I've been posting on other threads re the fact that I am moving into a new house soon and am looking to sort my internet.
I've narrowed down to two ISP's and was *almost* 100% over the line with the following SNAP! VDSL2 option:
Naked VDSL2 with 300GB allowance + free Fritz!Box modem (subject to 2 year contract and $15 courier) for $120 per month.
Then, yesterday, out of the blue, I hear about Telecom offering the following:
ADSL2 broadband with 500GB allowance + basic phone-line package (line rental only, no calls included), with $10 credit per month applied for 12 months + FIRST TWO MONTHS FREE + free installation + free modem... all for $119 per month (I'm in Hamilton so this price includes the extra $10 p/m surcharge which applies outside of AKL, WTG & CHCH).
Now, the telecom deal is VERY tempting... The price is great, I've only used telecom ADSL2 in the past, have always been happy with them and have previously had a maximum of 80GB allowance.
"So, surely this is a simple decision..." I hear you say...
Well, it should be but here's the rub; I feel the need.... the need for SPEED!! Question is, do I really NEED the speed...? Probably not (does anybody??) but I *think* I want it reeeeeal bad.... Whay can I say?? I'm a fiend for wanting the fastest, shiniest thing on the block...
My new digs are about 70-100m from the VDSL cabinet so should be no worries regarding me getting the most out of the VDSL available. I'd also like to start doing more in the way of streaming (HULU/netflix/Amazon Prime/OnDemand etc) as I have a VPN subscription.
UFB is, according to the Chorus website, is not scheduled for my place until July 2014 - I'm not crazy about the idea of signing up with SNAP! for 2 years, this fact mitigates the decision somewhat...
Main point of consideration for me is really what I'm getting for my money. The monthly prices of these two custom packages are basically the same but overall, SNAP! works out quite a bit more expensive because of the 2 year contract to cover the cost of the fritz!box and the 2 month credit that telecom are offering ($238 value). PLUS, I'll probably need to spend a bit on getting a pro in to do some VDSL wiring tweaking - coffeebaron ahoy... ;)
So... what should I do?
What would YOU do?!?!?!
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