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# 255520 15-Aug-2019 19:29
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I am moving in a month to a house that needs fibre installed from the street, I will be having fibre+

I currently am out of contract with Spark and would have stayed with them if their prices were as competitive as 2D with their $200 discount

However, using Gimp’s utility I can save even more with Slingshot or Orcon but don’t know how reliable they are theses days, I don’t want to skimp on my fibre quality :)

I have a selection of modems so don’t necessarily need a new one

Any advice would be gratefully received

Cheers



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  # 2299981 15-Aug-2019 19:40
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My orcon fibre is rock solid.

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  # 2299983 15-Aug-2019 20:00
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Yeah no problems with Orcon at all.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2300033 15-Aug-2019 20:38
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Orcon are good as. I can’t recall any outage or issue if there ever was one.

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  # 2300034 15-Aug-2019 20:39
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if you dont wanna skimp on quality, stick with what you have ;)





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  # 2300042 15-Aug-2019 20:58
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hio77:

 

if you dont wanna skimp on quality, stick with what you have ;)

 

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  # 2300044 15-Aug-2019 21:06
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2degrees has been very reliable for me, and support was great when I messed with something I shouldn't have in the router configuration and broke it. They remote'd in and fixed it for me.


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  # 2300048 15-Aug-2019 21:18
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Just look at the support the 2degrees reps give on here. They're great. If you've got your mobile with them (on account) you save $20/mo for 12mo currently.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2300054 15-Aug-2019 21:31
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Depends where you see value, if you are paying for Netflix anyway then they might be on par with other providers etc(plus Lightbox too). Theres also the option of asking for the RWC freebie like new signups get in exchange for starting a new 12 month term. 

 

 

 

If the entertainment side does not suit you then yeah go for the cheaper options, I've had good experiences with Orcon years back. 




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  # 2300152 16-Aug-2019 07:35
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Thanks for your views

We don’t need Netflix, Amazon etc and I have a work phone but the wife has a $20 pre-paid which we can change to another provider

Orcon is looking good so far and also has an active member helping people in their forum so that’s good too

Cheers

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  # 2306231 26-Aug-2019 15:01
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Orcon support must have changed? They were ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING when I had the displeasure of having to deal with them approx  years ago.




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  # 2306235 26-Aug-2019 15:08
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I’ve signed up with 2 Degrees, their offers were very good for fibre and cell

Site visit this Monday so fingers crossed it all goes swiftly

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  # 2306294 26-Aug-2019 16:58
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Let us know how it goes. Fibre is coming to our street in Island Bay next month (yay) so I can finally leave Vodafone (I’ve been with some combination of Vodafone since paradise / IHUG days - but no more!!!!!





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  # 2306350 26-Aug-2019 17:34
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BLazeD:

 

Orcon support must have changed? They were ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING when I had the displeasure of having to deal with them approx  years ago.

 

 

They have improved substantially.  There was a time when the most effective way to get an issue addressed was via a post to the Orcon forum.  Now you can online chat for immediate support (as an alternative to the 0800 number) or email them.  In the past they did not have online chat and ignored support emails.





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  # 2306395 26-Aug-2019 18:40
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OldGeek:

 

They have improved substantially.  There was a time when the most effective way to get an issue addressed was via a post to the Orcon forum.  Now you can online chat for immediate support (as an alternative to the 0800 number) or email them.  In the past they did not have online chat and ignored support emails.

 

 

 

 

OK thanks, your response has convinced me :)


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  # 2309873 3-Sep-2019 11:27
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Just hijacking onto this thread as I am in a similar boat. 

 

 

 

My Spark VDSL ran out this week. If i re-sign my bill will go up by $5 to get the same Lightbox and Netflix. They didnt offer me the RWC package to re-sign either.

 

 

 

The Orcon VDSL deal looks to be the best with the half price monthly etc. The only thing holding me back is that Chorus have been installing Fibre in my street recently. The availability date is December. If i sign up for a 12month contract will i need to wait to get fibre? 

 

My VDSL performs pretty well (20Mbps +)considering all 4 in the household are online. 


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