situation was, here ADSL is available. It is not at all places. (It must be built up somehow. Or something) Second thing is, however Hungary has many telephone companies, the telephone bills are still high (I changed HUF prices, that is Hungarian Forint), line phone about 0,1 USD/min mobile phone about 0,5 USD/min, that meand for a mont our calls cost about 50 USD/month for line and 100/month USD for mobile calls, with these prices it would be very expensive. The ADSL is about 50 USD/month and for there are different new companies on our market, the starting price usually is 0 HUF. Another possibility here is cablenet, I don't know much, but it is not on Cu-lines, it is on optical. The prices are like the ADSL, but another, digital system is needed, also for the television. (Oh, an average salary is about 300 USD/month)
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