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Topic # 28812 12-Dec-2008 15:49 Send private message

If you live in Auckland, check out My Account > Extra Stuff.

Look for "Get the Next Big Thing!"

If you can see it, there is a spot available for you to upgrade to these new packages.

Applogies if its not there for you. We are working towards making more spots available soon.





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  Reply # 184594 16-Dec-2008 17:41 Send private message

And how about changing from naked dsl to next big thing? When I last called the CSR said I would have to pay a new telecom install and then move that to next big thing, and then close the naked connection, which is not acceptable to me to be paying over $100 in costs to telecom.

Also since both pairs in the cable that goes to the house are in use it would be a nightmare to coordinate the installs.




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  Reply # 184607 16-Dec-2008 18:44 Send private message

How's the "Free Downloading between 1am and 7am" going to work? surely that'll be capped to nz only or really slow speeds so people can't take advantage via torrents etc.

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  Reply # 184613 16-Dec-2008 19:17 Send private message

musicislife: How's the "Free Downloading between 1am and 7am" going to work? surely that'll be capped to nz only or really slow speeds so people can't take advantage via torrents etc.

"going to work"?

It's been standard for the regular DSL plans for months already.




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  Reply # 184616 16-Dec-2008 19:25 Send private message

Well I wouldn't know as I'm on Telstra Cable. I've never used slingshot and was more concerned with what sort of speeds would be avaliable during those 1am-7am periods and whether they cap people downloading a lot of content.

{MOD EDIT : SP : Removed unnecessary slander. Address the subject rather than attack the poster in the future.}

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Reply # 184620 16-Dec-2008 19:43 Send private message

You didn't ask about being capped; you asked how "how's the [...] going to work".

To which I gave an answer. (The same as it's been working for months.)




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  Reply # 184639 16-Dec-2008 21:20 Send private message

yeah my comments directly after the question mentioning caps and speed. why do poeple like you have to be so rude when all i want to know is if there's a cap involved or speed restrictions?

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  Reply # 184658 16-Dec-2008 23:00 Send private message

musicislife: why do poeple like you have to be so rude when all i want to know is if there's a cap involved or speed restrictions?

I wasn't being rude in my initial post. If I was in the second one, it was because I "joined in".

If you'd asked the question directly, I'd have answered it directly:
Neither is supposed to be the case, but it seems as if some (if not all) customers are being shaped in some way.


{MOD EDIT : SP : Removed quote and it's reply that was removed in my editing of previous posts}




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  Reply # 184743 17-Dec-2008 12:16 Send private message

richms: And how about changing from naked dsl to next big thing? When I last called the CSR said I would have to pay a new telecom install and then move that to next big thing, and then close the naked connection, which is not acceptable to me to be paying over $100 in costs to telecom.

Also since both pairs in the cable that goes to the house are in use it would be a nightmare to coordinate the installs.


We are still working through nDSL upgrades to the Next Big Thing - don't have any answers yet.




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