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Volunteer Process

In January 2015 we are recruiting Wireless Nation Satellite connection Panelists, to compare Satelite connections with ADSL, VDSL etc.  The size of Satellite caps is an issue for testing, so we have arranged to zero-rate file downloads, reducing the paid data for testing to under 150MB per month.  

We are especially recruiting Spark Fibre Panelists, any speed, any location until we reach our quota.

Thank you for considering to volunteer.  The process is simple and quick.  Our probes avoid testing when your traffic is busy, we never monitor your use, but need to look for the presence of traffic only when testing.  More details here.

The process of volunteering is relatively painless, but avoiding scammers adds a little complexity.  The process is:

  1. Click on the link below to create your ID
  2. We email you a link to our details page (avoids spamming machines)
  3. You tell us your details - name, address, plan, amount of data we can use etc
  4. We decide to accept your application and send you an Address Verification letter (this ensures we are sending our valuable router to the correct address)
  5. You verify and we post you a probe (bridged router with double strength wifi)

Once you connect the probe you will see a new page on the website, "My Reports", which enables you to see the results of your tests.

You can also update your details in the profile, but importantly you can change the amount of data we use instantly, many times a day if you wish.  We offer several options, 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 GB/month or Unlimited testing.  

For Rural broadband, especially Wireless and Satelite, we have two very low use options, 500MB and 1GB per month, using smaller tests less often that are reliable at lower speeds, this usage reduces to under 150MBytes for some ISPs that are able to zero-rate our file servers.

Click here to more details

Click here for Terms & Conditions

New Zealanders: Click here to register

Australians, please go to the Australian site here

 

A Sample of a Volunteer's Report page

 


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