View Full Version : Broadband that offers national data for less?

05-12-2010, 10:12 PM
I've got two sites I'm wanting to link, they'll be transferring a significant amount of data across the country. Does anybody know if any ISPs offer unlimited, or like Telstra used to have national only count for 10% of what you transfered?

Peak speed / jitter doesn't matter, just overall throughput nationally att a lower cost.

Any ideas?




06-12-2010, 06:26 AM
ICONZ do free national traffic.

06-12-2010, 06:51 AM
ICONZ do free national traffic.

Are you sure.
All I can find is this.
ADSL speed is dependent on your local exchange and is a best efforts service of those indicated above. Extra data usage on ICONZ ADSL Broadband will be charged at half cent per MB. (i.e. 1GB = $5.12) Data includes national and international email and internet traffic. All prices exclude GST.

06-12-2010, 06:52 AM
We use ICONZ (Fibre in Auckland and Citylink in Wellington) and have free national traffic. It might be a grandparented plan perhaps - I don't have much to do with procurement but have been told by our procurement guys that national traffic is free.

06-12-2010, 07:38 AM
All it says on their page is "Data includes national and international email and internet traffic"


06-12-2010, 05:58 PM
All it says on their page is "Data includes national and international email and internet traffic"


Ah - we're not on ADSL. We also signed our agreement quite a long time ago, so might be on a grandparented plan.

06-12-2010, 08:34 PM
Ah - we're not on ADSL. We also signed our agreement quite a long time ago, so might be on a grandparented plan.More likely the fact that you're on a business fibre plan probably has something to do with it ;).

07-12-2010, 11:48 AM
Yeah you can get unmetered national traffic from Hosting Direct check out their unmetered ADSL page (http://www.hd.net.nz/adsl/unmetered-adsl)

07-12-2010, 01:08 PM
Oh wow they do ADSL now? That's interesting ...

Still, with them doing flat-rate, I wonder if they'll end up in the same boat as Slingshot have?

07-12-2010, 01:16 PM
Looks good, just spoke with them about how they operate it and things, reselling options, QoS restrictions. I've dealt a bit with them in the past for some hosting and they're pretty onto it kinda people. Might bite the bullet and give them a whirl :)

07-12-2010, 01:18 PM
Let us know how it goes

07-12-2010, 02:20 PM
Yeah I've had relatively good dealings with them in the past, so here's hoping they're still as onto it :)

They reckon 5-10 working days to get connected, though apparently some customers have been switched over in the last few months in approx 2 hours (WOW!).

There's no contract (30 days cancellation notice) so I figure I may as well?

Gotta see if my cousin ended up going to Slingshot on their unlimited plan, might try and do a comparison blog article ;)

07-12-2010, 03:32 PM
Im thinking about getting my dell server hosted there and running a website and an IRC server on it.

08-12-2010, 07:37 AM
I've had a couple of boxes in there. By far the cheapest. Initially had some issues with their hosting setups, for example one of their clients boxes got rooted and smashed their network to pieces for all other customers, 2-3 little things like that happened over the course of 6 months causing downtime etc, but they've been pretty good since. That was ~ 2 years ago too.

Really can't beat their price though!

08-12-2010, 07:47 AM
Well that was nice, just got a quick friendly call from Ben reminding me that they don't post the changeover until I've paid. I maxed my CC over the weekend paying for a surprise birthday for my wife, so I told him I'd pay in a couple of days. Very friendly, so far I'm impressed!

09-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Well long story short, I got an email yesterday evening confirming they were gonna change me anyway and my order was about to be processed. They remembered I'd had an account with them previously.

Quick review for those interested:
Connection went through in under 24 hours. Rang the helpdesk to get a username and password, spoke with Ben & Guy, both very helpful, polite and professional.
They're not largely advertising the product at the moment while they're investing in their internal infrastructure, they mentioned this while I was on the phone to them. Good on them for wanting to be prepared!
While I was restarting my router, I suggested that I just go and call them back if I had any further issues, but they insisted they stay on the line until I was 100% online. They also got me to run a speedtest to make sure I was happy. Max line speed of 3.5m/bit from anywhere. Definitely happy.

Only down side is interleaving was switched on again (It was off), but that's not that big of a deal. So far I give them 9.5/10, but time will tell :)

Looks like it may work out well for the national -> national link a client wants!