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Topic # 71671 15-Nov-2010 09:22 Send private message

Hi all
Once more I'm thinking of switching to a naked dsl provider.2Talk has been working satisfactory considering that I'm still using the Grandstr Handitone setup and standard phone.Though I would get a voip phone if I would upgrade.
Here below my speed test. Is it quality/speedwise good enough for the intention?

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  Reply # 404728 15-Nov-2010 09:31 Send private message

Hey that speed looks A-OK to me for residential VoIP.

If you're still looking for naked DSL providers, I would definitely recommend Snap (www.snap.net.nz).  We have been using them since the start of this year, and they're a great company to deal with, and have great service 

Cheers
Phil 



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  Reply # 404737 15-Nov-2010 09:52 Send private message

phil
The difference with providers are the costs.
The rural and urban situation's headache! Slingshot and Nznet are taking us as urban whereas Snap does not. A difference of $20/mth.

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  Reply # 404744 15-Nov-2010 10:07 Send private message

Crickey!  If that's the case definitely go with either of the former two!

That is really interesting though, I am under the understanding that it's Telecom wholesale which determines whether an address is rural or urban (for the sake of naked DSL) and I'm pretty sure all of those companies would use telecom w/s UBA naked broadand

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  Reply # 404748 15-Nov-2010 10:13 Send private message

Actually what you need to check is the quality of the connection, speed is actually only a minor consideration, the important details are latency and jitter as this will effect your call quality more than anything else...

I wouldn't say A-Ok on this connection just by the speed as I see you actually have a pretty high ping time for a local connection so I would probably do a little more checking on your circuit first to confirm consisent latency and jitter.




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  Reply # 404751 15-Nov-2010 10:19 Send private message

I'll think it's more likely Snap is right and Slingshot and NZNet are wrong.

If your area is classed as rural by Telecom then the ISP does have to pay a higher price to Telecom wholesale for using their line and adsl equipment and backhaul.

Fingers crossed though.


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  Reply # 404752 15-Nov-2010 10:20 Send private message

Maverick is absolutely right about that,

however the reason I say it's OK, is that our connection at home is a similar "speed" except our ping is >200ms, and we still get perfectly good quality, with no noticeable delay, no one on the other end ever comments about the call etc.



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  Reply # 404819 15-Nov-2010 12:33 Send private message

Hi all
thanks for your helpful replies.
I will check the line quality and the cost(ISP) once more.
Being able to hold Dsl and phone(2) cost below or around the 100 dollar range is desirable. Emergency call is another detail I like to have sorted before going naked all the way.

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  Reply # 404914 15-Nov-2010 15:41 Send private message

Noig: 
Being able to hold Dsl and phone(2) cost below or around the 100 dollar range is desirable. Emergency call is another detail I like to have sorted before going naked all the way.


Have you tried Xnet http://www.xnet.co.nz/ ?

nDSL for about $70.00 per month including VFX (VOIP). Data is about $1.20/GB (excludes VOIP and local traffic).

I'm pretty sure they are all sorted with the emergecny address side of things too (as long as you enter it in their system). No doubt Maverick can confirm.



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  Reply # 405086 15-Nov-2010 21:13 Send private message

Hi all
here below the ping test.
To me that looks promising, or not?
Question is also who to choose for ISP?
Slingshot gave me a figure of $82 for 25GB? NZNET $ 90.- for 60GB

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  Reply # 405100 15-Nov-2010 21:55 Send private message

Noig: Hi all
here below the ping test.
To me that looks promising, or not?
Question is also who to choose for ISP?
Slingshot gave me a figure of $82 for 25GB? NZNET $ 90.- for 60GB


Slingshot would likely be the cheapest option for you, as the $82 plan you refer to includes a free iTalk (VOIP) line. - saving you ~ $10 a month. However to take advantage of this you would need to transfer your number from 2talk to slingshot



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  Reply # 405155 16-Nov-2010 06:35 Send private message

Hi all
I just did a ping test and the results look ok to me?

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  Reply # 405157 16-Nov-2010 06:40 Send private message

Much better looking stats, ping is what I would be expecting and jitter is good as well








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  Reply # 405170 16-Nov-2010 08:10 Send private message

I would suggest using Xnet too. I used to pay anywhere from 80 - 90 most months. THat's for your broadband connection and VOIP and like slingshot they give you a data allowance if downloading at offpeak times (Xnet is 75gig between 2am - 8am, Slinshot have very similar but the time of their offpeak is determined by which plan you choose (data wise)).

Best thing for Xnet though is that you just pay for what data you use.

I the only reason i say used to is due to that now I am playing a lot of online gaming it is costing me about $20pm for that.

As for quuality of calls I'm using a portable landline so when calling another portable landline sometimes you may get a slightly lower quality amount. This can be related to other things too though like you wireless router and which frequency your cordless phone is running on.



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  Reply # 405186 16-Nov-2010 08:40 Send private message

I'm used to 2talk interface so might stay with 2talk. Does VFX have a similar setup? How is their(VFX) costumer support(knowing it is not hard to beat 2talk)?
So one of the options is world exchange naked dsl.

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  Reply # 405282 16-Nov-2010 13:11 Send private message

Honestly I do not know much about the voip side of things but you can pretty much self manage it. They have a link/site that allows you to do pretty much what you like with it.

As stated above other than what i would call normal phone static (in tiny amounts when cordless ph to cordless phone) The only other issue is practically the same for all VOIP (I may be wrong if some others have something in place i don't know about) if the power goes out or your net connections stops working you have no phone.

Of course this for most isn't a issue as would normally have a cell phone anyway. Plus the call centre accepts cell phone calls (not like my banks grr hehe).

As for tech support other than some hiccups at the start when i first needed to contact them i never really have called them for tech support purposes.

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