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Topic # 142678 20-Mar-2014 15:49
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Hi people I hope someone can enlighten me on this. I'm relocating to Rolleston in June & the house has UFB &/or VDSL (vodafone) connection available. My current plan I have with Vodafone is 40gb cable modem in Lower Hutt with phone $75. I'm also a Battlefield 4 gamer (love this game) & current latency to Oz servers is 45ms being the best. I'm hoping to reduce this on another plan in Rolleston to help my bad gaming experience . I'm not a high traffic user & 40gb per month so far has been ok. Vodafone took over got rid of Telstra's On3Network NZ servers. :(

For UFB I've seen a few providers being Telecom, Orcon, worldnet, snap. Would it matter who is best provider to go with but also comes down best bang for your buck.
Being a gamer & internet surfer mainly a massive GB per month would be a waste. I don't download movies, programs etc. Who want 150gb per month anyway? :)

Is it worth going UFB or should i stick to a cheaper VDSL down there? Here at the moment in Lower Hutt on inhome Cable Internet has been pissing me off lately being quite sluggish & is not that fast for cable even tho it states up to 15mbps speed.

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  Reply # 1009955 20-Mar-2014 15:54
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if you can get fiber, go fiber not VDSL.

firstly, since your a gamer, clearly the fact that your latencys WILL be lower will be important to you.

secondly, why cause crosstalk to other uses if you can get a superior product anyway?


ild recommend snap, although they arent the cheapest anymore, their network is great, which as a gamer myself, means ALOT to me.




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  Reply # 1009964 20-Mar-2014 16:04
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Snap's fiber price is hard to beat.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1009984 20-Mar-2014 16:24
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Or Telecom... as our prices are pretty sharp and network always has plenty of capacity :)

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  Reply # 1010065 20-Mar-2014 18:30
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plambrechtsen: Or Telecom... as our prices are pretty sharp and network always has plenty of capacity :)


not really, on snap for $75 you get 30mbps down, 100gb and a voip

on telecom for $85 you get 30Mbps down, 40gb and a pots line

im going to be signing my nana up to snap at those prices, shes on telecoms cheapest adsl plan right now but that $10 price increase is out of her price range.

telecom seem to be charging $10 more for less than half the product that snap offer.





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  Reply # 1010067 20-Mar-2014 18:35
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with snap tho your signed into a much longer contract period compared to Telecom etc.




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  Reply # 1010070 20-Mar-2014 18:56
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hamish225: ... im going to be signing my nana up to snap at those prices, shes on telecoms cheapest adsl plan right now but that $10 price increase is out of her price range.....

Why does nana need VDSL or UFB?
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  Reply # 1010077 20-Mar-2014 18:59
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You answered your own question with your quote. He said the plan she is on costs too much for her, so he is helping her move to something that is within her budget.

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  Reply # 1010079 20-Mar-2014 19:03
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hamish225: ... im going to be signing my nana up to snap at those prices, shes on telecoms cheapest adsl plan right now but that $10 price increase is out of her price range.....

Why does nana need VDSL or UFB?
The simplest question is the hardest to answer


she was complaining adsl was too slow, so i told her about fibre and shes keen, no changing her mind now :P





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  Reply # 1010080 20-Mar-2014 19:05
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If u have fiber don't go vdsl. Simple.

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  Reply # 1010093 20-Mar-2014 19:38
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... I'm relocating to Rolleston in June & the house has UFB &/or VDSL (vodafone) connection available.  ...

Easy choice - UFB




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  Reply # 1010111 20-Mar-2014 19:52
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What's the story about having a phone also on this VOIP system? Any advantages or disadvantages to this?

I know that if you have a power cut it all goes down & I have a Panasonic cordless phone with battery backup for occasions like that.

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  Reply # 1010117 20-Mar-2014 20:04
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Ledgy: What's the story about having a phone also on this VOIP system? Any advantages or disadvantages to this?

I know that if you have a power cut it all goes down & I have a Panasonic cordless phone with battery backup for occasions like that.



if your using a cordless phone, over a VoIP ATA, and the connection isnt also on a uninterruptible power supply, your cordless phone wont do alot.

VOIP is great, i see no reason not to use it on a connection that doesnt have the upstream limits of adsl.







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  Reply # 1010330 21-Mar-2014 00:58
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joker97: If u have fiber don't go vdsl. Simple.


What if you live next to the cabinet and can get 70Mbps on copper for the same price as 30Mbps fibre?

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  Reply # 1010331 21-Mar-2014 01:01
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joker97: If u have fiber don't go vdsl. Simple.


What if you live next to the cabinet and can get 70Mbps on copper for the same price as 30Mbps fibre?


you still SHOULD go with fiber..


vdsl isnt meant to be the product to choose over fiber...




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  Reply # 1010332 21-Mar-2014 01:23
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I think. Hmmm. PL said Telecom, Hio77 said Snap!

I suppose, TimA suggests Vodafone.

You would be an idiot not to go with Fibre. Now please STOP bragging with this. I tell ya what. If you have an on account mobile ill do a special deal of $30 off per month on naked plans. So thats like $55 for fibre and 80GB..





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