Just back from a year overseas and looking at phoneline and broadband installs.
Not a gamer or a downloader, but intend to become a streamer - we used to have mySky but I don't think it's worth it so I will be signing up with unlock-us or simliar and streaming Netflix US and BBC.
Looking at my ISP options, Flip would be best (I like the idea of buying data blocks as usage is likely to vary) but they're not available in my part of Wellington. I used Orcon before and don't like their idea of customer service. So I'm leaning towards Snap. Phoneline + ADSL2, 25GB for $75/month.
They are offering a one-year or two-year contract, if you go with two years and chuck in $50 extra they will provide a Fritz (great name) 7390 router. My current router is a Dynalink of three(?) years vintage.
Is signing up for two years and getting the router a good deal, or will I regret it, say when UFB comes along leaving me stuck with the contract? Although having said that I'm not sure I'd be desperate to go UFB the minute it became available.
Or is two years just too long to sign up for with anyone? The termination fee after the first year is $150.
Thoughts and opinions anyone ?
Thanks in advance.