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Topic # 161651 14-Jan-2015 18:27
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I've just discovered that UFB is available at my address and have been comparing offerings

Slingshot seem very cheap (all prices unlimited data and including home phoneline):
 - slingshot 30/10 - $89
 - Spark 30/10 - $109
 - Vodafone 30/10 - $105 (increasing in Feb?)

Have I missed something here?  If not, it looks like a switch to Slingshot is imminent

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  Reply # 1215024 14-Jan-2015 18:45
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no.. even
- snap is $85 for 30/10 with 80Gb data,
- orcon is $75 for 30/10 with 30gb data

its the incumbents that charge over top



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  Reply # 1215027 14-Jan-2015 18:50
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Thanks, that is reassuring.  I've been studying the website trying to find the catch

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  Reply # 1216069 16-Jan-2015 12:59
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Rappelle: 30/10 is deprecated and you will be setup (or upgraded) to 100/20. So, $90 for unlimited 100/20 - which is bloody good.


Is this for all Slingshot plans?  Or just the unlimited?  Haven't seen mention anywhere else.

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  Reply # 1220900 23-Jan-2015 16:26
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StructureDr:
Rappelle: 30/10 is deprecated and you will be setup (or upgraded) to 100/20. So, $90 for unlimited 100/20 - which is bloody good.


Is this for all Slingshot plans?  Or just the unlimited?  Haven't seen mention anywhere else.


they are still offering 30/10 according to the website. Are you suggesting that 30/10 plans will be upgraded to 100/20 at no additional charge?

Incidently is there much noticeable difference between 30/10 and 100/20 when using internet for streaming from say you tube or bbc iplayer?

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  Reply # 1245609 24-Feb-2015 15:09
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From memory, Sign up is 30/10 but you get upgraded free to 100/20 later on, so the price is the same
I'm currently on the 100/20 unlimited plan for $89

Can't really say noticeable difference, as I don't live at home but have setup remote access for setting downloads
If you're downloading content like games from Steam, then yes, you notice a big difference 

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  Reply # 1245726 24-Feb-2015 17:08
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Have they confirmed they are moving people from 30/10 to 100/20? 30/10 i believe has to stay available due to it being a regulated offering.

Bigpipe will give you UFB 100/20 Unlimited for $79. $99 for 200/20. ATM only available in AKL but will be in WLG too within the month or so.

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  Reply # 1245880 24-Feb-2015 20:35
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eXDee: Have they confirmed they are moving people from 30/10 to 100/20?


I don't think they've actively moving people off it, but I think they're still doing it if you request it.

eXDee: 30/10 i believe has to stay available due to it being a regulated offering.

Bigpipe will give you UFB 100/20 Unlimited for $79. $99 for 200/20. ATM only available in AKL but will be in WLG too within the month or so.


That seems like a bit of a contradiction when BigPipe don't even offer 30/10.




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  Reply # 1245923 24-Feb-2015 21:13
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Detruire:
eXDee: Have they confirmed they are moving people from 30/10 to 100/20?


I don't think they've actively moving people off it, but I think they're still doing it if you request it.

eXDee: 30/10 i believe has to stay available due to it being a regulated offering.

Bigpipe will give you UFB 100/20 Unlimited for $79. $99 for 200/20. ATM only available in AKL but will be in WLG too within the month or so.


That seems like a bit of a contradiction when BigPipe don't even offer 30/10.


It is a misunderstanding by eXDee of what regulated offering means.  It means that Chorus have to offer the product there is no compulsion for any retailer to sell it and it is quite possible that Chorus will have a product that they must offer that nobody will buy from them to sell to customers.

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  Reply # 1245930 24-Feb-2015 21:20
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Is the free upgrade to from regulated 30/10 to 100/20 still only available in Chorus areas?

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  Reply # 1245958 24-Feb-2015 21:48
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yitz: Is the free upgrade to from regulated 30/10 to 100/20 still only available in Chorus areas?


Does Slingshot offer UFB in non-Chorus areas (aside from trials) yet?




