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Farmside
7.1

total

  • Reliability 8.0

  • Speed 6.7

  • Support 7.7

  • Features 7.0

  • Value 6.3

Average from 6 reviews

Farmside is a rural New Zealand broadband internet provider of fast broadband via Satellite, Wireless and ADSL solutions, and phone and mobile access to your community.

While most urban New Zealander's can access broadband through fixed homelines, a high percentage of those who live and work beyond city boundaries experience difficulties with broadband access and performance due to the physical limitations of their local copper infrastructure.

Farmside has overcome these barriers by developing a reliable rural broadband network that spans the entire country, offering broadband access to all rural and provincial dwellers, regardless of distance from an urban centre, isolated location or challenging topography.

OPTUS Satellite broadband services are not affected by terrestrial limitations. Farmside have thousands of farmers and other rural dwellers already connected and have hundreds more joining every month.

Farmside services include rural broadband, homeline, Farmside voice (VoIP) and mobile solutions, and associated computer and networking equipment to enable integrated connectivity.

Farmside jointly markets broadband packages in partnership with rural co-operatives and suppliers such as Farmlands, Farm Source, PGG Wrightson and Ruralco. Members purchase our telecommunications services on their supply account in the same way they purchase other essential commodities such as fuel, fertiliser or fencing materials.

With over ten years experience in rural telecommunications including Satellite, ADSL and Wireless Broadband, Homeline and Mobile solutions, Farmside has a head office in Timaru and a network of staff and contractors throughout the country.

 

** NOTE: The above information has been provided by the ISP or reproduced from their website **

Farmside
7.1

total

  • Reliability 8.0

  • Speed 6.7

  • Support 7.7

  • Features 7.0

  • Value 6.3

Average from 6 reviews

Eden Chapman10th October 2017

5.0
Reliability
6
Speed
7
Support
5
Features
5
Value
2

Farmside have you over a barrel and they know it. The system they use to inform you that you are reaching your data cap is designed to cause you to overuse and the charges are astronomical. Trouble is if you need 4G wireless internet you're choices are pretty limited.

Pros:

Speed was reasonably consistent.
Set up and installation was a breeze

Cons:

Overuse charges are eye watering.
As with all 4G it's expensive.
Effected by weather badly

PETER SARSON2nd October 2017

8.4
Reliability
9
Speed
8
Support
9
Features
8
Value
8

No problems, but left due to move to address that Farmside couldn't offer VDSL to.

Pros:

Good service and speeds for Rural Wireless internet.

Belinda Smith Lyttle 9th September 2017

8.4
Reliability
9
Speed
7
Support
10
Features
8
Value
8

Generally quite happy with Farmside as service provider.

Pros:

Absolutely excellent customer service, easy to contact on the phone.
Farmside service reps have been capable and helpful.

Cons:

Download speed are frequently slower than expected, (in part due to old and poorly maintained phone lines in our semi rural area, so not necessarily Farmside's fault.)

Daniel14th June 2017

8.0
Reliability
10
Speed
5
Support
10
Features
7
Value
8

It just works. Spoke to them once at start, not had a problem since.

Pros:

Small company. Great to deal with. Short wait times. Excellent customer service. Good prices.

Cons:

Speeds a bit lousy but not their fault - we live in the middle of the countryside so would be slow with anyone.

Claire williams22nd May 2017

6.4
Reliability
7
Speed
7
Support
4
Features
7
Value
7

Internet been down a week. No follow up to my call. Still waiting to have repaired. No landline eithet because we on wireless. Not happy.

craig maxwell23rd February 2017

6.6
Reliability
7
Speed
6
Support
8
Features
7
Value
5

pleasant customer support

Pros:

much better speed than using regular phone lines

Cons:

expensive

Farmside
7.1

total

  • Reliability 8.0

  • Speed 6.7

  • Support 7.7

  • Features 7.0

  • Value 6.3

Average from 6 reviews

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