Telecom only provide the networking side of things, on top of that you have your ISP.
Telecom of course will talk like it can do the lot, because it can, through its own ISP - xtra, and they'll rarely talk about the fact that you have a choice of ISP.
Personally I dont like xtra one bit, and I think you'd be better off looking at the services of Orcon
. With either of those two you'll get a better package at a more cost effective price, along with customer service that xtra could only dream about.
Telecom are also releasing a new line of plans: http://www.telecom-media.co.nz/releases_de...3096&page=index
JetStream Go $29.95 + ISP fee 256k/128k 1GB Cap then 64kbit
JetStream Everyday $34.95 + ISP fee 1mbit/192k 1GB Cap then 64kbit
JetStream Explorer $39.95 + ISP fee 256k/128k 3GB Cap then 64kbit
JetStream Plus $59.95 + ISP fee 2mbit/192k 10GB Cap then 64kbit
JetStream Swift $59.95 + ISP fee 2mbit/192k 10GB Cap then 2c per MB ($20 per G
Plus ISP charge
So it begs the question - what do you primarily do with your connection, and where in the world are you unfortunate enough to be leaving to come here? One more question - when you settle here, whereabouts will you be living? In some places there is competition for Telecom and an alternative might be a better solution...
For example I'm on wireless 3mbit national/256k international flatrate for just under 80 bucks a month...