glimps Story - Who, Why and What

Date Jul 13, 2020
Blog category Broadband
By Michael Speight
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Short origin story

Before glimp.co.nz started there were two guys, Michael & Denis, who decided to change their lives. Michael with a background in facilities management and Denis with a background in auditing and with only 6 months left in becoming a CA. They both decided to quit their jobs around June 2015 and attended an 18 week programming course. After the course, glimp has been born.

Michael had this idea ever since he came to New Zealand 5 years ago. A price comparison website for utilities. Idea so simple that it is crazy it hasn’t been done properly before. So we decided to tackle the problem and in September 2015 we set up a 2 man sweat shop and started working away. That’s how glimp originated.

Why the name “glimp”?

We came up with this name after two days of brainstorming names that could relate to what we are trying to do. We were looking for names that resemble compare, canvas, having a look and so on. Eventually, we came across the word “glimpse”, removed last two letters, and ended up with “glimp”. Essentially, glimp is glimpse in Dutch and also means “a ray of sunlight”, which is what we are! :)

So what is glimp?

glimp aims to become best New Zealand’s comparison website for utilities. We are on the mission of saving Kiwi’s time and money. Currently, we have launched broadband plan comparison as our first product. Within one minute you can find out what broadband plan suits your needs.

How can glimp find a broadband plan that suits your needs within a minute?

It is very easy. All you have to do is answer few questions, such as your address, if you want a landline or not, what kind of user you are and whether you want a contract. Asking for your address is important to us, as it lets us determine what technology is available at your address, whether it is ADSL, VDSL or Fibre. Then, based on what you answered in other questions, we will recommend the plan that is suitable for you and your household. Thank you for reading our short story. You can go here to compare majority of broadband plans and select the one that suits your needs.

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Leah Te Rangi , 2021-09-28

Sign up didn't go quite the way it was meant to. But Kate called and she walked through everything so we could work out what went wrong. she was patient, friendly, supportive and kept me calm to finally get plan registration sorted ( still can't log in though - she must be magic )

Tara Davis , 2021-09-28

Found it really easy to find what i needed and also got a call regarding what deals might be best suited etc. Saves a lot of time. Highly reccommend glimp

John de Jong , 2021-09-26

Easy site to navigate. Gave me great options that suit my household including reputable providers I wasn't familiar with.

Christine Henare , 2021-06-25

I’ve just had a great experience with Kurt from glimp compare. He helped me through the process from the time I clicked onto the website, via the chat function. Long story short I have signed up to a new power and broadband provider with significant cost savings. There was no pressure at any stage, just respectful guidance and facilitation to initiate the new supply.

Chris Lerew , 2021-09-18

Good options, but ideally an option to combine & compare cost for best mobile + broadband option would be nice.