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Topic # 173521 26-May-2015 14:15
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also is 200 down overkill?

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  Reply # 1312019 26-May-2015 14:18
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define best please and what type of connection do you have now?

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  Reply # 1312023 26-May-2015 14:21
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why limit yourself to those three.

Plenty of other UFB RSPs around.

Slingshot
Orcon
Myrepublic
Bigpipe
etc

Probably you should also say what you want to do with your connection, and what you want out of it.  e.g. do you want a phone line, do you want unlimited data etc etc

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1312024 26-May-2015 14:23
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Best meaning: fast (not grinding to a halt) during peak times, good contention ratios, caching servers for YouTube etc 
currently on: Vodafone ADSL2+ (12-14Mbps down)

Non-negotiable: naked and unlimited

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  Reply # 1312025 26-May-2015 14:25
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The Fibre network is very different over xDSL so you should not have those issues



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  Reply # 1312027 26-May-2015 14:27
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Thanks John!
what modem do you get on Vodafone for the 200/20 plan?

 

and, if you don't like it, can you swap for whatevs

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  Reply # 1312028 26-May-2015 14:28
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I am having a hard time justifying 200 down - 100 is plenty atm.

Over 100 also means you need all your infra to be gig.

For example my WAN router is gig and switch is gig, but APs are only 100Mbps. Given most devices are on one the most I would be pushing is ~100Mbps so not really worth it.

Most of my clients are wireless though - if you had wired stuff it might be different, but I only ever use my Roku, WDTV Live or PS3 one at a time.

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Reply # 1312030 26-May-2015 14:29
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trakman: Thanks John!
what modem do you get on Vodafone for the 200/20 plan?
and, if you don't like it, can you swap for whatevs


HG659 and no you can't swap it for ' whatev ' as we don't keep those modems in stock,

Fibre does not use a modem as such it's connected via an ONT

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  Reply # 1312032 26-May-2015 14:32
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I'm with snap, don't have any complaints. They are pretty good, apart from some customer service issues I had when getting vdsl connected a couple of years ago. 

Although i noticed for the first time ever last night, some temporary netflix HD streaming issues.   Not sure if it was a snap capacity issue but I'd think more than likely not.

The 200 plan is unnecessary, unless you are downloading large files but even on 100 you can still get 12MB/s. 

You won't notice any difference in web browsing between a 100 or 200 plan. 

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  Reply # 1312033 26-May-2015 14:32
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Out of all your options, ild go snap every time.




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  Reply # 1312068 26-May-2015 14:52
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my rMBP and iPhone are 802.11ac compatible - will that handle the 200?

wasabi2k: I am having a hard time justifying 200 down - 100 is plenty atm.

Over 100 also means you need all your infra to be gig.

For example my WAN router is gig and switch is gig, but APs are only 100Mbps. Given most devices are on one the most I would be pushing is ~100Mbps so not really worth it.

Most of my clients are wireless though - if you had wired stuff it might be different, but I only ever use my Roku, WDTV Live or PS3 one at a time.



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  Reply # 1312075 26-May-2015 14:57
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hio77: Out of all your options, ild go snap every time.


that modem they have looks like a spaceship, kinda tacky! 

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  Reply # 1312076 26-May-2015 14:59
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Yeah that's certainly something to consider when picking a provider...

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  Reply # 1312078 26-May-2015 15:06
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trakman: Best meaning: fast (not grinding to a halt) during peak times, good contention ratios, caching servers for YouTube etc 
currently on: Vodafone ADSL2+ (12-14Mbps down)

Non-negotiable: naked and unlimited


sounds like you should be checking us out. All our plans are naked and unlimited.:)

(Bigpipe UFB available in Wellington and Auckland now, other regions soon)






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  Reply # 1312094 26-May-2015 15:31
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trakman:
hio77: Out of all your options, ild go snap every time.


that modem they have looks like a spaceship, kinda tacky! 


you dont have to use the fritz...




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  Reply # 1312097 26-May-2015 15:32
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trakman: my rMBP and iPhone are 802.11ac compatible - will that handle the 200?

wasabi2k: I am having a hard time justifying 200 down - 100 is plenty atm.

Over 100 also means you need all your infra to be gig.

For example my WAN router is gig and switch is gig, but APs are only 100Mbps. Given most devices are on one the most I would be pushing is ~100Mbps so not really worth it.

Most of my clients are wireless though - if you had wired stuff it might be different, but I only ever use my Roku, WDTV Live or PS3 one at a time.


Depends on your wifi device - unsure what the free router wifi does speed wise.

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