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#11752 10-Feb-2007 10:38
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I have a friend who would like to upgrade from dial up to broadband. They would like the most bang for the buck. What would be the cheapest and most reliable service available at the moment? This is in Christchurch.

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  #60332 10-Feb-2007 12:20
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TelstraClear cable is good value for money, if your friend is in cable coverage. See


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  #60370 10-Feb-2007 21:44
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If not in coverage then try Woosh's orbit flat rate for $49.99 or Ihug's unlimited also for $49.99.....

ihug is more reliable in delivering speeds atm.....



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  #60380 11-Feb-2007 08:28
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It really depends on what your friend wants, but in most cases when I upgrade friends from dial-up, I find that Xnet ( have the best deal. eg $36 for 2GB, "full speed" down, 128k up - no overage charges (goes back to 64k).
Or you can choose to have unlimited plans as well - it's all configurable.

The thing that I like about Xnet is that they don't force tolls on you (like most other ISPs in NZ do).
Generally you have to add another $10 to the cost of ISPs plan if you don't want to take tolls with them.

We are with Xtra for Broadband (for commercial reasons) and I find that Xnet speeds and reliability are far superior.

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