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  #1145951 2-Oct-2014 19:44
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The reason I haven't signed up for fibre is that there is no fibre in my area, not even VDSL. If fibre was running down my street I would sign up.

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  #1145952 2-Oct-2014 19:45
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Just two months to go for me :)

 
 
 
 


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  #1145968 2-Oct-2014 19:48
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Last time I checked was june/july next year :-( Might have to look at moving ;-)

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  #1145980 2-Oct-2014 20:02
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It's changed:

UFB development dates for your are are still being developed.

Could be a good thing, there's fibre 10 houses away :-/



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  #1145997 2-Oct-2014 20:10
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Singapore is a different beast in that it's a nation of high-rise MDUs and deployment per premise is relatively cheap.

We've got fibre-to-the-basement live in a number of MDUs in the regions we operate in, which drives pricing down.

So keeping in mind the open access of UFB in NZ and uniform wholesale pricing, very keen to see what MyRepublic bring to the table :)

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  #1146166 2-Oct-2014 23:30
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So since they announced they were coming here, the market has again steadily improved. We can get unlimited fast fibre across multiple ISPs.

What will they do? A race to the bottom isn't going to get a company anywhere, so they must have something to bring to the table. I assume global mode or "teleport" as they call it will come along for the ride, but thats already here with 3 different ISPs at least.

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  #1146169 2-Oct-2014 23:40
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eXDee: So since they announced they were coming here, the market has again steadily improved. We can get unlimited fast fibre across multiple ISPs.

What will they do? A race to the bottom isn't going to get a company anywhere, so they must have something to bring to the table. I assume global mode or "teleport" as they call it will come along for the ride, but thats already here with 3 different ISPs at least.


Some companies that are in the 'race to the bottom' do it solely to build up a big client database and not to make any money initially. They can however differentiate themselves with better customer service and a more personal service.  They then may sell it to a larger company, which is when they make their money. This then often results in the prices rising.

 
 
 
 


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  #1146172 2-Oct-2014 23:52
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based on what they do in singapore this is my educated guess/prediction:


 

  • Unlimited data. (goes without saying really - everyone has it now. if they dont do this they are dead in the water)
  • 100/100 and 200/200 plans - nice and simple (less than that is no different from everyone else)
  • 12 or 24 month contract, free or discounted modem. (pretty normal)
  • Cloud storage from these guys: http://mycloudstore.co.nz/  (they list myrepublic as a partner coming soon)
  • Voip free for short term duration - then chargeable after that for $5/month
  • Global mode (they call it teleport) free for short duration then chargeable for $5/month
  • some kind or priority routing BS for gamers, which wont make much different because most games are in in Oz anyway and everybody routes directly there.


There will be some super cheap bait pricing like $50 or something, which they will aggressively promote, but it will have hidden limitations - like maybe only applies for first 6 months of contract. (the price in singapore almost doubles after the contract ends)

In singapore they also had a laundry list of hidden prices and extras that aren't apparent up front

here are Ts and Cs from singapore

http://myrepublic.com.sg/pricing

Terms & Conditions

 

     

  1. Prices are inclusive of GST.
  2. Based on a 24-month contract for all MyRepublic fibre broadband plans: 1Gbps ULTRA at $49.99/mth, 1Gbps GAMER at $59.99/mth.
  3. The one-time standard service activation charge of $58 for ULTRA and GAMER applies for this promotion.
  4. Free $100 router discount applies for new routers purchased from MyRepublic during sign-up only.
  5. Free 3 Months of Home Voice subscription applies only to Home Voice Plus plan, after which its Usual Price of $2.88/month will apply.
  6. A one-time installation fee of $49 applies to all Home Voice sign-ups.
  7. The free 3 Months of Teleport subscription is valid for new sign-ups only after which $1.88/month will apply for 12 months.
  8. 12-month MyRepublic fibre broadband plans are available at the following promotional rates: 1Gbps ULTRA at $65/mth, 1Gbps GAMER at $75/mth with a $58 installation fee and no free months.
  9. Discount rates are valid for the duration of the contract. The plan's Usual Price of $89/month for ULTRA and $99/month for GAMER applies after contract plan ends.
  10. Sign-ups are only valid for National Broadband fibre-ready premises.
  11. This promotion is valid until 30 September 2014 or any date at the discretion of MyRepublic
  12. MyRepublic reserves the right to replace the free Logitech G400s with an item of similar or equal value.
  13. One-time charges may apply. See: List of One-Time Service Charges.
  14. Please refer here for general terms and conditions.

 

here is list of 'one time' service charges

https://secure.myrepublic.com.sg/one-time-charges.pdf
pretty longlist IMHO :)
note that in Singapore they have an early termination fee for people in contract AND a termination fee for those out of contract lol

how much of that stuff is legal over here I don't know. suspect they wont be allowed to do much of that.

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  #1148606 6-Oct-2014 20:39
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freitasm: As seen on reports today MyRepublic is about to go live... I've got an invite for the launch event, happening pretty soon:



Are you going to that?




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  #1148686 6-Oct-2014 22:01
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No, I'm not going as I am Wellington-based. I replied with my excuses and was told a pack will be sent with more information - which I suspect would get here after the event...






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  #1148764 6-Oct-2014 23:48
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freitasm: No, I'm not going as I am Wellington-based. I replied with my excuses and was told a pack will be sent with more information - which I suspect would get here after the event...




I knew that. Just saw before that you said you "were in transit to Auckland" so thought you might've stayed longer for this.




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  #1148810 7-Oct-2014 01:07
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sonyxperiageek:
freitasm: As seen on reports today MyRepublic is about to go live... I've got an invite for the launch event, happening pretty soon:



Are you going to that?


'change the game'
'its a game changer'

such a tired cliche.

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  #1149327 7-Oct-2014 17:42
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NonprayingMantis:
sonyxperiageek:
freitasm: As seen on reports today MyRepublic is about to go live... I've got an invite for the launch event, happening pretty soon:



Are you going to that?


'change the game'
'its a game changer'

such a tired cliche.


And based on the earlier statements by MyRepublic people, it doesn't look like there are gonna be much "game changers" here, but we'll see what they announce at the launch party this Thursday! It may just well be me eating all the sausage rolls there! :P




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  #1149330 7-Oct-2014 17:44
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I think the "change the game" comment may be around the "Gamer" service, which (at least in Singapore) offers preferential routing to gaming servers.

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  #1149336 7-Oct-2014 17:50
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sonyxperiageek:
NonprayingMantis:
sonyxperiageek:
freitasm: As seen on reports today MyRepublic is about to go live... I've got an invite for the launch event, happening pretty soon:



Are you going to that?


'change the game'
'its a game changer'

such a tired cliche.


And based on the earlier statements by MyRepublic people, it doesn't look like there are gonna be much "game changers" here, but we'll see what they announce at the launch party this Thursday! It may just well be me eating all the sausage rolls there! :P


I love sausage rolls!!

But I didn't receive an invite for some reason. :(
Anybody want to have me as their "+1"?




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