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  #1298317 5-May-2015 12:56
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Oooh, looks i'll agjust now and when I connect I'll get the 100/20 plan instead of the 30/10.  Wish they'd send me my letter though...streets have all been done, just waiting to be allowed to sign up now.




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  #1298320 5-May-2015 12:59
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Anyone else having problems trying to change plans at the moment?

I've been trying to change from 30/10 fibre to 100/20 all day but have been getting error..

"

 

TECHNICAL FAULT

 

Sorry - a technical fault means this page isn't available right now.

 

We're working to fix the problem as soon as we can, so thanks for your patience while we put things right.

 

Please try loading the page again in a few minutes. "

 
 
 
 


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  #1298324 5-May-2015 13:01
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I got a 500 error when signing into MySpark.  Everyone wants to change maybe? :)

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  #1298330 5-May-2015 13:08
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No problems accessing the info page.   Am I correct in assuming that this pricing is nation wide   not just the main centers as it was in the coper plans  and  do you still have to pay $14 / month  for nation wide calling plans..??




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  #1298331 5-May-2015 13:08
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old3eyes: Anyone know if you still have to pay extra on the fiber landline for the likes of CLID, Call Waiting and Voicemail??


Took a while to find it.... http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/landline/

Go down to Fibre Phone Connection - FAQs

You get Caller Display, Automatic Call Back, Last Number Redial, Directory Listing, Hide my Number and Call Diversion - Unreachable as part of the price.

There are other feature packs that cost more.

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  #1298345 5-May-2015 13:24
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Called them this morning and asked to switch to the new gigatown plan, looks like they don't know much about the gigatown plan so put me on wait a while and then said they will call me back.

Just got the call back few minutes ago and said they can move me to the new gigatown plan, and I can keep my $10 off with mobile plan bundle which will be nice, so the price will just $10(99-10+39) more than what I currently have(89-10+39). And since the modem I have is Huawei 630b which only support 100m lan ports, they will send me a new modem with 1gb lan ports for a new 12 months contract.

Not sure upgrading to the new plan will make any difference for me since after 12pm the international speed just gets worse and worse till the next morning, I can't even use the full 30mbps at the moment. But it is exited to see 1gbps bandwidth so I'll give it a try.

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  #1298347 5-May-2015 13:25
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Wheelbarrow01:
surfisup1000: 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. 


200/20 Speed, on 80GB plan, with fibre landline is $119/month.

Add free weekend national calling for $4/month or free anytime national calling for $14/month

The landline comes with the following services at no cost:
Automatic Call Back
Caller Display
Divert my number if unreachable (free to any Spark Landline or Mobile)
Hide My Number
Last Number Redial



Hey, thanks, couldn't find it , maybe i'm blind :)

Just thinking about this.... I'm on snap 100/50 unlimited, with national calling for $149 month. 

The similar 200/20 deal with spark, with unlimited and national calling comes to $143 month.   It is just not a large enough price differential to convince me to change, I'm afraid. 

Also, the spark 200/20 is an inferior plan (for me) due to the slower upload  (i use crashplan, dropbox, flickr). 

I guess it is not for me. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1298355 5-May-2015 13:37
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Hibino: Not sure upgrading to the new plan will make any difference for me since after 12pm the international speed just gets worth and worth till the next morning, I can't even use the full 30mbps at the moment. But it is exited to see 1gbps bandwidth so I'll give it a try.

Worth and worth?

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#1298375 5-May-2015 13:46
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quickymart:
Hibino: Not sure upgrading to the new plan will make any difference for me since after 12pm the international speed just gets worth and worth till the next morning, I can't even use the full 30mbps at the moment. But it is exited to see 1gbps bandwidth so I'll give it a try.

Worth and worth?

oops cool

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  #1298377 5-May-2015 13:47
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shouldn't that be oopth? :)

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  #1298381 5-May-2015 13:53
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GregV: shouldn't that be oopth? :)

lucky my figer didn't move to 't' this time

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  #1298429 5-May-2015 14:38
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Moving to 100/20 + Fibre Landline.  Don't need any internal wiring work, as I'll have a cordless phone off the ONT.  This also lets me drop the monthly Wiring Maintenance charge.

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  #1298459 5-May-2015 15:19
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Tempted to move to 200/20 unlimited naked since Orcon apparently don't have any plans for 200.

If I don't want the Spark router do I still get stuck with a 12/24 month plan term?

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  #1298460 5-May-2015 15:25
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Does anyone know how the physical 'landline' (voice) cabling will actually work?
I have implemented my own structured wiring solution in my house.  I have the ONT in the garage with patch-panel and the modem/router (Asus) in the study.
I had previously understood/assumed that the VoIP solution was going to be implemented from one of the modem/router ports, but note a reference in this thread to the voice coming directly off the ONT instead.
I'm happy with either, but keen to know.
Thanks

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  #1298464 5-May-2015 15:31
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As people have pointed out, the new 100Mbit plan (and 200Mbit) plan come with a 20Mbit upload speed.
For most people that will not be too much of a big deal.  For those that do want increased upload speed, it may pay to check out the business plans which offer 100/100 and 200/200.
Or move to Dunedin (gigatown!) ;)





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