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  Reply # 787776 27-Mar-2013 11:59
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NonprayingMantis:
jackfry: So they are only announcing one plan today? Bit weak from telecom, can get the same deal with Snap! for $75 as well numerous zero rated data sites...

thats the press release, not the full list of plans I assume.


They have included residential, school, and business fibre plans in their press release. Looks good.

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  Reply # 787779 27-Mar-2013 12:03
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We’re confident our pricing will appeal to customers given that they will enjoy the same amount of data


Sorry but this made me cringe. I was really hoping Telecom would be extremely competitive with the other ISP's who already have their UFB plans out. I'm guessing it will be another $20 for 100/50 speed.  I would love to be proved wrong though!




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  Reply # 787784 27-Mar-2013 12:06
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Conference call started...
  • Telecom Ultra Fibre is the name
  • Available from tomorrow 28th March
  • UFB rollout is a seven year plan
  • Set of products for home, school and small businesses
  • Robust, easy to engage with
  • Trial done with customers and partners allowed to refine UFB offerings
  • Development of service doesn't stop - first step
  • Chorus UFB covers 70% of New Zealand
  • Trials underway with other fibre providers
  • National rollout, therefore same prices everywhere
  • Consumer entry level $95/month 50GB 30Mbps 
  • Thousands pre-registered interest
UFB plans and prices here.






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  Reply # 787788 27-Mar-2013 12:07
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This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.

I'm calling another provider right now to get UFB.

Sayonara telecom, and the tens of thousands I've spent with you over the last 10 years.

I'm not even going to wait for other plans.

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  Reply # 787791 27-Mar-2013 12:08
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surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.

I'm calling another provider right now to get UFB.

Sayonara telecom, and the tens of thousands I've spent with you over the last 10 years.

I'm not even going to wait for other plans.


whu?  all you have is the press release that states their entry level plan. it says nothing about other plans.

You seem to be upset because in this press release they only mention one plan, even though they are probably going to talk about the others right now.

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  Reply # 787793 27-Mar-2013 12:09
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surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.

I'm calling another provider right now to get UFB.

Sayonara telecom, and the tens of thousands I've spent with you over the last 10 years.

I'm not even going to wait for other plans.


How so?  A $10 premium on your current plan with Telecom for UFB whereas Chorus charge quite a bit more than that between those two different classes of service at the wholesale end.

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  Reply # 787794 27-Mar-2013 12:09
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NonprayingMantis:
surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.

I'm calling another provider right now to get UFB.

Sayonara telecom, and the tens of thousands I've spent with you over the last 10 years.

I'm not even going to wait for other plans.


whu?  all you have is the press release that states their entry level plan. it says nothing about other plans


I don't care, they can't even service Tauranga anyway. 

Their entry level plan is expensive for what you get too so I'm not expecting much else. 





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  Reply # 787803 27-Mar-2013 12:10
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surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.


They announced the entry level plan. Just wait, will you?

Also there's the chat tomorrow where you can ask more stuff.





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  Reply # 787806 27-Mar-2013 12:13
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freitasm:
surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.


They announced the entry level plan. Just wait, will you?

Also there's the chat tomorrow where you can ask more stuff.




We could try slapping some sense into him?

Probably doomed to fail, but it would be entertaining.  :)




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  Reply # 787807 27-Mar-2013 12:13
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surfisup1000:
NonprayingMantis:
surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.

I'm calling another provider right now to get UFB.

Sayonara telecom, and the tens of thousands I've spent with you over the last 10 years.

I'm not even going to wait for other plans.


whu?  all you have is the press release that states their entry level plan. it says nothing about other plans


I don't care, they can't even service Tauranga anyway. 

Their entry level plan is expensive for what you get too so I'm not expecting much else.


Right, so you were expecting Telecom to launch day 1 with all LFCs, not just Chorus.

I suggest you find the Retail Service Providers that do provide Residential service in your area: http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/about/fibre-retailers

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  Reply # 787811 27-Mar-2013 12:13
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surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.

I'm calling another provider right now to get UFB.

Sayonara telecom, and the tens of thousands I've spent with you over the last 10 years.

I'm not even going to wait for other plans.


How so?  A $10 premium on your current plan with Telecom for UFB whereas Chorus charge quite a bit more than that between those two different classes of service at the wholesale end.


Orcon/Snap offer much better plans than this. 

And, Tauranga is not even mentioned here - not even in the phase 2 rollouts. 

I'm sorry, but I was expecting better from telecom. 

Very disappointing. Just based on this so called entry level plan. 

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  Reply # 787812 27-Mar-2013 12:14
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Fantastic.

They aren't engaging in a race to the bottom led by Orcon, which means several things:

1) The performance on their connections should be good. There is enough margin in the entry level 50GB plan to ensure they've got the international bandwidth / contention ratio right

2) Since they'll be mass-marketing UFB at pricing from $95/month, smaller ISPs will be able to compete and take some of the benefit of the Telecom marketing engine (I'm looking at Snap! in particular).



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  Reply # 787813 27-Mar-2013 12:15
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plambrechtsen:
surfisup1000:
NonprayingMantis:
surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.

I'm calling another provider right now to get UFB.

Sayonara telecom, and the tens of thousands I've spent with you over the last 10 years.

I'm not even going to wait for other plans.


whu?  all you have is the press release that states their entry level plan. it says nothing about other plans


I don't care, they can't even service Tauranga anyway. 

Their entry level plan is expensive for what you get too so I'm not expecting much else.


Right, so you were expecting Telecom to launch day 1 with all LFCs, not just Chorus.

I suggest you find the Retail Service Providers that do provide Residential service in your area: http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/about/fibre-retailers


Of course I expected this. Why not? 

Even if they were offering plans in tauranga, they are uncompetitive compared with Orcon / Snap. 


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  Reply # 787815 27-Mar-2013 12:16
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Quality > Quantity

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  Reply # 787818 27-Mar-2013 12:17
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surfisup1000:
plambrechtsen:
surfisup1000:
NonprayingMantis:
surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.

I'm calling another provider right now to get UFB.

Sayonara telecom, and the tens of thousands I've spent with you over the last 10 years.

I'm not even going to wait for other plans.


whu?  all you have is the press release that states their entry level plan. it says nothing about other plans


I don't care, they can't even service Tauranga anyway. 

Their entry level plan is expensive for what you get too so I'm not expecting much else.


Right, so you were expecting Telecom to launch day 1 with all LFCs, not just Chorus.

I suggest you find the Retail Service Providers that do provide Residential service in your area: http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/about/fibre-retailers


Of course I expected this. Why not? 

Even if they were offering plans in tauranga, they are uncompetitive compared with Orcon / Snap. 



well snap is irrelevant to you since they dont sell UFB in Taurange either.

And Orcon is slightly cheaper for the equivalent kind of plan ($89 for 60GB vs Telecom $95 for 50GB), although the Telecom one uses PSTN whereas Orcon is VOIP.

And Telecom have almost always been abit more expensive than other ISPs forthe same level of datacap, so not sure why you are surprised at that either.

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