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Topic # 67497 2-Sep-2010 19:16
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Well got my letter stating that our internet will be increasing in price because of the GST increase. So will be paying an extra $3 a month. However it'll be done in two stages, to ease us into the idea I guess.

Anyway will be interesting to see if other ISP's have done the same with GST.

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  Reply # 375978 2-Sep-2010 20:58
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I'd be very surprised if they don't. Most isps make so little profit (or none) that they will not be able to afford to simply absorb the gst increase.

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  Reply # 375986 2-Sep-2010 21:31
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Slingshot staff have said in their forums that there wont be any price changes for gst.
Hard to make rounded prices stay the same like the topup blocks $50 for 50gb change to $51.11




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  Reply # 376008 2-Sep-2010 22:14
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Telstraclear Cable launching new plans October 1.

For me I get an extra 10gb for $14 LESS!   Not something you see everyday :-)

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/plans.cfm 



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  Reply # 376213 3-Sep-2010 12:10
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$3 really, I'm sure they can asorb that. Anyway just waiting for the contract to run out. Another 3 months
:( So I can save myself $25 a month with another ISP.

Will be nice to be under the $100 a month again :)





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  Reply # 376229 3-Sep-2010 13:10
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mikerussellnz: Telstraclear Cable launching new plans October 1.

For me I get an extra 10gb for $14 LESS!   Not something you see everyday :-)

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/plans.cfm 


what were the plans before?

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  Reply # 376247 3-Sep-2010 13:56
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My wife received a text from Telecom stating prepaid rates would not be going up, so it seems that Telecom are absorbing the increase on some products but not all. I don't expect any companies to carry the cost, why should they. I won't be impressed if any businesses use it to put their rates up further than the GST increases.

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  Reply # 376304 3-Sep-2010 15:55
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To be fair, companies put their prices up "all the time". It doesn't necessarily make sense to increase the price by 2.22%, so I'd expect some sensible rounding to be introduced which may or may not mean prices increase by more than the GST increase. Like raytaylor said, $50 -> $51.11 is a silly price point. I don't know if $51/$52 is much better, but $55 seems a bit steep. Maybe they've held off an increase for a while, so $55 might still be good value.

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  Reply # 376311 3-Sep-2010 16:07
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NonprayingMantis:
mikerussellnz: Telstraclear Cable launching new plans October 1.

For me I get an extra 10gb for $14 LESS!   Not something you see everyday :-)

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/plans.cfm 


what were the plans before?



The two I can remember were 50gb for $109.95 and 20gb for $79.95.

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  Reply # 376320 3-Sep-2010 16:24
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bazzer: To be fair, companies put their prices up "all the time". It doesn't necessarily make sense to increase the price by 2.22%, so I'd expect some sensible rounding to be introduced which may or may not mean prices increase by more than the GST increase. Like raytaylor said, $50 -> $51.11 is a silly price point. I don't know if $51/$52 is much better, but $55 seems a bit steep. Maybe they've held off an increase for a while, so $55 might still be good value.


I imagine you’ll probably see a few changes designed to keep the plans at sensible price points and still pass through the GST.

 

e.g. if the price is currently $50 for 20GB,   they might change it to $55 for 25GB or something like that.

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  Reply # 376323 3-Sep-2010 16:36
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NonprayingMantis:
mikerussellnz: Telstraclear Cable launching new plans October 1.

For me I get an extra 10gb for $14 LESS!   Not something you see everyday :-)

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/plans.cfm 


what were the plans before?


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