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#225408 17-Nov-2017 03:41
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I was looking at pricing again recently and was happy to find 950/500 plans have come down on several ISPs including My Republic so you can get $120 with voice and perhaps needing 12 month contract and $130 without a contract. I thought MyRepublic was in this list but it seems they aren't really. Since they use CG-NAT, I get a static IP (well I'd be find with a dynamic one not behind CG-NAT but few ISPs seem to offer this any more if they use CG-NAT). I'm currently on a grandfathered SOHO plan so get the static IP included.


But it looks like they're now charging $10/month for a static IP on the Pure plans? Well I don't see it as an option when signing up but the T&C say this Or maybe they don't offer it separately any more, instead you can just sign up for the Gamer plan (which is $10 more). Their information summary about the static IP confusingly says "MyRepublic Gamer can be purchased as an addon to the above residential broadband products, or as part of a bundle", although I wonder if that just means whoever was witing the informational indicates reused the document for the Gamer Summary and forgot to update that part.


In any case the new price really makes MyRepublic a lot less attractive IMO considering they do use CG-NAT.


Just to make sure I wasn't confused I checked and found people talking about the static IP being a one off $20 charge last year and before.

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  #1903090 17-Nov-2017 07:15
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This is a bit rough. There isn't any reason for companies to charge a damn monthly cost for a static IP.


Take a look at Voyager or BigPipe - once off fee, no hidden crap or confusing plans and great performance.

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  #1903096 17-Nov-2017 07:41
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If a Static IP is automatically assigned with virtually zero CSR input then its hard to justify a cost. If the Static IP range has to be managed, someone has to be paid to do that, as well as the system they use to allocate and assign them. I assume MR is quite small, so any salary that is used to manage this, might well be a reasonable cost.


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  #1903100 17-Nov-2017 07:48
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This is a bit rough. There isn't any reason for companies to charge a damn monthly cost for a static IP.


Take a look at Voyager or BigPipe - once off fee, no hidden crap or confusing plans and great performance.



Buying new IPV4 space isn't cheap.



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  #1903117 17-Nov-2017 08:32
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Buying new IPV4 space isn't cheap.





Currently over $20K NZD per /22 (1024). With CGNAT you can fit 10-20k users behind that, so yes, charging for public IP's is not unreasonable bearing in mind the very low margins in the industry.





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