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FF:NZ Boy, am I glad I changed ISP's..............

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Norrad_Roff, Feb 16, 2002.

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  1. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Jun 12, 1999
    i heard 128kbs, damm i'd pay 50 for that....if it was unlimited, it would do in lieu of real broadband
     
  2. Lil_Lisa

    Lil_Lisa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 28, 2001
    I wouldn't pay 50 for that even if it's unlimited usage. I'd pay 40 for unlimited broadband AND cable TV. :D But internet in NZ is so goddamn expensive! :mad:
     
  3. Darth_Graal

    Darth_Graal Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 19, 2001
    I have jetstart, speed is 128k, downloads take approx 1 meg per min but even faster if ya use download accelearator. Also if playing games via jetstream servers ya get jetstream speed.
    From personal experience don't go near jetstream if ya use file sharing software as you'll blow through 400 megs real quick.

    I couldn't go back to standard 56 k now it feels like snail speed.
    Keep an eye out as telecom may be releasing other speed/cap options. eg 256k with 10 gig cap etc
     
  4. Buzz-Bumble

    Buzz-Bumble Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 27, 2000

    I've just been reeading my latest UK Mac computer magazine. Evidently they were expecting a drop in the price of ADSL there at the beginning of this year.

    The brief article says they were going to be getting "Do-it-yourself" ADSL installation kits (ADSL adaptor and modem) for about £50 (~NZ$170), instead of the British Telecom installation charge of £150 (~NZ$507).

    Plus their whoelsale price was going to drop as well - from £35 (~NZ$118) to £30 (~NZ$100), so they "could expect to pay roughly £40 (~NZ$135) a month for ADSL access".

    Good grief!! Maybe Telecom NZ aren't that bad after all ... then again! :(
     
  5. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 14, 2000
    You can't compare $NZ to UK£ like that.

    Average wage here = $30,000

    Average wage in England = £30,000

    Basically you can expect to see things in the UK costing the same in pounds as you'd see in dollars here.

    It's all relative, unless you're visiting NZ or working in London and sending money home.
     
  6. Buzz-Bumble

    Buzz-Bumble Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 27, 2000
    Nope - that's just nonsense the economists make up to try so you think you're better off.

    PotJ Star Wars figures cost about $20 here. In the UK they cost £6 (~NZ$20).

    See. :)

    If the average UK wage was £30,000, then that's ~NZ$100,845 - NOBODY would be left in this country. The average UK wage is more like £10,000 (~NZ$33,620).
     
  7. Lil_Lisa

    Lil_Lisa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 28, 2001
    I read it somewhere things in UK are really expensive. Don't know which country they were comparing that too, though.
     
  8. Norrad_Roff

    Norrad_Roff Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 26, 2001
    Things in the UK are expensive compared to everywhere...................
     
  9. Buzz-Bumble

    Buzz-Bumble Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 27, 2000

    Nope. :)

    There are some items that cost more in some places thanks to added costs like shipping and availability, but most things cost more or less the same everywhere you go in the "modern world" countries.

     
  10. Lil_Lisa

    Lil_Lisa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 28, 2001
    And that's the problem. If you want to order the OT soundtrack from the US, it's gonna cost a LOT. Or you could just get them from Real Groovy, which I suspect is no cheaper. Unless they have seconhand ones. :(
     
  11. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 23, 2000
    I'd say it would be cheaper to go with Real Groovy or Borders, as even new, they would still be cheaper than ordering from overseas.

    If you don't want the entire soundtracks from all three movies, but just a collection of the main themes, they put out an awesome CD called 'The Skywalker Symphony' or something like that. It was to commemorate the opening of Skywalker sound - the recording studio facilities owned by GL.
     
  12. Norrad_Roff

    Norrad_Roff Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 26, 2001
    [homer_simpson] By the way I was being sarcastic. [/homer_simpson] ;)
     
  13. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 14, 2000
    We should do the Big Mac test to compare NZ to British currency.

    Off to FFUK...

     
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