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Topic # 103393 6-Jun-2012 12:21 Send private message

Greetings,

 

Naturally as someone new to New Zealand and looking for the right product, what better place to ask than somewhere people have had experience with the product companies.

It goes without saying that companies will not display their flaws on their websites, but unsatisfied customers can.


I am going to be renting a small house for myself and I am a heavy internet user with streaming and gaming especially. I am the sort of person who has their computer on most of the time and spends a lot of time on the computer, even for work.

 

Now I have been skimming the surface and noticed that Orcon, for about 100 dollars can provide me with 200 GB's cap a month , which is the cheapest I have seen. Is there anything else that is better? What is Orcon's service like?

I also do not have a landline and such, however I never use the landline phone, only skype.

 

tl;dr: What is the cheapest fast  internet plan which can provide me 100-200 GB/month cap?( If there is unlimited, even better)

Thank you very much in advance, community.

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  Reply # 636614 6-Jun-2012 12:39 Send private message

First and foremost, Welcome to NZ! All you need to say is "Yeah nah" everywhere :)

IMO, I would consider nakedplus, Fyx or Snap. 
I am biased towards nakedplus so won't add too much.

Keep us updated on your choice :)



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  Reply # 636619 6-Jun-2012 12:48 Send private message

Wow, the prices in those three are really good.

I am especially attracted to Fyx, as of course internet usage can vary and the price is good.

Will still be doing deductive choosing once I have compiled a list.


Thanks for the help.

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  Reply # 636889 6-Jun-2012 19:21 Send private message



http://www.snap.net.nz/
 
Hope that helps. :)

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with snap! whatsoever.

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  Reply # 637001 6-Jun-2012 21:57 Send private message

Slingshot's unlimited plan is standing up to the mark.  They have proven Telecom it is possible to run a sustainable unlimited plan at a cheap price.

Sure there are some varied results, but I've had nothing but positive things to say about it being on the plan myself.

60 bucks a month with home-line or 90 dollars for naked broadband.

Can't beat it in my opinion.  The amount of data we use could easily be worth thousands if we were with an ISP such as Telecom.





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  Reply # 637008 6-Jun-2012 22:04 Send private message

DravidDavid: Slingshot's unlimited plan is standing up to the mark.  They have proven Telecom it is possible to run a sustainable unlimited plan at a cheap price.

Sure there are some varied results, but I've had nothing but positive things to say about it being on the plan myself.

60 bucks a month with home-line or 90 dollars for naked broadband.

Can't beat it in my opinion.  The amount of data we use could easily be worth thousands if we were with an ISP such as Telecom.


Just out of interest, can you upload a screenshot after running speedtest from here; http://speedtest.geekzone.co.nz/



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  Reply # 637062 7-Jun-2012 00:12 Send private message

speed test
Made from my Mount Roskill address.  I'm 600 meters from the exchange too.  I think my line is faulty as I should be going almost twice that speed where I am.

NB: The test was done with 4 flatmates on the same line.  I'm not sure if its 100% accurate, but its very near what I usually get. (between 10Mb/s and 15Mb/s )

I get a maximum of 1.5MB/s downloading from YouTube with 8 streams.

I experience these speeds around the clock.  Slingshot have a somewhat tarnished reputation here for poor quality service.  But so far, they have been 100X more reliable than the failed attempt Telecom made at a sustainable unlimited plan.  Its fast, its unlimited and its cheap.

In my opinion, it can't be beat.  Too bad you need to go on a 12 month contract now, it was no strings a few months ago.





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  Reply # 637065 7-Jun-2012 00:50 Send private message

If you don't need a phone at all (or very little), then a provider offering naked broadband is the way to go (e.g. the example from Snap above). If you wanted a package from one provider who supplies the modem and voip built into the same box, then the Orcon Genius option might be worth a look.

Right now it seems that Orcon want to to offer the Genius option and no other, so no Naked DSL and no price reductions offered on the existing non-Genius plans (despite the competition lowering their prices).




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  Reply # 637318 7-Jun-2012 13:38 Send private message

RamyElbeltagi: 

Just out of interest, can you upload a screenshot after running speedtest from here; http://speedtest.geekzone.co.nz/



Domestic speedtest isn't going to tell you anything meaningful about Slingshot unlimited performance.

1: They most likely whitelist/prioritize speed tests sites in their traffic management.
2: International transit is the part that's heavily oversubscribed on the service.

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