Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

390 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Topic # 245277 27-Jan-2019 11:37
Send private message quote this post

Hi all


Did a search on the forum but couldn't find any posts about experiences with Nova broadband.


Anybody here with them and care to share experience?


Fibre has just been switched on at our location so I'm looking to upgrade from VDSL.


Currently with Voyager and they have been awesome so was looking to stay with them - but - I'm with Nova for electricity and gas and they have also been good over the time I've been with them.  Nova are offering a $300 account credit over a 12 month term plan so $65 month for 100/20.  It looks like (from screenshots on their site) they supply a Netcomm NF18ACV modem/router for no extra cost.


Voyager offer 100/20 at $79 month and charge $225 for a Huawei HG659.


Some experiences with Nova would be good and also feedback on the two modem/routers offered.







View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

This is a filtered page: currently showing replies marked as answers. Click here to see full discussion.

Mr Snotty
8515 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4417

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2168644 27-Jan-2019 22:47
5 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

I'm just going to put this out here - my 2c:


I compared the prices of Nova and they seemed rather expensive - not to mention they don't offer anything above 200/20Mbit for UFB (at the same price as Gigabit for other providers). I can't judge on their network but there is very little information on it - there is no mention of IP addressing (is this CGNAT, Dynamic or do you get a Static IP) and there is many references to fair use policies essentially stating if you use more than the average customer Nova may ask you to cut your usage down, or disconnect you.


I'd personally still unbundle and go with 2degrees - $200 joining credit, $85/mo (or $75/mo if you have an on-account mobile with them) and 12mo contract with a free Fritz!Box (which is superior to what Nova are offering). This works out to $40 more expensive than Nova over a single year taking in consideration their credit but in return you get a better router and are on a proven, well performing network and long term you'll actually save more.


Until Nova (or @noroad) answer questions about the network and how it performs I really can't recommend it especially on a fixed, bundled contract with power. I also recommend comparing power / gas suppliers as what you're paying is likely too much for that too - a quick comparison from Flick Electric / Fixie plan to Nova would mean I would spend on average $10/mo more just for power on a low user plan. If you've got gas bundled and are a higher use household you could have considerable savings waiting for you. Furthermore, I don't support any provider that has a prompt payment discount and treats it as such.


By locking your broadband / power / gas together into one bill makes it harder to move any of these aspects to a new provider or take advantage of the actual cheapest price for each utility. You've got far more power by staying contract free with power / gas in terms of savings as providers will often ensure you've got the best deal (instead of fixing you for 1-2 years).

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted 18-Apr-2019 10:19

Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted 16-Apr-2019 07:58

2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted 15-Apr-2019 09:35

Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits
Posted 13-Apr-2019 12:35

Exported honey authenticated on Blockchain
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:19

HPE and Nutanix partner to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:12

Southern Cross and ASN sign contract for Southern Cross NEXT
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:09

Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:07

Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:03

New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted 10-Apr-2019 20:59

Kiwis ensure streaming is never interrupted by opting for uncapped broadband plans
Posted 7-Apr-2019 09:05

DHL Express introduces new MyDHL+ online portal to make shipping easier
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:51

RackWare hybrid cloud platform removes barriers to enterprise cloud adoption
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:50

Top partner named at MYOB High Achievers Awards
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:48

Great ideas start in Gisborne with hackathon event back for another round
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:42

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.