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Topic # 226030 17-Dec-2017 08:37
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Hi all,

Wondering what the best fibre (et al) ISP in Wellington is? I've been with NOW NZ (who were great), but being a renter I'd prefer an ISP who doesn't make me have a term/contract. From what I can see these are my options:

 

  • Voyager
  • WorldNet ($99 install fee)
  • Econofibre
  • Bigpipe ($49 install fee, and unlimited data)
  • Kiwilink
  • Unlimited internet
  • 2talk

Or I could commit and go with either NOW NZ or Inspire who seem like the best for service.


Cheers,

Ryan


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  Reply # 1920723 17-Dec-2017 08:42
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Voyager and Bigpipe are both usually considered very good, although there has been a recent thread with grumblings about Bigpipe support.

 

Voyager gets a public (sticky) IP address. Bigpipe is CGNAT.


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  Reply # 1920728 17-Dec-2017 09:11
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Without defining "best" your question is pretty open ended.

 

What are your requirements?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1920752 17-Dec-2017 11:07
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I still say BigPipe is one of the better ISP's to go towards however Voyager is also good.





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  Reply # 1920759 17-Dec-2017 11:30
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I'm with Voyager (In auckland tho), and for a one off fee of $14.95 you can get a static anyway :) I've had extremely little issues with them and have been recommending them to family and friends.





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  Reply # 1920762 17-Dec-2017 12:23
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I seem to have a static with voyager anyway. There was an IP in the email I got with provisioning info and I dont recall paying them for it.





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  Reply # 1920763 17-Dec-2017 12:28
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  Reply # 1920785 17-Dec-2017 14:22
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Stuff Fibre offer off contract accounts and I have read and heard good feedback about them. They currently use Vocus but I believe they are changing wholesaler.

 

EDIT; In light of SBiddle's post below I will add a caution regarding Stuff Fibre.





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  Reply # 1920786 17-Dec-2017 14:27
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MikeB4:

 

Stuff Fibre offer off contract accounts and I have read and heard good feedback about them. They currently use Vocus but I believe they are changing wholesaler.

 

 

They moved away from Vocus a while ago. I'm just not sure of their reliability - while everybody has outages they have had a few including a near full day one a couple of weeks ago.

 

 


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  Reply # 1920787 17-Dec-2017 14:35
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sbiddle:

 

MikeB4:

 

Stuff Fibre offer off contract accounts and I have read and heard good feedback about them. They currently use Vocus but I believe they are changing wholesaler.

 

 

They moved away from Vocus a while ago. I'm just not sure of their reliability - while everybody has outages they have had a few including a near full day one a couple of weeks ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn I had not heard about that outage. I will edit my post





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  Reply # 1920800 17-Dec-2017 15:16
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Havnt Stuff Fibre been voted as best??

 

Skinny have an awesome reputation if 100/20 will do you.


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  Reply # 1920806 17-Dec-2017 16:04
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Pumpedd:

Havnt Stuff Fibre been voted as best??


Skinny have an awesome reputation if 100/20 will do you.



The voting process was also extremely bias and basically bought.




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  Reply # 1920813 17-Dec-2017 17:29
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MikeB4:

 

sbiddle:

 

MikeB4:

 

Stuff Fibre offer off contract accounts and I have read and heard good feedback about them. They currently use Vocus but I believe they are changing wholesaler.

 

 

They moved away from Vocus a while ago. I'm just not sure of their reliability - while everybody has outages they have had a few including a near full day one a couple of weeks ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn I had not heard about that outage. I will edit my post

 

 

Everybody has outages at one time or another so it has to be put in context - it was very telling however that Stuff didn't report a near 12 hour outage. If it has been Vodafone or Spark it would have been front page news!

 

 


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  Reply # 1920814 17-Dec-2017 17:35
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Pumpedd:

Havnt Stuff Fibre been voted as best??



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  Reply # 1920834 17-Dec-2017 19:46
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Pumpedd:

 

Havnt Stuff Fibre been voted as best??

 

 

 

Skinny have an awesome reputation if 100/20 will do you.

 



The voting process was also extremely bias and basically bought.

 

I did assume that. Just wanted it confirmed. 


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  Reply # 1920892 17-Dec-2017 22:25
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Where were they voted best? What award was that for?


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