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#268083 27-Feb-2020 09:21
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Voyager have just emailed me to advise that as from the 1st March Unchained Max Fibre plan price will automatically drop from $129 to $99 per month!

Considering the quality of their service this makes Voyager the #1 choice for fibre now IMHO. Fantastic news. Hope this doesn't mean a flood of signups degrading service...

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  #2428000 27-Feb-2020 09:24
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Their website still shows it at $129. so I doubt they will get flooded at all.


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  #2428005 27-Feb-2020 09:28
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Will that mean 200/20 will also drop as that is currently $99/month, or will it just be removed?


 
 
 
 


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  #2428056 27-Feb-2020 09:40
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Nate001:

 

Will that mean 200/20 will also drop as that is currently $99/month, or will it just be removed?

 

 

 

 

They are upgrading all 200/20 customers to 950/500 service so $99 price will stay the same. They will get rid of 200/20 plan I imagine.





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  #2428062 27-Feb-2020 09:49
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Mahon:

Their website still shows it at $129. so I doubt they will get flooded at all.

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One assumes the new pricing will be shown on the website when [cough cough] it comes into force on March 1?

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  #2428092 27-Feb-2020 10:47
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Dang.... I only left because they couldnt offer me 100/100.......

 

 





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  #2428111 27-Feb-2020 11:12
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yay! finally, few months of twitter messages :) have not got an email yet. will be upgrading ASAP.





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  #2428149 27-Feb-2020 12:15
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I got the same email and am super happy about it. I had been wanting to go back onto a gigabit plan for a while now, but the Voyager price was $30 more than anyone else. But apart from the price, I've been happy with Voyager - I have static IPV4 and IPV6 addresses and the connection always performs well and is reliable. Now I have no complaints!


 
 
 
 


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  #2428167 27-Feb-2020 12:31
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billgates:

 

They are upgrading all 200/20 customers to 950/500 service so $99 price will stay the same. They will get rid of 200/20 plan I imagine.

 

 

The e-mail said I was a valued customer. I guess I'm no more valued than the rest :(

 

The upstream speed has been a major issue for me (20Mbs^-1) when I've needed to do large offsite backups. I'm pleased I will no longer have to switch plans for a month or two as I had to in the past.


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  #2428170 27-Feb-2020 12:36
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

The upstream speed has been a major issue for me (20Mbs^-1) when I've needed to do large offsite backups. I'm pleased I will no longer have to switch plans for a month or two as I had to in the past.

 

 

Hence why I bailed.... they couldnt offer me 100/100, only at a business rate :(

 

I may have to have a chat with them and maybe move back now ;)

 

 





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  #2428186 27-Feb-2020 13:06
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amanzi:

 

   <snip>the Voyager price was $30 more than anyone else <snip>

 

   <snip> I have static IPV4 and IPV6 addresses <snip>

 

 

If you compare Apples with Apples that apparent $30 price disparity disappears when you need a static IP. Most RSP's charge a monthly fee ON TOP of their plan for static whereas Voyager do not. That apparent $30 was only a $10/$20 price premium for a Voyager account with static IP compared to all other RSP's I checked. In any case I'll take that $30/month price cut with both hands :-)

 

 

 

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  #2428190 27-Feb-2020 13:14
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they couldnt offer me 100/100, only at a business rate

 

 

Which begs the question, who does offer a business style 100/100 connection at retail price? I'm willing to bet nobody...

 

 

 

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  #2428196 27-Feb-2020 13:27
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Yutani: If you compare Apples with Apples that apparent $30 price disparity disappears when you need a static IP. Most RSP's charge a monthly fee ON TOP of their plan for static whereas Voyager do not. That apparent $30 was only a $10/$20 price premium for a Voyager account with static IP compared to all other RSP's I checked. In any case I'll take that $30/month price cut with both hands :-)

 

Yep, you're right about that. Either way I was going to find it hard to justify the extra cost to go back on the gigabit plan. It's not often a company will give their customers more than what they're paying for without an increase in payment. I remember a few times when I was with Paradise/TelstraClear/Vodafone discovering that the advertised plans were way better than what I was getting as a long-time customer.


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  #2428199 27-Feb-2020 13:30
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Yutani:

 

they couldnt offer me 100/100, only at a business rate
 

 

Which begs the question, who does offer a business style 100/100 connection at retail price? I'm willing to bet nobody...

 

 

 

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Depends on the definition of "Business Style"... if you mean a truly business contract with defined SLAs, contention and rate guarantees then none will. You'd need to enter into a business contract for that. However; Big Pipe offer 100/100 @ $89/mth.




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  #2428200 27-Feb-2020 13:34
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Big Pipe offer 100/100 @ $89/mth

 

Cool, thanks for that info. 900/500 @ $99/month wins hands down.

 

 

 

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  #2428202 27-Feb-2020 13:38
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That's basically price parity with Skinny ($98), which makes it the equal cheapest gigabit plan out there (excluding all those limited time discounts). Nice!

 

I'm guessing IPV6 support and free static IP availability make Voyager a better choice than Skinny for the budget-conscious geek who wants gigabit? Will definitely look at switching - I miss IPV6.

 

How is Voyager's peering?


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