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  Reply # 787823 27-Mar-2013 12:21
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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.


True, but, I was expecting more so am disappointed.  But, thats life, I'll get on with it and join Orcon who are really the only choice. 

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  Reply # 787824 27-Mar-2013 12:22
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surfisup1000: 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.


SNAP have a VoIP offering too that they do over UFB, it's not using the Voice ATA component of the ONT which has a certain level of SLAs around it (and associated cost) it's an Internet VoIP stack.  Again a completely different product than what Telecom is offering (as you rightfully said NonprayingMantis)



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  Reply # 787830 27-Mar-2013 12:24
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Residential Plans:

UltraFibre 30 
From $95 p/m on a 12 month contract (speeds of up to 30Mbps download/up to 10Mbps upload)

• 50GB ($95) 150GB ($109) 500GB ($129)

UltraFibre 100
From $125 p/m on a 12 month contract (speeds of up to 100Mbps download/up to 50Mbps upload).

• 50GB ($125) 150GB* ($139) 500GB* ($159)

12 month contracts for both plans include:

• Landline rental
• Free standard fibre installation (RRP $299)
• Free Ultra Fibre modem (RRP $129) or optional BYO modem
• Free fibre premise equipment
• McAfee Security Suite
• Flickr Pro

Early termination fees apply ($299).

At launch (28th March, 2013), data caps won’t apply; therefore customers who sign up for 150GB or 500GB plans will be credited back to the 50GB plan price until caps are applied.


Small Business Plans:

Business Broadband Ultra Fibre 100
$167.29 p/m plus GST for 200GB of data on a 24 month plan (speeds of up to 100Mbps download/up to 50Mbps upload).

24 month plan includes:

• Free business grade wireless gateway (RRP$299).

Total Office (Landline and Ultra Fibre Broadband package)
Starting from $207 p/m plus GST with 200GB of data (speeds of up to 100Mbps download/up to 50Mbps upload). Plus $199 plus GST for standard installation costs.

24 month plan includes:

• Free landline
• Free business grade wireless gateway (RRP$299).
• Normally additional data is $1/GB however no data caps for a limited time.

For more terms and conditions visit www.telecom.co.nz/fibreforbusiness

School Plans:

Education Broadband Ultra Fibre 30 (speeds of up to 30Mbps download/up to 30Mbps upload).
$129 plus GST p/m with uncapped data on a 12 month term.

Education Broadband Ultra Fibre 50 (speeds of up to 50Mbps download/up to 50Mbps upload). $159 plus GST p/m with uncapped data on a 12 month term.

The plans include:

• Free installation.
• Free business grade wireless gateway (RRP $299).
• Schools must be within Chorus UFB footprint and have fixed voice with Telecom.
• For terms and conditions visit www.telecom.co.nz/fibreforbusiness




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  Reply # 787832 27-Mar-2013 12:25
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I'll get on with it and join Orcon who are really the only choice. 


Have you considered a regional ISP?

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  Reply # 787834 27-Mar-2013 12:26
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At launch (28th March, 2013), data caps won’t apply; therefore customers who sign up for 150GB or 500GB plans will be credited back to the 50GB plan price until caps are applied.


does it say for how long?
If it's for a long time then basically you are getting unlimited UFB for $95

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  Reply # 787835 27-Mar-2013 12:27
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I'll get on with it and join Orcon who are really the only choice. 


Have you considered a regional ISP?


The ones I looked at had really high pricing. I'll take a second look though, in case they have sharpened their plans. 

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  Reply # 787837 27-Mar-2013 12:29
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On the face it I'm bitterly dissapointed. Did not want to see any data capped plans coming out today.

Should have been the new go large/bigtime, either undercutting Orcon/Slingshot/etc uncapped plan pricing or offering better guaranteed better service at the same pricepoint.















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  Reply # 787840 27-Mar-2013 12:29
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surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.


Love how you jumped before all information was available.







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  Reply # 787841 27-Mar-2013 12:30
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NonprayingMantis: At launch (28th March, 2013), data caps won’t apply; therefore customers who sign up for 150GB or 500GB plans will be credited back to the 50GB plan price until caps are applied.


does it say for how long?
If it's for a long time then basically you are getting unlimited UFB for $95


They say a 30 day notice will be sent out when this changes.





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  Reply # 787847 27-Mar-2013 12:33
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surfisup1000: The ones I looked at had really high pricing. I'll take a second look though, in case they have sharpened their plans. 


EOL & Trustpower are the only local residential options right now.

Full Flavour (my company) is making Tauranga our priority UFB market with unmetered data plans that fit in between the Orcon and Telecom pricing levels.

If you'd like to be one of our first residential customers (we've got a number of VDSL business customers which we'll be moving to UFB straight away) send me a PM and we can work something out.

All going well, we go live with UFB in May.

EDIT: Added Trustpower. If you need UFB in Tauranga today, check out their "Kinect" plans. Discounts apply if you have power with Trustpower.

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  Reply # 787850 27-Mar-2013 12:35
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Lias: On the face it I'm bitterly dissapointed. Did not want to see any data capped plans coming out today.


I read an interview with the CEO(?) of Telecom where they made it quote clear that data caps is a core part of their business model - in similar to fashion to electricity... You use data, you pay for it. You need more? You pay more...

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  Reply # 787852 27-Mar-2013 12:38
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Telecom Ultra Fibre will be available to customers in the Chorus footprint initially due to the fact they’re by far the largest UFB partner with nearly 70% of the UFB market. The existing Chorus footprint where Telecom Ultra Fibre will be available covers parts of Auckland as well as Blenheim, Dunedin, Hastings, Levin, Napier, Nelson, Palmerston North, Queenstown, Rotorua, Timaru and Wellington. Ashburton, Masterton, Taupo and Invercargill can expect Ultra Fibre within the next few months, with further regions in line with Chorus’ roll-out plans.

I'm not sure what it means about being "in line with Chorus' plans". I'm in Whakatane, fibre is being rolled out by Chorus, and there are already several streets that seem to be complete. Yet there's no mention of Whakatane in that list...

Edit: With that said, I'm not complaining about the pricing etc. I'd sign up tomorrow if I could (I'll certainly try to!)



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  Reply # 787866 27-Mar-2013 12:40
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You folks could get answers to some of these questions in the chat tomorrow... Ask Telecom directly :)




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  Reply # 787868 27-Mar-2013 12:42
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surfisup1000: This is worst case scenario for me. Telecom released just one plan.


Love how you jumped before all information was available.



I could tell from the entry level plan that the remainder would be disappointing. And, they are disappointing to me. I expected telecom to do better. 

Anyway, Tauranga need not apply and there is only some vague promise that they need to do further 'testing' (what has telecom been doing the last year??). 


I understand telecom want to guarantee a certain level of service, but, they have offered ADSL caps for UFB products. 

After my UFB 12 month contract runs out, Telecom 'might' be available here and I'll re-evaluate then. 

Or, are Orcon such rubbish that I shouldn't bother? 



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  Reply # 787872 27-Mar-2013 12:45
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Small Business Plans:

Business Broadband Ultra Fibre 100
$167.29 p/m plus GST for 200GB of data on a 24 month plan (speeds of up to 100Mbps download/up to 50Mbps upload).


That is a positive. I'm glad they won't be offering small businesses a 30/10 plan. Waste of time.

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