Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1818 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 341

Subscriber

Topic # 150894 6-Aug-2014 21:27
Send private message

Orcon is getting boring. All works fine for me but there doesn't seem to be any activity to get us excited.

Other ISP's are getting on with Global mode, faster speeds, bigger caps etc but we are yawn and ho hum.

Anything to look forward to, guys?

(Just a bit of a fun question. I appreciate the work done behind the scenes to improve speed and reliability and I greatly appreciate santa's little helpers, here).

PS If it is commercially sensitive, just whisper.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1146 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 207

Trusted

  Reply # 1103684 6-Aug-2014 21:37
Send private message

Well Global Mode is now part of the same group so that might set an expectation - its certainly in the news!

Faster speeds? If you want to pay for dedicated fibre we can go as fast as technology allows....for UFB we offer the fastest the LFCs offer and will likely continue to offer the fastest they do....ADSL and VDSL is as fast with Orcon as it will be with any other ISP (AND Unlimited & Unshaped if you choose)

Bigger Caps - bigger than Unshaped & Unlimited - how so?

But I have no secret insight however I am sure being part of the CallPlus group will bring some interesting product opportunities....




Regards FireEngine


6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1103706 6-Aug-2014 22:36
Send private message

linw: Orcon is getting boring. All works fine for me but there doesn't seem to be any activity to get us excited.

Other ISP's are getting on with Global mode, faster speeds, bigger caps etc but we are yawn and ho hum.

Anything to look forward to, guys?

(Just a bit of a fun question. I appreciate the work done behind the scenes to improve speed and reliability and I greatly appreciate santa's little helpers, here).

PS If it is commercially sensitive, just whisper.


global mode etc is just noise. you can use unblock-us or unotelly with any ISP, and they work far better than Slingshot's global mode.

Orcon already do unlimited data, and have 100Mbps fibre.  I guess they could hurry up with the 200Mbps plan Chorus now have, and the 1Gbps plan UFF(?) offer, but no other ISP offers those either just yet, so it's hardly a big negative that orcon don't have them yet either.

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1103708 6-Aug-2014 22:38
Send private message

FireEngine: Well Global Mode is now part of the same group so that might set an expectation - its certainly in the news!

Faster speeds? If you want to pay for dedicated fibre we can go as fast as technology allows....for UFB we offer the fastest the LFCs offer and will likely continue to offer the fastest they do....ADSL and VDSL is as fast with Orcon as it will be with any other ISP (AND Unlimited & Unshaped if you choose)

Bigger Caps - bigger than Unshaped & Unlimited - how so?

But I have no secret insight however I am sure being part of the CallPlus group will bring some interesting product opportunities....


lol, see my previous post.  no you don't. Chorus has a 200Mbps residential plan now. another LFC (UFF?) offers a 1Gbps plan.
You don't offer either of those yet (not that I'm blaming you, nobody else does either, but you shouldn't claim to have the fastest speeds available when you don't)

1146 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 207

Trusted

  Reply # 1103714 6-Aug-2014 22:47
Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine: Well Global Mode is now part of the same group so that might set an expectation - its certainly in the news!

Faster speeds? If you want to pay for dedicated fibre we can go as fast as technology allows....for UFB we offer the fastest the LFCs offer and will likely continue to offer the fastest they do....ADSL and VDSL is as fast with Orcon as it will be with any other ISP (AND Unlimited & Unshaped if you choose)

Bigger Caps - bigger than Unshaped & Unlimited - how so?

But I have no secret insight however I am sure being part of the CallPlus group will bring some interesting product opportunities....


lol, see my previous post.  no you don't. Chorus has a 200Mbps residential plan now. another LFC (UFF?) offers a 1Gbps plan.
You don't offer either of those yet (not that I'm blaming you, nobody else does either, but you shouldn't claim to have the fastest speeds available when you don't)


Nope - they have to be turned into retail ISP products, Chorus can't sell you a retail 200Mbps service, nor can any ISP I am aware of yet....we have the fastest retail products available - we were the first to have any retail product on UFB....




