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  Reply # 495739 20-Jul-2011 13:42
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Give me free connection for no contract option and ill have my parents signed upto it by tonight

Cant go wrong with 30GB data, cheaper headset and no contract for 75/month

edit: effect of calling on data usage? 

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  Reply # 495744 20-Jul-2011 14:01
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edit: effect of calling on data usage? 


Not counted toward datacap.

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  Reply # 495748 20-Jul-2011 14:09
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This Genius offering looks really good at first glance. However I don't have a contract and have my own gigabit router...so I am not so keen on the modem rental.

Gotta say that Orcon's (New Zealand's) international bandwidth issues between 5pm and 10pm stop me signing any contract with any ISP.

Don't know how valuable the iSky Ozone is, as between the above times I cannot watch due to buffering issues. Outside these times iSky is excellent.

I was keen on signing up for this service today...however, I might just sit tight and see what happens over the next few weeks.

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  Reply # 495793 20-Jul-2011 15:44
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Damm, Genius not available in Timaru. Would have been $30.00 a month saving for me.

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  Reply # 495799 20-Jul-2011 15:51
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damn i just switched. oh well......

was not entirely happy with orcon anyway.

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  Reply # 495830 20-Jul-2011 16:33
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Sounds awesome to me. Paying $95 a month for a 50GB cap. I'm already paying that and only get 30 gigs.

Is "Wiring and Maintenance" recommended? 

Seems like pretty nice plans to me.

24 month contract is a bit meh but it does include a free move of house at least 

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  Reply # 495915 20-Jul-2011 19:52
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I was looking at the Orcon site today but can't see any plans now just for Broadband with no fone service.. They all seem to be BB + fone.




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  Reply # 496022 20-Jul-2011 23:03
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NonprayingMantis:
hairy1: Yet again I miss out being on a rural exchange....


http://www.orcon.net.nz/about/article/orcon_genius_set_to_change_face_of_nz_internet

"Importantly, for Kiwis outside Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch who haven’t yet seen telecommunications competition drive down prices, the device means Orcon can offer a market-leading price point to consumers nationwide* "


Unless you are so rural that you cannot get broadaband, then you should be able to get this acording to Orcon


I am in New Plymouth on the Spotswood exchange and thought I would try it out and guess what I got
Sorry, it looks like Orcon Genius is not available at your place. We're going to redirect you to our great value Orcon@Home plans instead.
 

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  Reply # 496076 21-Jul-2011 08:31
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kfella2000:
NonprayingMantis:
hairy1: Yet again I miss out being on a rural exchange....


http://www.orcon.net.nz/about/article/orcon_genius_set_to_change_face_of_nz_internet

"Importantly, for Kiwis outside Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch who haven’t yet seen telecommunications competition drive down prices, the device means Orcon can offer a market-leading price point to consumers nationwide* "


Unless you are so rural that you cannot get broadaband, then you should be able to get this acording to Orcon


I am in New Plymouth on the Spotswood exchange and thought I would try it out and guess what I got
Sorry, it looks like Orcon Genius is not available at your place. We're going to redirect you to our great value Orcon@Home plans instead.
 


THye have had some issues with the address checker, so try again to make sure.




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  Reply # 496213 21-Jul-2011 12:40
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It's not exactly an improvement - I've been attempting to switch plans for the last 2 weeks, but get no response from Orcon - the plans would have cost me $245 - the current offering would cost me $261.

Time to switch methinks. Who's offering the best deal for a reliable 200GB+ of data? Are nznet any good? Others?

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  Reply # 496217 21-Jul-2011 12:47
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I haven't heard back from Orcon yet so I assume the address checker is not yet fixed.




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  Reply # 496218 21-Jul-2011 12:50
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The address checker is fixed.
Thanks.




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  Reply # 496221 21-Jul-2011 12:57
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quentinreade: The address checker is fixed.
Thanks.


Thanks Quentin. I take it that the low density exchanges are not included in Genius.

Cheers.




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  Reply # 496222 21-Jul-2011 12:58
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  Reply # 496226 21-Jul-2011 13:00
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quentinreade: The address checker is fixed.
Thanks.


You sure? Is this a nationwide thing or purely regions that have orcon equipment in there exchanges? Because ive put in 5 addresses all across blenheim and not one of them is available.


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