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  Reply # 1604731 5-Aug-2016 07:24
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/82799023/Shopping-around-might-give-you-a-cheaper-faster-internet-connection

MyRepublic might be priced competitively, but their speed test results are shocking.

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  Reply # 1604765 5-Aug-2016 08:37
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And there lies the problem with these sorts of price comparison sites. That is literally all you are comparing - it doesn't tell you anything about other things like customer service (responsiveness, willingness to fix issues) or actual quality of broadband (peaktime congestion, unlimited plans that aren't really unlimited)
All it can do is give you the most cursory overview of price.

Its most annoying because the price is actually the easiest part of the equation to compare yourself with a simple google search.

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  Reply # 1604811 5-Aug-2016 09:32
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NonprayingMantis: And there lies the problem with these sorts of price comparison sites. That is literally all you are comparing - it doesn't tell you anything about other things like customer service (responsiveness, willingness to fix issues) or actual quality of broadband (peaktime congestion, unlimited plans that aren't really unlimited)
All it can do is give you the most cursory overview of price.

Its most annoying because the price is actually the easiest part of the equation to compare yourself with a simple google search.

 

 

 

Thank you for this constructive criticism- we'll certainly take it on board. I believe it will take time for this field to evolve into something as comprehensive as you describe. To this end though, we are constantly looking for ways to update and improve our services.

 

 


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  Reply # 1604818 5-Aug-2016 09:38
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Exactly nonprayingmantis - yes they're cheap but that article could be construed as misleading; yes their price is great but what about the speed/service? I didn't see any mention of that anywhere in there.

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  Reply # 1607093 9-Aug-2016 16:19
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Latest news on BroadbandCompare.co.nz 09.08.2016

 

Today we have updated plans for some ISPs:

 

  • KIWIVOIP

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Unlimited UFB – added
      • Unlimited VDSL – added
      • Unlimited ADSL – added
  • 2Talk

     

    • Plans:

       

      • BIZ Fibre/UFB – added
  • Actrix

     

    • Plans:

       

      • ADSL Broadband – updated
      • VDSL Broadband – updated
      • UFB Broadband – updated

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  Reply # 1607285 9-Aug-2016 21:42
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Looking forward to Stuff Fibre being on there. laughing






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  Reply # 1610085 11-Aug-2016 13:19
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Latest news on BroadbandCompare.co.nz 11.08.2016

 

Today we have updated plans for some ISPs:

 

  • Lightwire

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Rural wireless – updated
      • Residential UFB – updated
  • NOW

     

    • Plans:

       

      • ADSL Broadband – updated
      • VDSL Broadband – updated
      • UFB Broadband – updated
  • PrimoWireless

     

    • Plans:

       

      • UFB Broadband – updated
      • ADSL Broadband – updated
      • VDSL Broadband – updated
      • Wireless Broadband – updated
      • Business Broadband – updated

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Latest news on BroadbandCompare.co.nz 17.08.2016

 

Today we have updated plans for some ISPs:

 

  • The Virus Centre

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Ultra Fast Fibre – updated
      • Business Fibre – updated
  • Voyager

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Unlimited Fibre – updated
      • Unlimited VDSL – updated
      • Unlimited ADSL – updated

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  Reply # 1613387 17-Aug-2016 18:32
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The Virus Centre?? Interesting name...


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  Reply # 1613389 17-Aug-2016 18:38
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quickymart:

 

The Virus Centre?? Interesting name...

 

 

 

 

http://tvc.co.nz/products/quick-heal-products.html

 

mhm, Yeah im not game for that name.





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  Reply # 1614459 19-Aug-2016 16:47
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Fresh news from BroadBandCompare.

 

Today we have updated plans for some ISPs:

 

  • WIZwireless

     

    • Rural plans – updated
    • Masterton Urban - Updated
  • Uber Group

     

    • Wireless plans - updated
    • Fibre plans – updated
  • WirelessNation

     

    • ADSL broadband – updated
    • VDSL broadband - updated
    • Business broadband – updated
  • Unifone

     

    • Unifone WiFi - updated

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  Reply # 1614497 19-Aug-2016 17:16
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I completely fail to understand how all the download speeds at my address are between 30 and 70, when I get only 18 on Spark VDSL2 (even Spark's "offering" is this!)...and the upload speeds are a *minimum* of 10 times the upload speeds I get.

 

 

 

There's something very wrong about all this :(

 

 





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  Reply # 1616907 24-Aug-2016 15:41
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Latest news on BroadbandCompare.co.nz 24.08.2016

 

Today we have added one new ISP:

 

  • TS Communications

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Residential ADSL – added
      • Residential VDSL – added
      • Residential UFB – added
      • Business ADSL – added
      • Business VDSL – added
      • Business UFB – added

And updated plans for:

 

  • WXC

     

    • Plans:

       

      • ADSL Broadband – updated
      • VDSL Broadband – updated
      • UFB Broadband – updated
  • KiwiLink

     

    • Plans:

       

      • UFB Broadband – updated
      • ADSL Broadband – updated
      • VDSL Broadband – updated
  • Inspire.net

     

    • Plans:

       

      • UFB Broadband – updated
      • ADSL Broadband – updated
      • VDSL Broadband – updated

 https://www.broadbandcompare.co.nz/n/latest-news-on-broadbandcompare.co.nz-24.08.2016


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  Reply # 1617467 25-Aug-2016 16:50
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Latest news on BroadbandCompare.co.nz 25.08.2016

 

Today we have updated plans for some ISPs:

 

  • Farmside

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Residential ADSL – updated
      • Satellite Broadband – updated
      • Wireless Broadband – updated
      • Ultra Rural Wireless – updated
  • ICONZ

     

    • Plans:

       

      • ADSL Broadband – updated
      • VDSL Broadband – updated
      • UFB Broadband – updated
  • Xtreme Network

     

    • Plans:

       

      • UFB Business Broadband – updated
      • ADSL Business Broadband – updated
      • VDSL Business Broadband – updated
  • MegaTEL

     

    • Plans:

       

      • BIGMAN ADSL Broadband – updated
      • BIGMAN UFB Broadband – updated
      • BIGMAN VDSL Broadband – updated
  • Velocitynet

     

    • Plans:

       

      • UFB Broadband – updated
      • ADSL Broadband – updated
      • VDSL Broadband – updated
  • Gisborne

     

    • Plans:

       

      • UFB Broadband – updated

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  Reply # 1619217 29-Aug-2016 16:42
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Latest news on BroadbandCompare.co.nz 29.08.2016

 

Today we have added three new ISPs:

 

  • Go2

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Residential ADSL – added
      • Residential VDSL – added
  • Maxnet

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Residential ADSL – added
      • Residential VDSL – added
  • StrataNet

 

 

And updated plans for:

 

  • Wasp

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Airfibre Broadband – added
  • Ultimate Broadband

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Ruralnet Wireless Broadband – added
      • UFB Broadband – added
  • NetSpeed

     

    • Plans:

       

      • UFB Broadband – updated

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