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  Reply # 2186481 24-Feb-2019 20:04
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Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your advice and experiences. I've got a valid reference now for future broadband and energy stuff.

 

 

 

Thanks for making this expat (or immigrant, lol) welcome!




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  Reply # 2194480 9-Mar-2019 13:38
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Wee update.

 

I know I will only have myself to blame when things go belly up but went with Contact Energy in the end. 🙃

 

Seemed the simplest way to go for me, I will assess my energy use after 2 months and jump ship most likely.

 

Took over 2 weeks to get my fibre installed! Frustrating as they didn't keep me properly updated. Previous resident hadn't fully stopped their broadband service and that caused confusion and a hold up.

 

Finally got online this morning and online speedtests suggest that Vocus Communications is the actual ISP. Very fast at the mo, hope I don't need support/CS - who knows how they will be.

 

Thanks for the helpful advice. Keeping 🤞


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2194483 9-Mar-2019 13:45
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2 weeks is actually pretty good for a fibre installation. Was that from start to finish?

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  Reply # 2194484 9-Mar-2019 14:07
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2 weeks to get fibre installed is fantastic and you should be stoked



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  Reply # 2194609 9-Mar-2019 17:01
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Sorry, I wonder if I used the wrong terminology.

 

It's a modern block with fibre already installed, ONT in place etc..

 

It took 2 weeks for them to switch it on, lol!


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  Reply # 2194815 9-Mar-2019 22:32
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michaelmurfy:

 

These few cents can add up quite quickly - The price you quoted for Contact was actually rather expensive. For comparison, I pay 22.5c/unit with Flick currently.

 

 

Remember with contact you get about a 20% prompt payment discount and about another 2% for email-only invoicing. 

 

This means my contact power bill is the cheapest out of the major providers each time I do a comparison. 

 

From memory my daily rate used to be $1.73 and then 22c per kwh
With prompt payment discount it became $1.38 and 17.6c

 

However they just put me on to the low user rate where the daily is something like 33c and 27c per kwh





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  Reply # 2195221 10-Mar-2019 19:49
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raytaylor:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

These few cents can add up quite quickly - The price you quoted for Contact was actually rather expensive. For comparison, I pay 22.5c/unit with Flick currently.

 

 

Remember with contact you get about a 20% prompt payment discount and about another 2% for email-only invoicing. 

 

This means my contact power bill is the cheapest out of the major providers each time I do a comparison. 

 

From memory my daily rate used to be $1.73 and then 22c per kwh
With prompt payment discount it became $1.38 and 17.6c

 

However they just put me on to the low user rate where the daily is something like 33c and 27c per kwh

 

 

Thanks.

 

I only get 18% discount sadly. Lord knows how but that's all I'm entitled to. Yet to see my first bill.


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