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  # 853359 10-Jul-2013 14:54
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rp1790: Anyone know if SNAP have any intention of enabling "global mode" like Slingshot? Have gotten pretty attached to Netflix rather quickly.


Well I shifted from Vodafone ADSL to Snap VDSL this morning.
I am looking forward to the speed jump and increase in data cap for a lower price than what I was paying.

If they introduced the "global mode" I know of 3 others at work who would transfer their account as quick as too

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  # 853366 10-Jul-2013 15:02
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rp1790: Anyone know if SNAP have any intention of enabling "global mode" like Slingshot? Have gotten pretty attached to Netflix rather quickly.


I'm using a service called "Strong VPN" which has an annual fee somewhere around $50 to $60 depending on how you sign up, so $4 - $5/month. Have been with them for 2.5 years across Orcon, TelstraClear cable and now Snap.

You don't really need technical skill to use the service as they have Mac and Windows client software that will automatically configure the VPN for you, and even select the best server.

 
 
 
 


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  # 853368 10-Jul-2013 15:04
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sir1963:
rp1790: Anyone know if SNAP have any intention of enabling "global mode" like Slingshot? Have gotten pretty attached to Netflix rather quickly.


Well I shifted from Vodafone ADSL to Snap VDSL this morning.
I am looking forward to the speed jump and increase in data cap for a lower price than what I was paying.

If they introduced the "global mode" I know of 3 others at work who would transfer their account as quick as too


you know you can get an identical effect by simply signing up with unblock-us.com  for $5USD a month.  It works on most ISPs in NZ, which means you also get the benefit of not being locked to your ISP for broadband.

Why not just get them to sign up for that and make their ISP decision separately?

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  # 853385 10-Jul-2013 15:22
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rp1790: If you sign up on a plan and select, say, 500GB extra data and then decide it's too much or too little are there any penalties in changing to a smaller/bigger data block?


Nope. I think you can't change more than once a month, though.

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  # 853586 10-Jul-2013 21:15
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Another big win for Snap!
I look forward to seeing them grow as they gain more and more market share




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  # 854106 11-Jul-2013 21:45
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I'm trying to pick a VDSL plan.

If I read correctly, the VoIP option means paying 10 cents/min for all (including local) calls. Is that correct?

So am I better off choosing the 'normal' phone option; which seems to be the same price; $95 per month? In my case I would just have to pay a one-off $52 to change from Orcon's VoIP.

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  # 854111 11-Jul-2013 21:58
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No, it looks like local calling is free. It's only national that is the 10c. The other advantage with voip is you get stuff that costs extra on POTs for free (voicemail, caller id, etc)

See here: https://myaccount.snap.net.nz/info/homecallingrates

I haven't looked back since going voip; I'm with 2talk and the web management stuff is very cool. And there's a bunch of stuff I haven't even played with yet. Not sure what you get with the snap voip online management, but it might be worth looking at 2talk too. Snap naked VDSL + 2talk voip has been brilliant for our house.

 
 
 
 


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  # 854149 11-Jul-2013 23:52
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sidefx:  The other advantage with voip is you get stuff that costs extra on POTs for free (voicemail, caller id, etc)




[edit]

Wrong info removed.

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  # 854152 12-Jul-2013 00:09
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that's not what their website says:


Snap Plus VOIP Phone - Keep your existing phone number or grab a new one
FREE Voicemail
FREE Caller ID
FREE Call Waiting
FREE Voicemail to Email (get your voicemails emailed to you!)


EDIT: Those look like the price for add-ons on a POTS line - that's why i'm saying voip is better :)

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  # 854154 12-Jul-2013 00:19
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sidefx: that's not what their website says:


Snap Plus VOIP Phone - Keep your existing phone number or grab a new one
FREE Voicemail
FREE Caller ID
FREE Call Waiting
FREE Voicemail to Email (get your voicemails emailed to you!)


EDIT: Those look like the price for add-ons on a POTS line - that's why i'm saying voip is better :)


Oh yes, sorry, you are right ....i'll edit my post. 

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  # 854221 12-Jul-2013 09:35
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My sweet new Fritzbox turned up this morning....now to find out the provision date :)

Does anyone know if I can use this for ADSL in the meantime?  I assume you can?

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  # 854225 12-Jul-2013 09:38
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stuartgr: My sweet new Fritzbox turned up this morning....now to find out the provision date :)

Does anyone know if I can use this for ADSL in the meantime?  I assume you can?


My wife tells me a box turned up at our place from Snap this morning, too. No contact from them as yet, but I imagine they are flat out. Looking forward to having a play with the Fritz!

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  # 854226 12-Jul-2013 09:40
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Yes, I think I used mine for ADSL for a few days before VDSL was provisioned; I think there may be a couple of settings you need to tweak.

Also I seem to remember I had to do a factory reset when VDSL was provisioned due to some sort of bug in the firmware at the time. Not sure if it's required for a current firmware and it wasn't a major issue, but something to keep in mind.

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  # 854228 12-Jul-2013 09:41
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Sweet will have a look this weekend.  Then I can get my current modem on trademe :)

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  # 854778 13-Jul-2013 09:42
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Probably a stretch but I wonder if they would let you renew an existing contract to the full 24 month term and allow you the 100GB extra data....

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