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  Reply # 612764 21-Apr-2012 11:08 Send private message

That will be the torrent cache. nothing to worry about




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  Reply # 612766 21-Apr-2012 11:24 Send private message

I see Slingshot have gone through and shrunk all the other plans, Starting to wonder if that's a good sign or not, Suppose it ends up putting more big users into the Unlimited pool which could lead to to a speed decrease, Also takes away the opertunity for me to switch to the 250GB plan and a more stable Bandwidth pool if the Unlimited one becomes unstable.

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Reply # 612772 21-Apr-2012 11:50 Send private message

Thanks for that, Rich.

Lucky - Wow, they really have cut back on the other plans in a major way!

That is really worrying indeed. Maybe they'll halt new signups on the unlimited plan soon then, or just let it keep filling up until they get a steady stream of complaints about speed?

I thought it was quite odd when I joined up just 1 month ago, that when I asked to be put on the 250 GB plan, the salesperson really discouraged me from doing so and said Unlimited was the best option.

I said that 250 GB was extreme and we'd never use that much and I wanted to ensure we were in the pool with the fastest connections. But he said I could just switch to 250 GB later if I didn't find it good enough and that way I'd not have a contract.
Why this huge plan cutback?!!

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  Reply # 612773 21-Apr-2012 12:01 Send private message

I don't think there is anything to worry about.  Slingshot representatives have already said that they are constantly adding more bandwidth to counter the extra people on the plan to keep performance the same.

I'm enjoying it as much as you guys.





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  Reply # 613696 23-Apr-2012 14:49 Send private message

It was really just a case of the 150GB and 250GB plans were more expensive than the unlimited plan, so there wasn't much point keeping them around.

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  Reply # 613744 23-Apr-2012 15:35 Send private message

Slingshot: It was really just a case of the 150GB and 250GB plans were more expensive than the unlimited plan, so there wasn't much point keeping them around.

Cheers
Warren

I assumed you paid extra for the 150GB and 250GB plans because it was full speed at all times compared to what you might experience on the unlimited plan?

The unlimited plan is still working wonders by the way!  I couldn't be happier!





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  Reply # 613970 23-Apr-2012 21:43 Send private message

i'm on NDSL 30gb considering switching to NDSL unlimited... but hesitating because AYCE or Unlimited NDSL plans are meant to be slower/moreforciblyshaped...

can anyone who has made the switch describe their new speed experience?

ps i don't game online, i'm not a hardcore torrenter, just watch the odd 720p stream and torrent the odd tv show and do the usual surf/youtube/etc, which seems to eat up 30gb 20days into the month!

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  Reply # 614207 24-Apr-2012 10:17 Send private message

giollarnat: i'm on NDSL 30gb considering switching to NDSL unlimited... but hesitating because AYCE or Unlimited NDSL plans are meant to be slower/moreforciblyshaped...

can anyone who has made the switch describe their new speed experience?

ps i don't game online, i'm not a hardcore torrenter, just watch the odd 720p stream and torrent the odd tv show and do the usual surf/youtube/etc, which seems to eat up 30gb 20days into the month!


When I joined it was for a new house so I'm not sure what the speeds were like prior, however I've been able to stream 720p (maybe 1080p too, don't check the status that often) Netflix through a VPN with no problems what so ever.

Our flat has used around 300GB in the past 3 weeks, still very happy with the unlimited plan.

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  Reply # 614232 24-Apr-2012 11:15 Send private message

expression:
giollarnat: i'm on NDSL 30gb considering switching to NDSL unlimited... but hesitating because AYCE or Unlimited NDSL plans are meant to be slower/moreforciblyshaped...

can anyone who has made the switch describe their new speed experience?

ps i don't game online, i'm not a hardcore torrenter, just watch the odd 720p stream and torrent the odd tv show and do the usual surf/youtube/etc, which seems to eat up 30gb 20days into the month!


When I joined it was for a new house so I'm not sure what the speeds were like prior, however I've been able to stream 720p (maybe 1080p too, don't check the status that often) Netflix through a VPN with no problems what so ever.

Our flat has used around 300GB in the past 3 weeks, still very happy with the unlimited plan.


So your usage Meter is working? Interesting, Mine isn't, I just assumed it wasn't supposed to work for unlimited.

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  Reply # 614233 24-Apr-2012 11:17 Send private message

lucky015:
expression:
giollarnat: i'm on NDSL 30gb considering switching to NDSL unlimited... but hesitating because AYCE or Unlimited NDSL plans are meant to be slower/moreforciblyshaped...

can anyone who has made the switch describe their new speed experience?

ps i don't game online, i'm not a hardcore torrenter, just watch the odd 720p stream and torrent the odd tv show and do the usual surf/youtube/etc, which seems to eat up 30gb 20days into the month!


When I joined it was for a new house so I'm not sure what the speeds were like prior, however I've been able to stream 720p (maybe 1080p too, don't check the status that often) Netflix through a VPN with no problems what so ever.

Our flat has used around 300GB in the past 3 weeks, still very happy with the unlimited plan.


So your usage Meter is working? Interesting, Mine isn't, I just assumed it wasn't supposed to work for unlimited.


The usage meter on the router works, haven't checked the slingshot one.

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  Reply # 614237 24-Apr-2012 11:23 Send private message

The usage meter on Slingshot under internet does not work, probably because the plan does not need one.  You can still access the amount you have downloaded via your "MY PHONE" tab under "Call Tracking".  Click "Internet Data Usage" on the left hand side panel and you should get a total. 

Our flat of 5 managed 400GB last month.  Three of my flatmates surf YouTube all day, so its not hard to hit that amount.





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  Reply # 614242 24-Apr-2012 11:29 Send private message

DravidDavid: The usage meter on Slingshot under internet does not work, probably because the plan does not need one.  You can still access the amount you have downloaded via your "MY PHONE" tab under "Call Tracking".  Click "Internet Data Usage" on the left hand side panel and you should get a total. 

Our flat of 5 managed 400GB last month.  Three of my flatmates surf YouTube all day, so its not hard to hit that amount.


I found that a few days ago but it hasn't budged from 122GB in the last week or so and unfortunately my Router doesn't have a transferred counter.

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  Reply # 614255 24-Apr-2012 11:55 Send private message

lucky015:
DravidDavid: The usage meter on Slingshot under internet does not work, probably because the plan does not need one.  You can still access the amount you have downloaded via your "MY PHONE" tab under "Call Tracking".  Click "Internet Data Usage" on the left hand side panel and you should get a total. 

Our flat of 5 managed 400GB last month.  Three of my flatmates surf YouTube all day, so its not hard to hit that amount.


I found that a few days ago but it hasn't budged from 122GB in the last week or so and unfortunately my Router doesn't have a transferred counter.


You could always get a data counter that runs in the background on your computer, only tells you how much your computer has used though, not all the other devices in the house.

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  Reply # 614257 24-Apr-2012 11:58 Send private message

expression: You could always get a data counter that runs in the background on your computer, only tells you how much your computer has used though, not all the other devices in the house.


Considering the amount of computers in this house being used and each individually consuming masses of data that would be somewhat difficult, As well as separating internet traffic from internal network traffic.

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  Reply # 615526 26-Apr-2012 16:29 Send private message

Use Visibill to track how much data you use. It updates quite frequently. When on Visibill click on internet data usage and set the drop down menu to current bill period.

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