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Slingshot
Canstar Blue’s SMB Internet Provider award winners are...
“It’s getting harder to be a small business in New Zealand, but technology is making life easier for us.”
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Smartphone
Forgotten your phone? Nearly half of Kiwis would feel ‘naked’
A majority of Kiwis are finding mobile phones increasingly indispensable to everyday life, a new survey finds with some very interesting results.
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Smart Home
No broadband caps please, we're Kiwis
''The price and type of broadband service differs widely and it's important to understand what you're getting and make sure it suits your home activities not just now, but in a year's time."
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Cloud
Xero scores top marks for highest overall satisfaction with Aussie SMBs
Only 5% of Canstar Blue winners have ever achieved the same award for three consecutive years, including Xero.
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Xero
Brisbane on show as Xero targets Aussie small business
“Brisbane is a vital hub for small businesses in Australia and the take up of Xero in this market is testament to that."
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Telecommunications
Skinny Mobile beating the big boys
Skinny Mobile is celebrating some decent wins over the last couple of weeks, after winning the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award 2016.
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Telecommunications
Skinny and 2Degrees NZ's top mobile service providers
"Skinny scored five stars across the board this year in the prepaid category, just as it did in 2015, and 2Degrees repeated its fine performance."
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Telecommunications
2degrees crushes competition to win Canstar broadband satisfaction award
Just six months after entering the broadband fray, 2degrees has cleaned up in the Canstar Consumer Satisfaction awards for broadband services.
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Canstar Blue
Disconnection anxiety hitting home for Kiwis
A new survey reveals just how much of an impact the internet is having on Kiwis - and our anxiety when disconnected.
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IRD
Best tax refund firm revealed in Canstar Blue Awards
Nelson tech firm mytax.co.nz has been named the winner of the Canstar Blue Consumer Satisfaction Award for Personal Tax Agent 2016.
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Noel Leeming
Which Kiwi electronics retailers are winning with consumers?
A new Canstar Blue survey shows which Kiwi electronics retailers are tops in their customers' eyes - and also reveals Kiwis love of 'showrooming'.
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Cloud
Flip winner in customer satisfaction, but Kiwis losing in bundling deals
Flip has come out on top in a new survey of internet service provider customer satisfaction - but are Kiwis paying too much for their bundled deals?
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Cloud
Westpac takes out top spot in Online Banking Awards
“We’ll continue to innovate and develop Westpac One to deliver an even better customer experience, on whatever smart devices our customers choose."
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Telecommunications
Skinny knocks 2degrees out of top spot at Canstar Awards
Skinny Mobile has received a number of accolades from the 2015 Canstar Blue Awards, achieving five stars in a range of categories.
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Data
Kiwis choose data over text, 2degrees over Spark
Data is considered more important than other functions by Kiwis, and 2degrees along with Skinny Mobile have been named top service providers in NZ.
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Telecommunications
Skinny, 2degrees tops - and so is data
Skinny Mobile tops for prepay, while 2degrees wins for those on plans - but what exactly are we using mobile phones for these days?
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Cloud
Slingshot best performing broadband provider
Slingshot has been named as the best performing broadband provider in New Zealand for the second year running.
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Internet
Kiwis suffering withdrawal anxiety when not online
Kiwis are suffering withdrawal anxiety when not connected to the internet, according to a new report.