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jandal160165
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  #1543647 28-Apr-2016 21:42
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Hi,

 

 I wish to recommend My Republic.  They have great customer care.  I got this awesome TP-LINK router which just needs resetting every few days.

 

I have paid for a 100/50 gamer plan.  Let me check my speed right now and upload it for you to compare.

 

 

 


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  #1543650 28-Apr-2016 21:48
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Dang its that pesky TP-Link AC750....  Just a quick R E S E T       ........Sorry about that it gets me every time...

 

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Yabanize
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  #1543655 28-Apr-2016 21:59
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jandal160165:

 

Dang its that pesky TP-Link AC750....  Just a quick R E S E T       ........Sorry about that it gets me every time...

 

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I use that same router (Also knows as the Archer C2) on Bigpipe and never need to restart it, Is your firmware up to date?


jandal160165
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  #1543662 28-Apr-2016 22:18
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Yes.  How are your wifi speeds?


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  #1543690 28-Apr-2016 23:03
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jandal160165:

 

Dang its that pesky TP-Link AC750....  Just a quick R E S E T       ........Sorry about that it gets me every time...

 

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If it needs resetting "every few days" I personally wouldn't call that an "awesome" router.


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  #1543698 28-Apr-2016 23:10
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MyRepublic? Looks like they're pretty bad according to the last Truenet tests (like, terrible actually)... https://truenet.nz/story/2016/04/march-2016-urban-broadband-report

 

 

BigPipe FTW. Link in my signature to sign up and get $20 credit.





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  #1543830 29-Apr-2016 08:57
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michaelmurfy:

 

MyRepublic? Looks like they're pretty bad according to the last Truenet tests (like, terrible actually)... https://truenet.nz/story/2016/04/march-2016-urban-broadband-report

 

 

BigPipe FTW. Link in my signature to sign up and get $20 credit.

 

 

 

 

According to that graph, Vodafone cable is the place to be. 110% of your rated speed at 8PM. 

 

Dang, no Vodafone cable at my place - will have to persevere with bigpipe fibre :-)

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1543832 29-Apr-2016 09:04
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im guessing its because some people still have a 130mbps service and its advertised as 100mbps now


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  #1543842 29-Apr-2016 09:13
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michaelmurfy:

 

MyRepublic? Looks like they're pretty bad according to the last Truenet tests (like, terrible actually)... https://truenet.nz/story/2016/04/march-2016-urban-broadband-report

 

 

BigPipe FTW. Link in my signature to sign up and get $20 credit.

 

 

I was told (and while I trust the source it's always possible they're incorrect) that they only have 1Gbps links to each POP. This would explain why there have been posts here on GZ from people in Auckland that have OK speeds, but those in the regions have poor commented on poor performance.

 

Of course Truenet's testing methodology (and the methodology of looking at true speed vs QoE) is flawed anyway, so you can take what you want from their testing anyway.

 

 

 

 


thewanderingv

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  #1543873 29-Apr-2016 10:18
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Hammerer:

 

BarTender:

 

JamesL:

 

orcon was probably the worst choice

 

should've gone with spark, bigpipe or 2degs

 

 

Heck I even said that... in that order... yet get no +1's :(

 

 

An appropriately Dilbertesque result, it seems.

 

 

 

 

Not that Dilbertesque - I thought the general sentiment was that you can't go wrong with most of the bigger providers. We ended up going with Orcon because they're doing a 2 month free offer, which was attractive. Orcon also has a 30-day trial period, so we figured we would have an option to leave if the service wasn't up to scratch.

 

Chorus has actually been great in communicating with us - after receiving some cryptic messages from Orcon about consent being required, I moved quickly to establish contact with the Chorus consents team, and they have been on the money in moving things along. While originally the property was classified as a MBU requiring consent because of a shared driveway, we were able to get the property reclassified as an SBU since each of the properties on the shared driveway have their own individual aerial access to the road, all on different poles. So hopefully this means things move along quicker now.

 

I refuse to give up in trying to get a quick installation done! I'm now at 10 days and counting. My glass remains half-full :)

 

 

 

Edit: +1 for the well-ordered list :)

 

 

 

 


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  #1543878 29-Apr-2016 10:37
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thewanderingv:

 

Hammerer:

 

BarTender:

 

JamesL:

 

orcon was probably the worst choice

 

should've gone with spark, bigpipe or 2degs

 

 

Heck I even said that... in that order... yet get no +1's :(

 

 

An appropriately Dilbertesque result, it seems.

 

 

 

 

Not that Dilbertesque - I thought the general sentiment was that you can't go wrong with most of the bigger providers.

 

We ended up going with Orcon because they're doing a 2 month free offer, which was attractive. Orcon also has a 30-day trial period, so we figured we would have an option to leave if the service wasn't up to scratch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's good to know.   The 30 day trial period is like having no contract for the first month only. 

 

Or with Bigpipe you would just have no contract for all your months.

 

In any case, it's going to work out perfectly for you since we have a pretty sweet deal for people who already have UFB installed (use UFBSWITCH when you sign up).

 

So you could always get it installed with Orcon as you are doing now, which would then qualify you for our 2 month free offer.

 

Then cancel Orcon within 30 days and switch to Bigpipe (using someone's referral link to get you another $20 credit).  That would get you effectively 3 months free and $20 credit and you would still have no contract locking you in.  win-win. I'd say.  :)

 

 

 

(switching ISPs on UFB is very simple - nothing like the pain of getting it installed.)





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thewanderingv

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  #1543944 29-Apr-2016 11:22
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BigPipeNZ:

 

 

 

So you could always get it installed with Orcon as you are doing now, which would then qualify you for our 2 month free offer.

 

Then cancel Orcon within 30 days and switch to Bigpipe (using someone's referral link to get you another $20 credit).  That would get you effectively 3 months free and $20 credit and you would still have no contract locking you in.  win-win. I'd say.  :)

 

 

 

(switching ISPs on UFB is very simple - nothing like the pain of getting it installed.)

 

 

 

 

Aww, as lovingly mercenary as that sounds to my bargain-obsessed brain, it would be unfair, and counter to the spirit of why firms offer 30-day trials.  


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  #1544047 29-Apr-2016 15:05
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thewanderingv:

 

BigPipeNZ:

 

So you could always get it installed with Orcon as you are doing now, which would then qualify you for our 2 month free offer.

 

Then cancel Orcon within 30 days and switch to Bigpipe (using someone's referral link to get you another $20 credit).  That would get you effectively 3 months free and $20 credit and you would still have no contract locking you in.  win-win. I'd say.  :)

 

(switching ISPs on UFB is very simple - nothing like the pain of getting it installed.)

 

 

Aww, as lovingly mercenary as that sounds to my bargain-obsessed brain, it would be unfair, and counter to the spirit of why firms offer 30-day trials.  

 

 

Another amusing thing too is I see 2degrees are currently offering "3mo interest free (had to say the first thing that came to my mind)" however you're locked into a contract for 12mo with a hefty termination fee. I came from 2degrees and joined BigPipe and have never looked back.





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