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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.

 

 

Gold Coast – Network upgrades

 

With the internet becoming more and more a part of everyday life, the demand for quality services has increased 10 fold. Since February 2017, the Gold Coast technical team have been reviewing and carrying out significant upgrades to the equipment and services that provide high quality internet services to our customers. These upgrades have included the replacement of core equipment in our network backbones to provide high speed throughput of data and  additional bandwidth on our commercial backhaul services. We have seen significant improvements in the quality and level of services we are providing to customers on the Gold Coast as a result of these changes.

It does not stop here, we have implemented monitoring systems, backup services, capacity planning and adding 2 large, high speed commercial backhaul services to our network Mid 2017. These services will be in addition to our current services, increasing  our ability to deliver high speed, reliable internet services. Planning processes have been put in place to continually monitor, manage and grow our network to meet/exceed our customer’s expectations.

A big thank you to Sajid, Umer and the GC Tech support team for their efforts in making these upgrades happen.

Welcome to the team, Ollie

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Freedom Internet’s first customer in Australia, 4 years on.

Steve and Sue Surfers Chalet

Sue and Steve Martin have had the rights to manage SURFERS CHALET holiday apartments for the past 18 years. Positioned right across the road from the beach in Surfers Paradise, it is a complete contrast for Sue and Steve who came to Queensland from the country area of Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Steve had a very successful rugby league career as a player and as a first grade coach, prior to becoming the Manager of Surfers Chalet. This is very evident from the framed Australian and State of Origin jerseys and photos on the wall behind the reception desk. Being in the business for so long has given Sue & Steve plenty of experience in helping their guests plan and enjoy their holiday on the Gold Coast.

Surfers Chalet was the first building to sign with Freedom Internet in Australia back in February 2013 and are still passionate & loyal customers to this day.

Thanks Sue & Steve – here’s to you!!

The Team at Freedom Internet