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Reply # 1353277 28-Jul-2015 11:48 Send private message

At long last, have just moved into a new house and been awaiting to get a landline (been on mobile for the last 8 years ) Now have to do a financial balancing act with our mobile accounts, downgrading to make up for the landline, thank goodness for computers

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  Reply # 1353281 28-Jul-2015 11:52 Send private message

waikariboy: Am a Vodafone cable user, and 139.00 for 200/200 fiber is great, think im paying about this ATM. So ill be moving.


Same... I see UFB up on street but my street is not ready to take application or installation. Plus I got few more months before current Vodafone Cable terms finished - then we'll be re-evaluate the longetivity of Vodafone TV...




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  Reply # 1353284 28-Jul-2015 11:53 Send private message

Looks good. I may consider switching from bigpipe. 

Do we have the option to have a public or static IP address?

And what about transparent proxy?

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  Reply # 1353291 28-Jul-2015 11:57 Send private message

jonathan18:
macuser: ...

Also a pretty bad idea if you want fibre...seems like they're limiting speeds to up to 30Mbps


No, that's not the case; have a look at the other thread linked to in the post above yours.

EDIT - and this quote from 2 Degrees CEO: "Customers in areas where ultrafast broadband is already available can upgrade to plans offering 100Mpbs download speeds and 20Mbps upload speeds for an extra $10 a month, or to plans offering up to 200Mbps speeds for an extra $30 or $50." (source http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/70601261/2degrees-launches-home-broadband-plans)

I and others have commented on the poor advertising of this, though - for example when a current Snap user selects the option to switch plans the only option at least initially is for 30/10 fibre (either 80GB or unlimited), but apparently there is the ability to select all all other speed options up to 200 though it's not obvious where this information is (I'm waiting for someone to explain its location!).


Is VDSL also limited to 30Mbps?

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  Reply # 1353309 28-Jul-2015 12:25 Send private message

mentalinc:
jonathan18:
macuser: ...

Also a pretty bad idea if you want fibre...seems like they're limiting speeds to up to 30Mbps


No, that's not the case; have a look at the other thread linked to in the post above yours.

EDIT - and this quote from 2 Degrees CEO: "Customers in areas where ultrafast broadband is already available can upgrade to plans offering 100Mpbs download speeds and 20Mbps upload speeds for an extra $10 a month, or to plans offering up to 200Mbps speeds for an extra $30 or $50." (source http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/70601261/2degrees-launches-home-broadband-plans)

I and others have commented on the poor advertising of this, though - for example when a current Snap user selects the option to switch plans the only option at least initially is for 30/10 fibre (either 80GB or unlimited), but apparently there is the ability to select all all other speed options up to 200 though it's not obvious where this information is (I'm waiting for someone to explain its location!).


Is VDSL also limited to 30Mbps?

2degrees Broadband Unlimited* (VDSL)


There would be no reason for them to limit VDSL to 30Mbps (some poor souls can't even get up to 30 on VDSL anyway!) - would assume as fast as the line can go.




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  Reply # 1353340 28-Jul-2015 12:58 Send private message

DizzyD: Looks good. I may consider switching from bigpipe. 

Do we have the option to have a public or static IP address?

And what about transparent proxy?

If nothing has changed from snap, you pay $10 /month extra for a static v4. Once you have it, you can then request a static /56 subnet on v6.

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  Reply # 1353551 28-Jul-2015 16:24 Send private message

benmurphy66: There own helpdesk seem to have no idea what is going on (trying to get $10 discount loaded). pretty disappointing start to the 2degrees broadband experience. Bring back Snap!


Ex-Snap staff are now 2degrees staff and will be manning the phones so we should not expect any drop in service. There were some earlier glitches with the website that were ironed out but if you still have a query on that we can follow up for you. 

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  Reply # 1353553 28-Jul-2015 16:26 Send private message

Flickky:
There would be no reason for them to limit VDSL to 30Mbps (some poor souls can't even get up to 30 on VDSL anyway!) - would assume as fast as the line can go.

Looks like you have to pay for a "speed booster" pack to get higher speeds. So I'll assume it is limited to that speed cap.

Also the website seems to be still under construction. I have fiber and says I can only get VDSL. Doesn't really matter to me as I only save $6 if I go through the hassle of switching to the plans that 2DM have setup. Currently paying $155. ($89 unlimited + $50 200Mbps + $10 static IP = $149). Maybe if a Home phone, mobile and internet package deals came out to change my mind.

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  Reply # 1353641 28-Jul-2015 18:47 Send private message

They have some info up on the modem you get:

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/broadband/2degrees-modem/

Be good to see more detailed specs. I.e.

Lan port speed 100Mbps or 1Gbps?
2.4ghz only, or 5ghz?
Wireless N, or with AC?





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  Reply # 1353655 28-Jul-2015 18:50 Send private message

Just an FYI: Changing from Snap VDSL naked to a new 2Degrees VDSL naked plan incurs a connection fee. Madness.

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  Reply # 1353663 28-Jul-2015 18:59 Send private message

I wonder if this $89 is including the $10 off for having a Pay Monthly mobile.

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  Reply # 1353670 28-Jul-2015 19:04 One person supports this post Send private message

hellonearthisman: I wonder if this $89 is including the $10 off for having a Pay Monthly mobile.


No. $79 with a mobile plan.




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  Reply # 1353693 28-Jul-2015 19:17 Send private message

raydenl: They have some info up on the modem you get:

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/broadband/2degrees-modem/

Be good to see more detailed specs. I.e.

Lan port speed 100Mbps or 1Gbps?
2.4ghz only, or 5ghz?
Wireless N, or with AC?






I asked on Twitter and was told that the modem is a Fritz!Box 7490.

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  Reply # 1353730 28-Jul-2015 19:47 Send private message

Psilan: Just an FYI: Changing from Snap VDSL naked to a new 2Degrees VDSL naked plan incurs a connection fee. Madness.


what madness! I was a click away from changing our Snap ADSL 50GB naked to a new 2Degrees VDSL 80GB plan that I assume will also incur said fee?. How much is it btw?

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  Reply # 1353747 28-Jul-2015 20:01 Send private message

lolcano:
Psilan: Just an FYI: Changing from Snap VDSL naked to a new 2Degrees VDSL naked plan incurs a connection fee. Madness.


what madness! I was a click away from changing our Snap ADSL 50GB naked to a new 2Degrees VDSL 80GB plan that I assume will also incur said fee?. How much is it btw?


$249 I think? It's on their website.
You can get around the connection fee by signing a new contract term.

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