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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 32110 12-Apr-2009 19:33
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I am currently with Telecom.  I am on the Total Home (Explorer) package but need a much bigger data allowance than Pro Broadband (40 GB).  I was with Orcon but switched after upgrading to Orcon+ resulted in more than 20 disconnects a day!  It seems that Orcon+ is no longer available in my area - go figure!  I am open to switching back to Orcon (Traditional plans) as they are one of the few with 60 GB upgrades but performance is a major consideration.  Any ideas?

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Master Geek

  Reply # 206604 12-Apr-2009 22:57
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I find myself in the same position as you are. Telecom is great, but 40gb is not enough. Once over 40gb the overage is a killer.

Do you want to pay extra $30 for 20GB to upgrade to Telecom Business advanced plan (60GB)? 

But if you look at it this way, $20 for the extra 20GB u pay ($3 per GB thereafter) plus $10 extra you pay for the great speed of telecom :)

of course the downside is 24months contract (but penalty is less, only 130 something, not 199 as residential customers). But your call to helpdesk will be prioritised.

I would if i knew that I will stay in NZ for 2 years at least (24 months contract)

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Master Geek

  Reply # 206606 12-Apr-2009 23:02
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oh just a side note, i have not heard Total home package can include telecom business plans. You might not be able to get total home if you want business plans


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  Reply # 206608 12-Apr-2009 23:05
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for the best performance and price for 60 gigs is Snap ,$89.95, i usually keep quiet because i dont want Snap turning into Xnet  Smile.

Common sense is not as common as you think.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 206613 12-Apr-2009 23:41
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I am thinking about Orcon's Purple plan with calling and upgrading to 100 GB - $140!  Seems like a brilliant price for phone and data?


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  Reply # 206632 13-Apr-2009 09:53
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Did you try another router when you were on Orcon+, cause its pretty well known now some routers dont work well with it?

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 206662 13-Apr-2009 13:09
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I tried everything, they even sent me a new modem.  I would get disconnected while streaming YouTube!  Nothing showed up when the lines were tested.  The fact that Orcon+ is no longer available in my area indicates that they may have been a bit over zealous in the initial promotion.  I haven't had any problems since switching to Telecom.   I need at least 60 GBs though, so Telecom is no longer viable.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 206695 13-Apr-2009 17:43
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I guess Snap and Orcon are the only 2 options?

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  Reply # 206729 13-Apr-2009 22:04
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Disroy: I would get disconnected while streaming YouTube!

I watch YouTube video clips fairly regularly, and have never been disconnected whilst doing so.

In fact, very poor YouTube performance was the main reason I left Xnet for Snap.  During the past 7 months, Snap has consistently delivered the goods in terms of performance and pricing.

On one occasion a month or so back, my son decided he wanted to download a 10GB game development package via BitTorrent.  We added 10GB extra data to our account via the on-line portal and he had the complete package by next morning, taking about 9 hours.  The alternative was to buy a DVD at about the same price and wait for it to be shipped from the US.

From what you have said about your data requirements, I am sure you won't be disappointed if you choose Snap.  Ralph, one of Snap's senior staff, posts in these forums every so often.  If you have any questions, send him a PM, I'm sure he'll be glad to help.

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