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Topic # 236463 3-Jun-2018 22:30
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I couldn't find a Chorus Forum so please move this if needed thanks Mod's


I haven't seen any discussion on this so was wondering if it's all isp's or just mine


As you probably know, we provide your broadband services over a fibre connection we rent from Chorus. From 1 July 2018, Chorus will increase the cost of 100Mbps fibre connections by $2.30 per month. You can find more detail on this price increase here


In Christchurch you can double your speed for the same price


http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1806/S00007/double-the-speed-for-the-same-price.htm


and yes I realize the moving costs probably outweigh the savings   :-p


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  Reply # 2028035 3-Jun-2018 22:38
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Here would be the best places

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49

 

or

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=95

 

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Edit: Mod has moved thread to correct location





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  Reply # 2028036 3-Jun-2018 22:39
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Hmm yes I got the same from Slingshot and they seem to say it doesn't matter if you are on contract, we will still increase your price because we said so in the contract.




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  Reply # 2028037 3-Jun-2018 22:41
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Once one ISP raises prices the rest will follow

 

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  Reply # 2028038 3-Jun-2018 22:42
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But even if on contract already?




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  Reply # 2028040 3-Jun-2018 22:45
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sonyxperiageek: But even if on contract already?

 

read the contract :)

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  Reply # 2028041 3-Jun-2018 22:45
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sonyxperiageek: But even if on contract already?

 

Yes if covered in your contract / Terms and conditions something along the lines If Wholesale prices increase then Retail prices will

 

(wording will be different but you get my point)

 

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  Reply # 2028042 3-Jun-2018 22:46
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Terms and conditions normally allow such things. Not the first time this sort of thing has happened. E.g., the 99c monthly increase a year or two back.




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  Reply # 2028046 3-Jun-2018 23:00
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See Chorus' announcement of this price change: https://sp.chorus.co.nz/product-update/ufb-price-changes-1-july-2018

 

 

 

 

 

Residential only offer

 

 

1.45

 

GPON Bitstream 2 Accelerate 100 Mbps down / 20 Mbps up with 2.5 Mbps symmetric High Priority CIR with ATA port Service Monthly Charge

 

Evolve 100-20-2.5-2.5

 

$43.00

 

 

$45.00

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2028050 3-Jun-2018 23:39
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I would have thought that as the numbers on the network escalate(as they are) the price should be dropping??????


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  Reply # 2028053 4-Jun-2018 00:12
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Some UFB product prices are scheduled for a yearly increase as per the government deal that was done with the LFC's





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  Reply # 2028093 4-Jun-2018 09:08
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The yearly price changes (some go up and some come down) were in the original CFH deal with Chorus and the LFCs. Prices started changing (from memory) in 2014 and continue right through to 2020 when the new regulatory framework will kick in.

 

 


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  Reply # 2029206 4-Jun-2018 13:34
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If it's only a $2 increase, why is Slingshot charging $2.30?




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  Reply # 2029207 4-Jun-2018 13:36
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GST

 

 

It does seem they may be the only ones doing it out of protest? I wonder if they will bring out the bread this time.

 

 


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  Reply # 2029220 4-Jun-2018 13:42
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sbiddle:

The yearly price changes (some go up and some come down) were in the original CFH deal with Chorus and the LFCs. Prices started changing (from memory) in 2014 and continue right through to 2020 when the new regulatory framework will kick in.


 



Doesn't this strike anyone as wrong? Surely prices should change in response to market conditions? To allow prices to be controlled in this manner smacks of monopoly. Or is this just the current five-year plan?

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