Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

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Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

Postby Johnsell50 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:53 pm

I notice a lot of the serviced apartments, in PP, and many of the others offer free wi-fi. Can you also get other direct connections in them if the wi-fi is too slow? Most of the wi-fi I have experienced in Asia has been spotty and depends how far from the modem your room/apartment is.
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Re: Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

Postby Playboy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:20 pm

Hi John,

It varies from place to place. A lot of the serviced apartments have a master contract with an exclusive ISP clause. However, some of the smaller apartment blocks will allow you to install your own.

If you need a good, reliable, Internet connection (work or whatever) then you would probably be best served by renting somewhere that does not offer free Wi-Fi, and then installing a connection that meets your specific requirements
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Re: Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

Postby Spigzy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 pm

Just grab a Smart @Home box - no wires or nonsense installations through walls/open windows required.
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Re: Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

Postby Johnsell50 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:55 pm

Spigzy wrote:Just grab a Smart @Home box - no wires or nonsense installations through walls/open windows required.


I googled it and in looks like a box for TV that you connect to via wi-fi. I have a couple of these I already use in America. They are great for getting free TV and movies.
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Re: Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

Postby Johnsell50 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:59 pm

Playboy wrote:Hi John,

It varies from place to place. A lot of the serviced apartments have a master contract with an exclusive ISP clause. However, some of the smaller apartment blocks will allow you to install your own.

If you need a good, reliable, Internet connection (work or whatever) then you would probably be best served by renting somewhere that does not offer free Wi-Fi, and then installing a connection that meets your specific requirements


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Re: Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

Postby Spigzy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:49 pm

Johnsell50 wrote:
Spigzy wrote:Just grab a Smart @Home box - no wires or nonsense installations through walls/open windows required.


I googled it and in looks like a box for TV that you connect to via wi-fi. I have a couple of these I already use in America. They are great for getting free TV and movies.


No, it's a WiFi box using Smart's 4G network... your TV can connect to it to stream Netflix, etc. I only get 2 bars on mine at home, but no issues video streaming or downloads for PC, etc.
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Re: Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

Postby Johnsell50 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:15 pm

No, it's a WiFi box using Smart's 4G network... your TV can connect to it to stream Netflix, etc. I only get 2 bars on mine at home, but no issues video streaming or downloads for PC, etc.[/quote]

Sounds good, TY. Do you pay a monthly charge through Smart, and do you know how much?
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Re: Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

Postby Spigzy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:22 pm

Yes, I’m paying for the premium level; it’s $18/m and I’ve not hit any limits watching YouTube, Netflix, iflix for footy, etc. you can get it all through the SmartNas app delivered to your door if the coverage in your area is good enough. :thumbsup:
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Re: Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

Postby Johnsell50 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:57 am

Spigzy wrote:Yes, I’m paying for the premium level; it’s $18/m and I’ve not hit any limits watching YouTube, Netflix, iflix for footy, etc. you can get it all through the SmartNas app delivered to your door if the coverage in your area is good enough. :thumbsup:


Sounds great. Thank You.
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Re: Wi-Fi In Serviced Appts?

Postby maxx » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:25 pm

4g compatible devices too in case the wifi is being throttled
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