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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 430812 25-Jan-2011 00:08 Send private message

freitasm: I have banned faceleg because 1) he's not contributing and 2) he's link dropping.

Evidence of this link drop is that he's been posting the same in other New Zealand forums.




Amen. At least our tissue stockpile will be saved with him gone.




NZ / AU Battlefield 4 Gaming Community
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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 431885 27-Jan-2011 16:16 Send private message

Hey people just joined up to ask whether slingshots download speed is comparable to telecom.
I know they where experiencing problems but from the sounds of things everythings fine.
I'm currently on telecoms $51 a month for 10gb of usage and want to upgrade to  something with more usage.
Slingshots deal of $45 for 20gb seems awesome but want to know if watching videos on youtube will be a problem and also what speeds can I expect from downloading megaupload, rapidshare files on a free account.
Thanks very much.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 431901 27-Jan-2011 18:07 Send private message

I have seen in screenshots people getting around 100-150kb/s in at least some of the rapid share ( like ) sites.

You tube:
- Slingshot have caching servers for you tube. There is also easy access to the orcon you tube caches, so videos buffer fine 90% of the time. The odd video that has to be buffered internationally ( usually sydney ) requires a stop or two to let buffer.


As for speed comparison.

Its slower than telecom, they do not have as much bandwidth to play with, but that is substituted for the higher data cap / lower price, ( however you want to look at it ). Not to mention the free data off peak period.


Some rough estimates:
- usually get near line speed or high speeds for national data.
- usually get 2-3 mbit for international speeds.

* note that I am on AYCE and not a capped plan.


I suggest asking slingshot capped plan users here: http://forums.slingshot.co.nz




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Master Geek


  Reply # 438006 10-Feb-2011 21:29 Send private message

"
Everyday
Full Speed download
128k upload

Around 100 times faster than dial-up."

todays speedtest:




slingshot fullspeed

23 posts

Geek


Reply # 438085 11-Feb-2011 02:09 Send private message

bandwidth is cheap, they just don't buy enough, so they can line thier pockets, as stated by the current international bandwidth provider, when asked what they had to say about pacific fibre's new line coming into the country in 2013 offering pay per customer(unlimited bandwidth) rather than priced for bandwidth blocks, they stated that New Zealand isn't even close to using the avalible bandwidth.

So yea, lining corporate pockets, and having people support them by spouting the same tired old stuff, is awesome. Yell


please, continue to beleve that while you beleve that they really need to charge you $7 for a burger at the fast food joints you go to.

(it costs them about 1$ to make the larger burgers, that includes the shipping of the goods, wages, price of the products to make them, the other $6 is pure pocket lining.)

wake up New Zealand :P the rest of the world is ripping you off, and you're taking it, even defending it, like stupid sheep.

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Geek


  Reply # 438123 11-Feb-2011 08:20 Send private message

HybridE506r: "
Everyday
Full Speed download
128k upload

Around 100 times faster than dial-up."

todays speedtest:




slingshot fullspeed



yeah ,thats pretty crap hybrid and i thought telecom was crap
 Link to this image to share your results

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Master Geek

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  Reply # 438625 12-Feb-2011 16:28 Send private message

darkcon: bandwidth is cheap, they just don't buy enough, so they can line thier pockets, as stated by the current international bandwidth provider, when asked what they had to say about pacific fibre's new line coming into the country in 2013 offering pay per customer(unlimited bandwidth) rather than priced for bandwidth blocks, they stated that New Zealand isn't even close to using the avalible bandwidth.


Do you even know how much international bandwidth is? I think you'll find the southern cross cable is underutilised because it's horrifically expensive. What you pay for for your home BB connection probably wouldn't even cover 1Mb/s, let alone the costs of running an ISP on top of that.

NZ doesn't need another cable for bandwidth, it needs another cable for competition.






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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 438645 12-Feb-2011 17:35 Send private message

It has been pretty poor speeds lately :(








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Master Geek


  Reply # 440856 17-Feb-2011 19:27 Send private message

Your Best Result

just had this result tonight! my best ever for a long time....especially in the evening, has anyone else had improved speeds in the evening these last few nights?Smile

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 440858 17-Feb-2011 19:29 Send private message

ianajmes: Your Best Result

just had this result tonight! my best ever for a long time....especially in the evening, has anyone else had improved speeds in the evening these last few nights?Smile


Yea the last few nights have been fantastic ! Slower than in the morning of course but more than 1mbps !! and youtube buffers properly!

SLINGSHOT, KEEP FIXING ! KEEP IT UP!!!  

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  Reply # 440867 17-Feb-2011 19:58 Send private message

I can get about the same, yet my well seeded torrent is getting 20kB/sec right now, similar seeded torrents were hitting 1.3MB/s in the morning. So no, not fixed.



Oh stink..



Slightly better






Richard rich.ms

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  Reply # 440872 17-Feb-2011 20:08 Send private message

Rich are you on the 'all you can eat' plan?





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  Reply # 440875 17-Feb-2011 20:11 Send private message

No, I am on naked DSL so am paying per meg, and getting performance that is worse than I would accept from an all you can eat plan at sometimes. Only thing making it worthwhile is the free offpeak when it goes OK on cached torrents.




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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 440967 18-Feb-2011 00:02 Send private message

Whatever they are doing in networks, is working. Speeds back up to 3.5 - 5.8mbps at night. ( nationally at least anyway. ( ADSL1, AYCE plan btw )


Almost what I was getting before the system went bust on us.




Much better slingshot. :)




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Master Geek
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Reply # 442170 21-Feb-2011 23:14 Send private message

I'm on naked DSL with slingshot and its been a few weeks of 1mb/s download speeds instead of between 12-16mb. So much for streaming video, flash, skype etc etc, and not sure if my Italk phoneline is always working at these low speeds.

have yet to see any change. Slingshot website doesn't say the fault is resolved and still lists it as a nationwide problem. i would switch ISPs but no other ndsl service offered here.

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