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ISP Orcon has launched a new fixed price plan - $99/mth for unlimited data and national landline-to-landline calling.
“Data use is skyrocketing – and the time is right for families, flats and big fans of the internet to make sure they don’t get bill shock – and can use the internet when they want, how they want,” says Scott Bartlett, Orcon CEO.
“We asked people if they want to use more data. More than half said yes. We asked people if they ever got bill shock. Forty per cent said yes.
“We’ve built this plan with this in mind. Unlimited data isn’t just for the traditional heavy internet user – it’s also for the families whose usage can fluctuate, and for the flatmates who are sick of one flattie using all the data.”
Existing and new Orcon residential customers on Orcon UFB, Orcon Genius and Orcon LLU services can now sign up for the new plans which start at $99/mth for households*.
“We think this is a game-changer. Unlimited plans aimed at mainstream consumers will see people vastly change their web habits and finally use the internet to its full potential,” says Bartlett.
“What’s more, unlocking unlimited data on a UFB connection is just awesome – we think people are going to love that.”
Bartlett says data caps for families are increasingly being challenged by an ever-increasing range of new digital services such as Spotify, Rdio and streaming video services coming to the market.
“The way we consume media is changing. In the US and UK, it’s estimated up to a third of internet traffic is through users accessing online video and entertainment services.
“Orcon unlimited plans are about people being able to consume without having to keep an eagle eye on how much data you and others members of your household are using,” Bartlett says.
Orcon’s unlimited broadband plans are priced as follows:
$135 a month for consumers on Orcon UFB (up to 100 Mbps) (includes unlimited national landline to landline calling**).
Please note: UFB plan speed refers to the maximum possible connection speed. Actual speed may vary. Our Fair Use Policy together with all other Orcon terms and conditions apply. See www.orcon.net.nz for more information.
*current customers’ plan changes will take effect on the 23rd of the month, in line with Orcon’s billing cycle.
**calls up to one hour