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Topic # 127199 2-Aug-2013 11:49
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Hi there

I will be moving to Auckland soon and I would like to know which ISP's I should be looking at and which ones to stay away from?

I will be mostly gaming but I will stream series also now and then.

Any help would be appreciated thanks!

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  Reply # 870594 2-Aug-2013 11:53
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I'd look at Telecom or Snap, personally.




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  Reply # 870604 2-Aug-2013 11:58
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Well it would depend what part of Auckland you are moving to and how close the house is to the local cabinet / exchange and the quality of the house wiring,

Get the above sorted first



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  Reply # 870607 2-Aug-2013 12:02
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Thank you, I will take a look, I currently have a 1Mbps ADSL connection and download about 90GB a month, I pay $58.43 for it.

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  Reply # 870611 2-Aug-2013 12:06
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lNomNoml: Thank you, I will take a look, I currently have a 1Mbps ADSL connection and download about 90GB a month, I pay $58.43 for it.


Wow, that poor little connection must be running itself ragged doing that, lol.




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  Reply # 870613 2-Aug-2013 12:09
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I recommend Snap, I love them, best ISP i've ever used. been with them for err 7 or so years.

I'm paying $105 a month for home phone, 275GB and a static ip address. ($100 without the static ip)



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  Reply # 870615 2-Aug-2013 12:15
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reven: I recommend Snap, I love them, best ISP i've ever used. been with them for err 7 or so years.

I'm paying $105 a month for home phone, 275GB and a static ip address. ($100 without the static ip)


They look awesome, I like that fact that you don't have to get a phone with it.



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  Reply # 880402 18-Aug-2013 08:21
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Does anyone know of any ISP's that offer uncapped packages?

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  Reply # 880415 18-Aug-2013 09:18
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Snap has unmetered overnight data if you get an add-on data pack. I am very happy with my Snap service. Very.

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  Reply # 880429 18-Aug-2013 09:40
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Plus a personal biased vote for Telecom, we have consistently great speeds and very reliable service...

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  Reply # 880530 18-Aug-2013 12:45
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Asking that sort of question is similar to the whole "which car/tv/xxxxx" do I get.... everyone has different views and opinions on providers. I personally have no issues with Orcon (I game and stream) and would happily recommend them, yet others will scream to stay away.....




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  Reply # 880582 18-Aug-2013 15:52
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Personally I find Telecom as a residential ISP pretty good, they also offer VDSL and UFB :)




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  Reply # 880725 18-Aug-2013 21:13
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It's all pretty subjective. Had good customer service from telecom. Always had excellent customer service from orcon when we were with them, but their plan changes* miffed us. Had terrible service and customer service from slingshot in the past, but that was years ago.

*had to take their phone line or voip plan. Could've stayed on an old plan, but that stings when all isps were lowering plan costs about that time.

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  Reply # 880731 18-Aug-2013 21:29
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plambrechtsen: Plus a personal biased vote for Telecom, we have consistently great speeds and very reliable service...


Except the OP said they like that they didn't have to get a phone from snap, which is something that telecom are still yet to wake up and offer  ;)




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  Reply # 880739 18-Aug-2013 22:02
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I like VF and the customers we have that use them are generally very happy. For more advanced features like Multiple IP's and free on-net traffic between two connections I would say Unleash or Vibe Communications.

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  Reply # 880760 18-Aug-2013 22:42
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Digmarx: Snap has unmetered overnight data if you get an add-on data pack. I am very happy with my Snap service. Very.


^ This. I wouldn't go with a full uncapped ISP\plan but snap's unmetered data from 1am - 7am is just as good for our household, offering the best of both worlds.  I too am extremely happy with snap.

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