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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: New Zealand users: Call for help Reply with quote

Hello,
I've decided to spend my christmas holidays touring in New Zealand with my friends but unfortunately I'll have a job meeting on December, 20th at 21.30. This implies a skype video call back in Europe. On that day I'll be in Auckland. I'd like to know two simple things:

1)Is there a place where I can make such call undisturbed? Places like conference rooms or internet cafes are fine, as long as I can have a private space and the place is still open at that hour. Money is not really an issue

or

2)How much reliable are 3G connections in New Zealand? I've been thinking about getting a NZ phone number and enjoy some mobile connectivity, but I'm afraid of latency issues

Any help is appreciated. Thank you
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing you could check is with the hotel you are staying. They may have a room you can use "undisturbed." They may also be able to offer other input as to how you could make the call.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
One thing you could check is with the hotel you are staying. They may have a room you can use "undisturbed." They may also be able to offer other input as to how you could make the call.
I won't be staying in a hotel. We rented an RV, so we can go anywhere we want
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't bother. If you really wanted the job you'd have figured this out by yourself already. You're in here asking for permission to avoid the call; okay, I give you permission.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Don't bother. If you really wanted the job you'd have figured this out by yourself already. You're in here asking for permission to avoid the call; okay, I give you permission.
If you don't want to be helpful, please refrain from making such comments
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devilheart wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Don't bother. If you really wanted the job you'd have figured this out by yourself already. You're in here asking for permission to avoid the call; okay, I give you permission.
If you don't want to be helpful, please refrain from making such comments

I have a helpful comment..try "Google", it's a "search engine" used to find "stuff" and "information". Here's a "URL" or "Uniform Resource Locator" link, you "click" it with your "mouse" to get to the "web page". Click this!!!!111
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a reason if I'm asking here (and yes, I'm already searching on google): I want a first hand opinion from the users of this forum. This is not something that can be solved by reading the fucking manual
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devilheart wrote:
There is a reason if I'm asking here (and yes, I'm already searching on google): I want a first hand opinion from the users of this forum. This is not something that can be solved by reading the fucking manual

How's that going for you?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The search? pretty good
The opinions? pretty bad, obviously
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devilheart wrote:
The search? pretty good
The opinions? pretty bad, obviously

Oh well, a quick flick of the wrist and I am sure you will feel calmer and more able to handle life.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@devilheart: Check with the RV driver. Perhaps he can reserve a room :D j/k

On a serious note, if you can get cell coverage, the RV may be the best bet. Just kick everyone else out for the duration.

Unfortnately sugar is the only user I recall being from NZ. You could try sending a PM.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
@devilheart: Check with the RV driver. Perhaps he can reserve a room :D j/k

On a serious note, if you can get cell coverage, the RV may be the best bet. Just kick everyone else out for the duration.

Unfortnately sugar is the only user I recall being from NZ. You could try sending a PM.
Thank you. At least you tried to help. In the end I bought a sim from telecom nz and made the call from kaitaia using the personal hotspot feature of my iphone
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad it worked out.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Glad it worked out.

I'm glad if you're glad.
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