There is lots of bad feedback out there, and its typically human nature to shout if something is wrong but say nothing if its ok.
My contract is as follows:
TelstraClear start May 14th Contract.
All the following were confirmed prior to signup.
3 free months (no modem needed)
no connection/setup fees
caller ID $4/month
No wiring maintenance
Able to use phone card
Big Back Yard applies
They expected connection delay about 5 days. The account is available on Clearnet immediately eg if you want to change your details or perhaps set up a .clear.net email address which was not very apparent how to do, but their email support was good.
Regardless of my experience I will report it here after connection is completed. My current speedtest shows the following:
dld 5.81 Mb/s ul .76Mb/s this is with current ISP ICONZ.
My area is Waihi Beach; hoping its not going to be same badly effected as Tauranga who hopefully will have their problems sorted asap.