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Freedom Digiboard is here!

Goodbye snap-lock frames, pin boards and printing!

Say hello to a simple, dynamic way to communicate with your residents! Due to the demand from our Body Corporate and Building Managers, we have launched a new product that will save time, money and hassle, while creating a sense of community through communication.

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WHAT IS A FREEDOM DIGIBOARD?

Freedom Digiboard is a smart apartment digital communication hub. We install a 49” screen into your apartment’s lobby, and provide all the technology and training to enable you or your Building Manager to keep your community informed.

A screen of this size is big enough to be noticed, but small enough not to take up too much wall space. These are high quality LG screens that look great and will enhance the appearance of the area in which they are placed. And if you wish we can provide smaller screens.

FREEDOM DIGIBOARD DESIGN

Once you’ve told us about the sort of things you would like to communicate, we’ll design some smart templates which will make it easy to change out messages and put up new content.

We think our eye-catching, rolling notice bar at the bottom of the screen will be a really valuable feature, especially if you have an urgent notice for residents.

FREEDOM DIGIBOARD PLATFORM

You will have your own login so you can update Digiboard with ease. Changes can be made on the go, anywhere, anytime or you can schedule your notices in advance. We’ll show you how to manage multiple building communications from the palm of your hand.

FREEDOM DIGIBOARD PARTNERS

A % of the screen time is yours! Communicate building notices, management hours, body corporate rules, health and safety info, maintenance notifications, events and more. As this is connected to Freedom Internet information can be update in real time.

The versatility of Freedom Digiboard means other parties can participate in your communication hub. We will use the other space to inform residents of our internet services, and down the track, other (carefully selected) advertisers.

We would be delighted to show and tell you more, contact your local Account Manager to book a demo today!

 

 

New Zealand                                                                     Victoria 

Christina Cortesi                                                               Stephen McSweeney

+64273300917                                                                   +64432044557

Christina.cortesi@freedominternet.org                Stephen.mcsweeney@freedominternet.org

 

Queensland                                                                      

Marisa Milane

+61403764247

Marisa@freedominternet.org

 

South Australia & NSW

Neil Farnworth

+61415714601

Neil.farnworth@freedominternet.org

Team Yoga

Yesterday our Auckland team headed out to Invigorate to enjoy a morning yoga class and morning tea with our team mates. The class was run by our wonderful GM Customer Experience Janine, which was followed by a pot luck morning tea! It was a wonderful team building morning, enjoyed by all.

 

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Freedom Internet – Get Fit and Give Back

This month’s Freedom Internet Team Wellness Challenge is all about improving the teams average score with a prize that’s a little different.

We asked each team to choose a charity that they’d like to get moving for, thank you for your input in this. Freedom Internet will donate $200 to the winning teams charity – see below your chosen charities.

 

AUSTRALIA

Rosie’s Friends on the Street

Rosie’s reaches out to those most in need, those people who are abandoned, marginalised, socially isolated within our communities. They run an outreach program where volunteers meet once a month to provide food, supplies and friendship to people on the street. The Rosies Prayer: “O Jesus, make our hearts so human, that others may feel at home with us, so like Yours, that others may feel at home with You, so forgetful of self that we might simply become the place where You and they meet in the power of Your love and the joy of Your friendship. Amen”

$200 would mean 40 homeless people receive a meal and a one on one interaction with a volunteer.

NEW ZEALAND

Chained Dog Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ

CDRRNZ are a group of dedicated volunteers who provide immediate support and rescue to neglected and abused dogs that are permanently chained. Their mission is to empower dog owners by providing the tools that will remove the need for dogs to be life-chained. Where a dog gets relinquished, they provide rehabilitation through training and foster care, and assist with the rehoming so dogs can live a happy and healthy life.

$200 would cover the cost of de-sexing and vaccinations for a dog in need.

PHILIPPINES

Kythe Foundation

Kythe is a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illness. As the only foundation in the Philippines offering the Kythe Child Life Program, we have provided psychosocial support to over 8,000 children with cancer and other chronic illness and their families since 1992. Kythe provides families with information on basic access to medicines and treatment. The approach to enabling families to cope with their children’s condition includes counseling and bereavement support.

$200 would cover a month of medical assistance to supplement procedures such as blood transfusions, X-rays, and CT scans; medicines such as antibiotics and vitamins. T 

Step It Up September

Our newest recruit – meet Casey

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Meet our newest recruit – Casey. Casey is a rescue pup from Chained Dog Re-homing and Rehabilitation > http://cdanz.org/ > and is a popular (and oh so cute) member of the Auckland team

 

 

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Who we are in a nutshell, and some fun facts too!

Our team is passionate about Freedom Internet’s services and we are super happy to share with you the benefits of our service as we truly believe it is a win/win for all!

So, Who is Freedom Internet and what do we do?

We are Australia and New Zealand’s leading Provider of Internet networks to Apartment buildings and Hotels. We work with Body Corporates, Developers, Building Managers and Building Owners to deliver high speed internet to their guests and residents.

