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  Reply # 983933 11-Feb-2014 10:54 Send private message

BigPipeNZ:
Chrizvi: Btw, I hope you accept AMEX? I need this because my boss paying my internet.. pls pls include this..


Sorry, not at this point.  Visa, Mastercard, or Visa Debit only.

We may add Amex at a later stage, but it adds more development work so we won't have it from April when we start charging.

Are you not able to get hold of a different card? Maybe use your own and claim it back from your boss?


hmm that's a bit of downside.. my boss and finance team is in AU... claiming back would actually do more work and not worth (it's more expensive to process my claim..)

damn, might go with other provider... I thought amex was included (I believe you mentioned this before on another thread when I asked you..)



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  Reply # 983934 11-Feb-2014 10:56 Send private message

Klipspringer:
BigPipeNZ:
Klipspringer: So I see I need to supply my own VDSL modem. Can you guys recommend any?

I also see that you only accepting credit card payments. Is it possible for me to setup payments via internet banking?


sorry no.  Only credit card or visa debit.


For modems, it really depends on how techy you are.

Telecom sell a fairly decent VDSL modem/router for $150, but if you want to go higher end you have quite a few options, like the Fritzbox which is around $300-400

Draytek 130 at around $150 seems fairly popular as a standalone modem if you want to use a separate router.


Cheers for that. Is there a reason as to why you only accept credit cards? Surely it costs you guys more?

I'm pretty old school. I like to setup all my monthly payments via internet banking. I hate credit cards!!!

It keeps things much simpler for payments.  the more payment methods we accept, the more complex it is to do any sort of billing. (and therefore the more expensive).
It's pretty common for online services to only take credit card as payment - like Netflix, Unblock-Us, Amazon etc etc.

You can use a visa debit card too - which a lot of people have.  From your point of view that's like having it done via internet banking.  Most banks offer them now.


Thanks for the feedback though,  we're definitely open to considering other options if there is enough demand. Possibly pay-pal for example. (or even bitcoin )






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  Reply # 983936 11-Feb-2014 10:59 One person supports this post Send private message

In general to cut costs and offer cheaper products means streamlining as much of the business process as you can. You cut things the impact marginal amounts of people but produce much less complexity in the business process's needed to support the company. Amex normally (Correct me if i'm wrong) have higher fees attached to process the payments. Having a CC on file also means they can bill you when they want so you dont skip out on payment (DD's have a warning time and AP's give no control to the company)

In order to be cheaper whilst still being quality they have to cull something and users with different CC's and ones wanting to do AP's etc etc seem to be what they are aiming at




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  Reply # 983939 11-Feb-2014 11:00 Send private message

Chrizvi:
BigPipeNZ:
Chrizvi: Btw, I hope you accept AMEX? I need this because my boss paying my internet.. pls pls include this..


Sorry, not at this point.  Visa, Mastercard, or Visa Debit only.

We may add Amex at a later stage, but it adds more development work so we won't have it from April when we start charging.

Are you not able to get hold of a different card? Maybe use your own and claim it back from your boss?


hmm that's a bit of downside.. my boss and finance team is in AU... claiming back would actually do more work and not worth (it's more expensive to process my claim..)

damn, might go with other provider... I thought amex was included (I believe you mentioned this before on another thread when I asked you..)


I think we hadn't decided for sure one way or the other.  Let me double check though to confirm, as it may have been put back into scope.




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  Reply # 983940 11-Feb-2014 11:01 Send private message

BigPipeNZ:
It keeps things much simpler for payments.  the more payment methods we accept, the more complex it is to do any sort of billing. (and therefore the more expensive).
It's pretty common for online services to only take credit card as payment - like Netflix, Unblock-Us, Amazon etc etc.

You can use a visa debit card too - which a lot of people have.  From your point of view that's like having it done via internet banking.  Most banks offer them now.


Thanks for the feedback though,  we're definitely open to considering other options if there is enough demand. Possibly pay-pal for example. (or even bitcoin )




Its so great to hear from a NZ ISP that talks about Netflix, unblock-us etc ... LOL

I might signup just because you mentioned all of that.



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  Reply # 983943 11-Feb-2014 11:02 Send private message

Klipspringer:
BigPipeNZ:
It keeps things much simpler for payments.  the more payment methods we accept, the more complex it is to do any sort of billing. (and therefore the more expensive).
It's pretty common for online services to only take credit card as payment - like Netflix, Unblock-Us, Amazon etc etc.

