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#232029 26-Mar-2018 14:22
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Any noticeable difference between Vodafone and Spark, any particular reason to sign up with one vs the other?

 

Both currently very comparable for price:

 

Spark on a 12 month 100/20mbps plan, currently offering a $300 account credit and a $50 online joining credit, plus netflix for 6 months.

 

Spark is $94.99 per month x 12 months = $1,139.88.

 

Less $350 (account credit and online joining credit) = $789.88

 

Less $89.94 (Netflix $14.99 x 6 months) = $699.94 or $58.32 per month.

 

 

 

Vodafone on a 12 month 100/20mbps plan, currently offering 4 months free ($84.99 x 4 = $339 as my on account mobile currently with Vodafone so qualify for the $10 per month rebate), plus they include a $50 Visa Prezzy card. Neon included for 12 months. 

 

Vodafone is $84.99 per month for 12 months = $1,019.88.

 

Less $339.96 (4 months free as per current promotion) = $679.92

 

Less $50 Visa prezzy card value = $629.92 = $52.49 per month. 

 

I haven't included the Neon monthly fee as of value, as its not a service I would subscribe to. 

 

 

 

I currently pay $14.99 per month for Netflix, so the main benefit in going with Spark vs Vodafone would be to save the Netflix fee over the next 6 months. 

 

Any other thoughts on choosing one over the other? 


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  #1983494 26-Mar-2018 14:34
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For broadband I'd recommend going to Spark personally as they've got the better service and have been proven to generally offer better broadband. If you're in either Wellington or Christchurch in an area that has Vodafone Cable then do yourself a favor and stay the hell away from Vodafone as they'll try and connect you to cable.

 

This is my own personal preference. I'm with 2degrees Broadband and Vodafone for mobile myself. There is no right answer to your question - just do whatever :)





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  #1983495 26-Mar-2018 14:35
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Go for what you think is best for you but check out 2Degrees as well

 

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  #1983497 26-Mar-2018 14:40
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Linux:

 

Go for what you think is best for you but check out 2Degrees as well

 

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Thanks, yes looked at 2degrees. Unfortunately they don't seem to be comparable in terms of value given the current offers from Spark and Vodafone. 2Degrees offer a $200 joining credit on a 12 month term, making their monthly plan $68.33 per month. 

 

Both of the major players, Spark and Vodafone each at least $10 per month cheaper and include additional streaming services. 


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  #1983499 26-Mar-2018 14:40
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Do Spark still offer free Lightbox?  I've never used it but it has some content that isn't on NF

 

Whether VF's historically atrocious customer service is a consideration is up to you to decide, I suppose.  I switched from VF to Slingshot a few years ago, based on their offering being the best if you wanted a home phone included




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  #1983502 26-Mar-2018 14:42
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shk292:

 

Do Spark still offer free Lightbox?  I've never used it but it has some content that isn't on NF

 

Whether VF's historically atrocious customer service is a consideration is up to you to decide, I suppose.  I switched from VF to Slingshot a few years ago, based on their offering being the best if you wanted a home phone included

 

 

Yes, I believe they still include Lightbox for free for the life of the plan. So I guess thats the equivalent of Vodafone offering Neon.

 

So perhaps better value from Spark with Netflix also included for 6 months.  


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  #1984259 27-Mar-2018 13:26
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I'd take Spark over Vodafone every day. The only reason to ever go with Vodafone is if you are in a cable area, and either can't get UFB yet or want cheapish Sky.





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