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Topic # 238103 3-Jul-2018 12:07
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I've been with Bigpipe for a couple of years now (ADSL), and never had any issues.

 

Just reviewing plans and it looks like if I switch to Spark I'll get $300 credit + Netflix for 6 months on a 12 month contract, which will save me a reasonable chunk.

 

Is the likes of bandwidth management (any kind of throttling etc.) any different? I'm not sure if they still do that or not, but I've never had any issues getting as good as could be expected from ADSL with Bigpipe.


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  Reply # 2048209 3-Jul-2018 12:09
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None. BigPipe already use Sparks network. The only thing that changes for you as a customer is billing.





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  Reply # 2048211 3-Jul-2018 12:13
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If you are on ADSL then see if you can change to VDSL

 

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  Reply # 2048212 3-Jul-2018 12:14
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I would love to switch to VDSL, but I'm rural and they've indicated they won't be making VDSL available and will wait for fibre rollout in my area (due by 2022 unfortunately).


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  Reply # 2048223 3-Jul-2018 12:26
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My understanding is you might see a latency increase, as all Bigpipe's traffic got routed through Auckland. Yes No? Anyone?


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  Reply # 2048232 3-Jul-2018 12:42
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Let me be really transparent here.  Bigpipe services were moved across onto the Spark network within the last fortnight. 

 

So you may have seen a small change in performance (for the better IMHO) when that occurred.  From the performance you receive now there will be no difference between Spark and Bigpipe performance. 

 

Feel free to make the move! :)





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  Reply # 2048234 3-Jul-2018 12:49
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Dairyxox:

 

My understanding is you might see a latency increase, as all Bigpipe's traffic got routed through Auckland. Yes No? Anyone?

 

 

No

 

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  Reply # 2048320 3-Jul-2018 14:11
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I'm thinking of doing the same (mainly for the Lightbox and Netflix addons - the $300 is a pretty nice carrot too).

 

I have a fixed IP with Bigpipe, not that I think I really need it. Do I get a public IP with Spark, or is it CG-NAT? 


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  Reply # 2048322 3-Jul-2018 14:14
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trig42:

 

I'm thinking of doing the same (mainly for the Lightbox and Netflix addons - the $300 is a pretty nice carrot too).

 

I have a fixed IP with Bigpipe, not that I think I really need it. Do I get a public IP with Spark, or is it CG-NAT? 

 

 

It's not CGNAT, but from what I could find a static IP may cost $15 per month.


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  Reply # 2048324 3-Jul-2018 14:19
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trig42:

 

I'm thinking of doing the same (mainly for the Lightbox and Netflix addons - the $300 is a pretty nice carrot too).

 

I have a fixed IP with Bigpipe, not that I think I really need it. Do I get a public IP with Spark, or is it CG-NAT? 

 

 

@trig42 Spark do not use CG-NAT

 

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