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  # 1620966 1-Sep-2016 16:44
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I had a MyRepublic door knocker last night. They seem to be using your website as a sales strategy, because they know MyRepublic will appear first for any address. Obviously this is based on them being the cheapest, but not necessarily the best. The problem is, many customers (not me) will simply interpret that result as meaning they are the best overall provider for them. This is not a criticism of your website, just pointing out what MyRepublic are doing.

By the way, the salesperson was also claiming that MyRepublic will get better speeds than other ISPs, and several other outlandish claims. I pointed out that he was wrong, and that MyRepublic had been performing worse than other ISPs lately.


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  # 1620971 1-Sep-2016 16:52
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Sam91:

 

I had a MyRepublic door knocker last night. They seem to be using your website as a sales strategy, because they know MyRepublic will appear first for any address. Obviously this is based on them being the cheapest, but not necessarily the best. The problem is, many customers (not me) will simply interpret that result as meaning they are the best overall provider for them. This is not a criticism of your website, just pointing out what MyRepublic are doing.

By the way, the salesperson was also claiming that MyRepublic will get better speeds than other ISPs, and several other outlandish claims. I pointed out that he was wrong, and that MyRepublic had been performing worse than other ISPs lately.

 

 

 

 

Wow, this is great when ISPs using our website :)

 

Anyway, I understand your concern about "good/bad" definitions here. Soon (I hope, very soon), we are going to announce and publish some features for users. So, users will be able to change ISP rating.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1627825 12-Sep-2016 12:24
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Latest news on BroadbandCompare.co.nz 12.08.2016

 

Today we have added a new ISP:

 

And updated plans for:

 

  • Orcon

     

    • Plans:

       

      • Residential fibre – updated
      • Residential ADSL – updated
      • Residential VDSL – updated

https://www.broadbandcompare.co.nz/n/latest-news-on-broadbandcompare.co.nz-12.09.2016


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  # 1630199 14-Sep-2016 13:07
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  # 1630217 14-Sep-2016 13:24
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Ok folks, this is not cool. Stuff Fibre is number one just as but two after launch? How many users? How did you collect feedback?

Not sure this can be reliable research. Time to come absolutely clean on this.




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  # 1630223 14-Sep-2016 13:32
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coffeebaron: So how did Stuff Fibre make it to no1?
https://mobile.twitter.com/stevebiddle/status/775853368841383936

 

 

 

Hi there, I do not know what are you talking about but this is not true. Stuff fibre is not taking the first place.

 

Just checked - Stuff Fibre - 8th place without any filters selected.


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  # 1630225 14-Sep-2016 13:34
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freitasm: Ok folks, this is not cool. Stuff Fibre is number one just as but two after launch? How many users? How did you collect feedback?

Not sure this can be reliable research. Time to come absolutely clean on this.

 

Agreed, this is not cool. But this is not true as well.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1630232 14-Sep-2016 13:41
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Ordering by "price for the first month" rather than "average price over the life of the contract" is false advertising.  MyRepublic shows up if I say my budget is <$60/month ... anyone who signs up with them on that basis is going to be very unhappy when they're still in a contract and the introductory price has gone.


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  # 1630234 14-Sep-2016 13:43
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deadlyllama:

 

Ordering by "price for the first month" rather than "average price over the life of the contract" is false advertising.  MyRepublic shows up if I say my budget is <$60/month ... anyone who signs up with them on that basis is going to be very unhappy when they're still in a contract and the introductory price has gone.

 

 

Soon, we are going to add "average monthly price" for contract plans or overall price per year.

 

Have not decided yet which one is better for people to understand the prices.


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  # 1630242 14-Sep-2016 13:48
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coffeebaron: So how did Stuff Fibre make it to no1?
https://mobile.twitter.com/stevebiddle/status/775853368841383936

 

 

 

Thank you for your notice.

 

We've contacted with Stuff Fibre and informed them about their incorrect ads. They assured us that this ad will be removed shortly.




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# 1630265 14-Sep-2016 14:23
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Their own self-promoting ads are about as reliable as their 'reporting'. Nice one Stuff.


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  # 1631625 16-Sep-2016 11:05
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Thanks for this, trying to helpout my bro with cheapest adsl connection (all he can get in christchurch)





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  # 1631638 16-Sep-2016 11:41
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waikariboy:

 

Thanks for this, trying to helpout my bro with cheapest adsl connection (all he can get in christchurch)

 

 

Take a look here (http://bit.ly/2cqYbr6).

 

Also, on our website, you can always get help through on-line chat:)

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 


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