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Topic # 64733 21-Jul-2010 16:35
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Someone please explain im confused about Telecom Business plan
I am on residential Lines but I want to move to Business plan.
Do I need a GST number in order to join the business plan? 

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  Reply # 354542 21-Jul-2010 16:42
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There wouldn't be any requirement for a GST number for the "Business" broadband plans. Theoretically they are aimed at higher data users whether that is a business or gamer.

Thought I had better add that I think these plans have a 24 month contract!

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  Reply # 354607 21-Jul-2010 20:30
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GST number - no, but you may be asked to set up a business account, but even that shouldn't be necessary. The business plans are not really for heavier traffic users (except the top one which is 60GB), but they do have priority support which is based in New Zealand and you get a fancy 2Wire modem/router.




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  Reply # 354623 21-Jul-2010 21:29
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Kookoo: GST number - no, but you may be asked to set up a business account, but even that shouldn't be necessary. The business plans are not really for heavier traffic users (except the top one which is 60GB), but they do have priority support which is based in New Zealand and you get a fancy 2Wire modem/router.


I was never asked to set up a business account. I just called them and said I wanted a residential phoneline, and with the business intermediate adsl plan.

I guess it depends what you call heavy ;) I know I could get away with a smaller plan, but enjoy the freedom of the 40gb, and overage charge was not as bad as the old pro plan.

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  Reply # 354627 21-Jul-2010 21:40
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rscole86 is correct you don't need a business account or business phone-line to get these plans.

Just call 123, they will be able to help if you are a residential customer. It is worth noting however if you are an existing residential broadband customer, fee's may apply to change to a business product (and vice versa) if you are still within your contract period.

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  Reply # 354684 21-Jul-2010 23:19
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If you are merely wanting the 40Gb plan you would be far better off with the Pro plan!

With the withdrawal of Big Time Telecom have reduced the overage charge for the Pro plan to $2/Gb, which is currently substantially lower than the excess usage charges for the Business Time 40Gb plan. Any charges quoted on the Telecom site for the business plans are all exclusive of GST so don't forget to add 12.5% (soon 15%) to the prices! 

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