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  1. #1
    Erin Salmon
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    Default What broadband plan?

    Hi all,

    I will be moving to Chch next year, in a flat with 5 others, all of whom are keen to get a decent broadband plan.

    What with the embarrassing data caps in New Zealand, 'real' broadband will be out of the question, so probably we will be looking at some variant of Jetstart.

    I know of plans which allow 10GB international, unlimited national. This is roughly what we are after. We would also be interested in bundling a phone deal with it if it's good value.

    What can you recommend as a good deal for something along these lines, available in central Christchurch. We would either be in the CBD, or within a few blocks of it.

    Basically the idea is to have plenty of national traffic for downloading MP3 and so on, with enough national traffic to keep us out of trouble (probably a couple of GB is fine), and at a good speed, at a max. of $100/month. Bundled phone is cool.

    Thanks for your help!

    Erin

  2. #2
    stu140103
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    Default Re: What broadband plan?

    > I know of plans which allow 10GB international,
    > unlimited national. This is roughly what we are
    > after. We would also be interested in bundling a
    > phone deal with it if it's good value.

    > Basically the idea is to have plenty of national
    > traffic for downloading MP3 and so on, with enough
    > national traffic to keep us out of trouble (probably
    > a couple of GB is fine), and at a good speed, at a
    > max. of $100/month. Bundled phone is cool.

    The best you will get out of JetStarter Starters ( JetStart) is 20KB/s that is on a 128 K connection

    You can get 15 GB international cap from orcon (http://orcon.net.nz )

    For ISP which support JetStream:
    Have a look at here http://www.netguide.co.nz/isp_direct...tory=highspeed

    &
    here: http://www.telecom.co.nz/chm/0,5123,...202543,00.html

    I am with Quicksilver (on JetStream Starter): http://www.quicksilver.co.nz there are not to bad at all & I have a 10 GB international cap

    JETSTREAM Starter (128 k capped rate)

    Telecom Charge per month including GST: $29.95

    QUICKSILVER charge, per month, including GST: $34.95

    Free Data Volume per month: -Unlimited National Traffic
    -10 GB limit International.

    Price per extra Mb (including GST): 10c per MB excess international traffic

    Total Monthly Cost excluding Telephone rental: $64.90

    **sorry about the formating :8} **

  3. #3
    Jen C
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    Default Re: What broadband plan?

    Hi Erin

    Since you will be looking at living in central Christchurch, have you considered cable which should be available in that area instead of Jetstart?

    ParadiseHigh Speed Plans

  4. #4
    Fire-and-Ice
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    Default Re: What broadband plan?

    I know nothing about it other than Christchurch has cable as competition with Telecom. Not sure who runs it but it could be worth looking into.

  5. #5
    Jen C
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    Default Re: What broadband plan?

    I have gone and hunted out some more details for you:

    Paradise High Speed Starter*

    * $59.95 per month + $17 per month for your Cable Modem rental
    * 256kbps downstream / 128kbps upstream
    * 10GB of international monthly traffic
    * 20c per additional international MB
    * 2c per additional national MB
    * up to 6 email addresses
    * access to paradise.net's helpdesk support, 24 hours, 7 days a week

    They also offer a bundled telephone deal with TelstraClear:

    Telephone rental + High Speed Start (256kbps + 10 gigs) = $69.95 + modem rental per month (cost $17)

  6. #6
    Pheonix
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    Default Re: What broadband plan?

    Slingshot jetstart with NO CAP.

  7. #7
    segfault
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    Default Re: What broadband plan?

    Although it has no cap, there is a clause in the contract saying that they can cancel your account if you use whatever amount they deem to be "more than enough" for you. I would think that this would be somewhere around 10gb.

  8. #8
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: What broadband plan?

    Try ICONZ for Unlimited 128kbps JetStream Starter, and AFAIK, MaxNet do the same. Im not sure if MaxNet is nationwide, but I'm pretty sure ICONZ are in Chch :-)

    I know a guy who does over 40 gigs a month with ICONZ!

  9. #9
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: What broadband plan?

    Hehe.. That was posted at 12:14 by me.. looks like the clock's getting pretty bad

  10. #10
    -=JM=-
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    Default Re: What broadband plan?

    I'd be SERIOUSLY looking at 256kbps/5GB (might be 10GB now?) with Paradise/Saturn/Telstra/Clear. I know people with it and love it. Just remember it will be VERY dependant on where your flat is.

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