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FF:NZ What ISP are you with?

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Star_Rocker, Nov 22, 2006.

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  1. Star_Rocker

    Star_Rocker Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm with ihug and I'm getting fed up with it. The connection has been cutting out a lot lately. Yesterday it was out for nearly the whole day.

    So who are you with, and how's the service?
     
  2. YouAgain

    YouAgain Jedi Master star 5

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    Slingshot, awesome broadband plans, nice and speedy cheap to buy more bandwidth!
     
  3. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    TelstaClear cable broadband.

    Kicks Xtra but the cable does. Got a good deal with phone and internet so very happy
     
  4. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Orcon broadband.
     
  5. Star_Rocker

    Star_Rocker Jedi Master star 4

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    Yea I looked at Orcon, their Zeroshock + Max Down/Max Up Plan sounds really good, I think. But I'm just going to compare with everyone else first.
     
  6. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    I'm with Orcon too, but giving my account to JP's mother-in-law as I've shifted flat and there's already broadband here... not sure who it's with, something weird...

     
  7. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Is NZ broadband out of the dark ages yet? I keep getting horror stories from my dad and brother, about caps and extra charges and slow speeds and general annoyance. It's annoying cause they always use it as an excuse not to play online games with me. [face_plain]
     
  8. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's XTRA. There's still a Telecom initiated friggin' upload speed limit across all ISPs using Telecom's lines of 128kpbs, which is ridiculous. I'm on a 2mbps download plan, I think a 5GB/month data cap, but if I go over, I get a further 5GB for an additiona $10 or something.

    So it's getting better, Orcon's got plans for a 20mbps service which will also deliver TV as soon as Telecom unbundles the local loop.
     
  9. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, that's why i love the Telstar cable =P~
     
  10. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    When I first got here, AOL was the only one offering an unlimited cap for £15 a month, now they pretty much all offer unlimited service. I think BT went through the same thing here, when the government made them open up all the lines to other companies.
     
  11. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    Xtra, Ihug, Slingshot and Orcon all have max upload speed plans (up to 800kbps).
     
  12. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    At what price? Last I looked those business plans were ~$2000 month.
     
  13. Star_Rocker

    Star_Rocker Jedi Master star 4

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    No around $80 a month actually.
     
  14. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    My new flat here is with Inspire apparently... pretty reliable so far :)
     
  15. Mr_Burns

    Mr_Burns Jedi Master star 4

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    Xtra's maximum-speed upload plan is $49.95 for Telecom customers, but it only has a 2GB data cap. Slingshot has one for the same price with a 3GB cap ($10 extra for customers who aren't on their phone plans). With tolls, Orcon has one for $49.95 with a 5GB cap ($59.95 without tolls; add $10 for a 15GB cap). Ihug's is $80 with a 20GB cap when you're on their phone plans.
     
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