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Offline Shaz

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« on: August 11, 2007, 11:01:45 am »
Hi guys,

I am not sure if this info is some where else but I wanted to find out how much internet costs in NZ and how much bandwidth does one get?



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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 11:03:29 am »
Shaz, check out THIS link which I think will answer your question.

Here's a couple of ISP's you can check out to get an idea of the packages available:

http://www.ihug.co.nz/
http://www.orcon.net.nz/
http://www.iconz.co.nz/
http://www.xtra.co.nz/broadband/

If you get ADSL broadband, you can get a package which includes your home telephone line as well. Bandwidth is capped in NZ, and packages ranges from a 1gb up to 100gb.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2007, 11:08:32 am by Rhodan »

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007, 11:17:58 am »
Rhodan I just looked at ihug and orcon and their prices are cheaper than Mweb :clap: and you have 5gb caps not 2 like I have now.  Or am I sitting the pot miss here.?

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2007, 11:27:41 am »

Offline Shaz

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007, 11:56:47 am »
Thanks guys!  :D



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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 04:49:26 pm »
Badprop, yes you get more for your money in NZ with regards to the internet. Although they also have capping, they don't have shaping, and the speeds are much faster.

Good news is that Telecom NZ are busy with unbundling the local loop, which will mean prices will drop and there will be increased competition.

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 08:06:47 pm »
Thanks for the links guys.  This is such good news for a surfaholic like me. O0 ;)

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 08:06:47 pm »

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 11:38:36 pm »
Hi, i actually just signed up yesterday with Telecom, and this is what I paid:

- $39.95/month (go broadpand plan, Data Allowance: 3 GB, Connection Speed: Downstream: Maximum as fast as your line allows Upstream: Up to 128 Kbps). For an extra $10 per month you can have maximum upload speed or an extra 3GB per month.
- $36/month - home phone line

http://www.telecom.co.nz/chm/0,8763,203071-202449,00.html?link=hpm
http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,,100005-1007,00.html?link=pahl

$75.95 per month, that includes the home phone which is compulsory. If you are living in an area where they have cable you do not need to have a home phone (unfortunately I am not)

Telstraclear however seems like a better option (if they have connectivity in your area) They offer tripple play, internet, phone and sky all in one package which works out cheaper.
http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/

I would probably have gone for telstraclear if they had connectivity here where i am staying, who needs a home phone these days? You can just buy a skype in number and skype out credits. I bought 10 euros of skype credits about 2 weeks ago, and I still have 5euros left. I have been calling plenty of lan lines in SA.

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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007, 11:40:08 pm »
PS: You get a free modem from both telecom and telstraclear worth $50. I opted for a wireless network modem and only has to pay in $100.

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007, 06:38:16 am »
Cool, thanks for the info worsie !  O0

Anyone know why TelstraClear is only in Wellington and Chch ? I would've thought that they would have been in Auckland as it's the biggest city.

worsie

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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2007, 09:33:20 am »
Because wellington and chch are the better places to live in  :whistle:  :clap:  :D  ;D  8)  :P  :2funny:

not actually sure really, i actually had no idea, i know telstraclear is fairly new in NZ, and maybe they have not finished wiring up Auckland as its such a big place.

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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2007, 08:44:23 pm »
worsie, how long does it take to get everything up and running from when you placed the order ?

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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2007, 11:10:07 pm »
Most things are instant here, done over the phone O0


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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2007, 12:37:20 pm »
True Happy!



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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2007, 12:01:48 am »
Rhodan, we ordered our phone the night before we drove to Hamilton, off the internet.  Then just got it set up here the day after.  Had to wait for a dial tone, then phone Telekom to find out what our number is!!  ;D
Then phoned Worldxchange to set up our long distance and international.  My sister said after researching for herself, WxC was the best option for long calls that will take up to one to two hours.  She uses a calling card for calls that are shorter. Will find out which one....
Internet broadband was ordered as soon as we had a line here, and a day later the modem was delivered by courier.  So we moved in Thursday, had a working phone by Friday (could've been earlier), and Broadband internet by Saturday afternoon.

Quick enough for you?   :smitten:
lekker sweet as, y'all
~ Colleen