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#272535 30-Jun-2020 12:25
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I’m looking to find what fibre provider will be the best for me

I’ve browsed these forums but kinda just ended back in square one again

Wasn’t really greatly to worried until I had a bad experience with MyRepublic, which was just non stop issues and speeds were always well off.

Use quite a lot of internet with Online gaming and streaming so looking for a provider that has a good stable connection etc, and is good for gaming.

Tossing up between a couple at the moment 2 Degrees, orcon, spark and slingshot.

Used the Glimp website and they were saying that the best connection I get is with orcon, but I wasn’t fully sold and they seems way to keen to just sign me up to orcon on the spot.

Looking to get a 900/500 plan, know that 2 degrees and spark are going to be more costly are they worth it, or will I be able to be just as well off with orcon or slingshot?

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  #2515007 30-Jun-2020 12:27
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+1 for 2degrees avoid MR like anything


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  #2515008 30-Jun-2020 12:28
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if you have a 2degreees mobile go with 2degrees, if you want the cheapest max go with voyager, if you want 100 up&down go with bigpipe

 

all 3 providers have great geekzone folk on here


 
 
 
 




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  #2515009 30-Jun-2020 12:29
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What would be the benefit of choosing them over orcon?

Also is there anyway to really know what provider has the best connection to my address?

Kinda looking ahead, as I have been told it can take 2-3 months to install fibre and as I’m building that will be the case

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  #2515011 30-Jun-2020 12:32
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Just pick on you want to go with or this could go around in circles, The fibre install time has zero to do with the ISP you pick!

 

I suggest you pick one and get a fibre install request done ASAP or it will take even longer

 

If you pick any of the main Fibre retailers you will have a good stable connection




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  #2515012 30-Jun-2020 12:34
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Yeah I get that, just been put off by the bad experience I had with MyRepublic, and don’t want that again

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  #2515019 30-Jun-2020 12:43
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Stevecad: Yeah I get that, just been put off by the bad experience I had with MyRepublic, and don’t want that again

 

That is just the way My Republic rolls


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  #2515020 30-Jun-2020 12:43
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Can highly recommend both Voyager and Bigpipe - havent been on 2D myself so cant comment :)





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  #2515021 30-Jun-2020 12:46
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I've been with 2degrees fibre for years, happy with their performance, routing, service, and pricing.


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  #2515025 30-Jun-2020 13:03
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Do you have any specific requirements? Like wanting fixed IPv4 or IPv6 addresses? Do you need an ISP that doesn't use CGNAT? Or do you want to bundle your fibre plan with mobile bill to get extra discounts?

 

I'm with Voyager and highly recommend them, especially if you're wanting to get a fixed IPv4 or IPv6 address. They also appear to peer with all the important providers and have great performance to Sydney.




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  #2515032 30-Jun-2020 13:08
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Just generally looking ideally for a provider that will be solid with good connections and low ping etc.

Honestly wouldn’t have worried me at all before but, got stuck in a 12 month contract with Myrepublic and it was so painful

Felt like they said they were this and that but they were just hard to deal with and connections always seems to be a lot slower

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  #2515035 30-Jun-2020 13:16
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Put some ISP names into a hat and pick one!

 

2degrees also offer fantastic support here on Geekzone from real staff that know what they are talking about and doing


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  #2515114 30-Jun-2020 14:22
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I have been with Stuff Fibre and I can tell you they are the best value for money out there. 

 

12 months contract - and you get 6 months half price plus a a Decent Asus gigabit router for free. 

 

If you use this referal link you can sign up for this offer. I have lived all my life being a Spark / Telecom / Xtra customer and the billing on Stuff seems to be way way easier and simple. 

 

Also, the chat and support is top class.  


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  #2515132 30-Jun-2020 15:00
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maxeon:

 

I have been with Stuff Fibre and I can tell you they are the best value for money out there. 

 

12 months contract - and you get 6 months half price plus a a Decent Asus gigabit router for free. 

 

If you use this referal link you can sign up for this offer. I have lived all my life being a Spark / Telecom / Xtra customer and the billing on Stuff seems to be way way easier and simple. 

 

Also, the chat and support is top class.  

 

 

I've found Stuff Fibre to be great as well. However, their "Stuff Fibre Voice App" that sends land line calls to a mobile is a waste of time, and from my experience at least, is unusable.


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  #2515139 30-Jun-2020 15:08
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Gurezaemon:

 

maxeon:

 

I have been with Stuff Fibre and I can tell you they are the best value for money out there. 

 

12 months contract - and you get 6 months half price plus a a Decent Asus gigabit router for free. 

 

If you use this referal link you can sign up for this offer. I have lived all my life being a Spark / Telecom / Xtra customer and the billing on Stuff seems to be way way easier and simple. 

 

Also, the chat and support is top class.  

 

 

I've found Stuff Fibre to be great as well. However, their "Stuff Fibre Voice App" that sends land line calls to a mobile is a waste of time, and from my experience at least, is unusable.

 

 

I use the landline using the ATA adapter they sell and it works fine. I personally do not use the landline but yes the App did not work for me few times when I actually tried. 


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  #2515140 30-Jun-2020 15:09
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I used to have Voyager for VDSL while I waited for fibre, then Fibre 100 - no regrets there. If you need help, phone customer support, you'll be talking to a live kiwi in under 30 seconds. They have always treated us like family not just a customer. Great NZ speeds and reliable overseas speeds. One of (if not the best) value for money RSP in NZ,

 

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