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Topic # 17801 12-Dec-2007 11:25
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Hey everyone.

I have just found this broadband comparison website for NZ at: http://nz.whatisthis.com/broadband/

It seems pretty useful except it looks like you can only order from Woosh & ihug at the moment.

The actual comparison page is at: http://nz.whatisthis.com/broadband/compare/

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  Reply # 99592 12-Dec-2007 12:04
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Interesting. But a much more complete source is NZ Connections. The Wiki is being maintained by some of the Geekzone users and it keeps tabs on much more than just price.

I suppose you don't have any relationship with this site you linked to?






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  Reply # 99595 12-Dec-2007 12:18
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no, no relation, I just found that site and thought it might b quite useful for GZ users, I noticed you can also compare computers and mp3 players online on that site too. kinda useful i guess.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 99600 12-Dec-2007 12:32
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Correct me if I am wrong, but some of the information on that site just does not look correct.

for example....

Under Cable it lists TCL's PDQ adsl plans. Which are obviously not cable ;) and then it states that the PDQ Max plan has a limit of 10000kbps upload AND download! That for one is a very nice cable plan, or a bloody marvelous ADSL plan!


I think I will stick to nzconnections thanks.

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  Reply # 99602 12-Dec-2007 13:02
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corect me if im wrong but I am pretty sure that telstraclears cable has the same upload speed as it does download?

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Reply # 99604 12-Dec-2007 13:06
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gary101: corect me if im wrong but I am pretty sure that telstraclears cable has the same upload speed as it does download?


You are wrong.

Their speeds are

10/2, 4/2 and 2/2 so only the smallest and cheapest plans have matching speeds.

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  Reply # 99606 12-Dec-2007 13:09
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gary101: corect me if im wrong but I am pretty sure that telstraclears cable has the same upload speed as it does download?


No it doesn't.




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  Reply # 99613 12-Dec-2007 13:42
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stu28: NZ Connections & http://nz.whatisthis.com/broadband/compare/ are not the only broadband plan comparison websites here are a few others:

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The difference is that NZ connection is a wiki, which means that the community can contribute towards the community. It just happens that contributions seems to be limited towards a few people, which leads to the believe that some people are more interested building soapboxes rather than helping promote better understandings...




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  Reply # 99615 12-Dec-2007 14:32
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gary101: Hey everyone.

I have just found this broadband comparison website for NZ

It does seem to be commercially biast, being that it looks like its setup in a way that it only lists specific plans and ISP's, and gains revenue through click referals or something like that.

Hardly what I would call an honest representation of the best of everything that's available, or accurate for the matter!

If you were to use a model like this, I would suggest http://www.internetchoice.co.nz/ as amuch easier and proffesional site, but once again, it only lists a limited group of ISP's, and is simular in its business model...

stu28: NZ Connections & http://nz.whatisthis.com/broadband/compare/ are not the only broadband plan comparison websites here are a few others:

http://www.internetchoice.co.nz/

http://www.ispfind.co.nz/

http://broadband.portal.net.nz/


True, and its good for people to have as much information as possible to make the best informed choice they can.

I am biast myself, I am working on NZ Connections, and we are trying to make that the most conclusive list of not just ISP's and their plans/prices, but also mobile and fixed line service providers...

The best part of NZ Connections is its a Wiki, so its community driven, allowing for a more unbiast and non commercial viewpoint, and also allowing the community to regually update the providers, plans and prices etc so be as upto date and accurate as humanly possible...

It also means their are far more people available to contribute, as opposed to a closed system, private website.




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  Reply # 99654 12-Dec-2007 18:57
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Another point: Most of the comparisons are outdated.




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  Reply # 99739 13-Dec-2007 10:51
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hey all, nz.whatisthis.com is my site, thanks for the feedback, I have now changed the TelstraClear plans.
I only just added them last week the site is obviously in a state of continous developement of content and code.
Anymore feedback would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 99740 13-Dec-2007 10:53
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Do you handle the whole of whatisthis.com or just the New Zealand one?




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  Reply # 99741 13-Dec-2007 11:01
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all of it.
why is that?

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  Reply # 99742 13-Dec-2007 11:02
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Nothing really - just asking...




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  Reply # 99743 13-Dec-2007 11:05
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ok, the NZ section is new, has only been online a few weeks. I am having trouble finding good reseller programs for my related products in NZ though, there are plenty of programs available in USA, UK and even a few good ones in Australia but NZ is seriously lacking some good reseller programs.

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