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Shindig
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  #2788329 2-Oct-2021 17:38
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bigPipe, Gigabit plan. $109, no contract. 

 

Pay $45 for a static IP.

 

Solid!





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timmmay:

 

...Vodafone ... "fiber" network not working in a power cut...

 

 

Genuine question:

 

Does any NZ fibre supplier promise connectivity in a power outage ?

 

Even if my house's ONT & router is kept alive with backup power - what about the Chorus network and the ISP's own kit ?

 

Anyone know ? 


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  #2788489 3-Oct-2021 09:56
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Shindig:

bigPipe, Gigabit plan. $109, no contract. 


Pay $45 for a static IP.


Solid!



Do you like your Traffic going to Australia and Back?




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  #2788514 3-Oct-2021 11:25
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Just out of curiosity why does big pipe route traffics through Australia and back? I presume Sparks the same?

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I've been with Slingshot for a few years now and have been happy with their service.

 

I orginally went with them because I found a good sign up deal on https://www.glimp.co.nz/ but there are a few deals on this site.

 

Seems it came with a static IP? have only see the IP change once.

 

Have usually called them at the end of each contract to make sure i'm not pay full price for my plan (shop around and compare and ask them to match it).

 

They have tried to get me to sign up with their power plans but they don't match what i've currently got.

 

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  #2788527 3-Oct-2021 11:39
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nztim:

Do you like your Traffic going to Australia and Back?

 

Not really, but most of my traffic comes from places other than NZ.  The traffic that does come from NZ isn't particularly media heavy, so not such a big deal really.

 

Vodafone gigabit fibre would be $89 a month for me (mobile with Vodafone).  Yes, their service desk sucks.  But once it's running I'll probably not need to call them.  And that's $20 a month cheaper than BigPipe.


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  #2788534 3-Oct-2021 11:44
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pdh:

 

Genuine question:

 

Does any NZ fibre supplier promise connectivity in a power outage ?

 

Even if my house's ONT & router is kept alive with backup power - what about the Chorus network and the ISP's own kit ?

 

Anyone know ? 

 

 

Promise? No idea. I find that if I have a power cut in my house, given I have a UPS on the router etc it keeps working. My understanding (which could well be incorrect) is that fiber is passive to the exchange, and exchanges have generators and such, so it's fairly reliable. I think (again could be wrong) that the Vodafone cable network uses pole mounted repeaters that need power to function, but I don't know if they have a battery or such.




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  #2788537 3-Oct-2021 12:04
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PaulL:

 

Vodafone gigabit fibre would be $89 a month for me (mobile with Vodafone).  Yes, their service desk sucks.  But once it's running I'll probably not need to call them.  And that's $20 a month cheaper than BigPipe.

 

 

Good luck if you need to change anything or have a fault/issue with your connection.


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quickymart:

 

Good luck if you need to change anything or have a fault/issue with your connection.

 

 

Yup, like I say it's been adequate.  It burns up a bit of my time, but the help desk people are actually friendly and nice.  It's just that they're clueless.  You can generally muddle it through after a while, and if not, then post on here gets support.  Most help desks are pretty useless in most companies, so that's not news.  And I probably use them once every 2 years.  It's a tradeoff.  But everything's a tradeoff.  I'm just saying it's not a "definitely don't use them", it's a "go in with your eyes open, and you'd need a reason to use them instead of someone else - like having your mobile with them and getting a discount, or just liking a particular feature of their plan."


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  #2788746 3-Oct-2021 20:10
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I've never had to call Vodafone about my broadband, and I doubt I ever will. Fibre is pretty rock solid and if there's an issue chances are it's either a Chorus outage or in your own home and not something they can help with anyway

 

It's $59/month for 100 Mbps. I really can't complain.


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  #2788911 4-Oct-2021 10:18
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PaulL:

 

Not really, but most of my traffic comes from places other than NZ.  The traffic that does come from NZ isn't particularly media heavy, so not such a big deal really.

 

Vodafone gigabit fibre would be $89 a month for me (mobile with Vodafone).  Yes, their service desk sucks.  But once it's running I'll probably not need to call them.  And that's $20 a month cheaper than BigPipe.

 

 

Think you missed the point, certain NZ traffic from certain ISPs takes a trip across to Australia (or Hongkong sometimes) and Back due to lack of peering





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Think you missed the point, certain NZ traffic from certain ISPs takes a trip across to Australia (or Hongkong sometimes) and Back due to lack of peering

 

 

Nope, didn't miss the point at all.  I'm politely saying that I know that peering would be nice for the NZ ISP community, particularly the smaller ISPs, but that as an end user it makes basically no difference to me at all, so it's not a criteria that I use in picking my ISP.  Peering wouldn't impact Netflix streaming, Youtube, downloads of various linux packages, or video conferencing with work (which is hosted in Azure Australia anyway).  Those are my high bandwidth consumption activities.  If my visits to the NZ Herald transit the Tasman, so be it (although I suspect they probably don't, depending on where NZ Herald hosts).


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  #2789036 4-Oct-2021 12:06
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Is the OP coming back? Lots of recommendations here!


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Probably blew through his mobile data 😁


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  #2789452 4-Oct-2021 22:21
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Nope, didn't miss the point at all.  I'm politely saying that I know that peering would be nice for the NZ ISP community, particularly the smaller ISPs, but that as an end user it makes basically no difference to me at all, so it's not a criteria that I use in picking my ISP.  Peering wouldn't impact Netflix streaming, Youtube, downloads of various linux packages, or video conferencing with work (which is hosted in Azure Australia anyway).  Those are my high bandwidth consumption activities.  If my visits to the NZ Herald transit the Tasman, so be it (although I suspect they probably don't, depending on where NZ Herald hosts).



Smaller ISPs actually peer quite well at the Auckland IX the problem small ISPs face though is they are often layer2 to Auckland using the Chorus tail extension service rather than having a BNG in say Wellington or Christchurch which means if you are say at the bottom of the south island trying to reach a site in Christchurch you take a trip to Auckland and back at 25+ ms

Seems to be certain larger ISPs which wont peer making a round trip to OZ about 50ms







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