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Master Geek
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Topic # 204905 22-Oct-2016 12:00
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I'm hoping to have fibre installed soon. Looking through the plans there is an add-on of about $60/yr to not go Naked. I want to keep the phone line seperate from the fibre line. I'm not sure why though!


So can ppl please share their positive and negatives experiences/views as to why to go Naked or not.

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  Reply # 1656135 22-Oct-2016 12:06
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I got naked fibre from Bigpipe, and a separate VoIP line from 2talk. 


This way I get the best company to provide my internet service and my phone service.


2talk has lots of awesome smart phone features and it's only $6.9/month.


Why don't you tell us about how you use the phone? How many calls do you make/get each day on the landlne? What mobile plan you're currently on?

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  Reply # 1656136 22-Oct-2016 12:14
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Landline calls out are about 20 per week - half of which are local.


Landline calls in would be similar.


I've got a Vfone monthly prepay mobile plan. Wife has an OnAccount plan.


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  Reply # 1656190 22-Oct-2016 15:11
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Perhaps move your phone to the skinny direct $30 plan with unlimited calls and go naked for the internet at home. Downside is you cant use the "was not home" excuse when ignoreing annoying relatives calling you.


A phone line even thru the router like 2degrees and orcon do was more than $5 a month when I last looked $15 for 2degrees and not looked at orcon recently, which is why 2talk was a more attactive option since that can be done for about the same and is not tied to their hardware.


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  Reply # 1656207 22-Oct-2016 15:35
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Naked broadband from Bigpipe + skinny direct is by far the best solution IMO

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  Reply # 1656234 22-Oct-2016 17:13
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NonprayingMantis: Naked broadband from Bigpipe + skinny direct is by far the best solution IMO


I was with Orcon but changed to Bigpipe a few days back and have Skinny/Skinny Direct for our phone solution. It's far more flexible than being tied to an ISP for your calls. 

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