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# 143279 9-Apr-2014 08:43
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Hi. I just checked and fibre is available to my address.

I am currently with slingshot and apart from problems with the line and getting it sorted I have been ok with their service.

I have been looking at slingshot, orcon and snap

What should be the best option to go with.

One thing that leans me toward slingshot is the roll over data and the fact that we have 650GB to use.

Thanks

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  # 1021035 9-Apr-2014 09:42
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Why worry about data caps?
Get Orcon Unlimited.




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  # 1021036 9-Apr-2014 09:44
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Well you need to say what city you live in. Not all UFB providers operate in all cities.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1021046 9-Apr-2014 10:07
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TimA: Well you need to say what city you live in. Not all UFB providers operate in all cities.


Sorry I am in Nelson

All 3 of those providers say that it is available on their address checker.

Sideface: Why worry about data caps?
Get Orcon Unlimited.


Is it truly unlimited though or do they shape traffic

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  # 1021047 9-Apr-2014 10:09
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merve0o0:
TimA: Well you need to say what city you live in. Not all UFB providers operate in all cities.


Sorry I am in Nelson

All 3 of those providers say that it is available on their address checker.

Sideface: Why worry about data caps?
Get Orcon Unlimited.


Is it truly unlimited though or do they shape traffic


Hmm, VF doesn't do Nelson. If i were you i would go for Snap! They have a POP in Wellington so fairly close. 

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  # 1021065 9-Apr-2014 10:34
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merve0o0:
TimA: Well you need to say what city you live in. Not all UFB providers operate in all cities.


Sorry I am in Nelson

All 3 of those providers say that it is available on their address checker.

Sideface: Why worry about data caps?
Get Orcon Unlimited.


Is it truly unlimited though or do they shape traffic


http://www.orcon.net.nz/about/article/orcons_unlimited_broadband_is_unlimited_truly

There is no shaping or otherwise artificial restrictions applied to our unlimited plans.

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  # 1021069 9-Apr-2014 10:43
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Snap. If they offer services in Nelson then go for it. Speeds are great. They currently have a promo where if you sign up for a 24 month contract you get 100/50 plan for $95/month with 150GB data. You can buy additional data packs if need be.




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  # 1021086 9-Apr-2014 10:51
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I'm happy with Snap. Don't cut your own plan until UFB is up and working, it took 4 months for my connection to get installed even though they said it would take 2 weeks - not Snap's fault, it was a Chorus thing.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1021102 9-Apr-2014 10:59
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what is the difference between the 2 different snap routers? is the more expensive one worth it

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  # 1021106 9-Apr-2014 11:02
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merve0o0: what is the difference between the 2 different snap routers? is the more expensive one worth it


RAM and ports I think. Look here. I got the 7390 as the cost was minimal on a 24 month plan.

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  # 1021116 9-Apr-2014 11:21
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timmmay:
merve0o0: what is the difference between the 2 different snap routers? is the more expensive one worth it


RAM and ports I think. Look here. I got the 7390 as the cost was minimal on a 24 month plan.


Eek, Fritz Box with Fritz OS6+. Then again its not VDSL so fingers crossed it doesnt have a fit.

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Something to remember with Snap is if you have a data pack you get unlimited data between 1 and 7am, so if you do your bulk transfers during that period you may find your regular usage goes down quite a bit.
I'm already a snap customer, and if UFB were available where I live I'd stick with them.



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  # 1022214 9-Apr-2014 15:20
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I don't do much downloading. Most of my usage is hulu, twitch, upstream etc.

I think I will give orcon and snap a call tonight.

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  # 1022226 9-Apr-2014 15:38
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ild go snap, their support is great and their network is top notch. could not recommend them more to you.

you pay for what you get there, quality.. something in my past experience your other two options did not have when i had them.


as for the fritzboxes

7390 has dualband 5ghz, and a few more pots ports for the most part thats the major difference.

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  # 1022269 9-Apr-2014 17:05
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hio77: ild go snap, their support is great and their network is top notch. could not recommend them more to you.


I agree they're good, but for example they had a major failure in Auckland on their UFB network last week, and last night I lost internet for 30 minutes for some reason that wasn't really explained but was common to many users. I still like them, but nop notch networks fail less than that.

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  # 1022280 9-Apr-2014 17:14
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timmmay:
hio77: ild go snap, their support is great and their network is top notch. could not recommend them more to you.


I agree they're good, but for example they had a major failure in Auckland on their UFB network last week, and last night I lost internet for 30 minutes for some reason that wasn't really explained but was common to many users. I still like them, but nop notch networks fail less than that.


every isp has faults.

being that it was about 7 on a Friday night, not surprised it took a little while to put in a temporary fix till they could resolve everything and move connections back.


you lost your internet for a whole 30 mins, does your SLA say it should be less than that?

IMO given that it was such a large fault, they did very well.




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