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Wannabe Geek


#261950 24-Dec-2019 15:51
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Hi All,

 

New here...

 

We are 2 adults, moving into our new house (renting) 1st week of January. we are in South Auckland (papatoetoe)

 

i do play online games on PS4 over weekends and youtube and other online streaming websites on weeknights. We both work on weekdays.

 

Low power users

 

Did a lot of research on GZ and read a ton of threads. i may finally be going for Orcon (internet & Power). 

 

i see on glimp, orcon is offering Gig at the price of 100/20 & half price for 6 months. plus adding power adds more discount. PLUS orcon support on Geekzone :-)

 

i dont know if i even need gig, but getting more speed at same price is making me go for it.

 

Good to go or any catch to this deals?

 

Thanks in advance...


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Dangerous Chocolate
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  #2380974 24-Dec-2019 15:55
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My only advice would be to be aware of the small print as to what you are going into, there will undoubtedly be a long term contract for both services together, and if you felt the need to end either service early the break fees need to be considered.




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Wannabe Geek


  #2381054 24-Dec-2019 18:01
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upon my calculations, guess i am going ti rule out Orcon Power & go for either Powershop / mercury..


 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  #2381059 24-Dec-2019 18:19
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UsernameError:

 

upon my calculations, guess i am going ti rule out Orcon Power & go for either Powershop / mercury..

 

 

What calculations are they? as I've got Orcon Internet/power and mobile and happy so far.




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Wannabe Geek


  #2381068 24-Dec-2019 18:47
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lNomNoml:

 

UsernameError:

 

upon my calculations, guess i am going ti rule out Orcon Power & go for either Powershop / mercury..

 

 

What calculations are they? as I've got Orcon Internet/power and mobile and happy so far.

 

 

just based on my average KWH usage per month & getting an estimate based on rates provided by provider. (based on 450-500 kwH) rates from powershop came to about $150 while orcon came up to $175. nit a big difference but still.

 

And in any case i need to cancel one before term, i would have to pay cancellation fees on both.




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Wannabe Geek


  #2381069 24-Dec-2019 18:51
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lNomNoml:

 

UsernameError:

 

upon my calculations, guess i am going ti rule out Orcon Power & go for either Powershop / mercury..

 

 

What calculations are they? as I've got Orcon Internet/power and mobile and happy so far.

 

 

What is your average usage for power ?

 

are you on Gig or 100/20 ?


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Uber Geek


  #2381085 24-Dec-2019 20:33
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UsernameError:

 

lNomNoml:

 

UsernameError:

 

upon my calculations, guess i am going ti rule out Orcon Power & go for either Powershop / mercury..

 

 

What calculations are they? as I've got Orcon Internet/power and mobile and happy so far.

 

 

What is your average usage for power ?

 

are you on Gig or 100/20 ?

 

 

This month we used 359kWh on the low plan ($119.88 GST incl), I have gigabit Fibre ($90), and 2 mobile plans (1: 2.5GB + 300 Mins, unlimited text, and 2: 1.5GB + 200 Mins, unlimited text, 1 is for free and other discounted so I pay $15 for both, my total bill this month is: $213.09 including gst and discount.


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  #2381188 25-Dec-2019 12:16
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I would say the same about almost all providers bundling power & internet. You will typically find that the power is outrageously priced to make up for the fact that they are giving you some broadband discount or a free appliance (*cough* TrustPower). In my case, TrustPower's power is nearly 10c/kWh more than what I currently pay with any other comparable power. Their internet is also nearly double the price for the equivalent that I get with Bigpipe. But hey, you get a "free" fridge right?


 
 
 
 




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Wannabe Geek


  #2381739 27-Dec-2019 13:41
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Yup, so i went with Orcon for my Internet & Mercury for my Power.

 

Thanks to Glimp website


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