A big part of our on-going mission here at Geeks on Wheels is staying informed when it comes to all the latest gadgets and gizmos so that we can help you with advice and technical support that is as up-to-date as possible. We believe the best way to achieve this is to be right at the heart of all the emerging technology being presented and unveiled at CES this year. We’ll be bringing you the action with daily updates with all the interesting things we think you’d like to hear about. We’ll also be giving you the chance to win some of the great new gadgets that we’ve managed to get our hands on while at the show! Visit our CES page for more details and daily updates.
Tuesday 18th December | Posted by Dan
If you have any urgent technical requirements we will be here for you! Our Geeks will be taking a break on statutory holidays only.
Also, remember we are not just here for when things go wrong - if you need assistance setting-up your new gadgets we can help with that too, we also can give you a tutorial in how to make them work!
Remember our Spring Clean Offer is still valid up to 31st December 2012, so long as you book it in by then you can take advantage of it in January. Click here for more details.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a safe summer.
The Geeks on Wheels Team
Wednesday 3rd October | Posted by Dan
Recycling your e-waste
The Geeks on Wheels team are proud to announce our new relationship with RCN e-Cycle to assist in the reduction of electronic waste. Geeks on Wheels will provide an official RCN e-Cycle Drop-off location for Wellington's Eastern suburbs and also offer a service in all normal operating areas to collect your unwanted electronic equipment.
The drop off site is located at Geek HQ in Kilbirnie, and is open from 9am-6pm during the week, and 9am-4pm on Saturday. Our e-waste collection service will run during our normal operating hours. For more information, or to book a collection, contact our call centre on 0800 424 335. You can also make use of this service during any Geeks on Wheels appointment, just ask your technician for more details.
It’s Friday afternoon, and all of us here at Geeks on Wheels are looking forward to our annual conference this weekend. It’s our chance to get our call centre, our technicians from all around the country, and our management team together, all in one place. What does this mean for you? Well, our call centre will be closed from 6pm tonight (24th August) , and will re-open again on Monday morning (27th August) at 8am.
If you are interested in making a booking, then you can do so using our ‘Book a Geek’ page on our website, or by leaving a message on our phones – 0800 424 335.
We will be back from our weekend away on Monday, all refreshed, and ready to solve all your technological troubles – see you then!
Thursday 5th July | Posted by Dan
Congratulations to David, one of our Hamilton technicians, for winning the iPad. David was our ‘technician of the season’ earlier this year, and to reward his excellence in customer service he is now the proud owner of a brand new iPad 3. Enjoy!!
Friday 8th June | Posted by Dan
If you don't have Windows 7 on your computer, then you are missing out! For the months of June and July you can improve the performance of your PC with a brand new copy of Windows 7. Discover the amazing things you can do with Windows 7; like watch movies and TV on demand in stunning HD, sync your iPhone or Smartphone, and enjoy a far superior web browsing experience.
If you're still using Windows Vista, then now is the time for Geeks on Wheels to give your PC a makeover. For only $499 we will back up your existing system, install a fresh copy of Windows 7, install your applications and copy your data back.
Call us today on 0800 424 335 to book an appointment.
For more information, including terms and conditions click here
Friday 16th December | Posted by Dan
No rest for the Geeks.
Summer is here, and you’re probably winding down for the year, looking forward to a Christmas holiday away at the beach, or just relaxing at home with the family. But what if you have computer problems over the holidays, or need a hand setting up the new laptop you got for Christmas? Can’t quite figure out how to connect the PlayStation or Xbox to your wireless network? Need a backup set up for all those photos you have been taking?
You can relax, because Geeks on Wheels is open throughout the festive season. We will be working our normal hours right through to Christmas Eve, and then available again from the 27th December through to New Years Eve, and back to work on the 3rd of January, all ready for the New Year. There's no extra fees or charges, just our standard great everyday rates. For your convenience our technicians are available early mornings, evenings and all day Saturday!
Remember, Geeks on Wheels technicians carry a full range of parts and accessories – so whatever you need, we have it!
Thursday 1st December | Posted by Dan
Things are heating up!!
It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, BBQ’s are grilling, and Geeks on Wheels are giving away iTunes vouchers. Yes, that’s right, it’s back, by popular demand! Our Hot Summer Offer was such a success last year, that we had no choice but to bring it back again this year.
