View Full Version : Which ISP has the cheapest jetstart plan?

17-10-2003, 10:48 AM
Just wondering if anyone knows which ISP has the cheapest jetstart plan. Orcon has it for $49.90 p/m (5 Gig plan) which is the cheapest I can find. Has anyone else got it for less then that?

17-10-2003, 10:49 AM
As far as I know, Orcon will be the cheapest.
They are a very good ISP as well I believe.

17-10-2003, 11:00 AM
orcon are not the cheapest but i would say they are the best value for money, they have reasonable bandwith limits, dont limit ftp, games and have reasonable helpdesk support.

WOuld be my top vote for ISP, btw cheapest isnt always best :)

17-10-2003, 11:34 AM
I have just got Slingshot last week, which is uncapped for $29.95/mnth, so far so good. With 2 teens in the house, will be interesting to see if we get any letters from Slingshot as they do download some stuff! :D

17-10-2003, 12:10 PM
My ISP is Orcon / Jetstart.
They charge me $19.95 a month
Telecom charges $29.95 for the Jetstart.

Orcon are in the process of installing new hardware,

17-10-2003, 12:39 PM
Looks like (http://dr-mission-series.7p.com/Misc/jetstartisp.htm) orcon has the cheapest. But you can't download as much. What do you use the net for?

17-10-2003, 12:44 PM
is there anyone using the Clear adsl? it is 256kbps and no limit on bandwith usage. $99 per month(include the telephone line)
i am using the ihug now, 34 for ihug account and 30 for telecom, also the 35 for the telephone line.
there is no Clear in Dunedin....


17-10-2003, 12:51 PM
For a total fee of $69.90, the Orcon JetStart 15GB plan is better than Quicksilver's StarterPlus, which includes domain hosting, but only has 10GB international traffic compared to Orcon's 15GB. Price of StarterPlus is also $69.90...

but Orcon have the 5GB [international traffic] plan for $49.90, whereas Quicksilver's cheapest plan is $64.90, packed with 10GB international traffic. Orcon also has a cheaper excess MB charge, at 5c/MB instead of 10c/MB.

17-10-2003, 12:55 PM
Last year, I was looking at TelstraClear's Tempest plan, which was 256kbps ADSL, for about $80 a month with more reasonable traffic limits than Jetstream. It appears either they renamed the service or dropped it, because when I went back a few weeks ago I couldn't find it.

17-10-2003, 12:58 PM
ICONZ do Unlimited data transfer for national and international, and IIRC MaxNet still do also.

That 256k with Clear looks aweful appealing round about now, however, We're with Ihug and I really cant be bothered changing ISP's and losing Email addy's etc. for when I finally get ADSL in a month's time!

*I want 256k ADSL*

17-10-2003, 12:59 PM
well... i thought clear is better because there is no traffic limit....

17-10-2003, 01:10 PM

The upcoming High Speed Internet - ADSL sounds interesting, but until pricing is announced, there's no way of telling if it will be of value.

They're targeting upstream speeds of 256Kbps, and downstream of up to 2Mbps... it'll be interesting to see how many people take it up upon residential release.

17-10-2003, 01:11 PM
Ummmm... ahem... I didn't put a bold tag in their, just in case anyone cared

17-10-2003, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone. It sounds like Orcon is the way to go. 5 gigs should be more then enough as I dont spend huge amounts of time on the net, just a fair bit.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what modem I should use? I need something with VPN pass through for work.



Jen C
17-10-2003, 01:30 PM
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to what modem I
> should use? I need something with VPN pass through
> for work.

Have a search through the forum, including Chill's recent thread on ADSL modems.

You may find the Dynalink RTA300 (http://www.dynalink.co.nz/products/rta300.htm) will suit you. A few PF1 members use it and eveyone including myself seem happy with it. There is also a wireless version RTA300W if you are interested in that.

The specifications for it can be found here (http://www.dynalink.co.nz/products/specs/rta300_specs.htm), and you can see that it does support VPN:
ROUTING FEATURES - VPN passthrough for PPTP and IPSec ESP tunnel mode.

17-10-2003, 01:43 PM
Thanks Jen, seems a little pricey for me though. Cost is a BIG factor in this exercise so I might just have to stick with the dial up connection for work and get a cheaper modem.

Dick Smith seems to sell them for about $120.

Appreciate the help.