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#224305 12-Nov-2017 08:44
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I'm currently with Spark and pay $70 per month for unlimited naked 100/20 (off contract).


I'd like to get more than 20 upload, but I'm not interested in moving to a plan with an absurd download speed to get it. The only way to get more than 20 upload with Spark appears to be to sign up for Naked Fibre MAX with 900Mbps download. 100 download is more than enough.


Two questions:


1) Are there any plans for the big players (Spark, 2degrees, VF etc) to start offering better upload speeds on consumer-level plans? I'm happy to wait if things might change in the next 6-12 months.


2) Apart from a $10 mobile bundle discount, I'm not tied to Spark. What are the GZ recommendations for an alternative ISP?


My criteria are:



  • Unlimited data

  • Naked

  • No contract (would consider a 12 month plan if it was a particularly good deal)

  • No CGNAT (I don't need a fixed IP, but I use dyndns services for remote access)

  • 100 down, 50 or 100 up

  • I have a HG659b so don't need new ISP hardware

  • Decent reliable speeds without peak time congestion


Thanks in advance!



Edit: I’m in Christchurch

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  #1899509 12-Nov-2017 09:29
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Try looking at VDSL if you have a good line




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  #1899519 12-Nov-2017 10:25
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VDSL topped out at about 6Mbps upload for me so I’m not interested in going back.

 
 
 
 


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  #1899520 12-Nov-2017 10:35
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What do you need the upload for?

 

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  #1899521 12-Nov-2017 10:39
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Dropbox and Mega, backups and photo/video uploads. I don’t torrent at all.

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  #1899539 12-Nov-2017 11:07
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This exact same discussion already occurred in another thread on here a few weeks ago.

 

 

 

 

1) Are there any plans for the big players (Spark, 2degrees, VF etc) to start offering better upload speeds on consumer-level plans? I'm happy to wait if things might change in the next 6-12 months.

 

 

To answer this question the answer will pretty much be no. The big players are focused on one thing - price. And that's because consumers are demanding the lowest price in the market which means margins are as close to zero as they'll ever be.

 

As part of the cost cutting Chorus changed their original UFB plans to newer Right Performing plans that created new 100/20 and 200/20 plans. This was because upload isn't important for the vast majority of UFB customers. As part of the race to the bottom most large providers moved to these plans because it was the only way to stay competitive.

 

Any RSP out there can offer any Chorus plan on offer, which includes 100/50 and 100/100 plans. If you want to stick to a big provider you're not going to get these because the complexities of offering large numbers of plans. If speed and performance are important I suggest you contact one of the 70+ RSP's who offer UFB and don't fall into the "we're not the big guys" category.

 

 




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  #1899545 12-Nov-2017 11:22
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I must have missed the prior discussion in my browse and search to date.

I’m not tied to a big provider, and I am open to any recommendations, if anyone has a recommendation to offer.

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  #1899551 12-Nov-2017 11:39
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How much data do you upload in one session?

 

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  #1899554 12-Nov-2017 11:44
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Currently pushing about 15GB up to Mega. That’s a bit of a one-off though, more often it’s anywhere from 20MB to a couple of gigs at a time.



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  #1899652 12-Nov-2017 15:58
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Looks like I can get 100/100 unlimited naked with Unlimited Internet for $80/month, any current GZers with them and willing to comment on the service?

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  #1899656 12-Nov-2017 16:05
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FYI

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=49&topicId=224140





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  #1899679 12-Nov-2017 17:08
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Thanks! I could only find a much older thread when I tried searching.

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  #1899680 12-Nov-2017 17:10
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As per a few of my posts and past experience I wouldn't touch UI. Why not just go gigabit?






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  #1899712 12-Nov-2017 18:42
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Because I’d be substantially increasing my monthly cost for only a small amount of useable upload benefit and a bunch of additional bandwidth I don’t want and wouldn’t utilise.

I’ll have a good read of the UI thread and your prior posts then make a call.

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  #1899780 12-Nov-2017 21:35
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Try http://mynxnet.com/

 

Should tick all those boxes (and a few more if you want IPv6)

 

Have been using them and there parent company for about 5 years now


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  #1900207 13-Nov-2017 13:46
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ashtonaut: Looks like I can get 100/100 unlimited naked with Unlimited Internet for $80/month, any current GZers with them and willing to comment on the service?

 

 

 

I've been with Unlimited Internet for about a year and have no problems. I went with them precisely because they offered a 100/100 service. I also wasn't prepared to take a big step up in cost and go to a Gigabit downstream service just to get an upstream rate better than 20Mbps.

 

 

 

Cheers

 

Richard


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