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# 205782 26-Nov-2016 16:38
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so i get cold called by slingshot offering me a 30/10 ufb deal for about $90 a month..wtf is with that deal? i see people are getting offered 100/20 for $59?

 

 

 

as a SS customer for 10+ years id have thought theyd offer a better deal than that. :(

 

 

 

anyone recomend a 100/20 unlimited (or 150gb) plan thats a better deal?


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  # 1678004 26-Nov-2016 17:00
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like you said unlimited 100/20 with slingshot, only for new customers, cos why "customer retention" sky tatics.





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  # 1678047 26-Nov-2016 18:40
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sdavisnz:

 

like you said unlimited 100/20 with slingshot, only for new customers, cos why "customer retention" sky tatics.

 

 

Sky tactics? You hate Sky, ok. Its everyone tactics, and its not tactics, its marketing. You can choose what suits you best, simple as that. Not hard.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1678075 26-Nov-2016 19:21
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I had a pamphlet around somewhere that was offering it to me for $59/mo... I don't understand Slingshot sometimes.





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  # 1678114 27-Nov-2016 01:24
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tdgeek:

 

sdavisnz:

 

like you said unlimited 100/20 with slingshot, only for new customers, cos why "customer retention" sky tatics.

 

 

Sky tactics? You hate Sky, ok. Its everyone tactics, and its not tactics, its marketing. You can choose what suits you best, simple as that. Not hard.

 

 

And you don't dislike Sky?







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  # 1678170 27-Nov-2016 10:15
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Right then... time to dump slingshot.

Who should i go with for 100/20 ufb?

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  # 1678171 27-Nov-2016 10:19
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https://www.bigpipe.co.nz/

 

I'm sure @michaelmurfy would encourage you to use his signup link wink


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  # 1678183 27-Nov-2016 11:19
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Fibre 30 for unlimited naked is $75 per month and they have excellent reviews as a reliable isp.

 

 

 

http://website.nownz.co.nz/#!/plans


 
 
 
 


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  # 1678203 27-Nov-2016 12:17
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Big pipe all day every day, great customer service and good international back hall for international data speeds.




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  # 1678215 27-Nov-2016 12:36
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ajw:

 

Fibre 30 for unlimited naked is $75 per month and they have excellent reviews as a reliable isp.

 

 

The biggest problems with NOW:

- The router they provide is locked down, all changes go via them.
- CGNAT by default (like BigPipe) however if you're wanting a public / static IP it'll cost $20/mo.

 

One of my friends signed up to NOW after a doorknocker offered him a good deal on a 12mo term. He got connected and noticed his home practically went down... The doorknocker didn't tell him about CGNAT (this is actually hidden on their site - they make no mention of it on the plans page).

 

To me, this is rather dodgy practice and for this alone I'd avoid NOW. The $75 deal is on a contract and is only for UFB 30/10. BigPipe offer 100/20Mbit UFB for $79/mo with no contracts and also $20 off your first month using my link on top of 2mo free for using the code "UFBSWITCH".







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  # 1678335 27-Nov-2016 15:45
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Cool looks like bigpipe is the go...only real question is we use getflix so would like to put the getflix dns into the router (currently only progamed into the pc settings). Any other fishhooks for a basic user?

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  # 1678353 27-Nov-2016 15:56
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floydie: Cool looks like bigpipe is the go...only real question is we use getflix so would like to put the getflix dns into the router (currently only progamed into the pc settings). Any other fishhooks for a basic user?

 

If you're using Getflix you'll likely want to get a Static IP on signup otherwise you'll be on a CGNAT connection which will not work with unblocking providers otherwise if you're going with the BigPipe modem then add the DNS servers and static routes then you're away.







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  # 1678396 27-Nov-2016 16:48
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So that costs $20 a month more? Jesus this is supposed to be saving me money

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  # 1678404 27-Nov-2016 17:00
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No it is a one off with bigpipe.





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  # 1678413 27-Nov-2016 17:03
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floydie: So that costs $20 a month more? Jesus this is supposed to be saving me money

 

No. $20 / month is with NOW. Bigpipe is a one-off fixed charge when you sign up.


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  # 1678418 27-Nov-2016 17:16
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michaelmurfy:

 

If you're using Getflix you'll likely want to get a Static IP on signup otherwise you'll be on a CGNAT connection which will not work with unblocking providers otherwise if you're going with the BigPipe modem then add the DNS servers and static routes then you're away.

 

 

Apologies for the thread hijack, but can you please clarify this for me, please? Are you saying BP customers using an unblocking service really require a static IP address? 

 

Or, if you don't do that, you need to add DNS servers and static routes in the router?

 

It's just that we're in this boat - BigPipe customers using Getflix; we don't seem to have any problems with Getflix beyond the standard Netflix problems, but are there advantages in our situation to have a static IP address? We have the Getflix DNS servers in the router, but no longer the static routes as provided on the Getflix site.

 

Thanks!


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