Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




311 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


Topic # 224305 12-Nov-2017 08:44
Send private message quote this post

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

Create new topic
119 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 49


  Reply # 1899509 12-Nov-2017 09:29
Send private message quote this post

Try looking at VDSL if you have a good line




311 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 1899519 12-Nov-2017 10:25
Send private message quote this post

VDSL topped out at about 6Mbps upload for me so I’m not interested in going back.

 
 
 
 


1658 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 946

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1899520 12-Nov-2017 10:35
Send private message quote this post

What do you need the upload for?

 

Linux




311 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 1899521 12-Nov-2017 10:39
Send private message quote this post

Dropbox and Mega, backups and photo/video uploads. I don’t torrent at all.

25678 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5421

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 1899539 12-Nov-2017 11:07
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

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.

 

 




311 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 1899545 12-Nov-2017 11:22
Send private message quote this post

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.

1658 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 946

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1899551 12-Nov-2017 11:39
Send private message quote this post

How much data do you upload in one session?

 

Linux




311 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 1899554 12-Nov-2017 11:44
Send private message quote this post

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.



311 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 1899652 12-Nov-2017 15:58
Send private message quote this post

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?

735 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 123

Subscriber

  Reply # 1899656 12-Nov-2017 16:05
Send private message quote this post

FYI

 

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





rb99




311 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 1899679 12-Nov-2017 17:08
Send private message quote this post

Thanks! I could only find a much older thread when I tried searching.

6851 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3163

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1899680 12-Nov-2017 17:10
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

As per a few of my posts and past experience I wouldn't touch UI. Why not just go gigabit?




Michael Murphy | https://murfy.nz
Want to be with an epic ISP? Want $20 to join them too? Well, use this link to sign up to BigPipe!
The Router GuideCommunity UniFi Cloud Controller | Ubiquiti Edgerouter Tutorial




311 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 1899712 12-Nov-2017 18:42
Send private message quote this post

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.

153 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 48


  Reply # 1899780 12-Nov-2017 21:35
Send private message quote this post

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


5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1900207 13-Nov-2017 13:46
Send private message quote this post

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


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.