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#236226 24-May-2018 12:45
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We will be moving to a new house in Aotea, Porirua/Wellington area in the next few weeks, and the address has fibre capability.


We have been with Orcon for the past 3 years (on ADSL) and other than the modem occasionally freezing and having to be rebooted & the occasional slow Internet, we have not had any other issues.


Our main Internet usage includes: Internet streaming (on-demand TV like Lightbox, Youtube, etc), Xbox game downloads, international voice/video calling, I also occasionally work from home and may need to download large files over private VPNs). Consumption averages between 100-200GB / month.


I've had a look at "" and Orcon no longer features at the top of the list.


Hence I wanted the geekzone community opinion on whether to remain with my current provider or switch to a new one?


Look forward to hearing from the community.


Thank you,



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  #2021898 24-May-2018 15:29
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2 Degrees is rated pretty highly by some of the people around here who's opinion matters.


I'm with BigPipe and I'm generally happy with the service (sans impending loss of IPV6)


I'm not a great fan of Orcon/Slingshot but plenty of people swear by them.


Spark for all it's faults is who I generally recommend to people who want a phone line and support and don't have any specialist needs.


Vodafone still has possibly the worst customer service in the world, even if they have gotten most of the bugs out of the actual network.


I'd strongly suggest avoiding Trustpower and Myrepublic.


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  #2021905 24-May-2018 15:36
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We will be moving to a new house in Aotea, Porirua/Wellington area in the next few weeks, and the address has fibre capability.



As an aside, I suspect you will find that it only has fibre capability,  I'm pretty sure new subdivisions like Aotea are not being copper wired at all.





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  #2021938 24-May-2018 16:36
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Voyager are pretty good. Stay away from Vodafone if you want any form of customer service at all.

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