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Topic # 68567 24-Sep-2010 19:52

the GST rise is coming and apparently Orcon's getting new deals.

Which their marketing department touts as "better value than any of our plans ever have."

I suppose that means larger caps? So data/dollar ratio improves... according to Ragnor's theorem of client demographic induced congestion having better plans might mean more congestion though...

anyway, any ideas? any words off the grape vine? 

Edit: added link to source

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  Reply # 384193 24-Sep-2010 22:30
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As long as we can keep the essential function, like HK talking add-on and also our caller ID etc, I don't mind great deal on the price increase


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  Reply # 384255 25-Sep-2010 10:56
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I'd expect to see larger caps for less - currently I pay over $100 for 50GB naked DSL.  Too much.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 384483 26-Sep-2010 11:02
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I'm currently paying $120 for 100gb.  I'd quite like to go to 200gb, but $200 is a little expensive for me (we've got our home line with TC - mrs refuses to leave, and I can't be bothered with the hassle)

If they sorted out their youtube/streaming speed issues then I'd really have no problems with them, as Telecom were much better in this regard (although top speeds were lower).

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  Reply # 385373 28-Sep-2010 11:07
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I am actually quite happy with Orcon's service... I just really hope thatI can get a bigger cap, because the current 25GB is really not that great.. im finding im going over.


Even 40gb would be better than nothing.








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  Reply # 385379 28-Sep-2010 11:12
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How about less for less?

10GB NDSL for less than $70 would be good...  no catches no conditions...  Im not in the "RED"zone although I think I am in the Orcon + zone - thou that depends on who I talk to! - and I dont want to move my cellphone provider...

But Im guessing that the GST increase means we will see prices going up but with a little more "perceived value for money"... 

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  Reply # 385380 28-Sep-2010 11:18
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pedrogarcia: I'd expect to see larger caps for less - currently I pay over $100 for 50GB naked DSL.  Too much.


with snap you can get 100gb for $129 which isnt bad really.

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  Reply # 385381 28-Sep-2010 11:20
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reven:
pedrogarcia: I'd expect to see larger caps for less - currently I pay over $100 for 50GB naked DSL.  Too much.


with snap you can get 100gb for $129 which isnt bad really.



.. but its not really $129, is it...





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  Reply # 385383 28-Sep-2010 11:23
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Aaroona:
reven:
pedrogarcia: I'd expect to see larger caps for less - currently I pay over $100 for 50GB naked DSL.  Too much.


with snap you can get 100gb for $129 which isnt bad really.



.. but its not really $129, is it...


how? http://www.snap.net.nz/home/broadband/ it says $129.95, if you dont want them as your phone company its $139.95, who cares about $10?  still cheapest internet i know of in nz 

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  Reply # 385388 28-Sep-2010 11:32
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reven:
Aaroona:
reven:
pedrogarcia: I'd expect to see larger caps for less - currently I pay over $100 for 50GB naked DSL.  Too much.


with snap you can get 100gb for $129 which isnt bad really.



.. but its not really $129, is it...


how? http://www.snap.net.nz/home/broadband/ it says $129.95, if you dont want them as your phone company its $139.95, who cares about $10?  still cheapest internet i know of in nz 



Well being brought up to think "take care of the pennies and the dollars take care of themselves" (plus being a student), $10 to me is enough.

Either way, it is still NOT $129. Its either 139, or more when bundled with phone.







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  Reply # 385390 28-Sep-2010 11:33

Snap: $129 for 100GB + $45(or so, depending on your phone company) = $174/month

Orcon: $80 for Silver+ 5GB + $80 100GB block = $160/month for 105GB..




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  Reply # 385460 28-Sep-2010 13:50

Free Youtube? or local free content delivery?

All in all, also good investments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00867/orcon-selects-alcatel-lucents-velocix.htm



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  Reply # 385604 28-Sep-2010 19:06
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  Reply # 385613 28-Sep-2010 19:45
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How about free TiVo delivery..




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  Reply # 385614 28-Sep-2010 19:46
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old3eyes: How about free TiVo delivery..


Personally I would rather have something that benefits all customers, not just those with TiVo...





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  Reply # 385629 28-Sep-2010 20:14
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I'm with Aroona on this one - across the board data increases for same price or cheaper would be the best incentive to stick with Orcon

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