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#154035 16-Oct-2014 08:13
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Someone is looking for a UFB install.  Is it possible to get this done without a contract like Big Pipe and if so what are the costs that they will have to pay?  UFB is part of the govt isn't that?  Any other costs?  There is no master splitter like VDSL. 

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  #1155857 16-Oct-2014 08:24
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Someone is looking? Is it you?

Yes you can get a no contract UFB install. Snap charge $99 setup fee and $345 - $395 if you need a router. For a 12 month term the setup fee is waived and the router is discounted by about $60, early termination fee $200. For 24 months there's no fee, you can get a free router or pay $50 for the higher model, but there's a $500 early termination fee.

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  #1155858 16-Oct-2014 08:25
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To get a UFB install, you have to go thru an ISP and typically sign a contract for a minimum of one year.




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  #1155859 16-Oct-2014 08:27
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No we have UFB with Snap already with our 2yr contract coming to an end mid 2015.  Dad's relative is looking for a internet for a rental place. 

In terms of the UFB installation are there any costs involved?  The place currently have copper wire only - telephone - no internet at all.  Big Pipe has been suggestged here - no connection costs and no contracts and a cheaper rate per month with the entry speed being 100Mbps. 

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  #1155860 16-Oct-2014 08:28
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Most ISPs will have a term contract for UFB as in most cases the ISP has a 12 month contract with the LFC or Chorus for a new install.


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  #1155862 16-Oct-2014 08:30
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DarthKermit: To get a UFB install, you have to go thru an ISP and typically sign a contract for a minimum of one year.

What about someone like Big Pipe? 

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  #1155924 16-Oct-2014 09:59
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If you want to actually use the connection, myrepublic will probably be better. 3 month free trial and you get a router too.
With Bigpipe you need to provide your own router, so that's an extra $200 or so expense up front.

Just do t forget to cancel an send the router back before the 90 days is up or you will roll onto a contract.


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  #1156171 16-Oct-2014 15:06
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They've decided to sign up with an ISP for 12 months for the free modem.  Yeah $200 or so ...

Once they have a free modem and past the 1yr contract they can reconsider ...



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  #1156647 17-Oct-2014 10:26
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Many thank - pulled out and might go with My Republic.  Rather nice modem and for the same price (first 3 months free) equals about $89/79 per month and it's 100Mbps instead.  Big Pipe no need to spend $200 for router also.

What's the general opinion with My Republic anyway?  We have equip already so next year for our one, we prob go with Big Pipe, have modem and UFB now away.  $79 and not $99. 

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  #1157240 18-Oct-2014 00:41

My Republic have only just launched in NZ. So you probably won't find out much about them at the moment. But supposedly they are really big in Singapore. (they are Singapore owned) So should have good financial backing for network investment ect. I say definitely sign up to them. As they would be starting to build a NZ customer base. Im on contract so I can't switch myself.

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