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.


47 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Topic # 89232 29-Aug-2011 10:14
Send private message

I'm considering switching to Genius from TelstraClear DSL. Just wondering about the monthly fee cost differences relating to 'modem rental' (and I can't find the details in the Orcon Ts&Cs or Genius FAQ).

With the default offer (30GB + Lite modem + 18mth term) - monthly fee is $70
With the same but 12mth term the monthly fee is $75.

My question - if I took the 12mth term, does that mean I'll pay $75 indefinitely or will the monthly fee drop down to $70 after 12 months?

Thanks

Create new topic
6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 513338 29-Aug-2011 10:36
Send private message

if it dropped after 12 months, then it wouldn't be a rental, it would just be deferred payment over a 12 month period, so my guess is that the answer will be: no, the monthly fee does not drop by $5 after the 12 month period.

If anything, it could be that the opposite happens.  i.e. if you take the 18 month contract for free rental, the free rental only applies for the 18 months. After that period you may then have to start paying $5month unless you resign a contract. the Ts and Cs aren't clear on whether the free rental is indefinite or just for the period of the contract.

Also note that even if the rental is free, it is still always a 'rental'.  With most ISPs you own the modem but with Orcon you do not.
This has it's positives and negatives. On one hand it means they should always support it even when it would otherwise be out of warranty.  (i.e. most ISPs would not give you a free modem if your 5 year old one broke, but with the genius they should).
On the other hand if you change ISPs or otherwise leave Orcon you always have to send the genius back to Orcon or incur a $250 charge (even if you were getting free rental)

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 »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



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.