View Full Version : NZNET Broadband?

25-07-2010, 11:43 PM
As you may know many users of Big Time will be shifting ISP very soon to either the a different plan on Telecom or more likely a new ISP altogether.

Looking at my past usage on big time I have discerned that 100GB would be a suitable monthly cap, also looking into naked dsl options a lot of the time it is cheaper to use voip than a phone line.

Looking at several different providers I have come across 2 isp that have piqued my interest maxnet and nznet.

Both offer 100GB naked dsl plans but Maxnet costs $173 (with 2talk) and nznet $137 which includes voip service. I have heard very good things about Maxnet so far but not much about nznet (mainly because they are a business service). So I am wondering if anyone has any experience with nznet at all, could the please share them with me.


26-07-2010, 08:28 AM
I must admit if you go to http://nznet.co.nz then it doesn't instill a lot of confidence (Fail website setup), nor does their broadband pricing page:

I have to wonder how over-subscribed they really are? That said, it's my limited understanding that it's realistically possible to offer 100GB for that kind of price and for the ISP to still turn a profit.

Looks like their line is offered through 2talk, though I could be mistaken.

Just remember that if you go over it's $20 per-GB

26-07-2010, 12:38 PM
Ah, i used them back in the dark days of dialup & Win95 (& BBS before that)
Still , Telecom Broadband drops down to dialup speed regularly in my area (slowing getting better, maybee lots of users moving to another ISP ??)

26-07-2010, 05:04 PM
Yes, I saw that overage, if I do go ahead with this ISP I would have to keep a very close eye on that indeed! So, do you have any other suggestions other than Maxnet, which I am now re-considering as my new ISP?

03-08-2010, 03:35 PM
Hi, just adding some information on NZNET and the over-limit charges. The actual charge is 0.01 or 1 cent per MB. The website will be changed accordingly. Also check out the new 200GB plan with Naked DSL for only $139.95 per month (+ GST).

03-08-2010, 03:42 PM
hi, I have been with NZNET for 12 Years. I have called the help desk about 5 times in that time. My Connection always works:)

Speedy Gonzales
03-08-2010, 04:06 PM
$139.95?? I would rather stay @ 15-20 GB (it'll be a waste having 200 GB), when I don't use 50 - 100 + GB a mth now. I dont even use 20 GB a mth.

Most I would pay for Naked DSL would be 10-15 GB a mth + $45/50 for the phone. I wouldn't bother with toll calls. And that'd be under $90

03-08-2010, 05:02 PM
The OP was specifically asking about isp plans with at least 100 GB so I would say the answer by nznetsales is very relevent - after all, he wasnt actualy trying to sell it to you was he?

Speedy Gonzales
03-08-2010, 05:20 PM
Whatever, I still wouldnt get it, if it was the last thing on earth

03-08-2010, 10:58 PM
How good is NZNET compared to ICONZ or Orcon?

04-08-2010, 08:49 AM
Looking at my past usage on big time I have discerned that 100GB would be a suitable monthly cap, ,

Wow, what takes 100GB a month?

04-08-2010, 05:25 PM
Whatever, I still wouldnt get it, if it was the last thing on earth

Why not?

04-08-2010, 07:25 PM
Wow, what takes 100GB a month?

I used to use 160+ GB a month. ~ LEGITIMATELY ~

With me hosting servers for IRC and my various downloads and numerous page refreshes, If I really tried it could have been alot worse.

Would appreciate a reply to my previous comment on this forum.

25-09-2010, 01:01 AM
Hi just wondering if any one has joined NZNet? any feedback on the broadband service they provide?

01-11-2010, 05:00 PM
Id just like to add my two cents about this ISP we have been using them for a couple of months now and for what you pay they have to be the worst ISP I have ever come across. They have 2 IT Support guys who are lazy as and never answer their phones. Your bill just doesn't come unless you beg them and then when you finally get the bill its incredibly high. I would NOT recommend you use these guys. Worst ISP EVER!

02-11-2010, 08:53 AM
Thanks Garrian, I see you posted in the other "Review" thread about them too...