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#21651 3-May-2008 10:48
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I'm 1 15 year old boy who is the middle child of my family (There's fiva of us altogether). Us three kids are the main users of the internet and we churn through it. We were currently on Orcon but they charge us $10 per 5GB. What I want to know is what the bets ISP and plan would be for us, although it has to be around 15GB and must have some sort of cheap per GB charge or slow us down somehow.

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  #128134 3-May-2008 11:24
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There is no 'best' isp. A lot of them have traffic issues and the ones that don't aren't the cheapest kids on the block.

Slingshot have cheap data, but as we found out in our household, the price matches their service quality ie. Cheap/poor. If you go with them, don't move your phoneline over... It causes issues later




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  #128140 3-May-2008 11:44
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I recommend also looking at nzconnections ISP plan comparsions.





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  #128478 4-May-2008 21:34
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I would also have to suggest Slingshot
They simply are cheap although you have to be able to understand a foreign accent if you ever have to call them - I think they are an overseas based call centre.

I am guessing your paying $49 for 10gb full/128 plan - correct me if i am wrong
At slingshot $49 gets you 16gb of data and topup blocks are cheaper than orcon
 $10 for 10gb
 $25 for 30gb
 $40 for 50gb
If you dont purchase any topup blocks after you use your limit, or exceed any topup blocks you have purchased, you are slowed to dial up speed for the rest of the month. Sounds fairly good

Im on the Slingshot PRO plan and purchase topup blocks so my plan gives me
full / full and 56gb of data for 89.95
Orcon charge the same but I would only get 30gb under their speed plan+data = cost system. I dont think they offer these plans anymore though as they dont have a full / full without their homeline according to their website

If you do sign up, also dont forget to mention the username ChrisGordon as your referal lol




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  #128481 4-May-2008 21:50
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raytaylor: Orcon charge the same but I would only get 30gb under their speed plan+data = cost system. I dont think they offer these plans anymore though as they dont have a full / full without their homeline according to their website

Actually you have to pay an extra $10 per month on ANY plan to get Full/Full. All their plans are Full/128k. Homeline or Direct Dial Calling isn't a requirement.

You could continue to use Orcon's newer plans which instead of a hefty 5GB block at $10, is instead 1GB at $2 (same price, smaller block) - though Purple (with calling) + 10GB = $44.95... which isn't that much of a good deal.




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