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New UFB plans and hardware unlock the internet’s potential nationwide
Snap’s national high speed 200Mbps UFB plans, announced today, give Kiwis access to the country’s fastest broadband throughout New Zealand.
Available now, the new Lightwave plans offer a high-speed 200/200 service over the Chorus network and a 200/20 option over Enable and Ultrafast Fibre. To date the 200/200 service has only been offered in Auckland.
To celebrate, Snap is offering their Unlimited plans for only $10/m more than the base plan price, on a new two year term. This offer is available to existing as well as new customers*.
Because high speed plans require better hardware than the standard routers most ISPs ship to their customers, a free high speed wireless device with the latest ac capability will be included for new customers joining any two year 200Mbps plan*. The AVM 7490 modem is supports theoretical speeds of up to 1.4Gbps across wireless, and will transfer at Gigabit speeds.
All of Snap’s broadband and fibre plans are delivered without rate shaping, traffic management and fair usage restrictions as Snap’s network is tuned for optimal performance, giving customers the best possible internet experience.
“There is no faster commercial service available across the whole country today,” said James Koers, general manager, Snap Retail. “We’ve built our own network to ensure customers receive the fastest, most reliable service possible. We don’t cache, proxy or shape traffic in any way, giving customers peace of mind that they’re getting the service they expected and paid for.”
“Today, two out of every three of our sign-ups are for a fibre service which shows New Zealanders’ appetite is increasing for UFB as it becomes available. 200Mbps is just the beginning though as we’re now trialling Chorus’ new 1Gbps residential service,” adds James.
PC Magazine in Australia recently tested the speeds delivered by New Zealand residential service providers and concluded that Snap was the fastest provider in New Zealand.
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From 1pm today a new .nz registration option launched, giving people
more choice when it comes to representing themselves online.
Shorter, simpler, more representative names directly at .nz can now be registered – for example, anyname.nz. This is in addition to, for example, .co.nz, .org.nz, .maori.nz, etc.
Registering one of these new, shorter .nz names is called registering directly at the second level.
If you wish to register a .nz domain name with Snap, simply email email@example.com and a Customer Service Representative will be in touch to run you through the process.
The cost per registration is $40.20 incl gst per annum.
You may have more than one domain name registered with Snap, in which case, you can register the .nz version for each of these domains with us.
Most people who already have a .nz domain name will be able to get the shorter version of their name before anyone else and take advantage of a six-month period of time starting today – called the Preferential Registration Eligibility (PRE) period – to register or reserve the shorter version.
The PRE period begins today at 1pm and ends at 1pm, 30 March 2015.
Other .nz domain name holders may find their name is ‘conflicted’ – which means they may have the .co.nz version, while others may have .org.nz, .net.nz, or other versions. In cases like these, an online tool is available for those involved to lodge a preference for who might get the new, shorter version of the name.
Holders of .nz domain name holders who aren’t interested should know that the change will have no effect on their existing .nz name and their name will continue to work as it always has.
For more information visit anyname.nz
New Zealand owned Telecommunications Service Provider Snap, have undergone a company-wide brand refresh as they continue their expansion into new markets.
Snap has experienced exponential growth over the past 5 years, with the company now employing over 120 staff, including two new sales offices in Auckland and Dunedin. Snap’s Head Office in Christchurch has relocated into a new building in Addington; Snap House.
“I think that it’s time that our brand assets start to reflect this growth and our brand story,” says CEO, Mark Petrie.
As a traditionally engineering focussed company, Petrie admits that brand identity hasn’t always been Snap’s strong suit.
“Our first Snap logo was mocked up in Microsoft Paint,” he laughs.
“We’ve spent more time and money refining our services and investing in our network infrastructure than anything else.”
Snap currently service customers nationwide including some of NZ’s largest DHB’s, tertiary institutions and IT vendors and have been a key player in the roll-out of UFB across New Zealand.
“We’ve proven ourselves in this market, but obviously brand identity is hugely important for us to make that next step.”
Snap have worked with Christchurch-based design agency, Ideation, to develop the new Snap mark and brand concept.
The brand refresh is set to be a gradual roll-out, with a brand new Snap website being the largest project, due for completion later this year.