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    Default Auckland Broadband Plan

    Hi everyone

    I have a headache to choose the right plan. I signed up with Slingshot back several years ago for $50 unlimited data a month. But they have been giving me like dial up speed long time ago. It is so slow that I have to sit in front of the computer to wait for a normal webpage to show up!

    I know that plan was not a good one for them as they offer unlimited data. So they have been persuading me to change to a new plan offering faster speed but very limited data.

    I have been checking slingshot and other providers plans but very difficult to find a right one.

    I am a home user. Heavy use of internet. Live in central-west Auckland. I need about 30GB a month. I have telecom phone line now.

    Any suggestions will be welcome. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Auckland Broadband Plan

    Welcome to PressF1. Highly recommend Orcon's + network...see if you can get it by going here and putting your phone number in.
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    Default Re: Auckland Broadband Plan

    Telecom have their Big Time plan, which is essentially the same as the "unlimited" plan you got off Slingshot years ago - commentary on forums so far appears to be reasonably positive, but it remains to be seen what happens to speeds once it gets more popular.
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    Default Re: Auckland Broadband Plan

    +1 for wratterus thoughts, I'm on the Purple + with Orcon and added 25GB for $25... Saves us around $25 when compared with a Telecom / Xtra equivalent + homeline.
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    Default Re: Auckland Broadband Plan

    So here are the two plans:

    ORCON

    Orcon ADSL2+ Broadband
    $79.95/ month
    15GB monthly data allowance
    Additional 25GB for $25/month
    Total:$104.95 / month


    SLINGSHOT

    Fastest/Full Speed
    $59.95 per month 15GB
    Additional 20GB /$25
    Total:$84.95 / month

    Looks Slingshopt is cheaper, even with 5gb extra $15.

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    Don't think that Slingshot plan is ADSL2+? Hard to tell, their website is hopeless.
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    Default Re: Auckland Broadband Plan

    if you want to keep your telecom tolls you can sign up to http://www.xnet.co.nz/hsi/ their plans don't change depending on who you have your tolls with and you only pay for what you use. e.g. I'm on a 30Gig data plan but if I use 10 Gigs I only pay for 10 gigs.

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    Default Re: Auckland Broadband Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by walker96 View Post


    Orcon
    $79.95/ month


    SLINGSHOT
    $59.95 per month

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    So? You're complaining about SLingshot.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: Auckland Broadband Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by walker96 View Post
    So here are the two plans:

    ORCON

    Orcon ADSL2+ Broadband
    $79.95/ month
    15GB monthly data allowance
    Additional 25GB for $25/month
    Total:$104.95 / month


    SLINGSHOT

    Fastest/Full Speed
    $59.95 per month 15GB
    Additional 20GB /$25
    Total:$84.95 / month

    Looks Slingshopt is cheaper, even with 5gb extra $15.


    You are not comparing apples with apples as the Orcon plan is Naked DSL (meaning no additional monthly telephone line rental) whereas the Slingshot plan requires the monthly telephone line rental on top.

    Therefore in the above example the Orcon plan would be $104.95/month whereas Slingshot would be $84.95 + $44.95 = $129.90/month

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    Default Re: Auckland Broadband Plan

    I was not complaining. Just trying to figure out which one is better for me.

    stevie_boy, thanks for your calculationa. that's great. I didn't realize that.

    Quote Originally Posted by mOOseCaNNoN View Post
    if you want to keep your telecom tolls you can sign up to http://www.xnet.co.nz/hsi/ their plans don't change depending on who you have your tolls with and you only pay for what you use. e.g. I'm on a 30Gig data plan but if I use 10 Gigs I only pay for 10 gigs.
    I took a look at this one, looks more reasonable. Thanks a lot, mOOseCaNNoN !

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