Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 139213 31-Jan-2014 15:02
Send private message

Hey, I'm moving into a new flat in Christchurch and am looking at different internet plans. There is three of us, me, my girlfriend and a mate, and we will mainly being using internet for streaming and downloading tv and games.
I've been looking at different plans and am not sure what to pick. We will probably only be living there for around 10 months, so unless we get a contract that allows us to move we would rather not be on a 12 month contract so we don't have to pay a termination fee at the same time we have to pay bond for a new place. Also we need to rent a modem and avoiding set up costs would be great.

Only ADSL2 internet is available at the flat and it is a loft apartment, the upstairs section of a house. We've asked the property manager and don't know what the wiring situation is, but my girlfriends seen the flat (I'm in Wellington until the 10th) and says there are two phone jacks there, but we haven't been given a phone number either.

What would you guys recommend as a good plan? I'm leaning towards Orcon because they come with a free move as part of the plan. 

Thanks a lot 

Create new topic
5146 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Microsoft

  # 978168 31-Jan-2014 15:17
One person supports this post
Send private message

My 2c

Personally I love SNAP, they're based in CHCH, they are fast, decent plans/pricing, but they are particularly awesome at service/support, CHCH based helpdesk that knows their stuff, active here on Geekzone & Twitter

540 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 978193 31-Jan-2014 15:56
One person supports this post
Send private message

Maybe bigpipe (unlimted, no contract) if you can get onto their trial.

 
 
 
 


6615 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 978215 31-Jan-2014 16:21
Send private message

Get a modem off TM or PBTech, Go with Big pipe or another provider and cough up the $101.20 install and $52.10 install. Even then if you are with a provider under contract and 10 months in need to relocate they will just extend 12 months.

1167 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
BigPipe

  # 978234 31-Jan-2014 16:38
Send private message

Hey,
yep happy to get you on board with us.

No connection fee
Leave anytime
No data cap

Head to www.bigpipe.co.nz and see what you think of the plans.

You will need to BYO modem though. (you can get an ADSL2 modem off trademe for under $50 these days) and they most of them will work straight out of the box with no configuration needed.

We don't offer home wiring, so if you need that you would need to get someone else to do it (but most places don't need wiring unless they are brand new)




bigpipe.co.nz
https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ
https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ




2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 978236 31-Jan-2014 16:43
One person supports this post
Send private message

I actually just applied to you guys haha, it looks awesome. I might be able to swipe a modem off my dad so it should be fine, thanks 

1167 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
BigPipe

  # 978254 31-Jan-2014 16:59
Send private message

angusd98: I actually just applied to you guys haha, it looks awesome. I might be able to swipe a modem off my dad so it should be fine, thanks 


good stuff. If it's an older modem make sure it is ADSL2+  to get the most out of your connection.
 
If it was bought in the last 3 years or so, then it probably is, but a google search will tell you quickly enough.




bigpipe.co.nz
https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ
https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ


Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

OPPO Showcases New CameraX Capabilities at Google Developer Days China 2019
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:42


New Zealand PC Market returns to growth
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:24


Home sensor charity director speaks about the preventable death which drives her to push for healthy homes
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:46


Te ao Maori Minecraft world set to inspire Kiwi students
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:43


Research reveals The Power of Games in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:40


Ring Door View Cam now available in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:38


Vodafone NZ to create X Squad
Posted 10-Sep-2019 10:25


Huawei nova 5T to be available 20th September
Posted 5-Sep-2019 11:55


Kogan.com launches prepay challenger brand Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 3-Sep-2019 11:42


Pagan Online available now
Posted 27-Aug-2019 20:22


Starship hopes new app will help combat antibiotic resistance challenges
Posted 27-Aug-2019 19:43


Intel expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile processor family
Posted 23-Aug-2019 10:22


Digital innovation drives new investment provider
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:29


Catalyst Cloud becomes a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:21


New AI legaltech product launched in New Zealand
Posted 21-Aug-2019 17:01



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.