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  # 1327473 18-Jun-2015 18:48
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turneg01: Im thinking i will go with trustpower, either one of the two

$85 for VDSL 250GB if i have power with them
$89 for VDSL unlimited if i have power with them

12 month contract

Thoughts?





I think if you're just simple user probably won't be much trouble.

But I personally wouldn't get Internet from a power company. In Tauranga, I was with trustpower. After some basic calculation after one year usage, it turns out Powershop saved me at least $600/year even after $400 cashback from trustpower every year.





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  # 1327477 18-Jun-2015 19:08
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I wouldn't go with Trustpower and reading what others are saying I wouldn't go over to Full Flavour either.

Snap or Spark are the providers I'd recommend especially when dealing with UFB. I am personally on Snap on their 200/200 UFB plan and find it excellent, I am also a big user clocking in 5TiB some months (5000GiB) and they never skip a beat.

We use Trustpower for electricity and they're fine with that however they're bratty basic when it comes to being an ISP.




 
 
 
 




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  # 1327519 18-Jun-2015 20:18
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Thanks all for your help

Meant to sign tenancy agreement tomorrow, just found out terraces are being built next door so wont be renting this particular property now but the knowledge learnt can be used for the next

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  # 1327811 19-Jun-2015 12:41
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Hi there

I'm in Bethlehem and we have had fibre with Trustpower for two years. I have gas/power and net with them and always been really happy. Support is very quick especially through Facebook. Was no problem helping me set up edge router instead of standard netcomm one. I'm on 50/20 plan unlimited data and we stream everything (I broke tv aerial connection one day and we have never bothered to get repaired as streaming fills all needs)

I've looked at changing a few times to faster (even asked on here if any point) but no one really matched price. And as for the savings I like getting my TECT cheque every Christmas time, it's like enforced savings for Christmas not to mention the massive amount of money that TECT gives to our local schools/clubs feels worthy of supporting of me.

Anyway hope that helps when you do get a place.



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  # 1333051 28-Jun-2015 19:52
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K we have found another place. We are about 200 meters from the cabinet.

How can you tell roughly how fast vdsl will be?

$89 trustpower unlimited vdsl, no phone
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snap UFB - 100MB - 109 with phone

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  # 1333052 28-Jun-2015 19:57
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ask your chosen ISP for a Prequal. that should give you a good indication of speed.

on a near perfect line i would expect over 40/10

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Jase2985: ask your chosen ISP for a Prequal. that should give you a good indication of speed.

on a near perfect line i would expect over 40/10


Exactly this.

Crosstalk is getting worse on VDSL so it makes it harder to hit the top end. 


at 200M, assuming line length is actually that you will probably pop over 50 on 17a.




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  # 1333091 28-Jun-2015 22:07
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I think you should consider BigPipe

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Trustpower i believe is locally owned so if you go with them, you should be getting a better rebate when the share dividend is paid out. Thats the only reason I would go with them. Though i dont know much about their history or how the ownership works.

Full flavour is a good local isp.





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  # 1333159 29-Jun-2015 08:46
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Can i do a prequal? or someone else on here do it for me?

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You phone the ISP you think you'll use and ask them to do it.




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  # 1333207 29-Jun-2015 10:18
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Called TrustPower

In Tauranga they have a unlimited Fibre for 12 month contract $69 but its 30 not 100 or 200 so it would probably be easier if i went with VDSL and may get better speeds?

I would consider getting fibre as its cheaper and more reliable but our property is the back house, not shared drive but has a concrete drive. What do they normally do in this case?

http://www.trustpower.co.nz/taurangaUFB



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  # 1333236 29-Jun-2015 11:11
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turneg01: Called TrustPower

In Tauranga they have a unlimited Fibre for 12 month contract $69 but its 30 not 100 or 200 so it would probably be easier if i went with VDSL and may get better speeds?

I would consider getting fibre as its cheaper and more reliable but our property is the back house, not shared drive but has a concrete drive. What do they normally do in this case?

http://www.trustpower.co.nz/taurangaUFB




If you're in Tauranga/Mt/Papamoa area (infact anywhere that you're part of the UFF network) then the speed will be 50/20 which will be almost certainly faster than VDSL.

Suggest you ask them if they can give you VDSL while they're organising the fibre install - they should be able to arrange this at no extra cost as they use the same netcomm router for both services.

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  # 1333249 29-Jun-2015 11:50
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turneg01: Called TrustPower

In Tauranga they have a unlimited Fibre for 12 month contract $69 but its 30 not 100 or 200 so it would probably be easier if i went with VDSL and may get better speeds?

I would consider getting fibre as its cheaper and more reliable but our property is the back house, not shared drive but has a concrete drive. What do they normally do in this case?

http://www.trustpower.co.nz/taurangaUFB




if you want more than that go with a different ISP, there are plenty out there.

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