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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 110515 10-Oct-2012 16:41 Send private message

Hi all, i am moving back to NZ from Australia next year and have been looking into ADSL/broadband deals to connect once i arrive. One of the cheaper plans i have seen is the Slingshot Broadband 20 plan for $31.00 per month.

I am guessing that i would also require line rental - any ideas as to how much that would cost, and can that be purchased from Slingshot?

Whats Slingshots reputation like - good service/support/speeds etc?

Any other "hidden" costs i may need to be aware of when connecting in NZ?

I would be located in the Mt Maunganui area - i presume slingshot is available here?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 700150 12-Oct-2012 12:19 Send private message

Anybody?

I was under the impression this was the NZ equivalent of Whirlpool for Aus - i'm starting to think maybe not...

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  Reply # 700173 12-Oct-2012 13:37 Send private message

Hi,

Cost and availability will depend on your specific address.

If you are within a better network area we offer a bundle deal of 20GB plus homeline for $72 per month.
There is a $52 connection fee for the initial connection if there are no current services active at the address.

If you are outside of our better network area, we offer the same bundle for $82 per month.

Any tolls are extra.

Cheers,
Warren




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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 700184 12-Oct-2012 13:59 Send private message

Slingshots reputation is a bit up and down.
In the past they have had a pretty poor reputation but of late it seems to have been on the mend - as has their internet performance.

If you don't want the phone line as well as the internet you can get a naked connection with slingshot - but I think the cheapest plan they have for this is about $80 or $90 (I'm not sure).

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  Reply # 700363 12-Oct-2012 18:46 Send private message

https://www.truenet.co.nz/articles/september-2012-report

The link about shows stats from Truenet, Slingshot had some issues 2-3 months ago... but saying that who hasn't.




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ISP: Slingshot (250gb Rollover) - Better Network
Speed: 37/3 VDSL MSAN (tester)




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 701369 15-Oct-2012 11:38 Send private message

Thanks for your replies guys - it seems line rental is very expensive in NZ, but will look into it further. :)

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Geek


  Reply # 702214 16-Oct-2012 19:19 Send private message

Line rental is quite expensive in NZ compared to Australia, but then it includes free local calls.

Regards,

 - David.

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