Regards FireEngine


6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1103719 6-Aug-2014 22:59
Send private message

FireEngine:
NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine: Well Global Mode is now part of the same group so that might set an expectation - its certainly in the news!

Faster speeds? If you want to pay for dedicated fibre we can go as fast as technology allows....for UFB we offer the fastest the LFCs offer and will likely continue to offer the fastest they do....ADSL and VDSL is as fast with Orcon as it will be with any other ISP (AND Unlimited & Unshaped if you choose)

Bigger Caps - bigger than Unshaped & Unlimited - how so?

But I have no secret insight however I am sure being part of the CallPlus group will bring some interesting product opportunities....


lol, see my previous post.  no you don't. Chorus has a 200Mbps residential plan now. another LFC (UFF?) offers a 1Gbps plan.
You don't offer either of those yet (not that I'm blaming you, nobody else does either, but you shouldn't claim to have the fastest speeds available when you don't)


Nope - they have to be turned into retail ISP products, Chorus can't sell you a retail 200Mbps service, nor can any ISP I am aware of yet....we have the fastest retail products available - we were the first to have any retail product on UFB....


Chorus have a 200Mbps plan right now that any RSP can buy.  You don't yet offer that plan.

therefore, you don't have "the fastest the LFCs offer"

1146 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 207

Trusted

  Reply # 1103726 6-Aug-2014 23:17
Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine:
NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine: Well Global Mode is now part of the same group so that might set an expectation - its certainly in the news!

Faster speeds? If you want to pay for dedicated fibre we can go as fast as technology allows....for UFB we offer the fastest the LFCs offer and will likely continue to offer the fastest they do....ADSL and VDSL is as fast with Orcon as it will be with any other ISP (AND Unlimited & Unshaped if you choose)

Bigger Caps - bigger than Unshaped & Unlimited - how so?

But I have no secret insight however I am sure being part of the CallPlus group will bring some interesting product opportunities....


lol, see my previous post.  no you don't. Chorus has a 200Mbps residential plan now. another LFC (UFF?) offers a 1Gbps plan.
You don't offer either of those yet (not that I'm blaming you, nobody else does either, but you shouldn't claim to have the fastest speeds available when you don't)


Nope - they have to be turned into retail ISP products, Chorus can't sell you a retail 200Mbps service, nor can any ISP I am aware of yet....we have the fastest retail products available - we were the first to have any retail product on UFB....


Chorus have a 200Mbps plan right now that any RSP can buy.  You don't yet offer that plan.

therefore, you don't have "the fastest the LFCs offer"


Ah I see what you mean, technically true :-) Out by a month.....moot point though, its not a reason to be bored with Orcon....anyway, we can sell you a 1Gbps circuit right now if you are willing to pay....




Regards FireEngine


6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1103728 6-Aug-2014 23:21
One person supports this post
Send private message

FireEngine:
NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine:
NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine: Well Global Mode is now part of the same group so that might set an expectation - its certainly in the news!

Faster speeds? If you want to pay for dedicated fibre we can go as fast as technology allows....for UFB we offer the fastest the LFCs offer and will likely continue to offer the fastest they do....ADSL and VDSL is as fast with Orcon as it will be with any other ISP (AND Unlimited & Unshaped if you choose)

Bigger Caps - bigger than Unshaped & Unlimited - how so?

But I have no secret insight however I am sure being part of the CallPlus group will bring some interesting product opportunities....


lol, see my previous post.  no you don't. Chorus has a 200Mbps residential plan now. another LFC (UFF?) offers a 1Gbps plan.
You don't offer either of those yet (not that I'm blaming you, nobody else does either, but you shouldn't claim to have the fastest speeds available when you don't)


Nope - they have to be turned into retail ISP products, Chorus can't sell you a retail 200Mbps service, nor can any ISP I am aware of yet....we have the fastest retail products available - we were the first to have any retail product on UFB....


Chorus have a 200Mbps plan right now that any RSP can buy.  You don't yet offer that plan.

therefore, you don't have "the fastest the LFCs offer"


Ah I see what you mean, technically true :-) Out by a month.....moot point though, its not a reason to be bored with Orcon....anyway, we can sell you a 1Gbps circuit right now if you are willing to pay....




