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Naked broadband NZ deals are diverse and catering to a wide array of demands. DSL connections independent of a home phone have gained popularity steadily, given that a rising number of Kiwis relies on their mobile phones for their everyday needs. With that being said, you should not be surprised to learn that nearly all ISPs offer one naked broadband plan or another.
The next thing you are likely to check out is a proper broadband speed. In this matter, things may get tricky, as too many people choose the fastest option without doing any prior calculation. Taking your budget into account, this conclusion is not the optimum one. Let’s learn the ropes of choosing the best package.
ADSL is the most widely spread broadband type in New Zealand. According to recent research, 43% of households use either ADSL or ADSL2+. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that naked ADSL packages are what interests the great majority of Kiwis.
The only difference between usual ADSL deals and naked ADSL deals is the setup price. It depends on your location and available infrastructure, so best start your search from there. If you are not sure what to do: Glimp makes it easy to compare broadband deals, so take a look at our user-friendly guidelines first to know what you’re looking for.
The two things you’d do best to keep in mind are your future plans and your online habits. As stated above, not many New Zealanders know their actual requirements, so they are easily swayed to choose more expensive packages they do not necessarily need.
Opt for lower speeds if you are not used to binge watching TV shows on Netflix. Online shopping, Skype video calls and “hanging out” on social networks don’t call for expensive deals. In addition to this, broadband plans come in many shapes, most of long-term ones offering discounts in the beginning. E.g., 24-month plans usually come cheaper in the first year, gradually increasing in price as time goes by, while no-term contracts are a bit more expensive. The latter, on the other hand, allow for no commitments, so if you are planning to, say, move house, these might prove to be a better temporary solution. Might be, mind you, as some long-term plans stipulate one free move of address, but this is an exception rather than a rule. Therefore, make sure to read the fine print of your agreement before making the final decision.
All ADSL types, naked internet included, stipulate faster download than upload rates. VDSL delivers three times faster download speed than standard ADLS (ranging from 15 Mbps to 70 Mbps) and upload varies from 5 Mbps to 10 Mbps.
Note that these are maximum speeds; in times of congestion, the ISP might decide to limit all traffic or some traffic types – streaming, as a rule, is first on the list. Therefore, you will wish to look for naked broadband NZ deals with the no throttling clause.
Further out, the number of devices to access the web is of utmost importance. More devices mean lower speeds, but they do not necessarily need to share bandwidth equally. Most of the routers nowadays come with bandwidth control, the option that allows you to assign maximum bandwidth for each device.
Back to your online habits, calculating your monthly consumption will give you the idea of the best affordable ADSL deal to choose. Basic internet services require up to 4 Mbps, limited file sharing – up to 6 Mbps, video-on-demand services – up to 10 Mbps, and streaming ultra HD – up to 25 Mbps.
The easiest way to keep the calculation simple is to understand the parameters used to meter broadband performance. In most cases, speeds are expressed in Mbps (megabits per second) and ping in ms (milliseconds). Ping measures latency in a computer network and is quite important for playing online games. A Mbp is one eight of a byte, meaning it takes it 8 seconds to transfer a 1MB file.
Streaming, uploading, and downloading, hence, call for higher speeds, but not always for an unlimited broadband NZ package.
Best-rated providers include Stuff Fibre, Skinny Broadband, Flip, Slingshot, Spark, Orcon, 2Degrees, Vodafone, and Trustpower. Compare all ADSL deals at Glimp – all ISPs listed.
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Great getting the broadband at a cheaper rate for 6 months but didnt score a good deal for the power - paying a little more than the one I was with.