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Snap offers Dunedin exclusive ultra-fast Gigatown deal Snap offers Dunedin exclusive ultra-fast Gigatown deal

Posted on Wed, 26 Nov 2014

New fibre plans and hardware unlock the internet’s potential for Gigatown winner

26 November 2014 – Snap is celebrating Dunedin winning Chorus’ Gigatown competition by offering the town its ultra-high speed internet on an unlimited basis at a super low price.  The exclusive offer to Dunedin is designed so local consumers and businesses can bring the ideas in their Gigaplan to life. 

Snap’s high performance network, regarded as one of the fastest in New Zealand, already supports fibre services that deliver speeds of up to 200Mbps in Dunedin. By offering a genuinely unlimited service, Snap is helping kick start Dunedin fibre-enabled future while waiting for its Gigabit connection, expected in February or March 2015.

Once Chorus makes the Gigatown specification available, customers will be automatically switched to the new service.

The offer is available exclusively to homes and businesses in Dunedin.

Lightwave Home Ultimate: $99 per month including GST for unlimited data and a free premium modem with the latest ac wireless technology,  plus phone service, which includes voicemail, caller ID and call waiting.

Lightwave Business Ultimate: $119 per month plus GST for unlimited data and a free premium modem with the latest ac wireless technology.

The Snap Gigatown offers’ terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Because ultra-fast fibre plans require better hardware than the standard routers most ISPs ship to their customers, a free high speed ac wireless device will be included for new customers joining either Ultimate fibre plan for two years. The AVM 7490 modem is capable of delivering more than 200Mbps over a wireless connection as well as close to Gigabit speeds over a wired connection.

All of Snap’s broadband and fibre plans are delivered without rate shaping, traffic management and fair usage restrictions, giving customers the best possible internet experience.

Chorus Chief Commercial Officer, Tim Harris, says: “We’re delighted to welcome Snap into the Gigatown family of service providers. It’s great to see that Snap shares our enthusiasm for Gigatown and the potential of ultra-fast broadband to create social and economic opportunities for New Zealand.”

“We are as excited as the people of Dunedin about the possibilities offered through ultra high speed, unlimited internet to increase high value jobs and exports, and create more inclusive, connected communities. This offer recognises the creativity, energy and commitment put into winning the Gigatown competition and will help continue the momentum towards their fibre-enabled goals,” says James Koers, general manager, Snap Retail. “Snap looks forward to following Dunedin’s progress as we all learn how to reap the benefits from greater adoption of truly high speed, unlimited internet services.”

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.

Snap Sets New Standard for Fast Home Broadband Snap Sets New Standard for Fast Home Broadband

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014

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.

Promotional terms and conditions can be viewed by clicking here



.nz Is Here! .nz Is Here!

Posted on Tue, 30 Sep 2014

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 support@snap.co.nz 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



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