:)

534 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 114


  Reply # 1103730 6-Aug-2014 23:28
Send private message

FireEngine:
NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine:
NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine: Well Global Mode is now part of the same group so that might set an expectation - its certainly in the news!

Faster speeds? If you want to pay for dedicated fibre we can go as fast as technology allows....for UFB we offer the fastest the LFCs offer and will likely continue to offer the fastest they do....ADSL and VDSL is as fast with Orcon as it will be with any other ISP (AND Unlimited & Unshaped if you choose)

Bigger Caps - bigger than Unshaped & Unlimited - how so?

But I have no secret insight however I am sure being part of the CallPlus group will bring some interesting product opportunities....


lol, see my previous post.  no you don't. Chorus has a 200Mbps residential plan now. another LFC (UFF?) offers a 1Gbps plan.
You don't offer either of those yet (not that I'm blaming you, nobody else does either, but you shouldn't claim to have the fastest speeds available when you don't)


Nope - they have to be turned into retail ISP products, Chorus can't sell you a retail 200Mbps service, nor can any ISP I am aware of yet....we have the fastest retail products available - we were the first to have any retail product on UFB....


Chorus have a 200Mbps plan right now that any RSP can buy.  You don't yet offer that plan.

therefore, you don't have "the fastest the LFCs offer"


Ah I see what you mean, technically true :-) Out by a month.....moot point though, its not a reason to be bored with Orcon....anyway, we can sell you a 1Gbps circuit right now if you are willing to pay....

out of curiosity, how much would a 1gbps plan be a month?




Home ADSL:                                                             School: 
 


1146 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 207

Trusted

  Reply # 1103731 6-Aug-2014 23:30
Send private message

dcole13:
FireEngine:
NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine:
NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine: Well Global Mode is now part of the same group so that might set an expectation - its certainly in the news!

Faster speeds? If you want to pay for dedicated fibre we can go as fast as technology allows....for UFB we offer the fastest the LFCs offer and will likely continue to offer the fastest they do....ADSL and VDSL is as fast with Orcon as it will be with any other ISP (AND Unlimited & Unshaped if you choose)

Bigger Caps - bigger than Unshaped & Unlimited - how so?

But I have no secret insight however I am sure being part of the CallPlus group will bring some interesting product opportunities....


lol, see my previous post.  no you don't. Chorus has a 200Mbps residential plan now. another LFC (UFF?) offers a 1Gbps plan.
You don't offer either of those yet (not that I'm blaming you, nobody else does either, but you shouldn't claim to have the fastest speeds available when you don't)


Nope - they have to be turned into retail ISP products, Chorus can't sell you a retail 200Mbps service, nor can any ISP I am aware of yet....we have the fastest retail products available - we were the first to have any retail product on UFB....


Chorus have a 200Mbps plan right now that any RSP can buy.  You don't yet offer that plan.

therefore, you don't have "the fastest the LFCs offer"


Ah I see what you mean, technically true :-) Out by a month.....moot point though, its not a reason to be bored with Orcon....anyway, we can sell you a 1Gbps circuit right now if you are willing to pay....

out of curiosity, how much would a 1gbps plan be a month?


Its not a plan, its a dedicated fibre circuit, not really intended as a residential product.




Regards FireEngine


534 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 114


  Reply # 1103733 6-Aug-2014 23:33
Send private message

FireEngine:
dcole13:
FireEngine:
NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine:
NonprayingMantis:
FireEngine: Well Global Mode is now part of the same group so that might set an expectation - its certainly in the news!

Faster speeds? If you want to pay for dedicated fibre we can go as fast as technology allows....for UFB we offer the fastest the LFCs offer and will likely continue to offer the fastest they do....ADSL and VDSL is as fast with Orcon as it will be with any other ISP (AND Unlimited & Unshaped if you choose)

Bigger Caps - bigger than Unshaped & Unlimited - how so?

