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#277200 1-Oct-2020 14:09
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I got an email today advising that my 100/20 plan would be going up by $1 per month, and advising me I can break my contract at no cost if I wish to.  Anyone else get one of these emails?





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  #2577320 1-Oct-2020 14:28
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Chorus increased their prices and the RSP is simply passing them on

Internet in NZ is too cheap anyway

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  #2577336 1-Oct-2020 14:57
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nztim: Chorus increased their prices and the RSP is simply passing them on

Internet in NZ is too cheap anyway

 

 

 

Based on??

 

I think it is still too expensive  - see the following

 

The per-line cost needs to be reduces over time rather than going up.

 

I'd also like to see more multi-play bundle options here - my parents in the UK get TV + STB + Phone Calls + Unlimited Internet for about 30quid.





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  #2577340 1-Oct-2020 15:03
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Population Density. 


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  #2577349 1-Oct-2020 15:20
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openmedia:

 

I'd also like to see more multi-play bundle options here - my parents in the UK get TV + STB + Phone Calls + Unlimited Internet for about 30quid.

 

 

They also have FTTN and then ADSL/VDSL to the house, this is far inferior to FTTP that we have

 

the USA have ether HFC or Fibre to the gated community and then G.FAST to the house - Both of these can achieve 1GBPS but is still far inferior to full FTTP

 

Our rollout of True Fibre cost an absolute fortune and as more people connect the more chorus and other LFC will have to spend on back haul so I have no problems what so ever with these increases based on what we are getting


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  #2577365 1-Oct-2020 16:15
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openmedia:

 

nztim: Chorus increased their prices and the RSP is simply passing them on

Internet in NZ is too cheap anyway

 

Based on??

 

I think it is still too expensive  - see the following

 

The per-line cost needs to be reduces over time rather than going up.

 

I'd also like to see more multi-play bundle options here - my parents in the UK get TV + STB + Phone Calls + Unlimited Internet for about 30quid.

 

 

I 100% agree internet is too cheap


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  #2577373 1-Oct-2020 16:47
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I see both 0.1 and 1GB plans cost the same at the moment.

 

In which case, why don't you ask for the 1GB plan so you feel you're getting the extra $1 worth? As long as a 12 month contract is OK, of course.


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  #2577376 1-Oct-2020 17:04
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Linux:

 

I 100% agree internet is too cheap

 

 

Guess you need a big pay cut then.. :-)





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#2577378 1-Oct-2020 17:08
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old3eyes:

 

Linux:

 

I 100% agree internet is too cheap

 

 

Guess you need a big pay cut then.. :-)

 

 

@old3eyes If internet pricing went up so we could keep all front line jobs in New Zealand I would not complain for 1 second


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  #2577384 1-Oct-2020 17:33
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Linux:

@old3eyes If internet pricing went up so we could keep all front line jobs in New Zealand I would not complain for 1 second


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  #2577396 1-Oct-2020 18:03
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elpenguino:

 

I see both 0.1 and 1GB plans cost the same at the moment.

 

In which case, why don't you ask for the 1GB plan so you feel you're getting the extra $1 worth? As long as a 12 month contract is OK, of course.

 

 

I am taking the exit option.  I have been with Orcon since it was owned by Seeby Woodhouse, and every time I upgrade my plan (including ADSL-Fibre upgrades, address moves) the 12-month contract was either imposed or extended.  I am therefore leaving Orcon, not because of the increase but because of the no-termination-fee offer.  There is bound to be a good ISP that includes no-contract as an option 😉





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  #2577398 1-Oct-2020 18:16
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Interesting, Slingshot’s e-mail didn’t mention anything about being able to break contract early


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  #2577402 1-Oct-2020 18:22
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I used to pay $50 for 50Mb blocks on my first dialup. Yep, absolutely no problem with me to pay $100 a month for my gigabit unlimited first world internet. It's already cheaper than it was 2 years ago at $120ish a month back then. A couple bucks more than I'm paying now is negligible.

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  #2577403 1-Oct-2020 18:24
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OldGeek:

elpenguino:


I see both 0.1 and 1GB plans cost the same at the moment.


In which case, why don't you ask for the 1GB plan so you feel you're getting the extra $1 worth? As long as a 12 month contract is OK, of course.



I am taking the exit option.  I have been with Orcon since it was owned by Seeby Woodhouse, and every time I upgrade my plan (including ADSL-Fibre upgrades, address moves) the 12-month contract was either imposed or extended.  I am therefore leaving Orcon, not because of the increase but because of the no-termination-fee offer.  There is bound to be a good ISP that includes no-contract as an option 😉



One of my favourite quotes is "maybe the grass is greener because you're not over there f***ing it up". Always comes to mind when I see this type of comment.

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  #2577437 1-Oct-2020 19:55
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no one has answered  why internet is too cheap in nz

 

and don't say cause America prices are higher


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  #2577439 1-Oct-2020 20:02
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OldGeek:

 

I am taking the exit option.  I have been with Orcon since it was owned by Seeby Woodhouse, and every time I upgrade my plan (including ADSL-Fibre upgrades, address moves) the 12-month contract was either imposed or extended.  I am therefore leaving Orcon, not because of the increase but because of the no-termination-fee offer.  There is bound to be a good ISP that includes no-contract as an option 😉

 

 

Follow him over to voyager in that case. I'm very happy with it and on the 2 occasions I have had to call it was quick and easy to do so.





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