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Topic # 205906 1-Dec-2016 23:31
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Slingshot are gearing up to enter the power + gas market in 2017.


They have a competition and signup page here


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  Reply # 1680998 2-Dec-2016 00:21
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I don't know about you but I like to choose the best company for the job. So I have five companies supplying my broadband, landline, mobile, electricity and gas. Is this out of fashioned or what?

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  Reply # 1681024 2-Dec-2016 08:52
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Hi all,


We're really keen to find out what you are looking for in a (bundled) power provider.


We'll of course be putting power on the same bill, and build a feature-rich app and online portal to use, but what else are you looking for?


Everyday cheap prices, discount on broadband, sign up credit?


Cheers! Quentin

Head of Brand and Communications
Vocus NZ
[Slingshot, Orcon and Flip]


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  Reply # 1681027 2-Dec-2016 08:57
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I believe if you want to be compelling you should use similar method as Flick, spot price + markup, and bundle your power connection with a free "power price monitor" - a thing you pug into a socket and it lights up in hues between green yellow and red depending on what the spot price is.





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  Reply # 1682499 5-Dec-2016 13:49
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Disclaimer: I'm not a customer of any Vocus subsidiaries and my opinion of them is such that I am unlikely to be any time soon.


My initial thought was that I am decidedly not keen on the concept, but on contemplation I can see it being viable. I stick with Vodafone for one premises despite them sucking terrible, simply because for that site quality of service is less important than price. I can see the same logic working here. If you can tolerate the performance of Slingshot/Orcon, and it's economically advantageous then why not.







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