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DarkShadow
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  #1565434 3-Jun-2016 23:02
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bmine2nyt:

 

HI,

 

 

 

My address is now fibre ready as of today. What do you recommend the best internet provider. Bigpipe or Spark?

 

I ask Spark how long it will be connected to fibre it will take 3 to 5 weeks.  Any ideas about the installation time for bigpipe? 

 

 

 

THanks

 

 

 

 

It depends on your definition of "best"

 

If you want internet only, no contract and prefer email support, Bigpipe.

 

If you want perks like free wifi when you're out and about, cheap movie tickets, a contract and a call center, Spark.

 

 


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  #1565721 4-Jun-2016 16:47
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DarkShadow:

 

 

 

It depends on your definition of "best"

 

If you want internet only, no contract and prefer email support, Bigpipe.

 

If you want perks like free wifi when you're out and about, cheap movie tickets, a contract and a call center, Spark.

 

 

With Spark broadband accounts you also get free access to Lightbox and 5 free McAffee Security Suite licences, which is worth about $250 a year combined. I'm quite a happy customer - the only thing preventing me from being very happy is the current issue with very long phone queues for support. They do offer live chat or call-back, though, if you can't be bothered to sit on hold for 40 minutes.

 

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bmine2nyt
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  #1565825 4-Jun-2016 21:27
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Thanks for the infos.

 

 

 

I just sign up for fibre plus plan @ spark. :) 

 

how long it will take to install the fibre? 

 

pls. share your fibre timeline installation.

 

 

 

Thanks guys :)


Jase2985
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  #1565837 4-Jun-2016 21:56
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bmine2nyt:

 

 

 

how long it will take to install the fibre? 

 

pls. share your fibre timeline installation.

 

 

 

 

pretty please, look at all the other threads asking this same question, there are many out there.

 

anywhere from 3 weeks to a year.

 

kinda a how long is a piece of string kinda question


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  #1565932 5-Jun-2016 02:48
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kinda a how long is a piece of string kinda question

 

 

Seriously how long is a piece of string?

 

My UFB installation at my current house took 4 months. The house before that took 1 week, the house before that took 3 weeks.





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  #1565944 5-Jun-2016 07:59
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michaelmurfy:

 

 

 

Seriously how long is a piece of string?

 

 

 

 

twice the distance from the middle to the end


LWJCarroll
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  #1566551 6-Jun-2016 15:19
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bmine2nyt:

 

HI,

 

 

 

My address is now fibre ready as of today. What do you recommend the best internet provider. Bigpipe or Spark?

 

I ask Spark how long it will be connected to fibre it will take 3 to 5 weeks.  Any ideas about the installation time for bigpipe? 

 

 

 

THanks

 

 

 

 

I am so so.... politely and calmly envious of this statement...LOL Arrrrgggghhhh


 
 
 
 


LWJCarroll
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#1566552 6-Jun-2016 15:24
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Jase2985:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

 

 

Seriously how long is a piece of string?

 

 

 

 

twice the distance from the middle to the end

 

 

 

 

Clever but personally I believe its length is only relative to everything else....That was a question Mum used to ask my late father who was a land surveyor...Rgds....Laurie 


unsignedint
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  #1568074 8-Jun-2016 16:52
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Was having a look at NOW... any one have any experience with them on fibre? Do they use CG-NAT? Not much talk about them, I guess that could be either good or bad :-) Anyway, they seem competitive to Spark and 2D hence why I'm bringing them up..


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