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#89705 7-Sep-2011 20:38
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Hi Geekzone, this is my first forum post, please take it easy on me!

After having been kicked out of my house by the earthquake, and the house subsequently red stickered, I have been bouncing around living with friends and family in NZ and overseas. I am back in Christchurch for 6 months and have rented a house.

Now I need to get hooked up with ADSL2. Can anyone make any suggestions for a provider. I was previously on TelstraClear cable and I loved it and have not been on DSL since cable was first offered in Christchurch, so I am out of touch.

Ideally the ISP would offer naked DSL (I don't need a phone line), decent speeds, high cap (80-100gb) and no fixed term. The decent speeds & high cap are non-negotiable, I can live with paying a disconnection fee.

Can anyone make any suggestions for an ISP?

WorldNet seems to offer a very competitively price naked DSL service ( ) but I don't know anyone who uses them. Does anyone here have any experience with them?

Thank you!

- paul

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  #518278 7-Sep-2011 20:52
Send private message 105GB of naked broadband, $125 a month. Great service and speed, highly reccomended by most people who use it. Just another option.

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  #518447 8-Sep-2011 10:41
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Worldnet have a terrible reputation for performance and customer service.

I would second the recommendation to go with Snap, they have a good reputation that are actually based locally to you in Christchurch.

Vodafone also offer naked adsl, they might suit you if you have an on account mobile with them or have sky as they have a good package discount with those bundled:

There are some other options eg: Manxet, Xnet, Orcon but I would avoid the first two because they haven't revised their pricing and are much higher cost atm and the later because they have massive customer service and technical issues with the huge demand for their new "genius" plans.


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  #518462 8-Sep-2011 11:09
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Forgot to say if it's only for 6 months you will probably you may need to weigh up disconnection fees as most ISP's have a 12mo contract term.

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  #518731 8-Sep-2011 19:11
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Thanks for the suggestions Smile

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  #518757 8-Sep-2011 20:22
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snap vodafone both require a 12 month contract for both of them. will the money you save by having a cheaper plan be worth the disconnection fee? Not sure

$125 with Snap gets you 105GB on their naked plan (they don't do an 80GB option for comparison)

Voda naked (assuming you have voda postpaid) costs $95 for 90GB. If you don;t have a voda postpaid mobile then it costs $125

As far as I know only Orcon and Telecom offer 'no contract' plans.

Luckily for you both offer plans of 80GB.
If you already have a modem, Telecom don't do naked but the 80GB plan with Telecom ($125) actually costs slightly less than the genius 80GB plan anyway ($130- since you MUST pay for genius modem rental at $5 if you opt for no contract,even if you already have a modem).

Both Orcon and Telecom have a $99 connection fee for no contract.

so basically:

Snap 105GB  $125 - contract only
Voda 90GB  $125 ($30 discount with postpaid mod)- contract only
Telecom 80GB $125 (still get landline included,no contract available)
Orcon 80GB $125 +$5 modem rental if you take no contract.

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  #518774 8-Sep-2011 20:56
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Xnet also do naked DSL with no contract term.

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  #518826 8-Sep-2011 23:45
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RunningMan: Xnet also do naked DSL with no contract term.

Ah yes, sorry forgot about them.  but realistically for the 80GB the OP is looking for they work out to be super-expensive.

$65 for the base plan PLUS $1.28/GB means for an 80GB plan he is going to be paying around $160-170 for naked DSL. A lot more than the $120ish the other providers mentioned above will charge


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  #518868 9-Sep-2011 08:58
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Keep away from worldnet.

Also mind that you consider how much data you will use and may have to pay in overage charges.
Sometimes it can be cheaper just getting a normal home bundle with a phone line.

Unleash does some good quality ADSL & VDSL if you are after high speed.
They also do NDSL. 

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  #519180 10-Sep-2011 00:18
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Keep in mind that while you won't get the phone connected, telecom still need a copper line to provide the ADSL on...

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

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