You can use a visa debit card too - which a lot of people have.  From your point of view that's like having it done via internet banking.  Most banks offer them now.


Thanks for the feedback though,  we're definitely open to considering other options if there is enough demand. Possibly pay-pal for example. (or even bitcoin )




Its so great to hear from a NZ ISP that talks about Netflix, unblock-us etc ... LOL

I might signup just because you mentioned all of that.


The first three things on my credit card bill every month. 




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  Reply # 983944 11-Feb-2014 11:08 Send private message

BigPipeNZ:
Chrizvi:
BigPipeNZ:
Chrizvi: Btw, I hope you accept AMEX? I need this because my boss paying my internet.. pls pls include this..


Sorry, not at this point.  Visa, Mastercard, or Visa Debit only.

We may add Amex at a later stage, but it adds more development work so we won't have it from April when we start charging.

Are you not able to get hold of a different card? Maybe use your own and claim it back from your boss?


hmm that's a bit of downside.. my boss and finance team is in AU... claiming back would actually do more work and not worth (it's more expensive to process my claim..)

damn, might go with other provider... I thought amex was included (I believe you mentioned this before on another thread when I asked you..)


I think we hadn't decided for sure one way or the other.  Let me double check though to confirm, as it may have been put back into scope.


hopefully yes.... I am actually checking orcon now but would love to stay... (slingshot is a bit expensive..) so my last option is orcon..

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  Reply # 983945 11-Feb-2014 11:16 Send private message

BigPipeNZ:
PenultimateHop:
BigPipeNZ: 
Almost nobody cares about using IPv6 right now.

It's on our roadmap for sure, but is not an immediate concern.

give us a chance though, it's not like you can roll out IPv6 overnight.

Seems like an extremely shortsighted view. I guess you like spending more on CGNAT CAPEX than you otherwise would need to spend.


IPv6 is a massive piece of work to deploy and virtually nobody in the residential broadband space needs it right now.  
I'd much rather spend time on stuff like getting UFB out the door, improving customer experience for support etc. 



That is not a good way to look at it. Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Comcast, Illiad, RDS, BT, and others would all disagree with you that IPv6 isn't needed today.

The easiest time to enable IPv6 is during greenfield build, adding it later is a pain and causes rework and may either force compromises (due to lack of consideration in the design to accommodate IPv6) or changes.

You're starting a service in a region where you can receive a max of a /22 of IPv4 resources from the RIR, and it's well documented that 30%+ of traffic can go over IPv6, giving you a reduction in CGNAT capacity requirement thus saving you money.

I can't believe someone would build a new IP service in 2014 without implementing IPv6.



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  Reply # 983947 11-Feb-2014 11:17 Send private message

Chrizvi:
BigPipeNZ:
Chrizvi:
BigPipeNZ:
Chrizvi: Btw, I hope you accept AMEX? I need this because my boss paying my internet.. pls pls include this..


Sorry, not at this point.  Visa, Mastercard, or Visa Debit only.

We may add Amex at a later stage, but it adds more development work so we won't have it from April when we start charging.

Are you not able to get hold of a different card? Maybe use your own and claim it back from your boss?


hmm that's a bit of downside.. my boss and finance team is in AU... claiming back would actually do more work and not worth (it's more expensive to process my claim..)

damn, might go with other provider... I thought amex was included (I believe you mentioned this before on another thread when I asked you..)


I think we hadn't decided for sure one way or the other.  Let me double check though to confirm, as it may have been put back into scope.


hopefully yes.... I am actually checking orcon now but would love to stay... (slingshot is a bit expensive..) so my last option is orcon..


you can relax for the time being at least - we're free until the end of march so you have until then.




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  Reply # 983955 11-Feb-2014 11:23 2 people support this post Send private message

Amex merchant rates are horrible. If you do accept it please do it with a surcharge so the rest of us are not propping up their absurd rewards points.




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  Reply # 983957 11-Feb-2014 11:24 Send private message

PenultimateHop:
BigPipeNZ:
PenultimateHop:
BigPipeNZ: 
Almost nobody cares about using IPv6 right now.

It's on our roadmap for sure, but is not an immediate concern.

give us a chance though, it's not like you can roll out IPv6 overnight.

Seems like an extremely shortsighted view. I guess you like spending more on CGNAT CAPEX than you otherwise would need to spend.


