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Topic # 94915 21-Dec-2011 20:37
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Hi

I am pretty sure this sort of thing is asked all the time but i can't find anything on the search.

I am looking for a Broadband and phone option for my business, it seems as though ADSL + landline is about the same price as Naked + VOIP but VOIP gives me a lot more features that will be very helpful.

The two main options i am looking at right now are:

1. Snap Naked ADSL 60GB for $120 + GST and 2Talk Business value $35 +GST - Total = $180 (inc. GST)

2. Xnet Fusion - $133 (inc. GST) for 50GB including VOIP. Simpler to setup, and better price but it seems to only be for residential customers and i can't find any business pricing. 

Also the 2Talk plan gives me 100 NZ mobile minutes which i will use for call forwarding.

I would like a simpler setup as i have never done VOIP before but i have heard 2Talk is quite easy.

I will be using an ATA as i already have my router/modem sorted. Does anyone have any suggestions for an ATA to use?


Any comments on the plans i have suggested or any new plans i should consider?

Thanks guys.
 

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  Reply # 560422 21-Dec-2011 20:42
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The Xnet Fusion option can also be used for small business, 2 VoIP phone lines or less, where local calls are free.

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  Reply # 560423 21-Dec-2011 20:43
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SPA2102 is what I'm using.





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  Reply # 560424 21-Dec-2011 20:45
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DonGould: SPA2102 is what I'm using.



Yes that is what i am looking at now, seems a pretty good price.

Their is one on TradeMe for $100 now i am looking at getting. 



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  Reply # 560427 21-Dec-2011 20:46
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Ahh great, i didn't see that on their website but that is all i wanted to know.

Am i right in saying Xnet's speeds are pretty decent and consistent?  



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  Reply # 560428 21-Dec-2011 20:47
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Also does anyone know the overage on snap as i can't find the pricing on their (terrible) website?

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  Reply # 560445 21-Dec-2011 21:39
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Why not Vodafone easy office - 3 phone lines and free national calling on all 3 plus free calling to vodafone mobiles on the VOIP lines.

I have it installed at my shop and it's awsome - fantastic value

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/business/landline/easy-office/

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  Reply # 560446 21-Dec-2011 21:39
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I tend not to use the SPA2102's any more. The quality of a WRP400 or SRP527 is noticeably much better. What kind of router do you have? How many lines do you need?

If you have a good quality router, then get a WRP400 and use as just an ATA. If your router is not the best, e.g. a Telecom freebie, or other budget wonder - then go the SRP527.

I use both 2talk and WorldxChange. Advantage of WorldxChnage is better QoS, better support, auto-provisioning of your device. Also my personal experience is better call quality / reliablity too on WorldxChange!

Flick me a PM (hit my email button) if you would like to go down the WorldxChange track as I can help get your sorted.

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  Reply # 560453 21-Dec-2011 21:50
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nitrotech: Why not Vodafone easy office - 3 phone lines and free national calling on all 3 plus free calling to vodafone mobiles on the VOIP lines.

I have it installed at my shop and it's awsome - fantastic value

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/business/landline/easy-office/


I didn't realise vodafone had VOIP options, thanks for letting me know.

Probably a bit more than required at present. I only need one phone line but will need more data.

Will keep an eye out to see what vodafone release in the future though. 



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  Reply # 560454 21-Dec-2011 21:51
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coffeebaron: I tend not to use the SPA2102's any more. The quality of a WRP400 or SRP527 is noticeably much better. What kind of router do you have? How many lines do you need?

If you have a good quality router, then get a WRP400 and use as just an ATA. If your router is not the best, e.g. a Telecom freebie, or other budget wonder - then go the SRP527.

I use both 2talk and WorldxChange. Advantage of WorldxChnage is better QoS, better support, auto-provisioning of your device. Also my personal experience is better call quality / reliablity too on WorldxChange!

Flick me a PM (hit my email button) if you would like to go down the WorldxChange track as I can help get your sorted.

Fraser


Yes i already have a decent router so the WRP400 is probably the best option.

Yeah seen as this is my first VOIP setup i am leaning towards WorldxChange. 

I will PM you shortly.
 

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  Reply # 560455 21-Dec-2011 21:54
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+1 for Xnet Fusion/VFX. Been using it for a couple of years, product is reliable, service/support is very good.

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  Reply # 560457 21-Dec-2011 21:57
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jbard:
nitrotech: Why not Vodafone easy office - 3 phone lines and free national calling on all 3 plus free calling to vodafone mobiles on the VOIP lines.

I have it installed at my shop and it's awsome - fantastic value

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/business/landline/easy-office/


I didn't realise vodafone had VOIP options, thanks for letting me know.

Probably a bit more than required at present. I only need one phone line but will need more data.

Will keep an eye out to see what vodafone release in the future though. 


$25 to double your data (30gb) also $25 for free calling to all mobile networks - it still may not work for you but there are lots of options with it.

I too would like to see some bigger data options.    

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  Reply # 560478 21-Dec-2011 22:23
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Its often a good idea to get your broadband and VoIP service from the same provider as they will have better end to end control over QoS and therefore clearer phone conversations.

Also gives you the benefit on one throat to choke when there is an issue and no chance of each provider pointing fingers at the other.

Having said that I quite happily use a Maxnet Naked DSL connection and VFX and have had no problems at all.

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  Reply # 561443 25-Dec-2011 21:09
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insane: Its often a good idea to get your broadband and VoIP service from the same provider as they will have better end to end control over QoS and therefore clearer phone conversations.

Also gives you the benefit on one throat to choke when there is an issue and no chance of each provider pointing fingers at the other.

Having said that I quite happily use a Maxnet Naked DSL connection and VFX and have had no problems at all.


 

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Good for your provider to be hosting your VoIP on their own network, fewer points of failure and provider has more visibility . of the overall service.




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