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Topic # 78870 9-Mar-2011 22:11
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I've been on Telstra cable for a while, and I'm tempted to move to Orcon with their BestDealEver promotion. Anyone know whether TCL is going to match their offer? I left a message with TCL a few days ago and haven't heard back (yes, I know about their Chch problems).

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  Reply # 447112 9-Mar-2011 22:20
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I would doubt TelstraClear be matching Orcon's offering, one thing that primarily be the reason is you're on TCL's cable and Orcon's will be on ADSL.




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  Reply # 447119 9-Mar-2011 23:02
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mmm. . . you can compare phone + internet services. Yes, you have to allow for new wiring ($149 quoted) if I go the Orcon route, but the payback period is quite short.

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  Reply # 447121 9-Mar-2011 23:04
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Change at your own risk?

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  Reply # 447133 10-Mar-2011 06:21
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What aspect of the Orcon deal do you think is great?

TCL and a 3rd party VoIP offering for phone services would still probably offer better value in most instances.


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  Reply # 447208 10-Mar-2011 10:52
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Telstraclear's pricing is starting to look stagnant since the release of Telecom's Total Home "Broadband" plan(s) and Orcon's Best Deal Ever

Also this "Insiders" deal Orcon is running till the end of march is even better than then "BestDealEver"
http://www.orcon.net.nz/campaigns/landing-partner/partners



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  Reply # 447214 10-Mar-2011 11:15
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Hmm actually I take it back, TCL Cable + VOIP is competitive.  Orcon are very competitive at higher usage though.

 

For those not in cable area's Telstraclear's ADSL plans are still retarded (in terms of pricing and data pack system).

Looking at the benefits of cable ie: higher upload, line rate not dependant of line distance from the exchange/cabinet.  I would go with cable + vfx if I lived in a cable area. 

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  Reply # 447224 10-Mar-2011 11:44
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Ragnor: Hmm actually I take it back, TCL Cable + VOIP is competitive.  Orcon are very competitive at higher usage though.

 

For those not in cable area's Telstraclear's ADSL plans are still retarded (in terms of pricing and data pack system).

Looking at the benefits of cable ie: higher upload, line rate not dependant of line distance from the exchange/cabinet.  I would go with cable + vfx if I lived in a cable area. 


nic e comparison.
Have you looked into if there is any material differenc in the calling rate and/or included minutes for those providers?
i.e. I might be saving $10 on my plan by switching from A to B but if  the calling rates aren't as good then I might actually be worse off overall from the switch because my calling costs me $40 instead of $25



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  Reply # 447339 10-Mar-2011 16:04
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Many thanks for doing the sums: certainly makes me think about sticking with TCL. However. . .
1. The Orcon Insiders option has a 25GB free add-on, making it $70 for 40GB inc landline
2. Are there any restrictions on VOIP over TCL? Can't imagine TCL being very happy at the competition over their fibre. . .

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  Reply # 447342 10-Mar-2011 16:14
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If you choose the free 25GB addon it factors it into the calculation. If you go to personalise you can see the difference, 40GB is $81 with 25GB addon and $108 with a different addon.

Note: I used the non purple network pricing.

If you are connected to an exchange with orcon equipment rather then a cabinet/exchange with only telecom wholesale equipment, the pricing is slightly cheaper across the board ~$10.

Re: Telstraclear cable and voip, you are paying them for an internet service... you can use any type of application of service over the internet that you like (within reason).  VOIP works great on cable. 

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  Reply # 447350 10-Mar-2011 16:46
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Ragnor: Hmm actually I take it back, TCL Cable + VOIP is competitive.  Orcon are very competitive at higher usage though.

 

For those not in cable area's Telstraclear's ADSL plans are still retarded (in terms of pricing and data pack system).

Looking at the benefits of cable ie: higher upload, line rate not dependant of line distance from the exchange/cabinet.  I would go with cable + vfx if I lived in a cable area. 


Isn't VFX $11.50, not $11.95?

With regular Orcon Bronze you can get 105GB + VFX for $136.50 (so 15GB extra compared to Insiders for only 50c more).

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  Reply # 447353 10-Mar-2011 16:57
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Yeah $11.50 you are right, must have typed it in wrong.



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  Reply # 447359 10-Mar-2011 17:35
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I went to the Orcon Insider personalisation dialog and it shows $70 for 40GB inc phone.

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  Reply # 447404 10-Mar-2011 20:48
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Yeah all their plans are $10ish cheaper if they can provide the service over their own gear in the exchange rather than Telecom wholesales gear.

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