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Topic # 185632 30-Nov-2015 09:56
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Hi Geekzoners

We are glimp - a broadband comparison website that is changing the way Kiwis search for their broadband plans.

We haven't launched yet but would love you guys/girls to help us out and build a service that will make our lives a little bit easier :)

If you are interesting in testing what we got and giving us feedback, then let us know.

Also, we are currently running a competition and giving away 12 months Unlimited broadband, you can enter here: or via our FB. 

We are thrilled about joining geekzone community and hearing any feedback from you.

Cheers
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  Reply # 1437762 30-Nov-2015 12:26
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i don't get it.  was it going to offer over forums like this, talking to people, and looking at web sites?



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  Reply # 1437778 30-Nov-2015 12:45
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mercutio: i don't get it.  was it going to offer over forums like this, talking to people, and looking at web sites?




Come on - its much easier to got o a website like that than search through so many threads for hours on here....





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1437782 30-Nov-2015 12:51
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Happy to help test.



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  Reply # 1437783 30-Nov-2015 12:52
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Great question, it will offer few things:

1. We won't be just a broadband comparison website and will be aiming for most of utilities.
2. One central location for everyone to look at the website. No longer have to open, three or more different tabs and compare them. Ultimately, you will save time. And then if you not sure, you can ask in forums or talk to people.
3. You can easily filter down and choose broadband plan based on your needs.
4. We are aiming to also make it easy for people to switch through our website. This is however later in our pipeline.  

These are some of the features that will differentiate us.

Hope that helps :)

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  Reply # 1437784 30-Nov-2015 12:55
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mercutio: i don't get it.  was it going to offer over forums like this, talking to people, and looking at web sites?




Yup, lets shutdown TradeMe and go back to the T&E instead.

Websites are much friendlier and helpful for the non-geeks than wading through pages of "adsl, vdsl, ufb, sync rates, routers, dslam, cat5, profiles" etc etc :)





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  Reply # 1437789 30-Nov-2015 13:13
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Will you compare performance e.g. speed sold vs speed actually delivered?




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  Reply # 1437805 30-Nov-2015 13:25
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A few comments:

 

  • Posting this on a forum other than Startups is not welcome
  • Posting on Startups is only open to people who had already contributed to the community
  • Posting self-promotion is not welcome






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  Reply # 1438044 30-Nov-2015 18:40
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freitasm: A few comments:

 

  • Posting this on a forum other than Startups is not welcome
  • Posting on Startups is only open to people who had already contributed to the community
  • Posting self-promotion is not welcome


Perhaps those conditions should be in the Startups forum pinned topic to make this clear to everyone.



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  Reply # 1438102 30-Nov-2015 20:02
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freitasm: A few comments:

 

  • Posting this on a forum other than Startups is not welcome
  • Posting on Startups is only open to people who had already contributed to the community
  • Posting self-promotion is not welcome




Sorry, did not realise that. Thank you for moving us to start up section :)



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  Reply # 1438103 30-Nov-2015 20:04
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MikeAqua: Will you compare performance e.g. speed sold vs speed actually delivered?


Sorry, ran into some small issues and could not reply straight away. 

At the moment, we are not comparing performance. 

We are a two man team who are running very lean and trying to do this as accurate and as soon as possible with easily accessible information that we can get.

However, it is something that we will aim to do in the future :)

Cheers

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  Reply # 1438115 30-Nov-2015 20:32
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A few problems.

"glimp’s comparison service is Free-to-Consumer, Independent and Impartial". How can this be when ISPs will giving you a finders fee for its customers? What about ISPs who won't give you a referral? You you suggest those ISPs if they are a lot better than others?  How will you compare ISPs? what is better? Price? So your say the best ISP is the cheapest??

Also your competition.. having 1 entry per referral without any limit is dangerous. What if I get all my friends to sign up with me as a referral?  I know quite a few people.....

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  Reply # 1438169 30-Nov-2015 21:35
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When you say you're the "first broadband comparison website launching January 2016" I assume you mean you'll be the first to launch a new website offering this very functionality in 2016? Because you're certainly not the first to offer the service.

telme was the first and received Commerce Commission funding to make it a truly impartial service. The site relauch is apparently going to happen early Dec (last I heard) as Consumer couldn't afford to fully fund the site as it was due to the resources required to keep it up to date and relevant.

Out of curiosity do all the company logos you're using on your site endorse the product and site?





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  Reply # 1438171 30-Nov-2015 21:38
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LennonNZ: A few problems.

Also your competition.. having 1 entry per referral without any limit is dangerous. What if I get all my friends to sign up with me as a referral?  I know quite a few people.....


And I'm 7th in a competition which starts tomorrow.. Time travel :-)





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  Reply # 1438178 30-Nov-2015 21:49
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LennonNZ: A few problems.

"glimp’s comparison service is Free-to-Consumer, Independent and Impartial". How can this be when ISPs will giving you a finders fee for its customers? What about ISPs who won't give you a referral? You you suggest those ISPs if they are a lot better than others?  How will you compare ISPs? what is better? Price? So your say the best ISP is the cheapest??

Also your competition.. having 1 entry per referral without any limit is dangerous. What if I get all my friends to sign up with me as a referral?  I know quite a few people.....


Those are valid questions and we as a starting company will have to figure them out as we grow and learn. As the saying goes "Rome was not built in one day". We will pivot to what our users want and need. 

Currently, we are capturing 90% of the ISP market in NZ. We are limited on resources for capturing the rest at the moment.  

At this stage our comparison data is displayed based on Price, Data, Speed. We also display information for contract length, installation cost, termination fee, free modem or a month free. 
Other variables which are harder to compare such as service, frequency of faults, average call center wait times or latencies will come later as we grow and get more information. 

Essentially, we are a two man team, which is trying their hardest to create a product for NZ market that is long overdue. 

The perfect version won't be done overnight but we aim to achieve something where majority of people will be happy and we can make their lives a bit easier.

Regarding the competition, invite as many people as you can, we would be more than happy if you win :)

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  Reply # 1438181 30-Nov-2015 21:56
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sbiddle: When you say you're the "first broadband comparison website launching January 2016" I assume you mean you'll be the first to launch a new website offering this very functionality in 2016? Because you're certainly not the first to offer the service.

telme was the first and received Commerce Commission funding to make it a truly impartial service. The site relauch is apparently going to happen early Dec (last I heard).

Out of curiosity do all the company logos you're using on your site endorse the product and site?






This is from the website.

We partner with Internet Service Providers such as Spark, Orcon, Slingshot and many more to be able to bring you the best deals on the market.

The way in which we make money is when we help you switch to a new Internet Service Provider. A fee is paid by the ISP to glimp and in no way does that fee get added to the cost of the broadband plan you choose. In fact, our service works in such a way that you will most likely get a cheaper deal switching through us than if you went direct to the ISP!





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