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# 251095 8-Jun-2019 12:01
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Just found this before switching to Spark fibre Unplan.

 

Not sure what HFC means but the plan sounds amazing.

 

I understand a lot of people here are with Spark on Unplan. Did I miss anything?

 

 

 


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  # 2254246 8-Jun-2019 12:12
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Use the search feature to find out what HFC is. You may not think it is quite so amazing then.


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  # 2254247 8-Jun-2019 12:13
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Cable? No thanks. Wouldn't go near it.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2254256 8-Jun-2019 12:49
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do you know why its so cheap?

 

its 900mbps down 100mbps up vs sparks 900mbps down 500mbps up

 

its on vodafones own infrastructure, so they dont have to pay chorus for the service

 

its generally not as good as fibre, if you can get fibre then thats the BEST way to go even if its slightly more expensive


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  # 2254259 8-Jun-2019 13:14
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I can confirm the above!

I have been on HFC in it's various forms for 19 years. Last month we were on 200/20.

We've just switched to BigPipe 100/20 fibre and hand on heart can say the performance is better and more reliable.

I highly recommend you stay away from HFC if you can.



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  # 2254262 8-Jun-2019 13:21
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I've only switched to fibre two years ago. Was on cable with TelstraClear and then Vodafone for ages and didn't really have many issues. Maybe it's safer to stick with fibre though.
Thanks for the hints.

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  # 2254266 8-Jun-2019 13:24
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Just think - you get what you pay for.

 

Sometimes it is worth spending a little more for a better service. NZ internet is crazy good.





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  # 2254270 8-Jun-2019 13:27
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"HFC" is the name for the cable network, available in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch. 

 

It may be running well now, but for years it was plagued with under-investment and technical problems.

 

I used cable from the late 90s when it was called Chello in Wellington. Then Saturn, TelstraClear and now Vodafone. I moved to fibre as soon as it was available in my area.

 

Use at your own risk.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2254294 8-Jun-2019 13:38
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you already have fibre why would you go backwards to HFC?


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  # 2254311 8-Jun-2019 14:01
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zhzh: I've only switched to fibre two years ago. Was on cable with TelstraClear and then Vodafone for ages and didn't really have many issues. Maybe it's safer to stick with fibre though.
Thanks for the hints.

 

 

So you already had HFC. What made you switch to fibre and would you really want to go back to that service?







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  # 2254386 8-Jun-2019 15:16
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zhzh: I've only switched to fibre two years ago. Was on cable with TelstraClear and then Vodafone for ages and didn't really have many issues. Maybe it's safer to stick with fibre though.
Thanks for the hints.



So you already had HFC. What made you switch to fibre and would you really want to go back to that service?



I switched to fibre because it was on the street and Spark was doing free installation. I'm happy with fibre but I don't really mind to go back to cable. I don't really feel the difference between cable and fibre, especially when I see cable could offer such a great download speed.

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  # 2254388 8-Jun-2019 15:19
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Fibre is much, much better. While cable may have improved, it would still be a backwards step from fibre. But hey, if you really want to save all of $10 a month, don't let me stand in the way.


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