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# 106321 22-Jul-2012 09:53
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I'm looking for an inexpensive naked DSL ISP.

I'm currently served by Telecom NZ with clothed DSL, paying NZ$80/mo for 2GB.  My intention is to dump Telecom NZ's clothed DSL and phone service.  So far it looks like 2talk offers the least expensive VoIp options.  For naked DSL it looks like MyNetFone offers the least expensive naked DSL at $40/mo for 10GB up/10 GB down.  I'm hoping those numbers are in NZ$, and I've sent an email asking for clarification.

Still, looking for recommendations for other naked DSL ISP.

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  # 659802 22-Jul-2012 09:57
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We really need more INFO

What region / area do you live in?

Vodafone NZ offers naked plans for 20GB starting at $45 in the Red network zone with on accoint mobile attached

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband/

All call centre staff are Vodafone NZ employed and based over 3 sites in Auckland

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  # 659803 22-Jul-2012 10:00
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I'm with Snaped Naked DSL.

The 10GB basic plan is $60 per month. I have the 145GB addon, which gives me 155GB per month for an additional $25.
https://myaccount.snap.net.nz/signup/home/naked/step1

Then for my VOIP phone Im with Slingshot italk, "talk a bit plan" for $11 per month. This includes 500 free minutes to all Lan lines in NZ and to many landlines in many countries around the world. Its nice for calling mobiles as well in NZ, only 25cents a minute.
http://slingshot.co.nz/italkplans


 
 
 
 




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  # 659810 22-Jul-2012 10:17
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I live on the West Coast of the South Island between Westport and Greymouth. My DSL is served via the WP Westport Exchange. We don't have mobile phone coverage here, so Vodafone rates get quite high with no mobile account. Anyone with any first hand knowledge about MyNetFone naked DSL service and pricing?

Also, note I'm looking for the least expensive naked DSL ISP.  MyNetFone's $40/mo plan is cheaper than your alternatives.

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  # 659819 22-Jul-2012 10:44
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It doesn't look like the ADSL service is an NZ service, looks Australian only to me. Could be wrong though. never heard of these guys before.

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  # 659822 22-Jul-2012 10:47
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Looks like you need to move to OZ to get MyNetFone



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  # 659823 22-Jul-2012 10:49
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I agree their website is confusing. BTW I am specifically accessing their .co.nz website vs. their .au website. Guess I'll have to wait until Monday to get a reply from them.

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  # 659825 22-Jul-2012 10:53
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Sorry excuse my ignorance, but what is clothed DSL? Seems my previous post was irrelevant for you

 
 
 
 




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  # 659827 22-Jul-2012 10:58
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My understanding is that clothed DSL means a DSL w/traditional telephone service, this is versus naked DSL, which is just the DSL (w/o traditional telephone service). There is a price difference between the two products/services.

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  # 659829 22-Jul-2012 11:00
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SO something like Slingshot Naked DSL, with their VOIP option included is clothed DSL? or u meaning traditional phone service as in non VOIP?

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  # 659842 22-Jul-2012 11:06
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BraaiGuy: SO something like Slingshot Naked DSL, with their VOIP option included is clothed DSL? or u meaning traditional phone service as in non VOIP?


No, including VOIP will not make it clothed DSL. Clothed DSL is when you have DSL + POTs.

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  # 659843 22-Jul-2012 11:11
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Msnforum:
BraaiGuy: SO something like Slingshot Naked DSL, with their VOIP option included is clothed DSL? or u meaning traditional phone service as in non VOIP?


No, including VOIP will not make it clothed DSL. Clothed DSL is when you have DSL + POTs.


Gotcha.
Chipc, then my solution is what u looking for, except that I do not have my VOIP service with Snap, but with Slingshot. Snap does not offer a VOIP service as far as I know. Slingshot offers both, but I'm not keep on using Slingshot as my ISP. I find Snap excellent.




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  # 659844 22-Jul-2012 11:13
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MyNetFone DSL services are not available in New Zealand, only the VoIP.

For DSL you have to look for services like Slingshot, Vodafone, TelstraClear, Snap, Orcon etc. For VoIP either VFX or 2talk.

Also if you want to keep your existing number you have to port it to a VoIP service before disconnecting or you lose the number.

As soon as you port it you might also lose the existing DSL service (unless you do something to keep the account alive).

Remember to check if there's a port available in your exchange - you might get disconnected from a perfectly working DSL connection and find out there is a queue of customers waiting, and now you are at the end of the queue... And with mobile coverage you wouldn't even have an alternate access to the Internet.






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  # 659938 22-Jul-2012 16:26
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freitasm,

I'll take your word for it that MyNetFone DSL services are not available in NZ.  I find it amazing that they can get away with that kind of deceptive advertizing. 

Given your knowledge and wisdom (only a guess, Wink), forum posting proclivity(Wink), which is the least expensive naked DSL ISP in NZ?

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  # 659942 22-Jul-2012 16:38
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Where did this term "clothed DSL" come from and why would anyone use it?
Not only ambiguous - could mean DSL+VIOP where VIOP is the "clothing", but it's more typing than POTS+DSL.

Clothed DSL = 10 letters plus space bar
POTS+DSL = 7 letters plus the "+" symbol.

Regarding the original question - freitasm gave you a list, so it would probably take you a few minutes to check the web sites and decide which plan suits you best. I'm guessing that Slingshot or Snap might be among the least expensive, but it would probably be worthwhile checking the others too.





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  # 659946 22-Jul-2012 16:46
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Clothed DSL is the industry standard term for a MPF provisioned with xDSL+POTS. Naked DSL is the term for xDSL only.

Clothed xDSL doesn't mean xDSL + VoIP, and there is certainly no confusion around the term.


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