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Topic # 78076 26-Feb-2011 11:46 Send private message

Slingshot will be changing all users on FS/128kbps plans onto there new Express Plans, HS/HS 10GB and free offpeak data 6am-8am and +$10 if you don't have a homeline with Slingshot.

HS = High Speed and replaces the Term FS = Full Speed

This change is a kick in the pants for many of Slingshots existing customers who will be paying more for 5GB less data and 4 hours less free off peak data.

They are blaming there provider Telecom for the changes.



http://forums.slingshot.co.nz/viewtopic.php?p=49320#p49320

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  Reply # 443963 27-Feb-2011 22:16 Send private message

Is there going to be a 20GB plan?


Edit: Just checked my account and it says i'm on the Navigator plan which seems to be a current plan even though I signed up to one the older FS/128kbps plans??? 

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  Reply # 443966 27-Feb-2011 22:24 Send private message

there is a 20g plan already
cost either 86 or 96 depends on where you live




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  Reply # 450561 21-Mar-2011 23:18 Send private message

oh NO, what does this mean for ppl like me who are still on the old 5GB plan? I have my homeline with them and pay bout 30$ a month for my 5GB broadband plan Basic Plan every month, ...will they automatically switch me to the 10GB plan and make me pay 40 a month? I still want broadband but dont want or need more than 5GB nor can we afford more than what we pay already..



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  Reply # 450571 22-Mar-2011 00:08 Send private message

Northland: oh NO, what does this mean for ppl like me who are still on the old 5GB plan? I have my homeline with them and pay bout 30$ a month for my 5GB broadband plan Basic Plan every month, ...will they automatically switch me to the 10GB plan and make me pay 40 a month? I still want broadband but dont want or need more than 5GB nor can we afford more than what we pay already..

Not sure about that, they still have the Basic plan available on there website for $30, where as the others are now listed as 'high speed' (HS) [and there is no definition of what that means on the broadband page or in the help system]
Might pay to ring them and ask or wait for an email that they will be sending out to explain the changes.

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  Reply # 450606 22-Mar-2011 08:28 Send private message

Okay cheers for that I haven't heard anything through my emails yet but I'll get in contact with them soon to ask

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  Reply # 450799 22-Mar-2011 15:51 Send private message

The 128k upload plans ISP's use from Telecom wholesale have been end of life/grand fathered for ages, it's not a surprise they are finally being withdrawn completely.

Depending on how far you are from the exchange/cabinet most people will see 400kbit/s to 900kbit/s upload instead of 128kbit/s... that's easily worth $10 imo.

Pitty Slingshot couldn't offer a more compelling deal for existing customers though.


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  Reply # 450819 22-Mar-2011 16:30

Upgrading to FS/FS was the best thing I've ever done. Download line speed went from 4mbit to 11mbit.

40GB plan, ftw.



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  Reply # 450846 22-Mar-2011 17:59 Send private message

Looks like the basic plan might remain.
http://forums.slingshot.co.nz/viewtopic.php?p=50182#p50182

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  Reply # 450866 22-Mar-2011 18:58 Send private message

It will remain. 256 is still a wholesale product and people still want it. FS/128 is no longer a wholesale product.

re: the uploads, they should be pretty good and consistent, unless you have a crappy linksys modem. I'm miles from the exchange (4-6 is my usual DL sync on adsl2+), but I get a consistent 900-1000 upload sync.

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  Reply # 451268 23-Mar-2011 22:42 Send private message

High Speed = anything more than 2x dial up speed
Full Speed = what they will never deliver unless you hit the cache at midday.

Best to clarify that for the advertising.




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  Reply # 451832 25-Mar-2011 16:59 Send private message

Slingshot sent their letter explaining the above - being moved to the everyday high speed with 5g data, which is about $5.70 higher than the old plan.

they effectively give two weeks notice of their change, would have been nicer to have found out from slingshot earlier imho.



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  Reply # 451867 25-Mar-2011 19:52 Send private message

Or have been given a choice of which plan to move to.

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  Reply # 452115 26-Mar-2011 16:35 Send private message

@ nyquist
Yup just got my letter today saying the charges have gone up on the 5GB but thankfully I still have the 4-8am offpeak not that i ever use it

I am not sure why it asks to consider a cheaper plan when as far as I know this was the cheapest before and continues to be I already use the free dial up with my tolls so I guess it's just a standard letter because if I could move to a cheaper plan with slingshot I would


I take it the new website with the prices hasn't changed yet still says $30 for 5GB (confused)

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  Reply # 452867 28-Mar-2011 18:49 Send private message

Yep, looks like a standard letter. It said the same thing on mine.

I've called them up to change our plan to the Elite. I think the cheapest plan is still $30.

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  Reply # 453039 29-Mar-2011 09:22 Send private message

nyquist: Yep, looks like a standard letter. It said the same thing on mine.

I've called them up to change our plan to the Elite. I think the cheapest plan is still $30.


Really is it somewhere on their website? can you post back please if you find out by slingshot if theres a cheaper plan cheers

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