I recently moved to this country from Canada back in December. I managed to find a nice IT job and I'm just about to move to an apartment building in Parnell around the Auckland area and need to find the right ISP/Phone Provider for me.
First off, my budget is around $100 a month. I surf the web quite a bit, when I'm home on general websites, maybe 5-10 streaming videos a day. I also use Skype to call home to canada. I have an ftp setup from my PC back home that I use for downloading photos and home videos from my parents so I'm looking for a data plan of about 15-20 gigs a month. I know that seems like alot, but I wouldnt look at anything else, maybe 10 if the price was right. I would like to get the best speeds for my money, but for me consistency would be best
I also need just a basic home phone plan that I'm not going to be using all that often, just for emergencies as I can use skype for the rest.
I have been looking into Orcon quite a bit as the ADSL2+ looks nice, with a silver+ package that includes phone and 5 gigs for 79.99 , then adding on 25 gigs for 20 bucks.
It was a toss up between this and telecom's total home package for the same 99.95 a month, but I checked telecoms site and they dont supply adsl2+ to parnell area at the moment, and Orcon says they do.
Is there anyone living in the Parnell area who can recommend a good provider? Or an orcon user who can help me out?
15-20 gigs data
Consistent speeds, very little outtages ( its NZ i know they have them everywhere)
Cheap home phone plan
> or = $100 a month.
Thanks guys, look forward to hearing back from you. Go easy on me