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  Reply # 776336 7-Mar-2013 16:22
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Ragnor: Hopefully they release a retail VDSL2 plan at the same time for the large amount of customers benefiting from cabinetisation but not in the UFB plan until way way later.

Chorus (and before that Telecom Wholesale) have had a wholesale VDSL2 service (WVS) available since late 2010.... still no retail VDSL plan from Telecom.

If Mauricio's +1 button was working yet, I'd +1 this.

We are apparently due for UFB before June 2015, which is a bit long for me to wait. I can currently get VDSL2, but would quite like to stay with Telecom (I like their service).
A VDSL offering alongside a UFB announcement would be nice.

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  Reply # 776337 7-Mar-2013 16:22
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You should look into Snap's UFB plans. www.snap.net.nz

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  Reply # 776338 7-Mar-2013 16:23
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Lorenceo: You should look into Snap's UFB plans. www.snap.net.nz


We would +1 this too :)




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  Reply # 776348 7-Mar-2013 16:44
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RalphFromSnap:
Lorenceo: You should look into Snap's UFB plans. www.snap.net.nz


We would +1 this too :)


OK I'll bite.. the houshold typically uses 250Gb / Mth
(with Xbox, Gaming PC, 1 x Laptop, 2 x Macbooks, 1 iPad, 1 Android S3, 3 iPhones, 1 AppleTV's, 1 iPod)

Much of the traffic is iTunes movies (download and streaming) and NetFlix Streaming.

I presume the SNAP "All You Can Eat YouTube Watch as many videos as you like, without eating in to your data allowance!" doesnt include Netflix or iTunes movie streaming ?

I guess my bandwidth consumption is likely to increase with Fibre - and we get and extra adult into the household in May.. so realistically 500Gb / Mth is just around the corner.. with Snap this looks like $155 or $160/Mth -+ $410 onetime which seems a bit steep..



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  Reply # 776466 7-Mar-2013 20:56
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hobsonlea:
RalphFromSnap:
Lorenceo: You should look into Snap's UFB plans. www.snap.net.nz


We would +1 this too :)


OK I'll bite.. the houshold typically uses 250Gb / Mth
(with Xbox, Gaming PC, 1 x Laptop, 2 x Macbooks, 1 iPad, 1 Android S3, 3 iPhones, 1 AppleTV's, 1 iPod)

Much of the traffic is iTunes movies (download and streaming) and NetFlix Streaming.

I presume the SNAP "All You Can Eat YouTube Watch as many videos as you like, without eating in to your data allowance!" doesnt include Netflix or iTunes movie streaming ?

I guess my bandwidth consumption is likely to increase with Fibre - and we get and extra adult into the household in May.. so realistically 500Gb / Mth is just around the corner.. with Snap this looks like $155 or $160/Mth -+ $410 onetime which seems a bit steep..




Hi Rick,

For Snap UFB plus a Voice service (which provides 2 x POTS ports on the UFB/Fibre router + DECT) and 350GB of data per month you are looking at $135 per month.

The All you can eat Youtube is just YouTube at the moment - but also remember that you will get unlimited nights between 1-6am so you can schedule downloads/updates at this time, which might mean you can lower your datacap.

For a 24 month contract you can get our Fibre and VDSL2/ADSL2 router for free - if you move out of a UFB area this does not mean that your contract is broken, you just need to keep an active DSL service with us. The router is yours to keep at the end of the period, and the Fritz Box are well known respected routers (retail at $345 for a 7340)

Hope that helps!

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  Reply # 776523 7-Mar-2013 22:13
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Lorenceo: You should look into Snap's UFB plans. www.snap.net.nz


Snap charge $110 for 100/50 with only 100gb datacap. 

The speed is fine, but that cap is too low for me.  I want to be streaming HD video/sirius radio and using cloud backup etc. I have around 1TB of personal data which I want to backup to the cloud. I don't want to worry if I forget to shut down the radio stream. 

For an extra $24 orcon offer unlimited data. 

I understand snap want to guarantee maximum speeds but 100gb is not a viable product for me. 

For now, I'm hanging out to see telecoms offering. I wonder how orcons unlimted UFB data plan is going for customers. 

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  Reply # 776528 7-Mar-2013 22:15
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hobsonlea:
I guess my bandwidth consumption is likely to increase with Fibre - and we get and extra adult into the household in May.. so realistically 500Gb / Mth is just around the corner.. with Snap this looks like $155 or $160/Mth -+ $410 onetime which seems a bit steep..


I checked their website, and they don't seem to offer data over cap. Where did you see this?

I checked the snap support page and it states they don't offer unlimited to maintain quality of service.   Seems reasonable to those who use less data.

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  Reply # 776530 7-Mar-2013 22:20
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Lorenceo: You should look into Snap's UFB plans. www.snap.net.nz


Snap charge $110 for 100/50 with only 100gb datacap. 

The speed is fine, but that cap is too low for me.  I want to be streaming HD video/sirius radio and using cloud backup etc. I have around 1TB of personal data which I want to backup to the cloud. I don't want to worry if I forget to shut down the radio stream. 

For an extra $24 orcon offer unlimited data. 

I understand snap want to guarantee maximum speeds but 100gb is not a viable product for me. 

