Looking at moving ISPs as our current one (2 Degrees) wants $115 a month for 100/20 unlimited fibre, which is an additional $25 over our current 30/10 unlimited (we'd need to move off our grandparented Snap plan onto one of the crud 2 Degrees plans).
I've looked at the 100/20 unlimited home phone plans from My Republic (works out at $89 a month over 24 months) or Voyager ($90), but both require a 24 month contract (additional $10/month to reduce contact to 12 months on Voyager). My question is - is this an ok time to sign on to an ISP (of which I've had no experience) for this period of time?
I've looked at other ISPs offering a similar plan for a bit more monthly outlay and a twelve month contract: Spark works out at $96 and Slingshot $98 a month - but both of these provide modems w/o gigabit Ethernet ports, don't let users use their own modem (I've got a Fritzbox 7390 I'm happy with), and are still $8-9 a month more expensive.
At the risk of turning this into yet another "which ISP is best?" thread, is there something I'm missing in the options I've looked at? I've looked into all other main ISPs - some offer no better value than 2 Degrees, others don't provide VOIP, some I'll not touch due to being burned in the past (Voda, Orcon). One option is just to sit and wait a bit longer to see what happens, eg when Flip starts offering fibre in my area.
Any thoughts? Many thanks.