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  1. #1

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    Question HGC vs. PCCW vs. HKBN

    Hi All,

    I need some advice on broadband internet service. Our PCCW 6M broadband contract expired recently. If we renew, it costs about $200 per month.

    HGC has offered me a 30M up and down plan (too good to be true??). Need to sign for 24 months, but the average price is $130 per month. Again, low price = too good to be true?

    I need the most stable Internet, even though the speed is enticing -- if it indeed is that fast.

    I read about disconnection problems with HGC. Any Hutchison broadband users here care to comment?

    Finally, is Hong Kong Broadband worth considering?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Where are you trying to get data to and from? The headline figures are far less important than the ISPs' international bandwidth if you are trying to get data to/from places outside Hong Kong.


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    Probably more North America and Europe than local.

    I've been fairly happy with PCCW's 6M I guess, but HGC's 30M service is supposedly both faster and cheaper. My only worry is HGC's connection stability.


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    I take it most people here are on Netvigator then?


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    I'm on netvigator and I find it to be both slow and unstable. Not tried anything else - it's only an inconvenience to me rather than a huge problem.


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    >> My only worry is HGC's connection stability.

    If its fiber to the building, then HGC is rock solid, as is the case with us.


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    Used to have HGC then moved and only PCCW available. Prefer HGC for reliabilty, cost and speed. No issues with disconnection either.


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    I'm on Netvigator at home - it's stable and I get the advertised 6MBit/s downloads often enough that I know that when I don't it's beyond Netvigator's control.


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    I must be the only satisfied Netvigator user in HK ;-)

    I have the 16M service and consistently get 1.6mb download speeds (I.E. full advertised speed) , and I have never noticed it dropping out (and I'm a pretty heavy internet user)

    Have only been using for maybe 10weeks, maybe I've just been lucky so far...


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    DaveW : I am pretty happy with netvigator too. No problems with connectivity / speeds at all.

    Was just offering an option, stating that if you're not happy with Netvigator or want to switch, HGC is a rock solid option.


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