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#268061 26-Feb-2020 11:23
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Hey there guys,

 

Pretty confused here,  I had enquired with Vodafone (our current ISP) about the cost of a static IP address,... I have been given 3 prices,... firstly on chat I was advised it was $8.88+GST per month,  then I received an email stating the cost would be $20+GST  (it didn't say monthly or just one off,...)  so I googled it and pricing is $4.99 per month.... so I contacted them again via chat and they have advised it was $20 per month... which seems a bit expensive given Spark and a couple of others offer it for FREE.

 

I'm happy to pay $4.99 which also shows on www.broadbandcompare.co.nz but not $20p/m.... does anyone know exactly what the costs are?

 

Also we are moving from a VDSL connection to Fibre next month so can you have a Static IP address on Fibre,.. and if I was to order one now would that affect our Fibre Install in a couple of months?

 

 

 

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  #2427390 26-Feb-2020 12:12
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When I was with them a few years ago, it was $20 per month.  Most ISP's offer it at a one off cost (Around $50). Ive had statics with Voyager and Bigpipe with just the one off fee.

 

$8.88 appears to be if you are on a business plan.

 

I doubt Spark etc are offering it free on a consumer plan - business grade plan maybe.

 

 





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  #2427414 26-Feb-2020 12:32
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I'm with Spark. They charge me $15.00 a month for a static IP.





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  #2427734 26-Feb-2020 20:54
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Dulouz:

 

I'm with Spark. They charge me $15.00 a month for a static IP.

 

 

Likewise - was free on some old plans back in the day


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  #2427740 26-Feb-2020 21:05
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Paradise static IP addresses used to be free - I certainly remember all cable users got one for free as well.


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  #2428080 27-Feb-2020 10:25
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quickymart:

 

Paradise static IP addresses used to be free - I certainly remember all cable users got one for free as well.

 

 

When I was on TelstraClear/Vodafone HFC back in 2013, a static IP was the only option, now it is DHCP


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  #2428110 27-Feb-2020 11:10
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nztim:

 

quickymart:

 

Paradise static IP addresses used to be free - I certainly remember all cable users got one for free as well.

 

 

When I was on TelstraClear/Vodafone HFC back in 2013, a static IP was the only option, now it is DHCP

 

 

Yeah took them a few years to work out how to setup the DHCP server.........................seems nothing has changed.

 

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  #2428121 27-Feb-2020 11:23
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cyril7:

 

Yeah took them a few years to work out how to setup the DHCP server.........................seems nothing has changed.

 

Cyril

 

 

In all fairness that probably backdates to TelstraClear/Saturn days

 

Vodafone have been doing DHCP on VDSL and Fibre since day dot, only recently (last few years) on HFC - thing is if you move from HFC to Fibre/VDSL or Vice Versa one is VLAN10 tagged  the other is not so its a router config change, not a seamless change


 
 
 
 


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  #2428123 27-Feb-2020 11:26
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nztim:

 

In all fairness that probably backdates to TelstraClear/Saturn days

 

Vodafone have been doing DHCP on VDSL and Fibre since day dot, only recently (last few years) on HFC - thing is if you move from HFC to Fibre/VDSL or Vice Versa one is VLAN10 tagged  the other is not so its a router config change, not a seamless change

 

 

Very true, my comment referred to my cynical view of the HFC network as operated back then, it seemed very much an amateur affair.

 

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  #2428126 27-Feb-2020 11:32
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cyril7:

 

nztim:

 

In all fairness that probably backdates to TelstraClear/Saturn days

 

Vodafone have been doing DHCP on VDSL and Fibre since day dot, only recently (last few years) on HFC - thing is if you move from HFC to Fibre/VDSL or Vice Versa one is VLAN10 tagged  the other is not so its a router config change, not a seamless change

 

 

Very true, my comment referred to my cynical view of the HFC network as operated back then, it seemed very much an amateur affair.

 

Cyril

 

 

True, had several 4+ hour outages in the 2010-2013 era HOWEVER I had 130/50 while the rest of the country was on ADSL2+ :) that was a major bragging rights back then!

 

Then I brought a house outside the HFC area and had to go back to ADSL2+ until fibre was available


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