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Topic # 160500 9-Jan-2015 03:48
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Hello Geekzone,

So my first post, I am looking to move ISP for our current UFB service. We are currently with Inspire Net who are a great ISP and are especially helpful for those requests that make a normal ISP such as Vodafone, Spark choke. However, All that comes at a very very large price with Inspire, Infact you want 500GB of 100/50 (They don't actually offer 200/100 on there website like the advertise, Even though technically your paying for it)  it will set you back a hefty $180!!! Which personally I think is rubbish, I have emailed and asked if they have plans to offer bigger data caps at a more normal price or even an unlimited data plan but sadly they have no plans of that. So my question is, Which ISP would anyone here reccomend for a advanced user, at a reasonable price and possibly a larger data cap? Some things I need are, 

No blocked any ingoing / outgoing ports Static IPv4's (more than one) Custom PTR (rDNS) record for a customer’s static IP(s) Native IPv6 service Allow a customer delegation of the block (e.g /58) to a customer’s own name servers Thanks in advance, Liam

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  Reply # 1210893 9-Jan-2015 04:51
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Have you tried looking at BigPipe Broadband?




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  Reply # 1210894 9-Jan-2015 05:41
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So you're looking for an comercial BB plan I'd try Orcon give them a ring tell them what you want/need and see where it leads you 

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  Reply # 1210905 9-Jan-2015 07:22
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I hope you're not expecting to get a commercial grade product at residential prices.



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  Reply # 1210906 9-Jan-2015 07:23
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sonyxperiageek: Have you tried looking at BigPipe Broadband?


BigPipe don't offer multiple public IPs and I don't believe they do IPV6 yet either.




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  Reply # 1210914 9-Jan-2015 07:39
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So you have business broadband for $180 including what you are wanting. To me that seems quite reasonable. Since I assume it also includes a SLA. So if you have a fibre cut and you could be out for 3 days or so.. I assume you would be looking for some backup service and /or penalty for loss of service.

Plus with IPV6.. few isps do it properly as it's a complex beast to ger right. And when I mean that I mean fulfil, assure and billing rather than "just turning it on"

If you want a business broadband service then it's not free as all companies need to pay the bills.

So if you dropped the ipv6 and ran it yourself using the 4to6 gateway. And depending on where you are based. Then you could find cheaper and unlimited. But there will be a price to pay. And perhaps the level and speed of support would be it.

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  Reply # 1210925 9-Jan-2015 08:19
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Solarix are a very decent provider and offer data pooling (as in one cap between sites) as well as IPv6 etc. Give them a go by calling Steve on 0800 750 250. A few people use them around here.




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  Reply # 1210954 9-Jan-2015 09:16
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Personally I think it would be brilliant if all/most of the things OP wants were available to residential customers, but I'm also an "advanced user" :-P





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  Reply # 1211067 9-Jan-2015 12:33
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What region are you in?  The fun with UFB in the smaller cities is finding an ISP that offers the features you want that also has a UFB handover in your town.

The best you'll get from a mass-market unlimited residential plan is a single static IPv4 IP, maybe with IPv6, and even then you'll have to shop around. BigPipe, MyRepublic and maybe Snap offer static IPs on unlimited residential plans.

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deadlyllama: What region are you in?  The fun with UFB in the smaller cities is finding an ISP that offers the features you want that also has a UFB handover in your town.

The best you'll get from a mass-market unlimited residential plan is a single static IPv4 IP, maybe with IPv6, and even then you'll have to shop around. BigPipe, MyRepublic and maybe Snap offer static IPs on unlimited residential plans.


Hi All,

Yes we do offer static IP's and also subnets, a /29 IPv4 subnet is $20 per month + $10 for a static IP (includes GST) and we have native IPv6 - but we don't yet have static IPv6 until an internal upgrade is finished, which I'm sure Geekzone will tell you has taken much longer than planned! but we do hope to have that project completed soon.

One caveat around the subnet and IPv6 is that we don't provide support for setting up the Subnet on Residential plans (we do on commercial plans but this is a chargeable service) and any IPv6 support is only via email, we will be extending this to phone later on in the year.

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  Reply # 1211136 9-Jan-2015 14:13
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sonyxperiageek: Have you tried looking at BigPipe Broadband?


Bigpipe can do the no blocking port part and provide one static IPv4 address. The rest are not available.

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  Reply # 1211150 9-Jan-2015 14:22
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I think the OP should stick with Inspire.

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  Reply # 1211164 9-Jan-2015 14:26
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I agree your existing ISP sounds great. Stay with them.

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  Reply # 1211168 9-Jan-2015 14:31
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Stay where you are, price is not a reason to change when you are getting the service you want. Not at that level anyway, what for 30$ saving a month you would move, stop buying the coffee, get a bigger paying job.

Good luck in finding the viable savings you are looking for.




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  Reply # 1211293 9-Jan-2015 17:39
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the quick reply, I understand that I'm lucky to have what I have with my current ISP and they offer amazing service and all the features I need. The only downside for me is the small amounts of data we get. They have also indicated that they will not be increasing these either. As for the Business / Residential thing, They won't upgrade us to the Business plan (which is the same price), I have already asked about that.

Guess the saying "Can't have ya cake and eat it to" thing comes into play here ...

Thanks, Liam

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  Reply # 1212871 13-Jan-2015 00:32
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Well, if you are going to switch. Just go with Snap. Im happy with them. My plan Is unlimited 200/100 for $150 per month. You only need one of their Fritxbox routers if you want to use their VOIP service. Good to know that I can easily get an IPv4 block if I want as well.





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