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Topic # 230745 11-Mar-2018 14:42
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Looking at Spark or Voda for unlimited data with 2 sip lines (or what ever they call them), my question is why is Vodafone $30 cheaper than spark for the same thing. Unlimited officenet 2 lines $119 vs Spark $149, is there a reason for this other than spark making more margin?

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  Reply # 1972720 11-Mar-2018 14:45
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Vodafone deliver voice via the router/gateway. Spark deliver voice via the ONT voice ports - of which there is a cost to activate each port.


Personally, I prefer having the voice come from the ONT - one less thing for a customer to screw up in a self install situation.

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  Reply # 1972722 11-Mar-2018 14:51
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Ok fair point, but at a $30 premium per month!

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  Reply # 1972723 11-Mar-2018 14:56
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Voice delivered via the router / AP works fine my parents 70's plus notice zero difference from old POTs connection


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  Reply # 1972725 11-Mar-2018 15:00
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kornflake: Ok fair point, but at a $30 premium per month!


Granted the the voice activation is a cost, it is a very small one. Perhaps it's not the only extra value though. Regardless of the $30 price difference, I know which ISP I would go with - and it's not the Red one!


Spark still do some annoying things. But at least, if you really have to, you can ring and actually get what you want sorted in a reasonable amount of time. Plus Spark have some nice add-ons like Spotify, Lightbox/Netflix etc.

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