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Topic # 111646 10-Nov-2012 04:40 Send private message

I am not sure if this is the wrong subforum to post in, but I have 3 questions:

1: I was reading a reddit thread about a guy who got 30/10 and his connection speeds were awful to overseas. He was getting 1.5/0.5 to the USA. Is this a problem with slingshot? Would I actually get the close to even half the promised speed if I went for the 100/50 plan? (Most of the overseas sites I use at the moment saturate my 16Mbit connection)

2: What happens on slingshot fibre when you go over? I was looking at getting the 100/50 250GB plan. Do they slow you down, or charge overage fees? If they slow you down, what do they slow you down to? Is it possible to buy Blocks of data?

3: Would I be better off getting the 30/10 plan? I don't want to upgrade to something that will be barely noticeable, but I realise that our connection to the world is quite skinny, and I suspect that there is probably not much of a difference in actual speeds between the two.

I am looking at getting it because I desperately need more upload. My GF lives in America for the next 6 months, and we spend hours a day on video calls, but the quality is awful, and as soon as I am uploading at more than 90ish KB/s, the whole house's internet dies because of saturating the upload.

My usual usage every month is between 190 and 250GB, so with the data carry over I am not *too* worried about it, but I don't want to be charged $10 per GB if it does go over.

Thanks guys.

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  Reply # 715015 10-Nov-2012 07:25 Send private message

In some ways your questions are a little moot as Slingshot don't yet offer UFB services.



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  Reply # 715018 10-Nov-2012 07:30 Send private message

Oh?

I was under the impression they did. About 6 months ago they rolled fibre out to my area, so it is physically available, and they have pricing and stuff on the website.

Ignore this post then, I guess.

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  Reply # 715029 10-Nov-2012 08:27 Send private message

There is a 'register your interest' page at http://slingshot.co.nz/homeline-and-broadband/fibre/
The website doesn't point out that it isn't available yet as much as I think it should.




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  Reply # 715134 10-Nov-2012 13:48 Send private message

try Snap, they have some good UFB plans and data packages

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  Reply # 715348 11-Nov-2012 03:13 Send private message

oh i assumed those plans were final and available, i also remember reading somewhere that slingshot had some ufb customers...













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  Reply # 715360 11-Nov-2012 07:24 Send private message

hamish225: oh i assumed those plans were final and available, i also remember reading somewhere that slingshot had some ufb customers...


They only offer business and educational UFB connections at this point.


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  Reply # 715362 11-Nov-2012 07:41 Send private message

crshbndct: Oh?

I was under the impression they did. About 6 months ago they rolled fibre out to my area, so it is physically available, and they have pricing and stuff on the website.

Ignore this post then, I guess.


Slingshot don't roll out fibre.

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  Reply # 718353 16-Nov-2012 16:02 Send private message

hamish225: oh i assumed those plans were final and available, i also remember reading somewhere that slingshot had some ufb customers...


Hello, 



Sorry for the late reply.

Yes we are still trialling Fibre at the moment and you can register your interest here http://slingshot.co.nz/homeline-and-broadband/fibre/ to get updates.


I am not 100% about international speed at this stage sorry but I should be able to answer these questions for you when the plans are released. I think we will probably open up a thread once its all go. Until then, best just to register above and hang tight.

Cheers, 
Ben




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