Help choosing the best broadband plan for retired people

Broadband Compare Comparison Consultants
Friday, November 27, 2020

Last week our team of our friendly Comparison Consultants were delighted to spend the day at St Andrews Retirement Village in Auckland helping residents make an informed choice about their broadband.

At Broadband Compare we’ve seen lots of change in the broadband world, and we know that it can be hard to understand which company is offering the best plan for you.  Especially if you’ve recently retired, downsized or become an empty-nester and your broadband needs have changed.

Here are some of the most popular questions we get about broadband.

Help – I need a new broadband plan, but I don’t know where to start

Don’t know where to start? Our team of Comparison Consultants are here to help. We’ll take the time to ask questions, understand your needs, talk you through options and make sure you understand your choices. Best of all? Our service is completely free, with no obligation to sign up.

Just give us a call on 0508 2COMPARE (0508 226672).

How do I know if I’m paying too much for my internet?

If you’ve had the same internet plan for a few years, there is a good chance that you are on an outdated legacy plan and paying too much.

Give us a call on 0508 2COMPARE (0508 226672) and let us know how much you pay on your bill. We’ll compare the options and check whether there is a cheaper plan available. We can help you switch plans, or if you’re already on the best plan we’ll let you know.

Should I upgrade to fibre?

If fibre has recently become available in your area, you may be wondering whether to change to fibre broadband. It may feel tempting to stay on your existing broadband plan, but there are some great benefits to upgrading to fibre.

A fibre broadband connection should be faster, more reliable and cheaper than an existing ADSL or VDSL connection. And, the copper network that delivers ADSL and VDSL internet won’t around for ever. Chorus is expected begin discontinuing copper broadband in areas where fibre broadband is available in the next couple of years.

How do I know if I am on the right type of broadband plan?

Here are some signs that your broadband plan may not be the best option anymore:

  1. You have a data cap: If you still have a plan with a data cap, where you get charged for using too much data, there may be a better ‘unlimited’ option available.
  2. You experience buffering: If you stream movies or TV shows on services like TVNZ, Neon, Lightbox or Netflix and you regularly experience buffering or lagging (where the show freezes for a few seconds before starting again).
  3. You’re an empty nester: If you’ve recently become an ‘empty nester’ and your children have moved out of home. If they were heavy broadband users you may be paying for more broadband than you need.
  4. You’re on an ADSL or VDSL plan. If fibre has recently rolled out in your neighbourhood, it’s likely that you’ll pay less for a fibre plan (and receive a better service). It may be worth setting up fibre now before you are forced to upgrade in a few years

We believe everyone should be able to make an informed choice about broadband

At Broadband Compare we believe that everyone should have the information they need to make an informed choice about their broadband plan.  

We know that some people prefer to talk to a real person rather than online. Our friendly team are waiting by the phones in our Auckland office – ready to talk you through the options, answer questions, and help you make an informed choice about the best plan for you.

We’re not just about selling you the cheapest deal with all the bells and whistles – we’re here to help you choose the best plan for you. Simple.

Call us today on: 
0508 2COMPARE (0508 226672)

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