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Topic # 64772 22-Jul-2010 12:33
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What do users really want in NZ in terms of broadband products that just dont exist here at the moment?

For me its more to do with the pricing in this country that is not as good as I would like...

1.  VOIP and 5 GB of Broadband (NADSL?) monthly for less than $70.  I dont need the 50,000GB they currently provide for NADSL and dont want to pay the $80 - $90 +...  why cant I have less data for less $$$?

2 3G wireless broadband - 5GB per month pooled over 2 different devices for less than $50.  Mobile data in this country costs WAY too much IMHO.

3.  UNLIMITED broadband for any price at all - that is truly unlimited and not conditional on some "fair use"policy.

So,  Do these exist already? if so where?  if not - do you think these will be reality one day or is it just like cars that run on water?  Technically possible now but the oil companies (or in this case Telcos) will never allow it to happen.

What else do you want for Broadband that doesnt exist in this country currently?

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  Reply # 354881 22-Jul-2010 12:41
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Xnet offer VoIP and full speed up+down on ADSL2+ which is nDSL for $69.95, and 5GB data is on a pay-per-use policy, for 5GB would cost about $6-7 (just over a $1 a GB).

They are a decent provider I have found.

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  Reply # 354882 22-Jul-2010 12:43
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Unlimited broadband exists at Actrix. You pay a good price for the service, but you say "at any price".


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  Reply # 354904 22-Jul-2010 13:28
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Interesting...  Unlimited broadband CAN be brought - at $596 a month!!!  :)

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  Reply # 354906 22-Jul-2010 13:32
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Snap ndsl 10GB for $69.95 & 2talk voip for $0.
Thats what ill be going for in september when current contract ends.

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  Reply # 355871 24-Jul-2010 18:29
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Bee: Interesting...  Unlimited broadband CAN be brought - at $596 a month!!!  :)

flatrate broadband -- lower speed for reasonable price.

i dont think there is enough margin in naked DSL for ISPs to provide any kind of bundle worth less than $70 to $80, unless you paid a higher price for data. The thing is that VoIP also uses data so its generally sensible to include a fair amount of data anyway.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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  Reply # 357455 27-Jul-2010 22:40
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Not when the rates are so damn high that the ISPs have to pay.

Again we have the commerce commission to thank for that mess.


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