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# 78587 4-Mar-2011 15:46
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Forgive me if this is in the wrong forum, the way things are structured around here is a bit crazy for general questions rather than telco specific ones.

I'm looking around for a good value home phone and small broadband package for my Mum, in Wanganui. The best I can find is $84 for a phone line and 1GB of internet from TC. That goes down to $78 if you accept a 256kbps cap. That seems crazy expensive for a commodity these days. I figured $40 for a home phone (which is still expensive) and maybe $20 for internet was reasonable, but even that seems like too much given how little she'll use both.

I wondered if naked broadband with a voip solution would work, but too if something goes wrong I have to fix it, and i'm in Wellington. Is there an easy, reasonably hassle free was to do it that'd be supported by a telco? Maybe adsl from one of the smaller internet places and VfX/XNet.

Suggestions would be appreciated :)

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  # 445551 4-Mar-2011 15:54
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How much are you really saving using naked broadband?

You'll only get the sort of pricing you seek if she lives in a high rise building with service from a second tier Telco (e.g. one that only has staff working "office hours" for support and queries).



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  # 445560 4-Mar-2011 16:04
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I don't know what naked broadband costs. Add in the costs of hardware and the voip plan it might not be worth it. Just looking at options really.

I thought Telecom had a low usage home phone option, but I can't find it anywhere. I wonder if you can get that with broadband added on, if it still exists.

 
 
 
 


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http://telecom.co.nz/totalhome

Total home Starter - $73 / $78 depending on location.



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  # 445586 4-Mar-2011 16:52
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Yeah I saw that, about $80 seems to be about the best you can do for phone plus simple broadband.

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  # 445596 4-Mar-2011 17:25
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Yep thats the cost of it

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  # 445597 4-Mar-2011 17:27
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If you are willing to go cellular .. http://www.vodafone.co.nz/home-phone/wireless/



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  # 445603 4-Mar-2011 17:53
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Mum had Vodafone home phone for a while, but it was apparently really awful. I forget exactly why, but she got rid of it within a week.

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