With Zero cost for installation and upgrades, our building partnerships offer multiple benefits including a revenue stream back to the building and complimentary internet for management purposes. Our Service provides another choice to residents with great terms such as no equipment fees or contracts and we take the hassle away compared to the typical ISPs.

 

Some fun facts about us

  • We were founded 7 years ago, because our Director Mike Collins struggled to get good internet to his investment apartments
  • All the Freedom team wear FitBits, and are part of monthly team wellness challenges
  • We have almost 500 buildings, spanning Australia and New Zealand
  • 33,000 apartments have access to Freedom Internet
  • We have offices in Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane and The Gold Coast
  • We have 2 rescue dogs who hang out in our offices to keep the team de-stressed, happy and energised. Casey from Chained Dogs Rehoming and Rehabilitation NZ, and Ollie from Animal Welfare League Queensland.
  • We have a small “Closenator” trophy that flies around the sales team each month with surprise treats from the last recipient
  • We have a 97% building retention rate, all the Freedom Internet team are incredibly proud of this

If you would like to know more about us, get in touch!

Our team would love to provide more information. We enjoy walking meetings, especially if it leads to a cafe!

  • Christina.Cortesi@freedominternet.org – NZ
  • Melissa.Casbolt@freedominternet.org – Aus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relationship building is vital to our growth

Our industry & business endeavours gives us the opportunity to meet some really interesting people on a day to day basis. Recently I’ve had the pleasure to connect & do business with Business Development Marketing Manager, Marcus Binns.

Marcus is one of those delightful “like me or lump me” people who says it like it is. Working closely with a number of clients in common, Marcus has been a wonderful champion for Freedom Internet for years because, as he says,

“You guys are just the best. You offer our customers fast, affordable internet connection solutions…you listen to what I want & recommend to my clients…..and you really look after my Building Manager’s… I like that”.

Needless to say that comment will probably cost me an expensive lunch, but keeping these kind of relationships alive is vital to business building – so it’ll be worth it. Thanks Marcus.

Penny Lawson

Business Development Manager

Freedom Internet

 

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Marcus Binns -Business Development Marketing Manager

What the Freedom Family have been up to

We’ve been busy making internet easy for apartment residents, but at Freedom Internet, there’s always time to stop, celebrate and enjoy the teams’ company! Here’s what we got up to in April and May, with pictures to mark each occasion!

  • Kris and Hiran achieved their SiteSafe licences in Auckland
  • Marisa hosting the Ladies in Management lunch in the Gold Coast
  • The Gold Coast team enjoying their positive thoughts board
  • Family picnic on the Gold Coast
  • Harry and Hoang winning the Movie Passes in Auckland
  • The Gold Coast team enjoying walking with Ollie
  • The Melbourne team helping Neil recover from a broken foot
  • Team night out bowling in Auckland
  • Christina and Jake putting our Freedom Internet umbrellas to use in Auckland
  • An evening out for dinner with the Manila team
  • Coffee break in Melbourne
  • Auckland celebrating Christina winning the Closenator trophy for the second month in a row
  • Chocolate in Auckland
  • Everyone wishing Neil a very happy birthday!

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New Facebook feature – helping you find Wi-Fi!

Have you seen the new Facebook feature, “Find Wi-Fi?”

We all want to be connected to the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and Facebook are making this easier to find free and public Wi-Fi, wherever you are.

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Simply go to your Facebook menu, and see “Find Wi-Fi”

Freedom Internet have public Wi-Fi networks at over 470 locations across Australia and New Zealand, happy surfing!

Freedom Premium is now available at Trilogy Surfers Paradise

Trilogy Surfers Paradise is a trio of sleek and contemporary holiday apartment blocks located close to tranquil Budds Beach and just moments from central Surfers Paradise.

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With outstanding facilities including a cinema, conference room, heated resort swimming pool, sauna, gym and spa, Trilogy Surfers Paradise is close to the heart of the Gold Coast’s most sought after holiday attractions and walking distance to the golden sands of Surfers Paradise beach.

Freedom Internet first partnered with Trilogy Surfers Paradise in July 2015, and have just recently celebrated them as our first building in Queensland to be on our new premium configuration – 93 installations over the 3 towers in just 8 days is a testament to our wonderful technicians.

 

Ladies In Management, Gold Coast – Hosted by Freedom Internet

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Each month between February & November, women  manager’s & industry professionals  get together over lunch at different venues on the Gold Coast to mingle, chat & network. This lunch meeting has been successfully held for more than 15 years now and has proven to be an excellent opportunity for the girls to ask questions of each other, share a problem, listen to a guest speaker on topics relative to the industry & more importantly just get out of the office for a few hours. This year Marisa & Penny from Freedom Internet’s Gold Coast office are hosting these events with exceptional support from Edwina  behind the scenes. They have usually 35 or more ladies at each lunch & have taken the ladies to some exciting & interesting locations over the Gold Coast to date with plenty more up their sleeves for the remainder of the year.

They welcome all manger’s new & old to join the lunch group – contact either Marisa marisa@freedominternet.org or Penny penny.lawson@freedomintenet.org  for more information.