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Topic # 13535 15-May-2007 23:42 Send private message

Latest rumours suggest that I will have to wait until at least the end of the year for DSL to drop its pants. I'm too impatient to put up with my current interim options until then so I'm considering switching to Wired Country for my voice & internet needs. However I've read conflicting reports lately on performance and reliability - can anyone comment on their current experiences?

Also how good does the line of sight have to be? Our place has a lack of elevation that would make the four Yorkshiremen jealous. Would trees or typical Auckland polystyrene homes block the signal?

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  Reply # 70853 16-May-2007 11:17 Send private message

My Sister and Brother-in-law switched over to Wired Country in December last year, and they find it excellent.  Compass are their ISP.

Others on GZ who use it -- AFAIK -- are Juha and Maverick.

Hopefully one of them, or some other current user, can add their comments.

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  Reply # 70905 16-May-2007 19:41 Send private message

My father has a Wired Country connection which I use occasionally when on the PC there, can't say I have any complaints. Good lacency and download speeds are pretty decent.

You wont find 3.5GHz goes through trees and buildings well.

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  Reply # 71106 18-May-2007 07:07 Send private message

I have been on it for three months now and it has been very stable. The only thing that I had hassles with was tracking them down for information on the service. They don't seem to market it all and have only recently put the information on the compass website. No issues with it for me.


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  Reply # 71107 18-May-2007 07:22 Send private message

I have been on it for about 7 or 8 months now, Compass switched it from Radio Net to Wired country, it's pretty good, does drop out now and then for short durations, has been down a couple of times for an extented period in excess of 3 hours...but for a wireless connection not to bad, I run a lot of testing over the link as well with various products Wink

Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink


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