I know a few of you have bits of information, and there are various forums talking about our plans, so I thought i would post a topic that would try to cover the main points.
So briefly (and without trying to sell anything :))
- $99 per month including GST
- No data caps
- Homeline is included - ie our VFX feature set
- includes an MP264 box
- 24 month contract
- Free standard installation
We are also providing the best access type for your address at the same monthly price, i.e:
Ie ADSL --> VDSL
ADSL --> UFB Fibre
VDSL --> UFB Fibre
There are other bits and pieces - which are on our website.
In terms of speed increase, it means for the same monthly price you will get upgraded to the best access method available via WXC, even if this access method is not available now. For instance those areas where UFB is pending, we will upgrade you mid contract for the same monthly price. There are a few specific terms here - you may need to cover off any further install charges, but it is intended to provide certainty that you will be upgraded. Down the track, we may also look at higher speed variants (for example Chorus's Boost range when released) if this can be done within the price. Note the MP264 is capable across all these access types, so no need for a new box.
We have put in the right to apply traffic management - e.g. shaping P2P or applying fair use policies - but hope we don't have to do this.
I know there are questions about BYOD or older devices - we have put in the MP264 as part of the price to try and address this. There are a lot of reasons for this - we test as exhaustively possible our boxes and we believe the MP264 gives the best experience and can operate across the different access types (this is how we can offer the free speed upgrade). By having a tested, certified device WXC can be sure of the quality of our voice services.
We thank you again for your interest and support - any feedback much appreciated.