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Topic # 215262 19-Jun-2017 17:17
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Hi all,

I'm currently on Vodafone FibreX Cable 200/20. I am probably moving house in August assuming all the sale stuff happens as it's supposed to. If it does our new house in Riverstone Terraces has UFB availability but not cable. What are my options for similar speed / price? Are Vodafone likely to price match if I stick with them?

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  Reply # 1803560 19-Jun-2017 17:23
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VodafoneNZ don't own the UFB network like they do the HFC (FibreX) network so price matching to the FibreX network I am sure will not be possible


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  Reply # 1803585 19-Jun-2017 18:33
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You could probably get a deal with another provider for fibre similar to (or better than) what you're currently paying Vodafone for cable.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1803640 19-Jun-2017 20:05
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You could probably get a deal with another provider for fibre similar to (or better than) what you're currently paying Vodafone for cable.

 

 

 

 

I highly doubt that, I pay $49.98/month for 200/20 cable 





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  Reply # 1803646 19-Jun-2017 20:06
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VodafoneNZ don't own the UFB network like they do the HFC (FibreX) network so price matching to the FibreX network I am sure will not be possible

 

 

 

 

Yeah I understand that. I am going to ring them and see if they will cut me a deal anyhow.

 

If I don't go with Vodafone, what are some good options? 





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  Reply # 1803650 19-Jun-2017 20:31
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lokhor:

 

quickymart:

 

You could probably get a deal with another provider for fibre similar to (or better than) what you're currently paying Vodafone for cable.

 

 

 

 

I highly doubt that, I pay $49.98/month for 200/20 cable 

 

 

Take off all the discounts and other incentives and it's probably a bit more than that - and I doubt they will "cut you a deal", but worth a try I guess?

 

Anyway, there are plenty of providers who offer UFB. Broadband Compare is one site on here that has a comparison tool, Glimp is another one I know of.


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  Reply # 1803655 19-Jun-2017 20:50
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quickymart:

You could probably get a deal with another provider for fibre similar to (or better than) what you're currently paying Vodafone for cable.



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  Reply # 1803667 19-Jun-2017 21:07
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I just tried the Broadband Builder on the Vodafone website using an on-account mobile with no TV/landline (cable internet only) and the best price I could get was $69.99 per month.


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quickymart:

 

I just tried the Broadband Builder on the Vodafone website using an on-account mobile with no TV/landline (cable internet only) and the best price I could get was $69.99 per month.

 

 

Remember.... all the ufb connections have a wholesale cost of about $44/month.... so $70 is borderline loss making unless they can sell you other stuff as well.

 

 





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quickymart:

 

lokhor:

 

quickymart:

 

You could probably get a deal with another provider for fibre similar to (or better than) what you're currently paying Vodafone for cable.

 

 

 

 

I highly doubt that, I pay $49.98/month for 200/20 cable 

 

 

Take off all the discounts and other incentives and it's probably a bit more than that - and I doubt they will "cut you a deal", but worth a try I guess?

 

Anyway, there are plenty of providers who offer UFB. Broadband Compare is one site on here that has a comparison tool, Glimp is another one I know of.

 

 

 

 

Yes, I get $20/month loyalty discount and $10/month discount because my work phone is through Vodafone. 





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quickymart:

 

I just tried the Broadband Builder on the Vodafone website using an on-account mobile with no TV/landline (cable internet only) and the best price I could get was $69.99 per month.

 

 

Remember.... all the ufb connections have a wholesale cost of about $44/month.... so $70 is borderline loss making unless they can sell you other stuff as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair enough, so how much is a good deal on 100/20 UFB then? I'm happy to drop from 200/20 since FibreX doesn't really perform that well anyhow. Bigpipe seem reasonable. 





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Ok so I checked out broadbandcompare and glimp and both of them think the new address can only get VDSL, however Chorus and Bigpipe think UFB is available. 





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  Reply # 1803807 20-Jun-2017 09:24
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lokhor:

 

Ok so I checked out broadbandcompare and glimp and both of them think the new address can only get VDSL, however Chorus and Bigpipe think UFB is available. 

 

 

How about broadbandmap.nz? Would trust the Chorus checker over any other comparison site - especially that broadbandcompare one.




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Broadbandmap says UFB only




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