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Topic # 30864 24-Feb-2009 08:38
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Can somebody please explain to the ins and outs of getting Broadband without getting a phone line. We have moved into a flat and have no need to use the phone as we would probally call someone once every month. Here is what I know so far. Naked Broadbad seems to be the way, but they charge $69.95 for 10 gig. What are the speeds like on this? Also we need wireless around the house aswell as 3 out of the 4 are on laptops. We have no real idea what to get but the general plan was getting a wireless router plugged into a modem from my PC. As I dont really want to have the wireless connection as Im on a desktop.

Any help would be good.  Im in range of ADSL2+

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  Reply # 197689 24-Feb-2009 10:28
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Depends what you intend making calls on ie mobile or VoIP services which as WxC's VFX in which case you may need some extra hardware to plug in existing phones

Also depends where you are, if in Wgtn or ChCh TCNZ voice is approx $37 & their Explorer 10Gb plan is $50 so the total saving is approx $18 per month overall

I'm not sure who else is offering 'naked dsl' obviously WxC are...

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  Reply # 197703 24-Feb-2009 11:37
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Slingshot offers NDSL in parts of Auckland. Orcon offers NDSL in parts of Auckland and Wellington and has no contract term.
Personally I would avoid Xnet for broadband (bandwidth issues and downtime).

With naked DSL, it often takes 10-14 working days to get connected to the provider's naked plans.

You cannot make standard phone calls with naked DSL. However, VOIP (voice calling over internet) should work fine and is often very very cheap.




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  Reply # 197715 24-Feb-2009 12:12
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I use WxC for naked broadband and although I agree they occassionally have issues with bandwidth, on the whole I am happy with the cost of the plan, the capacity i get each month (75GB) and the VOIP solution they offer.

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  Reply # 197834 24-Feb-2009 20:24
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Muncher: Can somebody please explain to the ins and outs of getting Broadband without getting a phone line.

We have been connected via SNAP on their Naked 10GB plan for about 6 months now.  Speed is excellent, even at peak-time in the evenings, and the service is great too.

Further details here:

http://www.snap.net.nz/home/naked-dsl/

Like you, I decided we didn't need a traditional landline any more, so decided to go the Naked DSL route.  We use Kiwilink VoIP over the SNAP connection and it works great.



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  Reply # 197909 25-Feb-2009 08:00
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Thanks for all of the information so far. I live in Auckland, Mt Albert Area.

I really like the plans that offer the off-peak downloading that doesnt add to your overall download limit. The mention this for the standerd Broadband, but dont seem to say anyhting when it comes to naked. So far I think Xnet and Slingshot offer it? But ill take your word on xnet being dodge as I have heard the same from others. We don't really intend on using a phone at all as most communication will be through mobile. But I gather there is no real option to just get broadband with out any VoIP services for a cheaper price? Because it seems a pain to be spending $37 on something that you will never use.

Snap sounded good but unfortunately I can't  get to the 'naked' part of the site as It gets blocked from where I study, Grrr.







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  Reply # 198053 25-Feb-2009 19:10
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Muncher: Snap sounded good but unfortunately I can't  get to the 'naked' part of the site as It gets blocked from where I study, Grrr.

$69.95 per month for 10GB without any VoIP service at all.

Extra GBs will cost you $2 approx. or down to $1.50 per GB if you buy 50GB extra.  Probably not the best if you're a heavy downloader, but the upside is that this pricing keeps the leechers out, ensuring that performance is maintained for the rest of us Laughing

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