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Master Geek


  Reply # 442357 22-Feb-2011 12:42 Send private message

There Are other ndsl options.vodafone for one.I've been considering changing.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 444693 2-Mar-2011 09:48 Send private message

Anyone noticed, that when you download off Fileserv, it doesn't go faster then 100kbps.



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Geek


  Reply # 469086 14-May-2011 16:15 Send private message

Just an update:

My speeds are still terrible in the evenings and at night. My advice: Do not join Slingshot.

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Geek


  Reply # 469157 14-May-2011 22:05 Send private message

jarlaxe: Just an update:

My speeds are still terrible in the evenings and at night. My advice: Do not join Slingshot.


yep learnt that lesson years ago ,have been with telecom ever since with no issues what so ever and pulling awesome d/load speed and ping . oh how online gaming has never been so sweet. cheers telecom.
hey  jarlaxe give em ago

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Geek


  Reply # 469166 14-May-2011 22:23 Send private message

Im now on telstraclear, same so called speed and data cap, 11mbps on a bad day, only thing holding it back from 17mbps is my routers not powerful enuff to handle that much traffic

same physical line, same router

0.22mbps on a full speed plan to 11mbps?

winner is telstra by a long shot 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 469200 15-May-2011 08:12 Send private message

Mods, can we have this post locked please!

I'm sure everyone now knows Slingshot is not aiming for high performance from it's network.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 469220 15-May-2011 10:08 Send private message

lostangel: Mods, can we have this post locked please!

I'm sure everyone now knows Slingshot is not aiming for high performance from it's network.


High performance?  What performance, might aswell be on 256k/256k Broadband, that would be faster than slingshots "full speed" broadband lmao




 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 469228 15-May-2011 10:28 Send private message

brandonruscoe:
lostangel: Mods, can we have this post locked please!

I'm sure everyone now knows Slingshot is not aiming for high performance from it's network.


High performance?  What performance, might aswell be on 256k/256k Broadband, that would be faster than slingshots "full speed" broadband lmao


So you are their customer?

I AM!

I get around 200 KB/sec (1600kbps), not exactly a fair comparisson, which is why this topic needs locking.

So fools can't shine on.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 469229 15-May-2011 10:30 Send private message

So you are their customer?

I AM!

I get around 200 KB/sec (1600kbps), not exactly a fair comparisson, which is why this topic needs locking.

So fools can't shine on.
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Nope, was with them a couple years back, couldn't get over 200KB/s, switched to Telecom shot up to 830KB/s





 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 469233 15-May-2011 10:38 Send private message

brandonruscoe:

Nope, was with them a couple years back, couldn't get over 200KB/s, switched to Telecom shot up to 830KB/s



Good for you, if speed is your need, me however, I want high transfer levels at a reasonable price.

What would my family home's 200GB/month transfer cost at Telecom?

All you Slingshot haters need to pull ya heads in imho. They are not aiming at the high end market they are aiming at my segment, 'the family', and anyone else that has high transfer levels.

They are almost the only one's catering for this market segment(and afaik the only ones managing it properly) and for that I applaud them!

Any further objections to close this topic?



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Geek


  Reply # 469273 15-May-2011 13:34 Send private message

so because you are happy with getting terrible internet, you want this post locked? 

People like you are the reason New Zealand is so far behind the rest of the world internet wise. 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 469281 15-May-2011 14:11 Send private message

No.

I want this locked because of it's age.

I also believe it's had a decent amount of discussion.

This is not to say someone can't post something negative but if people are just slagging off a company that they have no business with I don't see how it now relates to the op.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 469284 15-May-2011 14:18 Send private message

Slingshot have not only been guilty of poor service, which is legendary ,but also of deceptive and misleading sales practices.
These tactics have been the subject of several comerce comission investigations and successful prosecutions.
Basicly their "sales teams" make false promises and claims in order to get you change to them and then not deliver.
They target the elderly by phoning during the day.
They have also aquired Telecom broadband customer databases as a source for cold calling leads.
Slingshot are not a trustworthy company and this forum performs an important role of informing those people who may be considering joining and helpng them make better choices when deciding an ISP.      

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 469291 15-May-2011 14:28 Send private message

Locking won't take that away.

It'll still be right here just wont be able to reply to this thread.

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Geek


  Reply # 469298 15-May-2011 14:40 Send private message

can't argue with that :/

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