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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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Duncan Plunkett , 2021-04-23

Glimp were bloody great. I have very recently lost my wife and was dreading changing everything out of her name and resigning and looking for best deals but Glimp made the process so bloody easy. Thank you so much Glimp you guys rock.

Emil Johnsen , 2021-04-15

Their was no report shown when I was credit checked and I went through the check to many times two days of checking thank you Emil

Katie Uelese , 2021-01-18

I found Glimp when I was looking for Internet Providers that I would have to sit through and compare myself. I at first thought Glimp was an Internet provider but then I was pleasantly surprised when they came up as a website solely for comparing all sorts of different things so the customer could find the best deal. I found my new Internet provider on there and even found out I could be with a better Power company then the one I am with now. Very Useful and I recommend Glimp to the bargain hunters!

Leigh Hattan , 2021-02-01

Agent very helpful in getting me the best deal, made the whole process so easy, Highly recommend!