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Topic # 108470 29-Aug-2012 21:13 Send private message

Hi guys

Seen slingshot have internet 50gb for $40.00 plus $10.00 if you do not have a land line.  I'm up in russell boi and looking for the cheapest internet provider.  When I called slingshot they told me there best deal was the $72.00 for 20gb plus 200 data bundle if you go over the 20gb.  I dont really use the land line so is there other deal the best I could get or do you know of any other deals from other providers.

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  Reply # 678969 29-Aug-2012 21:21 Send private message

the 'plus $10' is if you have a landline with somebody else. It's not their naked DSL price.



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  Reply # 678992 29-Aug-2012 21:56 Send private message

oh ok so the $10 is not like a land line charge I see there naked it $90.00 but little allowance.  Any ideas where I can get a real cheap landline provider.

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  Reply # 679033 29-Aug-2012 23:21 Send private message

kegnkiwi: oh ok so the $10 is not like a land line charge I see there naked it $90.00 but little allowance.? Any ideas where I can get a real cheap landline provider.

You're looking at $40-$50 anywhere. The cheapest would just be to go with Slingshot (and if you're lucky you'll be somewhere that it costs you $41.)




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  Reply # 679036 29-Aug-2012 23:26 Send private message

kegnkiwi: oh ok so the $10 is not like a land line charge I see there naked it $90.00 but little allowance.  Any ideas where I can get a real cheap landline provider.


their 90 naked plan is unlimited data.
the 30GB naked is $70

how much data do you want?

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  Reply # 679048 30-Aug-2012 01:17 Send private message

Snap have NakeDSL for $70 for 30GB and great data deals, for $85 they provide you with 155GB of data a month.

If you have any issues, you can email snap and they will do there best to resolve any issue.
If you have any issue with Slingshot the only option you have is to call their helpdesk which can take 20mins or long and they still may just drop ya call so you have to go the the back of the phone support que.

So if you like the 1970's style phone support, go Slingshot or if you want something modern, try Snap.

I changed to Snap from Slingshot and must say, Snap really is the better place.

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  Reply # 679051 30-Aug-2012 02:35 Send private message

There's also Fyx with $50.30 for the connection then $0.30/GB.




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  Reply # 679177 30-Aug-2012 10:55 Send private message

Slingshot does offer support via Geekzone and The Slingshot Forums, Ben an a few people regularly check this site for people requesting help.

Although its not a monitored support method so it make take a day or so before someone read the message.
SNAP being a smaller ISP would most likely be able to support email support, sadly the larger the company gets the least appealing email support is.




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  Reply # 679211 30-Aug-2012 12:13 Send private message

If you want cheapest ever, have a look at http://flip.co.nz/

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  Reply # 679215 30-Aug-2012 12:23 Send private message

kyhwana2: If you want cheapest ever, have a look at http://flip.co.nz/


that only works out cheap if you use very little data

If you want to use, say, 40GB, then they work out about the same as most other ISP's offers,   (45GB on flip is $80, which is pretty similar to Telstraclear's 40GB for $75)

and when you get to higher amounts of data they are waaaaay more expensive

(120GB on flip would cost ~$140 for example,   whereas Orcon do 20Gb for $99, Telecom do 120GB for $105, etc etc)

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  Reply # 679628 31-Aug-2012 10:56 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
that only works out cheap if you use very little data


Yes I think flip is intended at the lower end people who don't use much data and want to upgrade from dailup but don't want to pay for even the cheep broadband plan.




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  Reply # 681952 5-Sep-2012 18:42 Send private message

Fyx or Snap, or maybe Orcon, are obvious choices if you want naked (and who doesn't with Telecom taking the proverbial as they do).
(The other issue with DSL + landline these days is that of cabinets, which is good for internet if you don't mind another $10/month tacked onto the advertised price, but sh!te for your phone as you end up on the Telecom system instead of Vodafone, which means overpriced basic add-ons like caller ID and voicemail, and broken redial functionality to local numbers, and so on).

Whether you can get naked from Snap in Russell is another question, e-mail them your address and ask.

Slingshot's DSL pricing, whether with landline or (especially) naked, are lagging behind the others and frankly they represent pretty poor value right now. They also rank worse than e.g. Snap in terms of service according to the 'surveys' if you believe them. Plus they shape the hell out of traffic in peak times (evenings) [although how Snap compares I have yet to find out]. I don't recommend.

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