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# 153677 4-Oct-2014 17:45
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We had a door knocker from NoW - heard of them?  They offred $199 to buy us out of a contract but we are quite happy with them.  $85 unlimited UFB probably 30Mbps - offer.  But not long to go .. before we are contract free ... :)

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  # 1147297 4-Oct-2014 18:14
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Yes I've heard of them.



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  # 1147300 4-Oct-2014 18:23
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Apparently run by Airnet, so they have been around for a fair while. Think they had another name before Airnet too.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1147357 4-Oct-2014 19:58
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They're the Snap of the Hawkes Bay.

How well they'll do outside of their home region, time will tell.

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  # 1147361 4-Oct-2014 20:02
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insane: Apparently run by Airnet, so they have been around for a fair while. Think they had another name before Airnet too.


Airnet rebranded as Now.

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  # 1147407 4-Oct-2014 22:04
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A friend was door knocked, as well, so I did some enquiring and what I heard was all good. 

I emailed them with a couple of questions and got a guick and good response. Support is NZ local.

Their plans are very good value. My friend has been on UFB from them for about three weeks, now, and they are happy.

That's all I know.

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  # 1147413 4-Oct-2014 22:22
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I dealt with them for years as Airnet, and then also as Now. They're fantastic.




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  # 1147416 4-Oct-2014 22:33
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myfullflavour: They're the Snap of the Hawkes Bay.


Could you please clarify what you mean by that?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1147427 4-Oct-2014 23:02
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meesham:
myfullflavour: They're the Snap of the Hawkes Bay.


Could you please clarify what you mean by that?


Snap are based in Christchurch and have a really good reputation in their home market.

I understand their share of the Christchurch market is higher than in any other region they operate in.

Snap are often seen at local Christchurch events, not so much outside of Christchurch.

So same goes for Now - in the HB they've established a really solid local reputation. Because of their strength in HB, HB is one of the last markets we'd look at entering into if/when we do expand outside the UFF LFC footprint.

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  # 1147461 5-Oct-2014 02:49
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Now probably have about a 30% market share in Hawkes Bay.
We recomend them for all DSL/VDSL/UFB services for our customers.

Snap = Christchurch
WIX= Duniden
Actrix = Wellington
Inspire = Palmerston North
Gisborne.net = Gisborne
FullFlavour = Tauraunga
Primo=Taranaki
Now = Hawkes Bay

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  # 1147471 5-Oct-2014 06:54
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Paradise used to be like that in Wellington :(

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  # 1147502 5-Oct-2014 08:57
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raytaylor: Now probably have about a 30% market share in Hawkes Bay.
We recomend them for all DSL/VDSL/UFB services for our customers.

Snap = Christchurch
WIX= Duniden
Actrix = Wellington
Inspire = Palmerston North
Gisborne.net = Gisborne
FullFlavour = Tauraunga
Primo=Taranaki
Now = Hawkes Bay

All local brand ISPs who have a higher market share in their local regions


Good list, but I think there are some slight differences. 

Now (formerly Airnet) is a regional ISP, (Hawkes Bay, Rotorua, and now Wellington) upstream for internet they appear to use Snap and Kordia (Source) They have a pretty aggressive marketing campaign on at the moment and do seem to be showing some great growth. They also also have their own DSLAM's and so are one of the few regional carriers with LLU.

Snap on the other-hand is  more of a National player (Source details of their national network), sure they started off in Christchurch, but the same could be said for calling Orcon an Auckland ISP. Snap is slightly different in that a significant amount of their customerbase is commercial clients/Enterprise IP Space. They do play into the "Local ISP" well in the Christchurch Market, but for example they are were one of the main sponsors at Auckland Tech ED. They have also bought a lot of regional ISP's from areas around Hamilton, Invercargill, Nelson etc. They have much wider recognition in the Enterprise space than in the Retail/Home space. 

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