IPv6 is a massive piece of work to deploy and virtually nobody in the residential broadband space needs it right now.  
I'd much rather spend time on stuff like getting UFB out the door, improving customer experience for support etc. 



That is not a good way to look at it. Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Comcast, Illiad, RDS, BT, and others would all disagree with you that IPv6 isn't needed today.

The easiest time to enable IPv6 is during greenfield build, adding it later is a pain and causes rework and may either force compromises (due to lack of consideration in the design to accommodate IPv6) or changes.

You're starting a service in a region where you can receive a max of a /22 of IPv4 resources from the RIR, and it's well documented that 30%+ of traffic can go over IPv6, giving you a reduction in CGNAT capacity requirement thus saving you money.

I can't believe someone would build a new IP service in 2014 without implementing IPv6.


BT is also using CGNAT (smallish trial at the moment, but getting bigger).

But we will have to agree to disagree on whether it is needed right now today as a higher priority than, say, UFB. 

Don't think we haven't done any work on it yet,  but it's not ready for prime time.




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  Reply # 983960 11-Feb-2014 11:30 Send private message

BigPipeNZ:
PenultimateHop:
BigPipeNZ:
PenultimateHop:
BigPipeNZ: 
Almost nobody cares about using IPv6 right now.

It's on our roadmap for sure, but is not an immediate concern.

give us a chance though, it's not like you can roll out IPv6 overnight.

Seems like an extremely shortsighted view. I guess you like spending more on CGNAT CAPEX than you otherwise would need to spend.


IPv6 is a massive piece of work to deploy and virtually nobody in the residential broadband space needs it right now.  
I'd much rather spend time on stuff like getting UFB out the door, improving customer experience for support etc. 



That is not a good way to look at it. Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Comcast, Illiad, RDS, BT, and others would all disagree with you that IPv6 isn't needed today.

The easiest time to enable IPv6 is during greenfield build, adding it later is a pain and causes rework and may either force compromises (due to lack of consideration in the design to accommodate IPv6) or changes.

You're starting a service in a region where you can receive a max of a /22 of IPv4 resources from the RIR, and it's well documented that 30%+ of traffic can go over IPv6, giving you a reduction in CGNAT capacity requirement thus saving you money.

I can't believe someone would build a new IP service in 2014 without implementing IPv6.


BT is also using CGNAT (smallish trial at the moment, but getting bigger).

But we will have to agree to disagree on whether it is needed right now today as a higher priority than, say, UFB. 

Don't think we haven't done any work on it yet,  but it's not ready for prime time.

BT's deployment of IPv6 is in part because they know they will have to deploy CGNAT. The costs of deploying CGN without IPv6 are hideous.

Let's say you have 10Gbps of customer traffic. With CGN and no IPv6 you now have to NAT 10Gbps of traffic. With CGN and IPv6 you now are NATing 30% or better less traffic. I know I'd rather spend less on NAT equipment rather than more.

It's a no brainer, and there is finally financial incentive for operators to deploy IPv6 once they're unable to receive IPv4 resources. As an aside, that's largely why the APNIC last /8 policy went into effect: to give new entrants a small slice of IPv4 in order to connect to the legacy network, and provide functionality for NAT64-like functions. It seems terrible to squander resources and not take advantage of the most logical opportunity to deploy IPv6, ie, day 1.



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  Reply # 984038 11-Feb-2014 13:02 Send private message

Chrizvi:
BigPipeNZ:
Chrizvi:
BigPipeNZ:
Chrizvi: Btw, I hope you accept AMEX? I need this because my boss paying my internet.. pls pls include this..


Sorry, not at this point.  Visa, Mastercard, or Visa Debit only.

We may add Amex at a later stage, but it adds more development work so we won't have it from April when we start charging.

Are you not able to get hold of a different card? Maybe use your own and claim it back from your boss?


hmm that's a bit of downside.. my boss and finance team is in AU... claiming back would actually do more work and not worth (it's more expensive to process my claim..)

damn, might go with other provider... I thought amex was included (I believe you mentioned this before on another thread when I asked you..)


I think we hadn't decided for sure one way or the other.  Let me double check though to confirm, as it may have been put back into scope.


hopefully yes.... I am actually checking orcon now but would love to stay... (slingshot is a bit expensive..) so my last option is orcon..


Can't promise anything right now,  but looks like AMEX might not be as hard as we thought, so stay tuned 




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