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Topic # 136426 26-Nov-2013 21:31 5 people support this post Send private message

Hey Geekzoners,

BigPipe broadband here.  We are a new ISP looking to make things a little different from the way things are traditionally done in NZ.

All our plans are naked broadband, have no data cap, no connection fee, and no term contract. So you pay the same price every month, no matter how much data you use, and having no term contract means you're free to leave at any time, which helps keep us on our toes. We have ADSL and VDSL, and UFB is on our roadmap.

Check us out at www.bigpipe.co.nz where you can register interest.

We haven't launched fully yet, but we'd love to get some geekzoners on BigPipe as early stage triallists, make sure we are building things right and getting our processes etc as good as they can be. So if you like the idea of naked broadband with no datacap, give it a try.
 
Our plans are perfect for you guys we think, and we know you aren't afraid to give feedback about your ISP, which is exactly what we need from you.

We're looking forward to being part of the geekzone community, hearing feedback from you guys about our pricing, plans and products, and discussing lots of cool stuff that isn't just broadband.  (like the PS4 launch this week - got mine on pre-order!)

Cheers

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  Reply # 941337 26-Nov-2013 21:49 Send private message

Hey Welcome!

I was looking over the site. (nice and clean i must say, Just be careful here: 5 - 20 Mbps DOWNLOAD)

I do see you have some nice plans. I was wondering, i see its free for connection, no ETC and leave anytime.
What do you do in terms of CPE? Is that BYO?
In terms of a free connection will that include a second service lead so i can run a VDSL line along side my ADSL. :)

Regards.




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  Reply # 941348 26-Nov-2013 22:13 Send private message

TimA: Hey Welcome!

I was looking over the site. (nice and clean i must say, Just be careful here: 5 - 20 Mbps DOWNLOAD)

I do see you have some nice plans. I was wondering, i see its free for connection, no ETC and leave anytime.
What do you do in terms of CPE? Is that BYO?
In terms of a free connection will that include a second service lead so i can run a VDSL line along side my ADSL. :)

Regards.


Hi Tim,

cheers for the feedback.

Modem is BYO.
We found with our research that the kinds of people who like Naked Uncapped data generally prefer to bring their own modem anyway.

So we think why waste money giving something to somebody who doesn't want it?
And that's the philosophy we apply to our whole business. Hence no landline, no 'free' modem, no 'free' antivirus, no 'free' email, no 'free' Sky TV services etc etc.

So we save money by not providing that stuff, and that money goes into providing a nice fat pipe to get lots of internets on! :D

To answer your question, free connection applies to our trial. We may, or may not, keep that when we do full launch, depending on how it goes.  That's the purpose of the trial after all!

I'm curious though, why would you want to run VDSL alongside ADSL?  Why not just swap for VDSL? Don't Vodafone have VDSL yet? (I assume you get free broadband from your employer?)
We'd love to have you on board though - it'd be pretty nice to be able to say VF employees are choosing us over Vodafone!




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  Reply # 941352 26-Nov-2013 22:26 5 people support this post Send private message

your website shares a really similar image to this company http://www.thinking.co.nz/






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  Reply # 941356 26-Nov-2013 22:33 Send private message

BigPipeNZ:
TimA: Hey Welcome!

I was looking over the site. (nice and clean i must say, Just be careful here: 5 - 20 Mbps DOWNLOAD)

I do see you have some nice plans. I was wondering, i see its free for connection, no ETC and leave anytime.
What do you do in terms of CPE? Is that BYO?
In terms of a free connection will that include a second service lead so i can run a VDSL line along side my ADSL. :)

Regards.


I'm curious though, why would you want to run VDSL alongside ADSL?  Why not just swap for VDSL? Don't Vodafone have VDSL yet? (I assume you get free broadband from your employer?)
We'd love to have you on board though - it'd be pretty nice to be able to say VF employees are choosing us over Vodafone!


We do get a nice discount. Reason why i was wondering as i live with the rents and they wont get VDSL connected. (They pay the bills and i dont complain) Recently been needing more of an upload and we live 2 houses outside the fibre zone.





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  Reply # 941357 26-Nov-2013 22:35 Send private message

l43a2: your website shares a really similar image to this company http://www.thinking.co.nz/



wow!  you are right.  They even like Orange too!


Nothing to do with us though.  


I wonder if they used the same web designer and he loves the images of kiddies strapped to planes?

