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Topic # 99201 14-Mar-2012 16:11 Send private message

As i'm not on an Orcon exchange I can save quite a bit by moving to Telstra or Telecom based on their new deals.

Has anyone taken up the Telstra deal but with a higher data cap, and other than the Tivo deal from Telecom are their any other worthwhile deals.

Ideally I'm after 60GB a month and more data makes it a lot easier to work from home.

I'd love to move to VDSL2 for upload speeds for work, but it looks like that is out for my exchange.

For reference
 - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=44&topicid=9823
 - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=114&topicid=98841




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  Reply # 595180 14-Mar-2012 16:15 Send private message

openmedia: 
I'd love to move to VDSL2 for upload speeds for work, but it looks like that is out for my exchange.


Don't forget, even if you can get VDSL2+, it's an extra $50 a month.
 

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  Reply # 595181 14-Mar-2012 16:18 Send private message

Join Telecom

We're friendly people who give great support and answer the phones pretty quickly.  In the rare event that things break down via the formal channels you have friendly people like me to complain to on Geekzone.

But in all seriousness.  I have had rock solid performance and no dropouts / disconnections on Telecom DSL for the last year that I have been with Telecom and on ADSL (also about 300 meters outside VDSL2 coverage dagnabbit Chorus).

Previously was a Telstraclear Cable customer and I do miss the low latency cable speed gave me (which doesn't apply to you since you're in Auckland) but don't miss the times that I had to call TCL support for the 40+ min wait.  The few times I have had to call Telecom support the phone has been answered in sub-5 mins and normally resolved on the spot.

But I am biased.  But offering you up my opinion as a Telecom Customer (who happens to also be an employee)




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  Reply # 595493 15-Mar-2012 10:05 Send private message

"Has anyone taken up the Telstra deal but with a higher data cap,"


Can you do that? I thought the deal was only for the 40GB pack. If you wanted 60GB wouldn;t you have to pay full price for that or do they offset the discount?

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  Reply # 595498 15-Mar-2012 10:13 Send private message

I am in the same boat as well. Contract expires in early April with Orcon. Thinking of going with Telecom's Tivo offer but will have to pay extra $10/month on top of $105 for living in Hamilton.




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  Reply # 595516 15-Mar-2012 10:45 Send private message

we moved to telstra last year after being offered a deal we couldn't refuse
($60/month, no contract, 2 months free, free wireless modem, phone and 20gb)

apart from initiial teething problems, we haven't had any dropouts and have only rung customer service once to get login details for the website which wasn't a long wait. I have added services to our connection by logging in online and requesting it, and its done the next day.

edit: we moved from Snap who were also faultless and had amazing customer service, but couldn't do anything to lower the price

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Reply # 595531 15-Mar-2012 11:26 Send private message

Hi everyone,

If you PM your name and contact details (email or phone number) and what services you need I'll ask one of the team to look at what we can do for you.

And we're friendly too! :-)

Cheers, Gary

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