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Topic # 37361 11-Jul-2009 19:00 Send private message

I'm currently a customer on Vodafone Broadband/Home Phone (On Ultimate Pack) and came across Slingshot's 'The Next Big Thing'.

I know it's just resold Red Network (Vodafone) service, but they offer 20GB more internet, free offpeak, and free VOIP so it's kinda hard to just pass by. I would switch right now, but I've been told they "bandwidth shape" on P2P (Torrents etc) as well as sites like RapidShare which would kinda be a let-down as I use torrents and filesharing sites to share with friends/relatives overseas.

Is this true? Or just rumor? Are there any other reasons why Vodafone is better then Slingshot?

If not, I think I'll be switching right now :)





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  Reply # 234217 11-Jul-2009 21:35 Send private message

I haven't picked any up any distinct shaping, the off-peak torrent action is great! I switched straight from Red to TNBT and have been extremely satisfied

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  Reply # 234260 12-Jul-2009 01:10 Send private message

Rapidshare (and similar sites) are definitely a fair way down the hierarchy.

Torrents aren't anywhere near as bad as they used to be, but they're definitely lower down than HTTP downloads.

as for how long the decent-great speeds last ...
With the new plan on the horizon, I doubt it'll be very long.
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  Reply # 236545 17-Jul-2009 20:02 Send private message

Switched to Slingshot today. Got cutoff at about 5AM, no notice, no warning. No internet, no phone. Internet came online at about 3PM, no phone until I called Slingshot at 5PM and they connected it manually (I think?). Speeds on the internet are slower the Vodafone (where we just came from) by about 3Mbit, but that's something I can live with.

Downloads of anything seemed to be capped at 150KB/s. Not happy. If this doesn't change I'll be gone so fast.

Still haven't received my iTalk or even a welcome email. Not very happy so far and if I don't see much of an improvement I'll be selling that crappy modem that they sent me, that seemed to limit itself to 5Mbit to pay the early disconnection charges.





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