For now, I'm hanging out to see telecoms offering. I wonder how orcons unlimted UFB data plan is going for customers. 


As Snap! mentioned above, they have unlimited nights eaning you can schedule torrents and FTP sessions for that time. Perfect for uploading 1TB of data. I only have the 100GB data pack and am on a retired 10GB base pack meaning I only have 110GB but I come no where near close to it as all torrenting and uploads are done over night. I don't do much video streaming but even doing that I might just reach the cap.

And the Fritzbox is a seriously good router - worth taking the 24 months just for that.

When you go to Orcon you potentially get sub-standard peek time performance but worst of all you get an offshore call center which IMO should just be a complete turn off for anyone who is wanting half decent customer support. With Snap I just send them a facebook message for basic stuff and get a reply quite quickly - some of the best support around. I think support is going to be key iin the early days of UFB.

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  Reply # 776536 7-Mar-2013 22:29
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Im with KCI/PlaNet on their flatrate (unlimited) UFB plan 10/30 for $139, plus im paying for a fixed ip so I can run servers etc... total of around $145.  Very good support too, far better than Orcon I would have to say.  Getting excellent speeds too.

http://planet.pl.net/index.php?option=com_ipgo&view=plans&Itemid=70

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  Reply # 776546 7-Mar-2013 23:09
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chevrolux:
As Snap! mentioned above, they have unlimited nights eaning you can schedule torrents and FTP sessions for that time. 


He he, read that after I posted :)  That is much better .  Although, I think I might still go over 100gb in a month with the daytime use. 

I'll consider snap if telecoms plans don't cut the mustard. 



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  Reply # 776604 8-Mar-2013 07:32
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kiwi_64: It seems TNZ are getting close to rolling out their UFB offer to the areas with fibre now installed.
I had a phone offer from the to be included in the pre-launch trial (which kind of sounded interesting but the caller wasn't prepared to email the details and I don't have the time/inclination to 'chat' on the phone ... pity, but will wait to see the details in the official launch I guess! 


Frontline staff at Telecom have been advised this week that Telecom will be launching UFB services to the public from 28 March. However at this stage the pricing is yet to be announced, and the staff still do not have any indication of what the pricing will be, so I don't recommend calling up just yet.

They have also been advised that at this stage Telecom will only be offering UFB service in areas where Chorus is the LFC, but have not yet been advised when Telecom will be providing service to customers serviced by other LFC's. I do not know what the rationale is behind this decision, but I do know that the internal fibre trials Telecom has conducted so far have all been on the Chorus network. I speculate that Telecom intends to complete further installation trials with the other LFC's to ensure a robust process with them prior to launch - however I stress that this is speculation only.

As for a Telecom VDSL product, no launch date has been given at this time.

So the good news is that if you are in an area where Chorus has installed the fibre network, you should be able to apply for service with Telecom in approximately 3 weeks.

As soon as there are any updates I will let you know, but I imagine there will be plenty of advertising material at the appropriate time.




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  Reply # 776607 8-Mar-2013 07:41
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surfisup1000:
hobsonlea:
I guess my bandwidth consumption is likely to increase with Fibre - and we get and extra adult into the household in May.. so realistically 500Gb / Mth is just around the corner.. with Snap this looks like $155 or $160/Mth -+ $410 onetime which seems a bit steep..


I checked their website, and they don't seem to offer data over cap. Where did you see this?

I checked the snap support page and it states they don't offer unlimited to maintain quality of service.   Seems reasonable to those who use less data.


You have to enter a valid fibre address (where I live) and check avalability, then back to start the sign up process
Then u get the plan builder and addtl data caps are detailed.. along with other options.. .

additional 100Gb $15,
250 if 25 and
500 is 45 and
1000 is 70...
Isnt easy to find..

I dont use Torrents or FTP - so the out of hours capacity is marginally beneficial (for cloud back up of jpeg / NEFs)

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  Reply # 776966 8-Mar-2013 15:34
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Frontline staff at Telecom have been advised this week that Telecom will be launching UFB services to the public from 28 March. However at this stage the pricing is yet to be announced, and the staff still do not have any indication of what the pricing will be, so I don't recommend calling up just yet.


YAY!!!! I am hoping that Telecom have something up their sleeves.




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  Reply # 776973 8-Mar-2013 16:01
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surfisup1000:
chevrolux:
As Snap! mentioned above, they have unlimited nights eaning you can schedule torrents and FTP sessions for that time. 


He he, read that after I posted :)  That is much better .  Although, I think I might still go over 100gb in a month with the daytime use. 

I'll consider snap if telecoms plans don't cut the mustard. 




Have a look at this thread. A I read it, that's (assuming you go for the $110 / month plan and pick the love to surf option), you would get 100GB from the base plan, A bonus 100GB of data just to be used during the day, and, unlimited data at night (morning). 100 down and 50 up. A pretty good deal I'd say.


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  Reply # 776980 8-Mar-2013 16:14
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I'm virtually next to a cabinet so keen to get VDSL from Telecom. UFB isn't in
my area until 2016.

Download speed isn't a major but when youre uploading full HD camcorder video ADSL can be torture! 15 mb/s up is better than 1.

I'd prefer to stay with Telecom even though VDSL has been available for a little while now so hoping VDSL arrives soon.




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