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    ISP's and stuff.

    Who can recommend me a decent provider of broadband and land line services. Just waiting for my contract with bogafone to expire and they can go fuck themselves.

    It would be nice to use a reliable provider with decent pricing but especially, one with whom you can actually communicate effectively.

    Vodafone caused four months of grief whilst swapping to fibre. Details of which are long and tedious. Because of the third requirement above not being met.

    So any ideas?

    Thanks.
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    Not fashionable, I know...

    But I've had a really good run with Spark - both for work and at home

    Not the cheapest, and wait times for support can be over long.

    But they have been reliable and helpful - and that includes under the stress of Chch earthquakes. They were/are significantly better than TelstraClear and Vodafone IMHO.

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    i had 2 degrees phone me the other day offering broadband (am a mobile user). his sales pitch was that "it saves most people about $200 a year!!!011!"

    turns out that it costs more than free, thereby not saving ME, shit.

    NZ company, the murrays own the air, not too sure about telecoms copper wires, but give it a few rounds of treaty negotiations and who knows.

    given that they (2dm) piggyback voda's towers for their mobile, i wouldn't be surprised if they whole/re-sale their BB.

    worldXchange (wXc)/ Xnet, and ihug, used to be the horn (in that order)
    Voda bought ihug.
    i think wxc got a haircut and a real job and now dont retail super fast awesome unmonitored uber-bandwidth shit.


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    TrustPower are selling UFB below cost to get market share. We switched to them because the electricity cost is much of a muchness no matter who you're with, the UFB is $60/month unlimited first year and $80/month second year on a 2 year contract. Early disconnection charges apply. Free fibre installation by Chorus (ie cheap and nasty) and router supplied. Help desk is in Tauranga and they speak proper kiwi English
    Chorus supplied ONT has provision for 2 POTS lines - the Panasonic PBX works fine off that and we kept the old Telstra phone number
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    Snap were good communicators until they got bought by 2degrees, now it's just more of the same (good service/reliability, but not the easiest to communicate with). Still a step above vodafone though I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete376403 View Post
    they speak proper kiwi English
    like this eh:
    Chorus supplied ONT has provision for 2 POTS lines - the Panasonic PBX works fine off that and we kept the old Telstra phone number
    btw, POT was never even official unofficial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post
    like this eh:

    btw, POT was never even official unofficial.
    That's how they are described in the manual that accompanied the ONT and what is printed on the case alongside the two RJ11 sockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogan View Post
    Snap were good communicators until they got bought by 2degrees, now it's just more of the same (good service/reliability, but not the easiest to communicate with). Still a step above vodafone though I think.
    Everything's a step above Vodafone...
    Snap! used to be awesome then 2degrees got hold of them & they became very average very fast.

    My Republic seem to be quite rated but haven't tried them myself as can't get Fibre
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post

    worldXchange (wXc)/ Xnet, and ihug, used to be the horn (in that order)
    Voda bought ihug.
    i think wxc got a haircut and a real job and now dont retail super fast awesome unmonitored uber-bandwidth shit.


    ...bet you wish you'd voted for kim dotcom now, huh?

    Mr Dotcon? Not really.

    I started out with wave. Local company way back when. They were bought up by ihug who were then gobbled up by bogafone, as Akzle says.




    Quote Originally Posted by pete376403 View Post
    TrustPower are selling UFB below cost to get market share. We switched to them because the electricity cost is much of a muchness no matter who you're with, the UFB is $60/month unlimited first year and $80/month second year on a 2 year contract. Early disconnection charges apply. Free fibre installation by Chorus (ie cheap and nasty) and router supplied. Help desk is in Tauranga and they speak proper kiwi English
    Chorus supplied ONT has provision for 2 POTS lines - the Panasonic PBX works fine off that and we kept the old Telstra phone number

    I do have fibre connection already for those who didn't notice that bit in the OP.

    I have looked at TrustPower but don't know much about them. I have heard their reliability questioned once or twice. Which gave me pause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete376403 View Post
    That's how they are described in the manual that accompanied the ONT and what is printed on the case alongside the two RJ11 sockets.
    well fuck me.
    and also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post
    well fuck me.
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    unlimitedinternet.co.nz

    Look no further, they have an NZ based support team, good pricing and no fucking contracts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post
    unlimitedinternet.co.nz

    Look no further, they have an NZ based support team, good pricing and no fucking contracts.
    I'm with them currently & while good for the price I do severly miss the Snap! days, they've always been a "you get what you pay for" service IMO
    I'm switching from them & gonna give BigPipe a go cause Unlimited Internet wanted to charge 150$ to transfer my interwebz to the new house as it don't currently have any... Bigpipe only wanted 49$ & I got that waived with their current promo so that's 3 months worth of interwebz saved thus worth giving them a shot (also no contracts).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scuba_Steve View Post
    I'm with them currently & while good for the price I do severly miss the Snap! days, they've always been a "you get what you pay for" service IMO
    I'm switching from them & gonna give BigPipe a go cause Unlimited Internet wanted to charge 150$ to transfer my interwebz to the new house as it don't currently have any... Bigpipe only wanted 49$ & I got that waived with their current promo so that's 3 months worth of interwebz saved thus worth giving them a shot (also no contracts).
    Unlimited are good if you know your shit. As a former Chorus chap, I don't need my hand held so they're perfect. If there's an issue I tell them what it is n they fix it (only happened once in over a year at mine and once when I was sorting out the neighbours phone).
    Basic internet, no speed throttling, winning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post
    Unlimited are good if you know your shit. As a former Chorus chap, I don't need my hand held so they're perfect. If there's an issue I tell them what it is n they fix it (only happened once in over a year at mine and once when I was sorting out the neighbours phone).
    Basic internet, no speed throttling, winning.


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    Maynot be throttling but there's definite shaping; again good for the price (and still WAY better than Vodafone) but they're nowhere near premium
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