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{{Trail|Programme|BoF Sessions}}
There are 3 major mobile network operators in New Zealand:<br/>
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= BlueHackers Birds of a Feather =
*Spark (was Telecom/XT) http://www.spark.co.nz/<br/>
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*Vodafone http://www.vodafone.co.nz/<br/>
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*2 degrees http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/<br/>
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*Virtual network operator Skinny https://www.skinny.co.nz/<br/>
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All offer pre-paid SIM cards which can be easily obtained and require no paperwork or registration (you can pick one up in the airport just after you get through customs).<br/>
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BlueHackers is an informal organisation of hackers and geeks who discuss and support each other on the topic of depression and mental illness. This BoF is an opportunity to meet with and talk freely about the topic of depression with other affected people. This isn't a therapy group, and is not a substitute for professional help. However talking openly about this topic is one of the most positive and helpful things we can do for each other.  Participation is completely optional and voluntary - you are welcome to sit up the back and just listen if you prefer.
All operators now offer 4G in limited areas, which should cover most of Auckland CBD.<br/>
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*gsm 2g 900, 1800 MHz - Vodafone / 2Degrees only<br/>
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*umts/3g
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** 850, 2100 MHz - Spark / Skinny<br/>
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** 900, 2100 MHz - Vodafone / 2Degrees<br/>
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*lte-fd 4g 700, 1800 MHz<br/>
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** Very Limited 700MHz at present<br/><br/>
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'''Note''' 2degrees for data [http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/zone-data-packs NZ$99] for 12GB.
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For more information you can read [http://bluehackers.org/about about BlueHackers].
For a mix of data/calls/texting all operators offer a similar NZ$19/mth pre-paid plan with Unlimited texting, 100 calling minutes, 500MB data.
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'''Note''' Vodafone Travellers SIM for $49 with 2GB Data, and for a lot of our attendees from outside of ANZ it will probably include minutes to call home. Check your countries Vodafone website
 
  
'''Note''' Spark Travellers SIM for $49 is similar to the Vodafone offering.
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This Birds of a Feather is being held on 13 January 2015 at 19:30 in Caseroom 2.  
  
'''Note''' Skinny also does a competitive package, with $4 for a sim that comes loaded with calling time (within ANZ), texts and mobile data.
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== Sign-ups for the BlueHackers BoF ==
  
'''Note''' Spark (Telecom NZ/XT) does have 1GB data on WiFi per day across NZ starting at $29
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'''Please Note:''' Sign-ups are optional. Everyone is welcome.
  
'''Note''' Spark / Skinny share the same broadcast frequencies and have '''NO''' 2G Network
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* John Dalton (@johndalton) - BoF Coordinator
 
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* [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]]
== Roaming with an Australian Telco ==
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* Peter Lawler
 
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* Michael Cordover (@mjec)
* Optus post-paid mobiles allegedly have a $10/day travel pack option which can be activated online, giving unlimited talk and SMS plus 50MB data/day.  This is markedly (exponentially?) cheaper than the standard roaming rate.  See http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobilephones/international-roaming/postpaid#add-roaming for details, or http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobilephones/international-roaming/data-roaming#add-roaming if you only want data and don't care about talk/SMS.
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* Judging from chatter on IRC, Telstra have something similar.
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* Don't accidentally use roaming data without getting some sort of travel pack active first.  You will almost certainly regret it.
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* Picking up a New Zealand SIM will probably still work out cheaper than roaming travel packs, especially if you only really care about data.
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Revision as of 11:28, 8 January 2015

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BlueHackers Birds of a Feather

BlueHackers is an informal organisation of hackers and geeks who discuss and support each other on the topic of depression and mental illness. This BoF is an opportunity to meet with and talk freely about the topic of depression with other affected people. This isn't a therapy group, and is not a substitute for professional help. However talking openly about this topic is one of the most positive and helpful things we can do for each other. Participation is completely optional and voluntary - you are welcome to sit up the back and just listen if you prefer.

For more information you can read about BlueHackers.


This Birds of a Feather is being held on 13 January 2015 at 19:30 in Caseroom 2.

Sign-ups for the BlueHackers BoF

Please Note: Sign-ups are optional. Everyone is welcome.

  • John Dalton (@johndalton) - BoF Coordinator
  • ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ
  • Peter Lawler
  • Michael Cordover (@mjec)