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Reply # 32545 8-Apr-2006 01:29
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Ah, which I don't get....  Why do they make new connections free, but transfers still have to pay $45???

Maybe they don't want customers switching over from ISP???  Uh, how "non-business" sense will that be!!!  Typically, a fresh new install would cost $99, and transfers $50 at other ISPs, but most have both free if you sign up for a term....


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Reply # 32548 8-Apr-2006 08:26
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Ahh yes, but Quicksilver doesn't have a term contract (one of the things I liked apart from the plan I chose) so I was quite happy to pay the $45 telecom chum fee..

Personally being tied down to a 12 or 18 month contract stinks, as many people over at Orcon are finding out now the new plans have been released, the prices have gone up or the cap reduced, but because they tied to the contract, unless they pay $99 they can't move to another isp like I am doing..

I had looked at ihug, but I saw you had to pay an extra $10 unless you took their tolls option and then the 18 month contract (not to mention the data caps the original poster was talking about).. So Ihug very quickly became a non-starter for me in my search for a new isp.

I know in an ideal world the $99 and $45 should be free, but put it this way, I would much rather pay the $45 rather than the $99 :) :)

jesseycy:

Ah, which I don't get.... Why do they make new connections free, but transfers still have to pay $45???

Maybe they don't want customers switching over from ISP??? Uh, how "non-business" sense will that be!!! Typically, a fresh new install would cost $99, and transfers $50 at other ISPs, but most have both free if you sign up for a term....


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Reply # 32578 8-Apr-2006 17:21
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Let's get some details regarding quicksilver's plans clear first....


#1:  NEW connections are free, for a 12mth contract.  ($99 off esentially)...  [URL]http://www.quicksilver.co.nz/products/adsl-broadband.php[/URL]

#2:  Transfer connections are not free, regardless of whteher you are willing to take on a contract ($49 fee)


So...  why?  Why not allow users the option of signing on a contract if they want to?  This just seems to make its plans less attractive, when compared to ISPs that offer free transfers and connections (if you are willing to sign up to a term).  And especially, why discount $99, and not discount $49?

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Reply # 32603 9-Apr-2006 03:28
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I'd happily pay the $45 fee, I'd save that easily in two months, those studendcard plans are excellent value,
and FREE NATIONAL DATA!
I can also now "podcast" all my fave GeorgeFM and  BFM internet streams and not worry about blowing a datacap!!!

at long last.

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Reply # 32638 9-Apr-2006 17:39
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Haha, don't get me wrong..  Those are EXCELLENT plans....  You betcha quicksilver will triple in size if it maintains those plans and allow anyone to sign on.....

I just don't get why offer free connections to new ones  (on a contract), and not to transfers, (even if willing to be on a contract), that's all....

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Reply # 34174 27-Apr-2006 22:18
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It sucks, Telecom has increased the speed but must of told everyone to get all their customers to cut back on data use.


Sorry to open up this old conversation, but I wish to say one thing.

ISPS have two options when purchasing Broadband via Telecom Wholesale, they can purchase Data supplied via Telecom or the Plan with no data, and they purchase the data from a 3rd party. In some cases it is not Telecom, who impose the Data Caps, and even so it’s not just Telecom who impose them; ISPs also choose to set Data Caps. After all data cost money.

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