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Topic # 91818 20-Oct-2011 21:13 Send private message

I've just a call from Slingshot who are (that is? who is?) my ISP. They're upgrading me to their 50GB/$40 plan, I'm currently 15GB/$40, so all good on that front.

I'm happy enough with Slingshot, when things go wrong, which is rare, they are pretty hard to contact though, and do not respond to emails sent via their website.

The caller also offered to swap my home phone line from telecom to Slingshot, saving $7 per month. I can't see a reason not to, but thought I'd offer myself up to the vast internet knowledgebase, and ask whether there's any cons to swapping to Slingshot for the phone line.

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  Reply # 535837 20-Oct-2011 21:24 Send private message

I have one and like it, if your getting the bundle then the 20 smart phone features are great.
I like the number black and the ability to see who last caller was and to block unknown callers.

It's a good value.

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  Reply # 535897 20-Oct-2011 23:38 Send private message

I took up the deal with there sister company call plus but thay faled to tell the white and yellow pages now i are unlisted for a year not happy at all



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  Reply # 536047 21-Oct-2011 11:13 Send private message

hellonearthisman: I have one and like it, if your getting the bundle then the 20 smart phone features are great.
I like the number black and the ability to see who last caller was and to block unknown callers.

It's a good value.
Not really sure what I would get yet! They're calling back Monday.

What does "I like the number black" mean?

Thanks for the opinion.

Chris - I believe my number will not change, so shouldn't have a problem with my listing.

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  Reply # 536062 21-Oct-2011 11:31 Send private message

There is an old saying "If it aint broke, then don't fix it"  For a $7 saving per month, probably not worth it.




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  Reply # 536074 21-Oct-2011 11:47 Send private message

Sorry Black-list - you can enter numbers into a list that will not ring ya phone.
Brain was working faster than fingers and forgot to type list :o oopse.
$7 * 12 = $84 which is a nice to have figure.



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  Reply # 536127 21-Oct-2011 13:41 Send private message

Ahh black list, cool.

Yeah $84 is more than just a few beers!

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  Reply # 536611 23-Oct-2011 01:15 Send private message

My number did not change they just forgot to let any one know that it was still active.

so no listing i have had to spend over $600 buying adds to keep my name out there in books like localist.

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  Reply # 536667 23-Oct-2011 11:10 Send private message

chrisbaby: I took up the deal with there sister company call plus but thay faled to tell the white and yellow pages now i are unlisted for a year not happy at all



who uses the white pages any more?  and surely you are in control of your own yellow pages ad listing?  




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  Reply # 538129 27-Oct-2011 12:46 Send private message

Well the idiots called back. Turns out they weren't telling the whole truth. They hadn't included Caller ID and Call Minder in their price, so it runs out it was going to cost me MORE than what I pay now. Money Mouth

So I didn't take them up on their very kind offer. Tongue Out

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