as I've upgraded over the years...my internet hasn't gotten much faster, It always did for a couple months after upgrading to a new plan, but quickly slowed back down to its original speed
Now days slingshots actively blocking torrent trackers, my wow connection has a 2k ping and is unplayable, and youtube is slow
I have 7 different adsl modem/routers here, all the stats show my line connection is good, it can handle 7mbps/3mbps
I also know this due to when I was with telecom, before I joined slingshot, I got max speed, I changed to slingshot during a few months when I had no job, and got stuck in its contract, and a new one every time I upgrade the plan for hopefully better speeds, as soon as this contract runs out, im changing ISP, my building is a block of apartments, and my next door neighbour gets great speeds with a diff ISP.
currently paying 85$ for 25$ worth of internet,
Expecting to get what your paying double for(we pay alot for the crap internet we get), when theres no reason for it, isn't being greedy, New Zealand's international link isn't even getting close to using its max bandwidth, ISP's are just not buying more bandwidth when they get more customers, so they can squeeze out more money
this is proven by the rivial company pacific fibre putting a new fibre optic link in for NZ/AUS, and the current links owning company stating in a press release that it won't make a difference to NZ internet, because NZ isn't currently using anywhere near all the bandwidth it could, its just being ripped off for more money by the isp's(not actual wording, look up pacific fibre 2013 on google, and southern cross, you should eventually find the article, I can't post links here yet as I'm new to these forums)
so yea, way to go slingshot, jumping on the rip of NZ band wagon.