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Topic # 136382 25-Nov-2013 15:20
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Slingshot’s Ultra-Fast Broadband set to beat the market!

Slingshot, the world’s largest kiwi owned and operated broadband provider, will launch its new Ultra-Fast Broadband plans on the 5th December. Plans will include Ultra-VDSL as well as the cheapest residential Fibre plans in New Zealand.

Pricing for the Fibre plans will start from just $69 a month including the Homeline, plus there are a range of other great features included at no extra cost such as Rollover Data, Global Mode and a Free MEGA account with 500GB of online storage.

Slingshot is confident that these new Ultra-Fast Broadband plans will help shake up the NZ Telco market and bring consumers next-generation Broadband services at prices they can afford and by a brand they can trust.

Slingshot GM Taryn Hamilton says they are determined to challenge the larger Telco’s on price, data allowances and network performance. He says this is all part of a long term strategy to bring Slingshot customers future Broadband technology at affordable prices.

“We’re bringing the future of broadband to kiwi household’s right across the country. The bigger guys are pushing up the prices for these new services at too high a cost to the consumer. At Slingshot we want to do the opposite, we want to make these services accessible to everyone and make sure our customers don’t have to pay a fortune for Ultra-Fast Broadband.”
Slingshot has been an ardent supporter of the UFB rollout and has been increasingly vocal recently in championing lower broadband prices for consumers.
Full details of Slingshot’s Ultra-Fast Broadband plans – known as Ultra-Fibre and Ultra-VDSL - will be announced on December 5th.

“Our Ultra-Fast Broadband plans mean Slingshot customers can start downloading, sharing and streaming media like never before” says Hamilton.




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  Reply # 941137 26-Nov-2013 15:42
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One wonders if there will be an Unlimited plan as well. I would love to be able to get rid of both my Cable and ADSL in exchange for one UFB connection.

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  Reply # 941196 26-Nov-2013 18:27
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Brumfondl: One wonders if there will be an Unlimited plan as well. I would love to be able to get rid of both my Cable and ADSL in exchange for one UFB connection.

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$109 for the 30Mb/s one or $139 for the 100Mb/s one. See here.




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  Reply # 941206 26-Nov-2013 18:41
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Nice offering to start off with, doesn't actually state what areas they are going to be offering it in which I assume will come at lauch.

I'm not sure advertising it as "New Zealands Cheapest residential fibre plans" is a good way to advertise, when I can find at least one (Not too major) provider from a quick google search that is cheaper then them for 30/10 and 100/50 (or within $5 more a month for more data) 




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  Reply # 941219 26-Nov-2013 19:10
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taneb1: Nice offering to start off with, doesn't actually state what areas they are going to be offering it in which I assume will come at launch. 


Slingshot told me when I asked that question recently: Initially it will only be in the areas where Chorus are building UFB Fibre.

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  Reply # 941228 26-Nov-2013 19:27
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I will have to wait a few months (supposedly we are set to have UFB by April 2014) but I will definitely be upgrading my unlimited ADSL to unlimited UFB. Assuming all goes well with that I will also be able to dump my Vodafone Cable in May when my contract runs out.

Happy time ahead I hope :)

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  Reply # 941470 27-Nov-2013 09:01
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I am confused is that Unlimited One for $129 & Unlimited plus for $139 at 100mbs does this include phone ? & whats the difference between the Two?

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  Reply # 941473 27-Nov-2013 09:04
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Rageykiwi: I am confused is that Unlimited One for $129 & Unlimited plus for $139 at 100mbs does this include phone ? & whats the difference between the Two?


Yes, that includes phone line.

Unlimited One has traffic shaping on peer to peer downloads. Unlimited Plus doesn't.

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