(As an aside, our kiddie is much safer, wearing a proper crash helmet lol)




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  Reply # 941358 26-Nov-2013 22:40 Send private message

BigPipeNZ:
l43a2: your website shares a really similar image to this company http://www.thinking.co.nz/



wow!  you are right.  They even like Orange too!


Nothing to do with us though.  


I wonder if they used the same web designer and he loves the images of kiddies strapped to planes?

(As an aside, our kiddie is much safer, wearing a proper crash helmet lol)


Our kiddie is more badass*

*Disclaimer, I do work for Think.




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  Reply # 941362 26-Nov-2013 22:44 Send private message

Welcome, Enjoy your stay :)

No Data caps, interesting......




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  Reply # 941363 26-Nov-2013 22:45 Send private message

TimA:
BigPipeNZ:
TimA: Hey Welcome!

I was looking over the site. (nice and clean i must say, Just be careful here: 5 - 20 Mbps DOWNLOAD)

I do see you have some nice plans. I was wondering, i see its free for connection, no ETC and leave anytime.
What do you do in terms of CPE? Is that BYO?
In terms of a free connection will that include a second service lead so i can run a VDSL line along side my ADSL. :)

Regards.


I'm curious though, why would you want to run VDSL alongside ADSL?  Why not just swap for VDSL? Don't Vodafone have VDSL yet? (I assume you get free broadband from your employer?)
We'd love to have you on board though - it'd be pretty nice to be able to say VF employees are choosing us over Vodafone!


We do get a nice discount. Reason why i was wondering as i live with the rents and they wont get VDSL connected. (They pay the bills and i dont complain) Recently been needing more of an upload and we live 2 houses outside the fibre zone.


Ah ok.  I assume you have checked to see if you can get VDSL?  

We've only got limited spaces on the trial, but go ahead and register and I'll speak to the guys tomorrow.

Not sure whether we have built 2nd line capability into our systems and processes just yet.......




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  Reply # 941364 26-Nov-2013 22:50 Send private message

BigPipeNZ:
TimA:
BigPipeNZ:
TimA: Hey Welcome!

I was looking over the site. (nice and clean i must say, Just be careful here: 5 - 20 Mbps DOWNLOAD)

I do see you have some nice plans. I was wondering, i see its free for connection, no ETC and leave anytime.
What do you do in terms of CPE? Is that BYO?
In terms of a free connection will that include a second service lead so i can run a VDSL line along side my ADSL. :)

Regards.


I'm curious though, why would you want to run VDSL alongside ADSL?  Why not just swap for VDSL? Don't Vodafone have VDSL yet? (I assume you get free broadband from your employer?)
We'd love to have you on board though - it'd be pretty nice to be able to say VF employees are choosing us over Vodafone!


We do get a nice discount. Reason why i was wondering as i live with the rents and they wont get VDSL connected. (They pay the bills and i dont complain) Recently been needing more of an upload and we live 2 houses outside the fibre zone.


Ah ok.  I assume you have checked to see if you can get VDSL?  

We've only got limited spaces on the trial, but go ahead and register and I'll speak to the guys tomorrow.

Not sure whether we have built 2nd line capability into our systems and processes just yet.......

Its just another service lead (considered a second connection to chorus. Just another ASID) I live 5 meters from the cabinet that has VDSL capability and i have the master filter.




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  Reply # 941367 26-Nov-2013 22:54 One person supports this post Send private message

TimA: 
Its just another service lead (considered a second connection to chorus. Just another ASID) I live 5 meters from the cabinet that has VDSL capability and i have the master filter.


Many people dislike you now if that's indeed true.




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  Reply # 941368 26-Nov-2013 22:57 Send private message

TimA:
BigPipeNZ:
TimA:
BigPipeNZ:
TimA: Hey Welcome!

I was looking over the site. (nice and clean i must say, Just be careful here: 5 - 20 Mbps DOWNLOAD)

I do see you have some nice plans. I was wondering, i see its free for connection, no ETC and leave anytime.
What do you do in terms of CPE? Is that BYO?
In terms of a free connection will that include a second service lead so i can run a VDSL line along side my ADSL. :)

Regards.


I'm curious though, why would you want to run VDSL alongside ADSL?  Why not just swap for VDSL? Don't Vodafone have VDSL yet? (I assume you get free broadband from your employer?)
We'd love to have you on board though - it'd be pretty nice to be able to say VF employees are choosing us over Vodafone!


We do get a nice discount. Reason why i was wondering as i live with the rents and they wont get VDSL connected. (They pay the bills and i dont complain) Recently been needing more of an upload and we live 2 houses outside the fibre zone.