Our technicians can install iTunes, and set you up with an account to download music. With our help you will be able to browse the seemingly never-ending selection of music the iTunes store has to offer, and download anything you choose. We can also show you how to effortlessly transfer your newly download music to your iPod, iPad or iPhone.
Geeks on Wheels is open throughout the holiday season, so give our friendly bookings team a call on 0800 424 335 today!
Monday 1st November | Posted by Dan
It’s Moustache Season again!
Yes, that’s right, it’s that time of year. When we put down our razors, and let that Mo grow.
Geeks on Wheels are doing their bit for men’s health by taking part in Movember, and growing a fine set of moustaches during the month of November. Our whole team gets behind this great cause, accepting donations from our customers, friends and family.
Movember is about raising funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. For more information, and to keep track of our progress with photo updates - visit our Movember Page
The team at Geeks on Wheels would like to congratulate our Hutt based technician Sam and his partner, Kate, on the new addition to their family.
They are now the proud parents of a happy, healthy little baby geek, Aimee. She was born on Tuesday the 18th of October at just after 7pm. After a couple of days at the hospital, they are now at home, celebrating the joys of parenthood and settling into family life.
We wish them all the best in this wonderful new adventure.
Wednesday 5th October | Posted by Dan
We're no longer in the Yellow... book that is!
If there was ever any doubt, the evidence is there in front of me, (and you), and it’s impossible to ignore. With last year’s edition still sitting under my computer screen in its plastic wrapper, the latest Yellow Pages has just been delivered and it’s definitely shrinking! Fewer and fewer businesses are advertising in the Yellow Pages because fewer and fewer people are opening them. Instead we turn to our computers or phones and search the Internet when we require a product or service.
The Yellow Pages have printed a small "In The Car" version for those of us on the move, but the print is so fine that you need a microscope to read it!! The maps in the front seem like a good idea, but many of us now have a GPS in their car, and no need for a map. We know that more than 50% of mobile phones are Internet capable, and this number is rising every day.
So in a bold move… Geeks on Wheels have decided to embrace the changing times by advertising more online than in the Yellow Pages book. And if you're reading this... it only proves the point!
Tuesday 27th September | Posted by Dan
Loud Shirt Success
We took to the streets, turning heads, and stopping traffic with our seriously LOUD shirts. After being surprised by our bright, colourful replacements for our normally black uniform, our customers supported us by donating over $750 for Loud Shirt Day.
Loud Shirt Day is the annual appeal of The Hearing House and the Southern Cochlear Implant Paediatric Programme.
Congratulations to the team, and thanks again for everyone who contributed!
Friday 16th September | Posted by Dan
Geeks on Wheels go LOUD!!!
On Friday 16th September, our Geek team will put away their uniforms, and dig out their brightest, most outrageous loud shirts. We’ll stand out, proudly raising money for deaf New Zealand children by taking part in Loud Shirt Day.
The money raised goes towards funding of specialised therapy for deaf children with hearing aids and implants; this therapy will help the children learn to interpret sounds, and ultimately to speak.
Please support us in our effort to change the lives of deaf New Zealand children.
Every month we provide answers to readers’ questions in NetGuide magazine.
If you have a technical question for our helpdesk, then send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re lucky, your question will be answered and printed in next month’s issue of Netguide.
Netguide magazine is available from most major booksellers and magazine outlets.
Thursday 1st September | Posted by Dan
Don't fall victim to the latest phone scams.
You’ve probably heard all about this in the news by now, but everyone needs to be warned. These scammers call unsuspecting victims at home, sometimes impersonating legitimate IT companies or Internet Service Providers, then try to gain access to your computer. Unfortunately these con artists are very good at what they do, they will attempt to gain your trust, and then try to talk you into giving them your credit card details to pay for their services.
It pays to be suspicious in this case. Make sure you don’t give out ANY personal information, especially not usernames, passwords, and credit card details. If you do think your computer has been compromised, then be sure to have it checked out by a computer technician, and change all your passwords. New Zealanders have lost over $750,000 to online scams in the past year!!
At Geeks on Wheels we will never call to ask for your passwords, or request to access to your PC remotely. In fact, we feel so strongly about the importance of providing a personal service (especially given these scams) that it is our company policy never to remotely access our customer’s computers.
