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#261810 16-Dec-2019 15:06
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I just realised my Spark contract ended 4 months ago and my $10 a month discount along with it.

 

So I got the online to see what they could offer and if I could move from Fibre100 to FibreMax. Their reply was......"nothing. We don't currently have any broadband offers".

 

15 years I've been with them. Always been offered a discount to sign again

 

So thanks to Geekzone I see StuffFibre and Orcon are offering 6 months half price. Even taking into account having to buy Netflix and Lightbox I would still save just under $400 with StuffFibre.

 

Does anyone have a reason for me not to switch ?


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  #2376363 16-Dec-2019 15:10
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I think it all comes down to: What are your needs + wants out of your provider.

 

Edit: Should be clear why I say that. Each has some supplementary services they offer (e.g. Spotify, Netflix, Lightbox etc etc).  Some offer IPv6. Some use CGNAT. Some cost more than others.  For me, price is less of a concern over other things. For others the cheapest is all people are after.


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  #2376366 16-Dec-2019 15:14
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 2degrees - - 12 month contract, $200 credit , full speed & unlimited data , $85per month. And, comes with free amazon prime video. 

 

It works out to full speed unlimited data for $68 per month. 


 
 
 
 




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  #2376371 16-Dec-2019 15:22
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Two teenagers at home with another during university holidays.

 

We stream an hour or two of tv most nights, I work from home 2/3 days a week and we average 350-400GB a month.

 

Spark has been rock solid but $400 is $400.

 

[e] and I have a Synology NAS syncing my wife's documents from her office.


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  #2376374 16-Dec-2019 15:28
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martyyn:

 

I just realised my Spark contract ended 4 months ago and my $10 a month discount along with it.

 

So I got the online to see what they could offer and if I could move from Fibre100 to FibreMax. Their reply was......"nothing. We don't currently have any broadband offers".

 

15 years I've been with them. Always been offered a discount to sign again

 

So thanks to Geekzone I see StuffFibre and Orcon are offering 6 months half price. Even taking into account having to buy Netflix and Lightbox I would still save just under $400 with StuffFibre.

 

Does anyone have a reason for me not to switch ?

 

 

I really don't like that geekzone price comparison link -- it uses image tricks to fool people into thinking some deals are better than others. They have stamped kiwis have chosen this deal on the stuff/orcon offers, but not a single person has chosen NOW or 2degrees - which I find hard to believe. 

 

The orcon and stuff deals are in larger and more colourful boxes and they just look more attractive without even comparing pricing. 2 degrees is off to the right so looks like a rubbish deal, and it does not mention the $200 joining credit or free prime video that 2 degrees offers. 

 

If you look at the actual figures, then 2 degrees is the best offer, if you want free prime video.  If not, then the 2 degrees price is effectively equal to the stuff price. 

 

 

 

 




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  #2376378 16-Dec-2019 15:35
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surfisup1000:

 

I really don't like that geekzone price comparison link -- it uses image tricks to fool people into thinking some deals are better than others.

 

 

Totally understand that, which is why like a proper geek I have my own spreadsheet telling me what I will save over the 12 months :)

 

But the heads up on the $200 credit is great and we do have a Prime membership so the discount is useful.


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  #2379055 20-Dec-2019 10:11
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I'm currently with 2degrees (Gigabit fibre, static IP) so can't take advantage of their new customer offer. Looking at changing 1) due to price, 2) due to Oz / US international speeds deteriorating (which 2degrees have acknowledged). Get around 900 down / 400 up domestically which is great. 

 

 

 

The Stuff Fibre 6 month half price Gigabit offer looks pretty appealing (plus $50 one off for the static IP). Can anyone comment on how my experience would be versus my 2degrees experience above (maybe someone who has recently moved between the two in either direction)? Do Stuff have ample international capacity do you know? Are domestic speeds pretty much the same for all ISPs?

 

 

 

Apart from the price / international speeds I'm massively happy with 2degrees so realistically wouldn't jump purely for price unless I'd get a comparable or better service with the new ISP.


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  #2379058 20-Dec-2019 10:34
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I have a friend who re-signed last month with 2D. He got the $200 & free prime deal.
I myself re-signed 6 months ago and got the $200 (was denied the free Prime part).

 

If you are thinking about re-signing be worth calling them and see what they can do.


 
 
 
 


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  #2379064 20-Dec-2019 10:39
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I just ran it for myself (because why not), and it doesn't seem to include my current provider: Bigpipe - which is cheaper than any of the options it provided (but only just).

 

Maybe Bigpipe doesn't count as one of NZ's leading providers?

 

Currently on Fibre100 which is $79/month with Bigpipe - offering 3 months free if you sign up for 12 month contract. 

 

The cheapest monthly price from the prices comparision was Stuff at $79.95 + 6 months half price for 12 month contract

 

Not necessarily endorsing Bigpipe (email support only can be a downside) but it is another of the options out there...

 

 


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  #2379066 20-Dec-2019 10:46
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KrazyKid:

 

I have a friend who re-signed last month with 2D. He got the $200 & free prime deal.
I myself re-signed 6 months ago and got the $200 (was denied the free Prime part).

 

If you are thinking about re-signing be worth calling them and see what they can do.

 

 

Yep they've said they can do $82 a month including the static IP which is pretty reasonable (no free Prime). I'd save just over $10 a month for the year with Stuff which is why I'm not basing it purely on price; I'd prefer to pay the extra rather than have my quality of service degrade (which is what I'm trying to ascertain).

 

 

 

@evnafets - I'm looking at Gigabit :)

 

 

 

 


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