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Topic # 204336 27-Sep-2016 22:44
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I haven't been able to find anything from 2degrees on this, but does anyone know if 2degrees is upgrading everyone on the 200/200 pan to the new 1g/500m pan that Enable is about to offer in Christchurch? I see Bigpipe is intending on doing this.

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  Reply # 1641523 28-Sep-2016 00:32
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I have heard a rumbling that Thursday is the day we find out what's going on - shame they're leaving it so late, but at least they're getting the info out before October.

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  Reply # 1641566 28-Sep-2016 09:36
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Hey guys,

 

We should have some news out in the wild shortly, keep an eye out :)

 

Thanks,

 

Ralph ^JOB




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  Reply # 1643377 30-Sep-2016 16:45
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For those interested, 2degrees posted an announcement

Basically, anyone on a 200/200 plan is getting upgraded

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  Reply # 1644669 3-Oct-2016 12:48
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Hey Obraik,

 

That's the one. Our gigabit product is directly replacing the 200/200Mbps speed boost att he same price point. Existing 200/200Mbps customers will be upgraded automatically over the coming weeks.

 

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Ralph ^JOB


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  Reply # 1644699 3-Oct-2016 13:24
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Hi Ralph,

 

will 2degrees offer intermediate speed plans, somewhere between the standard 100/20 and the max 1000/500? For example, what about your 200/200 plan, will that continue to be offered, but at a different price point?

 

Thanks

 

Cheers

 

Richard


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  Reply # 1644701 3-Oct-2016 13:28
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Just a bit of background, some of the LFCs charge less for gigabit than 200/200.

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  Reply # 1644768 3-Oct-2016 15:12
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Hey Hawk2050,

 

Our current default UFB offering is 100/20, and we'll still have 200/20 available as well (upgrading from 100/20 to 200/20 is $24.95, up to 1Gbps/500Mbps is $44.95). At this stage we won;t be continuing with 200/200, there isn't enough difference in cost to justify keeping it, and most people on 200/200 would want to be on the fastest available anyway ;) 

 

Ralph ^JOB


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  Reply # 1644771 3-Oct-2016 15:19
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I called to upgrade my plan to the new 1gb service, was told it will change at the start of my next billing cycle. Do I really have to wait until NOvember 1 for it to switch? Am sure used to be able to switch mid month and just pay the difference.


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  Reply # 1644772 3-Oct-2016 15:20
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Thanks for your quick response Ralph. That's a shame as I'd fall into the camp of wanting faster upload speed than the standard 20Mbps but not willing to spring for an extra $44.95 for the full blown 1000/500. A 200/200 plan would have been just the ticket!

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1644791 3-Oct-2016 16:10
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hawk2050:

 

Thanks for your quick response Ralph. That's a shame as I'd fall into the camp of wanting faster upload speed than the standard 20Mbps but not willing to spring for an extra $44.95 for the full blown 1000/500. A 200/200 plan would have been just the ticket!

 

 

 

Cheers

 

Richard

 

 

 

 

They're the same price.


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  Reply # 1644816 3-Oct-2016 17:09
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Hi Kopkiwi, 200/200 isn't an option anymore with 2degrees, from what Ralph said above. If they had retained that option then I'd expect the 'speedbooster' premium would have been pushed down by the Gigabit plan to something less than $44.95 but more than $24.95, however it's a moot point as it won't be an option, at least not with 2degrees.


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  Reply # 1644822 3-Oct-2016 17:23
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hawk2050:

 

Hi Kopkiwi, 200/200 isn't an option anymore with 2degrees, from what Ralph said above. If they had retained that option then I'd expect the 'speedbooster' premium would have been pushed down by the Gigabit plan to something less than $44.95 but more than $24.95, however it's a moot point as it won't be an option, at least not with 2degrees.

 

 

 

 

you misunderstand him - they are the same price from Chorus. So 2degrees don't really have the option of pushing the price down; unless Chorus change the cost structure I wouldn't expect any provider to continue with 200/200 residential (or anyone to buy it for that matter).


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  Reply # 1644825 3-Oct-2016 17:35
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Ah, OK, I understand now. Thanks for the clarification.

 

 

 

Cheers

 

Richard


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  Reply # 1644881 3-Oct-2016 19:06
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sorceror:

 

hawk2050:

 

Hi Kopkiwi, 200/200 isn't an option anymore with 2degrees, from what Ralph said above. If they had retained that option then I'd expect the 'speedbooster' premium would have been pushed down by the Gigabit plan to something less than $44.95 but more than $24.95, however it's a moot point as it won't be an option, at least not with 2degrees.

 

 

 

 

you misunderstand him - they are the same price from Chorus. So 2degrees don't really have the option of pushing the price down; unless Chorus change the cost structure I wouldn't expect any provider to continue with 200/200 residential (or anyone to buy it for that matter).

 

 

 

 

Which they won't do as I believe it's regulated.


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