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#171905 5-May-2015 09:36
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New plans on Spark website for UFB 200 / 20 with landline 
http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/internet/plans-and-pricing.html




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  #1298101 5-May-2015 09:38
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naked 200/20 fibre

$119 unlimited OH YES PLEASE!





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  #1298109 5-May-2015 09:49
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interesting they are limiting upload to 20Mbps - I am currently on 100/50. Doubt I would care.

Time to cancel the home phone line I think - only calls I get are from telemarketers, people after donations and the in-laws.

Do they provide routers with gigabit ports on them? Would seem silly to sell a 200Mbps service with 100Mbps ports.

 
 
 
 


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  #1298115 5-May-2015 09:54
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Yes the 200mbit plan comes with the Huawei 659b which has gigabit LAN.




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  #1298142 5-May-2015 10:24
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wow thats a good price , $50 cheaper than Snaps unlimited deal for the same thing. Tempting. 


oops thought it was 200 up not 20 but still tempting as i dont need the 200 up.




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  #1298176 5-May-2015 10:57
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I can stay on 100/50 if i want, they will be coming out with 200/200 plans soon(tm). I don't know what wizardry they have done but according to the sales rep, any normal phone will work with their VOIP service.

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  #1298182 5-May-2015 11:01
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Are they finally doing voice over VoIP instead of requiring you to keep your copper too?

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  #1298212 5-May-2015 11:06
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vexxxboy: wow thats a good price , $50 cheaper than Snaps unlimited deal for the same thing. Tempting. 


oops thought it was 200 up not 20 but still tempting as i dont need the 200 up.



I'm thinking the same -- my snap contract ends shortly (if not already) so this is very tempting. A return to the fold so to speak. 

 
 
 
 


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  #1298214 5-May-2015 11:09
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deadlyllama: Are they finally doing voice over VoIP instead of requiring you to keep your copper too?

The offer summary says "This package comes with a Fibre landline" so it looks like it :)

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  #1298217 5-May-2015 11:11
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Hmm.. on 100/50 atm also, quite keen to keep the upstream. Will wait and see if 200/50 or better comes soon...

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  #1298224 5-May-2015 11:15
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I guess its  "NO PICK UPS" for the "free modem " 


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  #1298226 5-May-2015 11:17
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Uhh, the telecom website for checking the new UFB prices is poorly designed if you want IP phone too. 

Can't figure out how much it costs for 200/20 UFB, with landline, and national calling.   I clicked learn more on the phone options and it tells me there are a variety of options yet does not list the options with prices. 

SO, i give up, sorry telecom. 

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  #1298228 5-May-2015 11:19
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Inphinity: Hmm.. on 100/50 atm also, quite keen to keep the upstream. Will wait and see if 200/50 or better comes soon...


The product range is limited by chorus/UFF etc. 


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  #1298229 5-May-2015 11:19
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Nice! Shame I have to wait until 2019 to partake

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  #1298231 5-May-2015 11:20
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These is already a thread on this. 


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  #1298234 5-May-2015 11:22
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deadlyllama: Are they finally doing voice over VoIP instead of requiring you to keep your copper too?


That is correct. Fibre VoIP services are now available in UFB areas where no copper has been laid (eg new subdivisions, apartment buildings etc).

Existing Spark Ultra Fibre customers can also migrate their voice service from copper to fibre.

There is also no pre-requisite to get broadband - Spark will now offer voice only services over fibre where copper voice is not available, subject to UFB availability of course.






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