Telecom has slashed the cost of entry to JetStream in a "birthday offer" that suggests that the high-speed Internet market is becoming increasingly competitive.
Telecom has cut the $300 set-up charge for its DSL product to $99 - which covers unlimited use for the first two months, offering a taste of the flat-rate version of JetStream Telecom is rumoured to be considering.
Although the offer, to be detailed today, marks the first anniversary of JetStream, it also beats to market Ihug's wireless Ultra offering, which will launch in around 10 days based on a zero hardware cost and a likely $99 set-up fee.
Ultra is still likely to cost considerably less per month than JetStream. After the two-month unlimited period expires, The JetStream 600 plan will cost $69 for service plus $30 for modem hire and whatever charge the supplying ISP charges. Its 600MB monthly data limit is only 20% of the limit offered for the same price by Ihug.
But Telecom spokesperson Linda Sanders says the new offer is just the first of a number of JetStream packages "targeted at different customers" currently being developed by the company.