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  Reply # 1246001 24-Feb-2015 23:03
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graemeh:
Detruire:
eXDee: Have they confirmed they are moving people from 30/10 to 100/20?


I don't think they've actively moving people off it, but I think they're still doing it if you request it.

eXDee: 30/10 i believe has to stay available due to it being a regulated offering.

Bigpipe will give you UFB 100/20 Unlimited for $79. $99 for 200/20. ATM only available in AKL but will be in WLG too within the month or so.


That seems like a bit of a contradiction when BigPipe don't even offer 30/10.


It is a misunderstanding by eXDee of what regulated offering means.  It means that Chorus have to offer the product there is no compulsion for any retailer to sell it and it is quite possible that Chorus will have a product that they must offer that nobody will buy from them to sell to customers.

 

No it isn't a misunderstanding. I know that ISPs can pick and choose from whatever they plan they like, or even make their own custom plans if they wish.

What i intended to say is, 30/10 remains for sale by LFCs, as this is a regulated offering. However LFCs are pushing the unregulated 100/20 for a comparative wholesale price, saying the 30/10 is a deprecated offering. So i was seeking clarification on whether slingshot are doing this, or if the user was simply referring to what LFCs have been communicating.

So what i was asking is, have slingshot actually confirmed they are definitely moving users from 30/10 plans to 100/20 plans, and are they doing it for all LFC regions? Otherwise theres no point in comparing a 30/10 plan to 100/20.

 

If they are, then it makes it significantly better value.

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  Reply # 1246003 24-Feb-2015 23:09
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eXDee:
graemeh:
Detruire:
eXDee: Have they confirmed they are moving people from 30/10 to 100/20?


I don't think they've actively moving people off it, but I think they're still doing it if you request it.

eXDee: 30/10 i believe has to stay available due to it being a regulated offering.

Bigpipe will give you UFB 100/20 Unlimited for $79. $99 for 200/20. ATM only available in AKL but will be in WLG too within the month or so.


That seems like a bit of a contradiction when BigPipe don't even offer 30/10.


It is a misunderstanding by eXDee of what regulated offering means.  It means that Chorus have to offer the product there is no compulsion for any retailer to sell it and it is quite possible that Chorus will have a product that they must offer that nobody will buy from them to sell to customers.
No it isn't a misunderstanding. I know that ISPs can pick and choose from whatever they plan they like, or even make their own custom plans if they wish.

What i intended to say is, 30/10 remains for sale by LFCs, as this is a regulated offering. However LFCs are pushing the unregulated 100/20 for a comparative wholesale price, saying the 30/10 is a deprecated offering. So i was seeking clarification on whether slingshot are doing this, or if the user was simply referring to what LFCs have been communicating.

So what i was asking is, have slingshot actually confirmed they are definitely moving users from 30/10 plans to 100/20 plans, and are they doing it for all LFC regions? Otherwise theres no point in comparing a 30/10 plan to 100/20.

If they are, then it makes it significantly better value.


Sorry I misunderstood what you wrote.

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  Reply # 1246125 25-Feb-2015 09:05
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graemeh: Sorry I misunderstood what you wrote.

I hardly worded it clearly, so probably not your mistake!

Anyway as long as fibre plans keep getting faster and cheaper - i certainly hope everyones moving to 100/20.

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  Reply # 1246232 25-Feb-2015 11:11
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Sorry I'm a bit late to the party here chaps. We're moving people from 30/10 - 100/20 in batches. It's being done manually at the moment so it'll probably be a few weeks after signing up before being moved across (unless you ask me nicely then I can move you into an earlier batch :) )




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  Reply # 1253713 9-Mar-2015 09:32
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Slingshot: Sorry I'm a bit late to the party here chaps. We're moving people from 30/10 - 100/20 in batches. It's being done manually at the moment so it'll probably be a few weeks after signing up before being moved across (unless you ask me nicely then I can move you into an earlier batch :) )


Thanks Slingshot - my upgrade just came through, speedtest this morning reported 91 down/22 up.  Very happy.

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