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# 237708 14-Jun-2018 12:16
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Hi everyone.


I am thinking of switching to NOW for VDSL, but wanted to get some recent opinions on their service first. Anyway willing to post about their experience with them?

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  # 2036488 14-Jun-2018 12:54
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It is pretty expensive for what you're getting.


Just bare in mind - Now use CGNAT which means you don't get a public IP address. If you want a public / static IP it is a cost of $20/mo (See Here). This means, if you do online gaming or host things from home (eg - use port forwarding) then you'll need to factor this in.


From what I've heard they're alright for a basic ISP but I'd recommend going towards a better provider like 2degrees, Spark or even Skinny which are cheaper and better in my personal opinion.

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  # 2036502 14-Jun-2018 13:06
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Thanks for the reply - it looks like that page is out of date, as on signup its only an extra $5 for a static ip address.


I have checked prices, and with the usual sign up bonuses it comes to approximately around the same price as the others. Spark actually came out most expensive for me. But note I can't get fibre, so its a normal VDSL + landline setup for me.


I guess its more around performance, etc that I am more concerned. I had seen good reviews on NOW, but they were from quite a while ago and I was hoping on getting some recent legit reviews from helpful geekzone members.


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  # 2036529 14-Jun-2018 13:55
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@georgea Performance wise - Spark, Skinny, Voyager and 2degrees (not specifically in any order). Skinny will be very shortly, if not already be using Sparks network so essentially you're getting onto Spark for $73/mo however just note for this you will not get a static IP but will get a public IP once the move to Spark's network is completed.

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  # 2036576 14-Jun-2018 15:46
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I'm with NOW at both work (5 years this month) and home (5 years in December).  Technical performance wise never had a problem.  I had standard ADSL at home through NOW up until a couple of years ago when UFB became available which was a seamless switch over - even the Chorus contractors on the day were 'interesting' but very efficient.


Only have/need a dynamic IP at home but when the fibre was connected at work we only had an internal IP.  As we ideally needed a static IP I enquired and they just assigned us one at no charge however that was 5 years ago and a business plan so don't know what they do currently.

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