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  Reply # 2194827 9-Mar-2019 22:38
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bonkiebonks: Any chance Spark will also be offering this type of product (100/100) too?

Spark already do.

Business 100.
It is the business bs2 offering though so a bit more expensive.




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  Reply # 2197503 13-Mar-2019 18:50
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hio77:
bonkiebonks: Any chance Spark will also be offering this type of product (100/100) too?

Spark already do.

Business 100.
It is the business bs2 offering though so a bit more expensive.


What about residential plans?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2197508 13-Mar-2019 19:01
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bonkiebonks:
hio77:
bonkiebonks: Any chance Spark will also be offering this type of product (100/100) too?

Spark already do.

Business 100.
It is the business bs2 offering though so a bit more expensive.


What about residential plans?

No reason a consumer can't buy the business plan.

I can't speak for what plans come in the future.
I would take a good stab at that this plan is being watched in the market though by many providers.




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  Reply # 2197533 13-Mar-2019 20:06
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Has any existing customer got a referral code for me (and you)?

Edit: Got one!

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hio77:
bonkiebonks:
hio77:
bonkiebonks: Any chance Spark will also be offering this type of product (100/100) too?

Spark already do.

Business 100.
It is the business bs2 offering though so a bit more expensive.


What about residential plans?

No reason a consumer can't buy the business plan.

I can't speak for what plans come in the future.
I would take a good stab at that this plan is being watched in the market though by many providers.

 

I'm on a 100/20 residential plan with Spark, and I would switch to 100/100 in a heartbeat if it were similarly priced. I can't justify $30 or so more for a faster download that is irrelevant in the real world, just to get better upload speeds.


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  Reply # 2197566 13-Mar-2019 21:58
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why wouldnt people spend $10 more and go to Orcon/ Slingshot and go onto the 1Gb down and 500Mb up, $99 , am i missing something.





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  Reply # 2197567 13-Mar-2019 22:05
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vexxxboy:

 

why wouldnt people spend $10 more and go to Orcon/ Slingshot and go onto the 1Gb down and 500Mb up, $99 , am i missing something.

 

 

Do they have any signing bonus?

 

BigPipes 3 months free effectively works out to $66.75 pm for the first 12 months.


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  Reply # 2197570 13-Mar-2019 22:11
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shanes:

vexxxboy:


why wouldnt people spend $10 more and go to Orcon/ Slingshot and go onto the 1Gb down and 500Mb up, $99 , am i missing something.



Do they have any signing bonus?


BigPipes 3 months free effectively works out to $66.75 pm for the first 12 months.



This ^^, plus I am quite happy to support a company that is offering precisely the plan I want - I don’t need 900/400Mbps (theoretical) speeds, I just want a decent upload pipe.

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Reply # 2197663 14-Mar-2019 08:09
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What a fantastic step forward Bigpipe, and just when I thought you'd abandoned ever updating your plans! 

 

I switched to Skinny last year to save some $$$ while still getting access to the same fast network on Gigabit, so am locked in for a few more months.

 

My speedtest-obsessed heavy gamer flatmate is about to move out, leaving just my partner and I, so Gigabit will become serious overkill at that point. (We both play games but don't worry about the vanity speedtest result)

 

I'm collecting throughput stats every minute to a database and can see that due to cloud backups etc, we do exceed 20Mbps for a good 20 hours per month, but 50Mbps would pretty much cover us to less than an hour per month, let alone 100Mbps.  

 

Ideally, what I would want is a 200/50 or 200/100 plan for a little less $$$ than gigabit. I do think 100Mbps down is a little slow after being on Gigabit, simply because we consistently get around 250Mbps when downloading games from Steam (and at 60-80GiB for most games these days the wait time is not negligible!) so 200 seems like a good level.

 

 

 

Thanks again Bigpipe, I'll be seriously considering this when my Skinny term ends.


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  Reply # 2197685 14-Mar-2019 08:49
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shanes:

 

vexxxboy:

 

why wouldnt people spend $10 more and go to Orcon/ Slingshot and go onto the 1Gb down and 500Mb up, $99 , am i missing something.

 

 

Do they have any signing bonus?

 

BigPipes 3 months free effectively works out to $66.75 pm for the first 12 months.

 

 

you can get the deal for $49.95 for 6 months and then 6 months at $99 so over 12 months it's $75 a month but people are saying i would rather pay more for slower speeds , again im confused why this plan is so good.





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  Reply # 2197832 14-Mar-2019 11:26
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$75 per month is more than $67 per month, so it’s not more, it’s less.

Plus, I have zero need for a huge ‘headline’ speed, so it’s not worth the extra $$ per month to me.

Each to their own I guess.

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  Reply # 2197903 14-Mar-2019 12:06
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Because $89 is cheaper than $99 ;)

 

Some of us don't need Gigabit and some of us want 100/100 which more than meets our needs.

 

 


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  Reply # 2198234 14-Mar-2019 20:51
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vexxxboy:

 

why wouldnt people spend $10 more and go to Orcon/ Slingshot and go onto the 1Gb down and 500Mb up, $99 , am i missing something.

 

 

Crappy router based VOIP phone on those ISPs keeps people I know on spark.





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  Reply # 2202504 20-Mar-2019 17:25
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Now connected to BP on this plan and all working well. Switch from Spark was pretty easy, just needed to turn off vlan tagging and change the DNS severs to point at BP when the net went down. Really enjoying 100Mbps uploads!

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  Reply # 2202516 20-Mar-2019 17:59
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Enticing! I'll definitely consider this when I transfer to a new flat.


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