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There are 3 major mobile network operators in New Zealand:<br/>
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This is an index of all the "Birds of a feather" sessions organised and run on an informal basis by attendees of the conference. We will be offering Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
*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).
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If you want to get a group together then put a page up and link it here where people can discuss who/where/when about whatever you're interested in.
  
All operators now offer 4G in limited areas, which should cover most of Auckland CBD.  The 4G frequencies are the ones used in most Asia-Pacific countries, and '''different''' to the AWS bands used in North America.
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'''NOTE''' that you must be a conference delegate in order to attend the BoF Sessions.
  
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==BoFs Recurring on Multiple Days==
  
== 2Degrees ==
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=== [[Running BoF]] ===
  
* Free SIM cards are available on the Airbus, ''however stocks of these are limited''.
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=== [[Martial Arts BoF]] ===
* [https://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ShopandEat/Shops/Relay.aspx Relay] (a newsagency) in the International Arrivals floor sells SIM cards for 10 NZD
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* SIM sizes: SIM+MicroSIM, and NanoSIM.
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* GSM (2G) 900 / 1800
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* UMTS (3G) 900 / 2100
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* LTE (4G) Band 3 (1800MHz) and 28 (700MHz) in cities only.
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* Has a small network of their own in cities that roams to Vodafone (at no cost)
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Prepaid:
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==Evening BoFs at LCA Venue ==
  
* [http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/prepay/pricing/plus/value-packs/carryover-combo 19 NZD: Carryover]
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=== Monday 12th January 2015 ===
** 100 minutes of calls to phones in NZ and AU
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{| class="wikitable"
** Unlimited SMS to phones in NZ and AU
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!Time
** 500MB data
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!OGGB 4
** 30 day expiry
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!Caseroom 2
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!Caseroom 3
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!17:30
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| rowspan=2 | Linux Australia AGM - contact @KathyReid for further information
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| [[Saltstack BoF]]
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!18:30
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| [[Functional Programming BoF]]
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| [[CACert BoF/Assurance]]
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|-
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!19:30
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| [[PostgreSQL BOF]]
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* [http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/zone-data-packs Zone data packs]
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=== Tuesday 13th January 2015 ===
** NZ$50 for 3GB
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{| class="wikitable"
** NZ$99 for 12GB
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!Time
** This only works on 2degrees' own coverage area, not when roaming to Vodafone. Roaming to Vodafone costs 50c/MB.
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!OGGB 4
** The "zone" [http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/zones covers most of Auckland], shown in dark blue (?)
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!Caseroom 2
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!Caseroom 3
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!17:30
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| [[Jobs BoF]]
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| [[Personal Crypto & Security BOF]]
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| [[Ansible BoF]]
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!18:30
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| [[CentOS/Fedora BoF]]
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[[LMDB BoF]]
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|-
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!19:30
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| [[Emacs BoF]]
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| [[BlueHackers BoF]]
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* [http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/data-packs Regular data packs]
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==Evening BoFs at Other Venues ==
** Work even when roaming to Vodafone.
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=== Thursday 15th January 2015 ===
  
Activating the SIM:
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==== Astronomy BoF ====
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Details: [[Astronomy BoF]]
  
* Insert the SIM in the phone
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== Lunch-time BOFs ==
* Make sure the correct network is selected
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* Call 200
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* You will be prompted to add a PIN to manage your account.
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* First do a top-up (1).  Minimum amount is 20 NZD, can be done by credit card over phone or purchase a topup with cash at a store.
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* You probably don't want to have them save your credit card details, otherwise the combo pack will automatically renew when you leave.
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* You get a text message confirming it.
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* Add a combo pack or data pack
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* You get a text message confirming it.
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Note: Their IVR doesn't update with your current balance while you're still on the line -- the balance is from when you started the call.  So you top up your account, and then you get told that you have "0 Dollars"...
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=== Tuesday ===
  
Other note: They also have a captive portal that allows you to sign up.  However, this website is not mobile-friendly.  Additionally, on Android, if you rotate the phone you have to start again, and the zoom function is disabled/stuck.  Do it over the phone instead.
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==== [[Queer_BoF|Queer / LGBTIQ Lunch BoF]] ====
  
== Skinny ==
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=== Wednesday ===
  
* Virtual Mobile Network Operator that runs from the Spark network.
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==== [[keysigning|OpenPGP Keysigning]] ====
* GSM NOT AVAILABLE
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==== [[lca2018|LCA2018 expressions of interest and chat]]
* UMTS (3G) 850 / 2100
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'''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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== BoF Wait-list ==
  
== Spark (Telecom / XT) ==
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If the above room allocation is full please add an entry here and we can try to make additional space available.
  
* Store in the international terminal, in the arrivals area.  Marked as "Telecom" in Airport maps.
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* [[TinFoilHats]]
* GSM NOT AVAILABLE
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* [[ingress]]
* UMTS (3G) 850 / 2100
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* LTE (4G) Band 3 (1800MHz) in cities and major rural areas, Band 7 (2600MHz) in Central Auckland and Band 28 (700MHz) in major rural areas (not cities)
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Prepaid:
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'''Note''' Spark Travellers SIM for $49 is similar to the Vodafone offering.
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'''Note''' Spark (Telecom NZ/XT) does have 1GB data on WiFi per day across NZ starting at $29
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'''Note''' Spark / Skinny share the same broadcast frequencies and have '''NO''' 2G Network
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== Vodafone ==
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* Store in the international terminal, in the arrivals area.
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* GSM (2G) 900 / 1800
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* UMTS (3G) 900 / 2100
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* LTE (4G) Band 3 (1800MHz) and 28 (700MHz) in cities only.
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Prepaid:
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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
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== Roaming with an Australian Telco ==
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* 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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* Telstra has something similar - see https://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/international-roaming#intravelpass.
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* So does Vodafone: http://www.vodafone.com.au/personal/international-roaming
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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 20:39, 11 January 2015

< Main Page < Programme

This is an index of all the "Birds of a feather" sessions organised and run on an informal basis by attendees of the conference. We will be offering Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

If you want to get a group together then put a page up and link it here where people can discuss who/where/when about whatever you're interested in.

NOTE that you must be a conference delegate in order to attend the BoF Sessions.

BoFs Recurring on Multiple Days

Running BoF

Martial Arts BoF

Evening BoFs at LCA Venue

Monday 12th January 2015

Time OGGB 4 Caseroom 2 Caseroom 3
17:30 Linux Australia AGM - contact @KathyReid for further information Saltstack BoF
18:30 Functional Programming BoF CACert BoF/Assurance
19:30 PostgreSQL BOF

Tuesday 13th January 2015

Time OGGB 4 Caseroom 2 Caseroom 3
17:30 Jobs BoF Personal Crypto & Security BOF Ansible BoF
18:30 CentOS/Fedora BoF LMDB BoF
19:30 Emacs BoF BlueHackers BoF

Evening BoFs at Other Venues

Thursday 15th January 2015

Astronomy BoF

Details: Astronomy BoF

Lunch-time BOFs

Tuesday

Queer / LGBTIQ Lunch BoF

Wednesday

OpenPGP Keysigning

==== LCA2018 expressions of interest and chat

BoF Wait-list

If the above room allocation is full please add an entry here and we can try to make additional space available.