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nzkiwiman

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#154717 5-Nov-2014 15:16
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Snap emailed me yesterday, from your base plan spend $10 to go unlimited and since you spend $15 for 100GB a extra data a month you save $5 a month. Just sign up for another 24 months.

I was already to go - yeah, lets do it
But then stopped because while I have no issues with Snap and I don't see myself moving any time soon, I just have an uneasy feeling of being "locked in" for 24 months. 

After going through the plan chooser, I also found that the wiring maintenance has been combined with broadband maintenance and so my true saving a month is $4 (which is still $96 over 2 years, basically a month free).

So while I figure out if I do want to lock myself in, I ask - do you prefer open term or does being locked in not matter ??

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  #1169308 5-Nov-2014 15:20
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I prefer open term.

2 years is a long time...things change rapidly in this day and age...






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  #1169324 5-Nov-2014 15:28
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Personally ild say its not normally worth it.

Snap are the one ISP that ild gladly say sure to a new contract with however.


They do well to look after you and in my experience when there is actually a problem they will go the nth degree to get it sorted!


Their network is also solid!




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  #1169326 5-Nov-2014 15:30
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Wouldn't sign up for 2 years with any ISP...    Im happy to enter a contract for 12 months and have done for the last few years...  everytime the contract ends I find a better plan with a different ISP. :)

If you look at unlimited plans, they all cost around the same thou one may be cheaper this month, then another next month...

you also need to consider when is fibre coming to your street because that will mean all new options for you too...



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  #1169327 5-Nov-2014 15:31
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Bee: Wouldn't sign up for 2 years with any ISP...  

If you look at unlimited plans, they all cost around the same thou one may be cheaper this month, then another next month...

you also need to consider when is fibre coming to your street because that will mean all new options for you too...




cheaper unlimited doesnt always mean 'better'


Last i Checked, Snap will gladly upgrade you to UFB while on contract already.




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  #1169336 5-Nov-2014 15:44
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Hi nzkiwiman

Agree that things change fast in this industry!

We think we've now got a few runs on the board of looking after our existing customers, so if things change for the better then we give them the option to change.

Upgrading to a new/better infrastructure isn't counted as breaking contract, neither is moving house.

It's up to you of course, but since we sent the e-mail we've been flooded with our existing cusomters re-commiting, so plenty of people think its a pretty good deal!

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  #1169355 5-Nov-2014 16:10
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Snap have upgraded my data cap at least once since I signed up. I committed to 24 months as it was cheaper that way. All in all I can't see myself moving ISPs.

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  #1169381 5-Nov-2014 16:28
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We recently signed for 24 months because of a vodafone Free sky for 6 months offer

 
 
 
 


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  #1169392 5-Nov-2014 16:44
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Bee: Wouldn't sign up for 2 years with any ISP...  


+1  Agree.
I am nearing the end of a 2-year contract with my ISP (which shall remain nameless).
Over that time my plan has been "upgraded" four times, and now bears little resemblance to what I started with.
Most of these changes have been for the better, bar one (the price).
The cost of early termination would be high.
I'll change to a cheaper plan - possibly with the same ISP - as soon as I'm out of contract.

2 years is a long time in the IT world.





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  #1169410 5-Nov-2014 17:09
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No disrespect to your ISP.

I wouldnt either. Things change too much.

ISP get sold. (Clear, IHUG) split up spark/telecom

Usually any fix price offer has fine print in it which allows the company you have signed up for to change the terms if they wish.

Google will show you examples of companies raising phone costs and electricity prices on plans where customers thought they had signed up to fixed prices because hidden in the fine print was an out clause for the companies to change the terms and conditions.

Look at the deals that sky give new customers that they dont give to existing customers.

Keep your signup to 1 year to keep your ISP (or phone provider) on their toes to keep your business.

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  #1169423 5-Nov-2014 17:22
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Reading the T&C, the only part I don't like is that the cost of the unlimited plan at the end of 2 years, will be what ever it is in 2 years ...
That does scare me .. but again, I'm not really sure why.

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  #1172875 11-Nov-2014 14:38
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I wouldnt because I singed up to snap for 24 months and now Im looking at 75-80 $ plans for unlimited vdsl or fibre and SNAP is stuck on $110 for unlimited no phone line...... $30 xtra for no reason seriously.

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  #1172876 11-Nov-2014 14:39
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SoberJoker: I wouldnt because I singed up to snap for 24 months and now Im looking at 75-80 $ plans for unlimited vdsl or fibre and SNAP is stuck on $110 for unlimited no phone line...... $30 xtra for no reason seriously.


you could probably talk to them about resigning for the $10 deal....




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  #1172878 11-Nov-2014 14:44
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Ummm resign another 24 months? and the plan would still be $10-15 more than any other provider ive seen lately, SNAP is a rip off cant wait to switch

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  #1172919 11-Nov-2014 15:48
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SoberJoker: Ummm resign another 24 months? and the plan would still be $10-15 more than any other provider ive seen lately, SNAP is a rip off cant wait to switch


snap are simply priced appropriately for what they offer imo.


i look into it a little more than simply unlimited data for X when i make that judgement however. 




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  #1173216 11-Nov-2014 23:00
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I have signed up for another 2 yrs for Lightwave 100/20 unlimited for $95.
I know bigpipe will be cheaper when available in CHCH next year but SNAP has provided me with excellent service and technical support so happy to support the local company

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