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.




776 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 176

Trusted
Snap Internet

Topic # 144302 14-May-2014 12:23
Send private message

Woah, check out snap.co.nz!

Snap's unlimited plans have landed, and are available right now. No matter what service type you can get at your house, unlimited (and snap!) is there for you.

Not only is there no data cap, but no traffic management, no shaping or throttling and no fair use clause, so you can do whatever your heart desires at full speed!

If you are currently with us and want to change to one of the new options, then you will sadly need to wait until the end of your current billing cycle for the change to take effect. If you want us to make the change for you, give us a call on 0800 276 232 or message us with your account number and we will get on those quick smart.

^MC




Snap

0800 BROADBAND (276 232)
www.snap.net.nz

@SnapInternet on Twitter
Snap Internet on Facebook

Our Social Media Team:
^RO Ricky - Technical Lead
^AT Ashleigh - Retail Marketing Coordinator



View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
854 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 125


  Reply # 1043694 14-May-2014 12:34
One person supports this post
Send private message

Serious comment, the first thing that comes to mind when I see the promo bit for the plan on the homepage is "Isn't Unleash a competitor?" To be fair, most would be none the wiser, and it could just be an unfortunate coincidence, but they are appearing in the RSP lists of the local fibre companies alongside Snap.

2816 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1463

Subscriber

  Reply # 1043711 14-May-2014 12:44
Send private message

Excellent.. 




Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


 
 
 
 


13263 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2221

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1043713 14-May-2014 12:45
6 people support this post
Send private message

Ralph, the Snap website is not good. Click on that huge banner on the home page and it takes you to a page that doesn't mention unlimited plans - all I can see is plans with 50-80GB caps, after a forced reload of the page. Also if you want detailed pricing you have to make like you're going to sign up, even if you're already a customer.

As an existing Snap customer I count this as a negative. These unlimited, unmanged users typically consume far more than their fair share of resources and can slow things for everyone. In the immortal words of Spock, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few". I hope you monitor how this goes and ensure the (I guess) 95% of moderate users aren't negatively impacted.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


32 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1043774 14-May-2014 13:09
Send private message

Did you guys decrease data on all plans at the same price, just to make up for the unlimited plan?

I can recall that UFB 100/50 have 150GB or 100GB @ $110?

854 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 125


  Reply # 1043785 14-May-2014 13:14
Send private message

boykunk: Did you guys decrease data on all plans at the same price, just to make up for the unlimited plan?

I can recall that UFB 100/50 have 150GB or 100GB @ $110?


Interesting spotting, I only looked at ADSL for starters, but checking the notes I made of the VDSL pricing a couple of months ago, you could get 100GB for $95 and 200GB for $110, now it's 80GB and 150GB.  I never made any notes of the fibre plans.

14941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3832

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1043789 14-May-2014 13:16
Send private message

Not to mention those types usually consume the most support resources, with the support resources under pressure already, I'd be worried about becoming the new Orcon.

3770 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 215

Trusted

  Reply # 1043791 14-May-2014 13:16
2 people support this post
Send private message

boykunk: Did you guys decrease data on all plans at the same price, just to make up for the unlimited plan?

I can recall that UFB 100/50 have 150GB or 100GB @ $110?


Data caps have been reduced for existing plans as you noticed. They should have increased data, not reduce it for existing plans. 




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

53 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted

  Reply # 1043814 14-May-2014 13:36
Send private message

Do you have new Friends + Family Promotions?

13327 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1589


  Reply # 1043830 14-May-2014 13:51
Send private message

There are no details on the website, just the banner, and you click on it, and it goes to a page that doesn't mention the plan at all. It says terms and conditions apply, but where are these?

1348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 159

Trusted

  Reply # 1043831 14-May-2014 13:53
4 people support this post
Send private message

To add to the bombardment of questions :)

Will data capped users be in a different bandwidth pool to unlimited users?

53 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted

  Reply # 1043833 14-May-2014 13:55
Send private message

SamF: To add to the bombardment of questions :)

Will data capped users be in a different bandwidth pool to unlimited users?


Ralph answered this here http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=90&topicid=144301&page_no=2#1043788

1348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 159

Trusted

  Reply # 1043836 14-May-2014 13:59
5 people support this post
Send private message

Thanks, didn't see that.  Hmm, in which case, I fear for my Internet performance :/

'That VDSL Cat'
6681 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1267

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 1043840 14-May-2014 14:03
One person supports this post
Send private message

SamF: Thanks, didn't see that.  Hmm, in which case, I fear for my Internet performance :/


ill be watching very closely, you know how closely i can watch thoses meters! 




#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


1348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 159

Trusted

  Reply # 1043858 14-May-2014 14:24
Send private message

LOL, do I what!! :D

3075 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 845

Trusted

  Reply # 1044874 14-May-2014 15:28
One person supports this post
Send private message

billgates: Data caps have been reduced for existing plans as you noticed. They should have increased data, not reduce it for existing plans. 


Agreed.  I notice some slightly odd changes too.  For example, there's now (or maybe there has been for a while) a 150GB naked plan for $99.  But... if I get the 80GB plan for $85 per month I can pay $15 for a 100GB add on and unlimited downloads from 1am - 7am...  I just don't get where that 150GB plan fits in.

 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
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 »

Phone prices rising as users move upmarket
Posted 24-Nov-2017 17:16


Talking net neutrality on RNZ Nine-to-Noon
Posted 24-Nov-2017 12:11


Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39


Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40


New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26



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.