How to Find the Best Broadband Plans for Your Flat

Date Jul 13, 2020
Blog category Broadband
By Michael Speight

Whether you are planning to move or looking for a new internet plan, a stable and fast internet connection is a must for any flat. Flatting in New Zealand can be expensive; as a renter you’re looking for the best internet deals which won’t break the bank. In this blog post, learn how find the right broadband packages for your flat. 

Consider internet options before you choose a flat

If you’re in the unenviable position of having to make flat decisions for a group of people instead of just yourself, make sure you consider the current internet capabilities available at the property. If you want fast internet service, see if fibre broadband is available in the area. You’ll also want to check with the property owner to see if the fibre has already been set up for the flat. If the fibre is available but not set up, you can inquire about the possibility of having this completed – ideally before you move in! 

 In a recent survey, people were asked if they preferred no internet or incredibly slow internet, and many respondents said they would rather have no internet at all. If you plan on signing up to a 12- or 24-month lease agreement, it’s worth considering whether having slow internet is worth it at all.  

One piece of advice we have which can help you gain a better indication of the broadband performance is to ask the neighbours. In a quick conversation, you can learn about internet performance and can also ask non-related broadband questions such as what it’s like to live there. If you do end up choosing the apartment or house based on their recommendations, thank them with a small gift – but not your Wi-Fi password! 


Advice for finding broadband packages

When it comes to finding the broadband package that’s right for your flat, it’s important to factor in a number of things.  Firstly, the price is often the main deciding factor for most people. If you choose to compare broadband plans, you can gain a quick price comparison through websites such as glimp.

Most of the time, the prices are quite similar, but many providers offer unique add-ons such as free gifts or special discounts if you sign up for an extended period of time.  Another factor to consider is the duration of your contract. If you are planning to flat for 12 or 24 months, you can find many plans which fit this time frame.

However, if you are a student and only need to rent for a semester (three months) you may find your options are limited. There are some broadband providers who offer internet plans for shorter periods, so it’s beneficial to do your research beforehand.

 Flatting by yourself or with others? If you consider yourself a heavy internet user, you will need to assess whether you need an unlimited broadband plan to keep up with all your social media and streaming activities.Fortunately, there are quite a few options for you to choose from, and many providers are aware of today’s internet-usage demands. To discover which is best for you, use glimp today and compare broadband packages in your area. 

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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

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.

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.