The annual NetGuide web awards were a success last night, with 26 categories there was something for everyone.
We were lucky enough to attend the gala event at the Hilton on the Auckland waterfront hosted by Jeremy Elwood, New Zealand Comedian. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening, with most continuing on to the after party at The Corporate Box sponsored by Orcon.
The team at Geeks on Wheels would like to congratulate all the winners, in particular Orcon who won best ISP, the category sponsored by Geeks on Wheels.
If you would like to see the full list of the winners from all categories, click here: Netguide Awards
Tuesday 23rd August | Posted by Dan
New Zealand Anti-Piracy Legislation.
There are two basic ways to download music and movies – the legal way, and the illegal way. If the type of downloading you have been taking part in falls into the second category, then this is something you really should know.
New Zealand lawmakers have recently passed a law that will allow for strict monitoring of file-sharing. A ‘Three Strike’ method will be implemented where the Internet Service Provider will send warnings on the first two offences, and any further infringements could result in a fine of up to $15,000. In addition to the fines, the piracy could also lead to a suspension of the offender’s Internet service for six months. These new laws come into effect from 1st September 2011.
We at Geeks on Wheels would like to invite you to visit our stand at BLED 31 in the Bledisloe building for the 2011 Fieldays Exhibition, in Hamilton, from the 15th to the 18th of June. Some people might wonder why a collection of Internet addicted, USB carrying, technophiles like ourselves would setup stage at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agribusiness exhibition. Well if you run into said ponderers, you can tell them that amidst the horse transports, combine harvesters, and John-Deeres, Geeks on Wheels will be answering technical questions, proudly displaying our new car design, and raffling off free appointments all because we want everyone to know that our mission to provide the best service in New Zealand applies to EVERYONE!
These days every Tom, Dick and Marry has a computer and as such they are bound to run into a problem or need some advice about it. We would be in neglect of our creed if we were not there to greet the 120,000+ people of Fieldays and let them know that we want to be the only number they need to call for their computer concerns.
So rock up in your gumboots, jandals or bare feet and give us a holler. We want to meet you, discuss any questions you may have about your computer and show you why we are the number one mobile technical service in New Zealand.
Monday 6th June | Posted by Joe
Data has never been tougher!
All of our technicians know that one of the core principles of safe and reliable computing is having a backup of your data. Most of the time this means having a duplicate copy of your information on a second device (like an external hard drive). But what if your hard drive gets stolen, smashed, burnt or (as recently in Christchurch) buried under rubble?
In an effort to deliver a smash/fire/theft/rubble proof solution for backing up important data, Geeks on Wheels has teamed up with Back IT Up Mate, a New Zealand based company that specializes in online backups. Geeks on Wheels is the preferred installer of the Back IT Up Mate solution and can get you up and running in thirty minutes. If you are worried about the initial backup eating your bandwidth for the month, we can ship your data on a USB stick to the Back IT Up Mate office where they will upload your data to your account for you. As if supplying a fantastic backup solution was not enough, Back IT Up Mate has also pledged to donate 20 percent of it’s backup subscriptions over the next three months to the Christchurch earthquake recovery fund through the Silverstream Lions Club in Wellington.
Wednesday 1st June | Posted by Joe
What’s black and white and read all over?
The new Geeks on Wheels, Geek Mobile is what! Figuring our customers didn’t have to be the only ones getting upgrades, we have revamped our look. With our new black, white and red design, our cars look cooler than an x-wing storming a death-star. All of our lettering has been emblazoned on the vehicles with a high-tech reflective surface, emphasizing that not only do we stand out from the competition, we do from the rest of traffic as well.
I gotta say, it’s good to be a Geek, especially one who rides in style.
19th February 2011 | Posted by Geek HQ
Rates increase, still best value service in NZ!
Our mission at Geeks on Wheels is to provide the best value service in New Zealand. We have maintained our rate since June 2008, however due to economic circumstances, including the recent rise in fuel prices, it has been necessary to review our rate for the first time in almost three years. As of Monday 21st February our rates will be increasing. We shall continue to provide our services at an affordable rate that reflects both our high quality service and professionalism.
20 August 2010 | Posted by Matthew
Mike Hosking Holler
Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking (another valued customer of ours) raves about his experience the Geeks on Wheels "brilliant, fast & friendly..." service during his morning breakfast show - Many Thanks Mike