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Topic # 113171 8-Jan-2013 17:55 Send private message

I am moving back from Australia to NZ and am currently looking into the various options for ISPs in the Auckland CBD area.

I will be getting a Netflix/Hulu Plus subscription so need a ISP which has enough speed and download quota to handle this requirement.

I also do some light online gaming so something with good overseas ping would be awesome as well. I have read a couple of different threads but thought it would be easier to just make a new thread :)

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  Reply # 742814 10-Jan-2013 13:56 Send private message

Snap. It's the best out there at the moment on all fronts!



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  Reply # 742822 10-Jan-2013 14:08 Send private message

Thanks SamF. I have been hearing a lot of good things about Snap.

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  Reply # 742833 10-Jan-2013 14:25 Send private message

I've been using huluplus on Maxnet for the last 6 months or so and never have any buffering issues, can even have multiple streams going at once.

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  Reply # 742837 10-Jan-2013 14:35 Send private message

Yeah I would go Snap or Telecom personally.

Telecom is the largest ISP by market share and I believe has the most most international transit by far, contention should be lower than other ISP's in theory.

Snap is a smaller ISP so it can be more innovative and offer more options sooner eg: Naked ADSL (no PSTN land line phone service) , VDSL2 (if available at your address), Fibre (if available at your address) etc.

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  Reply # 742840 10-Jan-2013 14:39 Send private message

another +1 for snap. awesome ISP.

im in auckland and stream
- Hulu
- Netflix
- iPlayer
- Vudu

i do have some stuttering issues on cbs.com and a few other servers, but i believe that is mostly the servers they use. for the hulu, netflix, vudu i can stream HD no problem.

im on adsl2+ atm




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  Reply # 742855 10-Jan-2013 15:22 Send private message

Unleash would be my pick, not the cheapest, but you pay for what you get.

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  Reply # 742883 10-Jan-2013 15:53 Send private message

Another +1 for Snap...

With ublock-us I can watch Full HDX 1080p movies on Vudu.
We also use Netflix and Hulu+ a lot. No problems at all with Snap



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  Reply # 743116 11-Jan-2013 04:19 Send private message

Thanks for the input everyone. I have still yet to find a place to live and will be arriving in Auckland this Sunday :O (Will be staying in. Hotel for a couple of nights) so it may take a bit for me to get settled and get an ISP but I still appreciated all of the great input.

BTW, how are snap with regards to downloading Anime via Torrents. I know NZ are quite strict with torrents etc but I have yet to find a paid subscription service which streams all of the shows I watch (I have used CrunchyRoll previously but they dont't get all of the seasons shows).

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  Reply # 748840 22-Jan-2013 14:47 Send private message

You may want to check out our latest mini report:

https://www.truenet.co.nz/articles/auckland-broadband-speed-comparison




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  Reply # 748848 22-Jan-2013 14:58 Send private message

Torrents aren't heavily shaped if at all on snap! so you should be fine there, I download a lot of new episodes from nyaa.eu and the speeds are fine





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  Reply # 749009 22-Jan-2013 17:40 Send private message

JohnButt: You may want to check out our latest mini report:

https://www.truenet.co.nz/articles/auckland-broadband-speed-comparison


Probably not because he's asking about international streaming performance (netflix, hulu etc)

Truenet is only publishing domestic results/tests still right?

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  Reply # 749025 22-Jan-2013 18:13 Send private message

Snap / Telecom for price - ADSL.
Unleash for speed - VDSL.




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