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Topic # 222946 5-Sep-2017 10:02
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Internet provider Orcon is now selling electricity services, following the huge success of its sister brand Slingshot’s entry to the electrictry market earlier this year.

 

Vocus Group Consumer General Manager Taryn Hamilton says, “After what we’ve seen with Slingshot, it was a no-brainer for Orcon to start selling power.”

 

“Our entry to the power market continues to exceed expectations and has shown us that bundled services are the future. Customers are keen to keep connected and save money by having a bunch of their home utilities with one provider, and one monthly bill,” says Hamilton.



 

Electricity Authority stats show that Slingshot has already managed to beat all NZ’s electricity providers at the time taken to reach 3,000 active customers; just five months compared to the 18 months it took the next fastest, Electric Kiwi*.

 

The Electricity Authority has also recorded Slingshot as the fastest-growing power company every month since it launched at the end of March (April-July)*.

 

The move isn’t the company’s only one of late, following Orcon ditching datacaps to sell Unlimited-only broadband plans, not to mention courtesy upgrading tens of thousands of customers onto Unlimited for free.

 

Orcon Power offers competitive rates, a 10% prompt payment discount, and a $150 sign up credit – along with the real bonus of having a single broadband and power bill.

 





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  Reply # 1859265 5-Sep-2017 21:38
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I wonder how many other companies will start doing this. I can't see Spark as being a good name for selling electricity. While Contact Energy becoming Contact telephone and internet just doesn't work for me.






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I wonder how many other companies will start doing this. I can't see Spark as being a good name for selling electricity. While Contact Energy becoming Contact telephone and internet just doesn't work for me.

 

 

If I was going to have another child, I'll name him Bill. I will tell him, you dont have to do anything. Just Bill.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1859336 6-Sep-2017 07:13
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Slingshot sells electricity  ??. well bugger me.


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  Reply # 1859562 6-Sep-2017 11:38
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Can you get the lecky if you are on fibre or do you have to have copper adsl and a new modem with a three pin socket? 

 

(Yes, it is a joke).

 

Wonder how we evaluate their price competitiveness. Not sure if they figure on powerswitch.


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  Reply # 1860485 7-Sep-2017 18:45
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" along with the real bonus of having a single broadband and power bill."

 

Bonus? Not.

 

 


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  Reply # 1894877 3-Nov-2017 16:35
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Did any one tried Orcon power ? is there any catch !? undecided

 

I do have Orcon Broadband and had a call from customer service to join

 

He Offerred:

 

  • $150 credit when you join
  • 10% prompt payment discount
  • VDSL Internet to be $84 every month (forever) as per customer service person

i will get Fiber early next year , But no deals on Fiber





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