Ah ok.  I assume you have checked to see if you can get VDSL?  

We've only got limited spaces on the trial, but go ahead and register and I'll speak to the guys tomorrow.

Not sure whether we have built 2nd line capability into our systems and processes just yet.......

Its just another service lead (considered a second connection to chorus. Just another ASID) I live 5 meters from the cabinet that has VDSL capability and i have the master filter.


should be fine then I guess.  Go ahead and register if you haven't already and we'll be in touch.

5m from the cabinet? Nice! I live about 40m, and VDSL is working like a dream.

(and some people complain cabinets are ugly and bring down property prices! bah to them I say!)




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  Reply # 941371 26-Nov-2013 23:00 Send private message

BigPipeNZ:
TimA:
BigPipeNZ:
TimA:
BigPipeNZ:
TimA: Hey Welcome!

I was looking over the site. (nice and clean i must say, Just be careful here: 5 - 20 Mbps DOWNLOAD)

I do see you have some nice plans. I was wondering, i see its free for connection, no ETC and leave anytime.
What do you do in terms of CPE? Is that BYO?
In terms of a free connection will that include a second service lead so i can run a VDSL line along side my ADSL. :)

Regards.


I'm curious though, why would you want to run VDSL alongside ADSL?  Why not just swap for VDSL? Don't Vodafone have VDSL yet? (I assume you get free broadband from your employer?)
We'd love to have you on board though - it'd be pretty nice to be able to say VF employees are choosing us over Vodafone!


We do get a nice discount. Reason why i was wondering as i live with the rents and they wont get VDSL connected. (They pay the bills and i dont complain) Recently been needing more of an upload and we live 2 houses outside the fibre zone.


Ah ok.  I assume you have checked to see if you can get VDSL?  

We've only got limited spaces on the trial, but go ahead and register and I'll speak to the guys tomorrow.

Not sure whether we have built 2nd line capability into our systems and processes just yet.......

Its just another service lead (considered a second connection to chorus. Just another ASID) I live 5 meters from the cabinet that has VDSL capability and i have the master filter.


should be fine then I guess.  Go ahead and register if you haven't already and we'll be in touch.

5m from the cabinet? Nice! I live about 40m, and VDSL is working like a dream.

(and some people complain cabinets are ugly and bring down property prices! bah to them I say!)


Its a green cabinet next to a green hedge.
Doesnt impair my views or property value.





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  Reply # 941372 26-Nov-2013 23:01 One person supports this post Send private message

michaelmurfy:
TimA: 
Its just another service lead (considered a second connection to chorus. Just another ASID) I live 5 meters from the cabinet that has VDSL capability and i have the master filter.


Many people dislike you now if that's indeed true.


Yes it is 100% true, The cabinet is at the top of the drive way




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  Reply # 941386 27-Nov-2013 00:13 Send private message

I would have been keen to switch if I wasn't still on contract with Woosh. A free connection will still cost me $150 because of this. Although I will have to break the contract anyway in the next month or so. Fibre has been installed in my street but is not ready for connection yet. Don't really want to change ISPs just for a month or 2.

Although best of luck with the trial and Im glad that someone is offering different speed limits as the main difference between base and high end plans.

If you have trouble finding enough people to go onto your trial I will be happy to switch though. Including paying woosh's break fee myself. Since I will have to pay it anyway and it seems like Im the only person on Geekzone who has Woosh as their ISP



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  Reply # 941656 27-Nov-2013 11:47 Send private message

Aredwood: I would have been keen to switch if I wasn't still on contract with Woosh. A free connection will still cost me $150 because of this. Although I will have to break the contract anyway in the next month or so. Fibre has been installed in my street but is not ready for connection yet. Don't really want to change ISPs just for a month or 2.

Although best of luck with the trial and Im glad that someone is offering different speed limits as the main difference between base and high end plans.

If you have trouble finding enough people to go onto your trial I will be happy to switch though. Including paying woosh's break fee myself. Since I will have to pay it anyway and it seems like Im the only person on Geekzone who has Woosh as their ISP


cheers for that.  Yeah, we won't be covering people's contract termination fees I'm afraid (not that you were expecting us to, but just for other people's benefit).

But you can go ahead and register on our page anyway if you haven't yet.  
If we send you an invite you can check out more details and see if it works for you and choose to sign up, or not, at that time.

(Are you woosh wireless or woosh for DSL?)




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