glimps Story - Who, Why and What

Date Jul 13, 2020
Blog category Broadband
By Staff writer
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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.

Google rating +
Karyn Swallow , 2022-03-14

Extremely easy and fast to show suitable and economical choices, and also special promotions , I used it to find the best value and most suitable broadband for my situation. I am very happy with the results and to also see and understand the comparisons between the different businesses and their offerings. Will definitely use Glimp again

Kijo “Anyway” , 2022-04-21

Nice experience and helped me found my suitable power, telecom and gas provider.

tom anderson , 2022-04-06

Fast easy service - was able to tailor to my situation. Would recommend!

Salote Fonua , 2022-03-02

Larry G was very helpful when we were setting our internet provider. He was very informative and patient with the process. Glimp is an awesome website when comparing and switching power/internet providers.