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#115916 11-Apr-2013 17:35
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When are the new DSL plans going to be out for companies like Slingshot, Snap etc?

There's still a lack of offerings for NDSL it seems. I've been sitting on Slingshot naked unlimited as their only other plan is 30GB - a pittance for a naked line. But unlimited is often too slow. Time for ISPs to revamp their plans!

p.s. a curse on John Key for putting the dampener/delay on Commerce Commission's proposed new copper pricing.
Hasn't the Southern Cross cable just cut its prices?

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  #797919 11-Apr-2013 17:40
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Pricing / Data caps are changing quite often across all ISPs so not really sure what you are expecting?

You are on a unlimited plan what do you expect now?

A change in Wholesale pricing for copper does not mean these savings are going to be passed onto the customers and are you going to blame John Key cause a space shuttle exploded in 1986?

Cause the Southern X cuts international transit costs this does not mean a lot either as many ISPs have contracts for pricing for X number of years

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  #797934 11-Apr-2013 18:06
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most ISPs save very little money by offering you naked instead of broadband with a landline, which is why nobody does it for much cheaper without some sort of other 'hook' to get you to spend more money with them.

the slingshot naked 30GB plan @ $80 is pretty pointless IMO. Other ISPs offer 30GB including a landline for $75!

I assume they only have it to make the unlimited one seem like better value at $90

 
 
 
 




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  #797945 11-Apr-2013 18:35
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johnr: Pricing / Data caps are changing quite often across all ISPs so not really sure what you are expecting?

You are on a unlimited plan what do you expect now?

A change in Wholesale pricing for copper does not mean these savings are going to be passed onto the customers and are you going to blame John Key cause a space shuttle exploded in 1986?

Cause the Southern X cuts international transit costs this does not mean a lot either as many ISPs have contracts for pricing for X number of years


Ha you must be joking John a move to cost-based pricing -  from $21.46 a month to $8.93 for connection wholesale - wouldn't result in some kind of price cut for consumers? There's more than one company competing out there (although with vodafone=telstraclear merger...).

I take your point about time lags as without Key's intervention on behalf of the poor Chorus shareholders (at the expense of everyone else) , this would have only applied from Dec. 2014. But I wasn't expecting that to improve the plans out there immediately (although it would have had a decent impact on expectations). Just a couple of p.s. comments on the current state of the NZ market and its structural woes.

As for what i expect -not very much- but i hope for more NDSL options.

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  #797946 11-Apr-2013 18:37
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Plenty of Naked DSL options out in the market place

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