But I have no secret insight however I am sure being part of the CallPlus group will bring some interesting product opportunities....


lol, see my previous post.  no you don't. Chorus has a 200Mbps residential plan now. another LFC (UFF?) offers a 1Gbps plan.
You don't offer either of those yet (not that I'm blaming you, nobody else does either, but you shouldn't claim to have the fastest speeds available when you don't)


Nope - they have to be turned into retail ISP products, Chorus can't sell you a retail 200Mbps service, nor can any ISP I am aware of yet....we have the fastest retail products available - we were the first to have any retail product on UFB....


Chorus have a 200Mbps plan right now that any RSP can buy.  You don't yet offer that plan.

therefore, you don't have "the fastest the LFCs offer"


Ah I see what you mean, technically true :-) Out by a month.....moot point though, its not a reason to be bored with Orcon....anyway, we can sell you a 1Gbps circuit right now if you are willing to pay....

out of curiosity, how much would a 1gbps plan be a month?


Its not a plan, its a dedicated fibre circuit, not really intended as a residential product.

oh, okay. how much would a 100/50 cost on the vector fibre network? as in the setup?




Home ADSL:                                                             School: 
 


2243 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 353

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1103782 7-Aug-2014 07:43
Send private message

dcole13: 
oh, okay. how much would a 100/50 cost on the vector fibre network? as in the setup?


Vector are not one of the prescribed UFB LFCs and therefore they don't have any 'cheap' residential products that I'm aware of. A few years ago 100/100 would have cost several thousand, not sure today though. You'd also pay for the build costs to get the cable from the street into your premises/house as it wouldn't be crown funded as it is now for UFB.

It's not uncommon for those build costs to be up to 50K alone if you're not almost on the street where their fiber runs past.

It's really comparing apples with oranges as there are HUGE differences in CIR and SLAs etc, the only thing comparable is there's fibre involved.



1818 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 341

Subscriber

  Reply # 1103793 7-Aug-2014 08:23
Send private message

Sorry, but I didn't make myself clear re my faster/caps comment. Entirely my fault. I am not into the 1Gbs stratosphere!!

I just wondered about boosting the basic speeds and 30GB cap. I know plans can be changed up but a little sugar on the basic plan 'pill' would be nice!

Signed,

A UFB minnow!!

2502 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 928

Subscriber

  Reply # 1103802 7-Aug-2014 08:56
One person supports this post
Send private message

linw: Sorry, but I didn't make myself clear re my faster/caps comment. Entirely my fault. I am not into the 1Gbs stratosphere!!

I just wondered about boosting the basic speeds and 30GB cap. I know plans can be changed up but a little sugar on the basic plan 'pill' would be nice!

Signed,

A UFB minnow!!


Sorry, I'm confused. If you want a higher cap or higher speed, can't you just move to a higher plan?




Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD // Samsung U28D590D @ 3840x2160 & Asus PB278Q @ 2560x1440
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I w/Spark

1146 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 207

Trusted

  Reply # 1103819 7-Aug-2014 09:38
Send private message

linw: Sorry, but I didn't make myself clear re my faster/caps comment. Entirely my fault. I am not into the 1Gbs stratosphere!!

I just wondered about boosting the basic speeds and 30GB cap. I know plans can be changed up but a little sugar on the basic plan 'pill' would be nice!

Signed,

A UFB minnow!!


You can go to 100/50 on the speeds and/or Unlimited Data.




Regards FireEngine


I fix stuff!
1624 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 281

Trusted
Vocus
Subscriber

  Reply # 1103828 7-Aug-2014 10:05
4 people support this post
Send private message

linw: Orcon is getting boring. All works fine for me but there doesn't seem to be any activity to get us excited.

Other ISP's are getting on with Global mode, faster speeds, bigger caps etc but we are yawn and ho hum.

Anything to look forward to, guys?

(Just a bit of a fun question. I appreciate the work done behind the scenes to improve speed and reliability and I greatly appreciate santa's little helpers, here).

PS If it is commercially sensitive, just whisper.


Lets ask this a diferent way.

What would you like to see Orcon do, which would excite you?

:)

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Opera launches new mobile browser: Opera Touch
Posted 25-Apr-2018 20:45


TCF and Telcos Toughen Up on Scam Callers
Posted 23-Apr-2018 09:39


Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.