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  Reply # 1836494 3-Aug-2017 12:25
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How will they make money though...

 

 

They already have it.. they have some form of commission agreement in place with the ISP's they currently list.. All they need to do is add all the other ISP to compare against, but without the ability to click through and signup. 





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  Reply # 1836498 3-Aug-2017 12:29
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One thing I'd like to see is other options in the selection criteria; specifically static IP.

 

Without going to the signup page for each plan, there's no way to find out whether static IP is available, or what it costs, for the various plans. Even then, the signup page doesn't always say.

 

 

A CG-Nat filter would be good too, some people are quite happy with a dynamic IP, as long as it's still public and not CG-Nat

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1836512 3-Aug-2017 12:50
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While the site says "We show nationwide providers & plans," BigPipe's fibre offers aren't nationwide.  The GZ Broadband site shows BigPipe fibre as an attractively-priced option at my address, but they have no handover in Whanganui and the BigPipe site tells me the best they can sell me is VDSL.


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  Reply # 1836843 3-Aug-2017 20:51
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It doesn't treat me like a geek so I wouldn't look again. If I want to get a 1Gbps service then I don't want to be looking at 200Mbps offers. For me, the range should be between half and double the speed.

 

 

Best way to solve this is to group the fibre plans based on upload speed. So the 30/10, 100/20, and 200/20 will be in the "slower" fibre group. While 200/200 and 900/500 plans will be in the "fast" fibre category.

 

Agree that placing gigabit plans next to 20mbit upload speed plans is a bit pointless.

 

Also im guessing that the max number of results is limited to 20. Which means that you sometimes end up with lots of mostly identical or close to results from 1 ISP. I was getting lots of Spark results - 2 of which were exactly the same until you clicked on the more info tab. And another 2 were the same apart from a different contract term. Had to again click on the more info tab just to find out what you got for a 2 year contract instead of a 1 year contract.

 

Maybe have a sort option for 12 months or less contracts, and another for more than 12 months contracts.






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  Reply # 1836853 3-Aug-2017 21:27
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Not sure if this has been mentioned already but I for one would like to see who provides a Static IP Address and the related costs (if any) that go with it. 

 

Obviously not really a priority for your everyday user but it could be an "Other options" in the questions before the results are given.

 

Just my 2 cents.

 

Otherwise it's a great quick process.  Thanks for putting it together. 


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Hi, The cost displayed on the switch website for a 200/20 fibre plan (24 month) from Compass is $ 104.95 but is showing $ 108.95 when I tried to sign up for this plan on the Compass site. Could someone clarify this discrepancy? Thanks.


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  Reply # 1839597 5-Aug-2017 19:18
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Works, but doesn't show correct prices for Dunedin Gigatown connections




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  Reply # 1839610 5-Aug-2017 20:31
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Hi, The cost displayed on the switch website for a 200/20 fibre plan (24 month) from Compass is $ 104.95 but is showing $ 108.95 when I tried to sign up for this plan on the Compass site. Could someone clarify this discrepancy? Thanks.

 

 

 

 

Hey, thank you for pointing it out! They had recently changed the plan pricing and this one I missed. I have updated it now.


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