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Topic # 92882 8-Nov-2011 15:11 Send private message

Hi Everyone.

If you have some concerns or problems with your Slingshot services and have had trouble getting them addressed please let us know here or in a PM and we will try our best to help.

This thread will be the most heavily monitored by us, though we will still go looking for people we can help!




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 543364 9-Nov-2011 21:43 Send private message

Well I starting to get annoyed with this prioritising and throttling.

Im trying to download an update from lg 100mb  it started out 1.3mbs per second then got throtlled to 73kbs yes 75kbs its going to take 20mins to download.
This is sub par on speed now with the new plans.. Just like Voip , gaming and streaming I should be able to get what I need at a reasonable speed.

I last docket was "You reference number is 3726856"
my post on geekzone is Hddog  http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=92601&page_no=1#542843

thanks

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 543500 10-Nov-2011 09:54 Send private message

Hi guys

our broadband connection got switched off, probably my own fault. This is what I did.

I was on the website yesterday, I activated something called "Activate free dial up", becuase I thought it was a bonus free dial up account to use when I am away, a few hours later our broadband got disconnected. I contacted Slingshot, to ask if they could please repair the damage, the woman refused to speak "For legal reasons" becuase I wasn't the account holder. (I'm the one who does most of the account stuff, I have phoned sky for problems, and I have never had problems.) They even refused to speak to my mother.
Anyway, in the evening, my father (The account holder) phones them up, after about 10 minutes on hold, they tell him It will be up withing 24 hours. I was extremely annoyed, becuase I had missed a conference call on Skype this morning becuase of that. Anyway, my father phones Slingshot, not 100% sure what they told him, but they said it may take longer then the inital 24 hour period that we got given.

The bottom line is, on the slingshot website, the activate free dial up thing, isn't clear enough. If I had known it would overwrite our broadband account, I wouldn't have signed up for it.

Is there any of you here, that maybe work for slingshot, that can help us get our broadband connection up and running, for almost 12 hours now, I have had nothing but the worst quality dial up possible, and it's really getting frustrating.

Thanks

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  Reply # 543521 10-Nov-2011 10:10 Send private message

hddog: Well I starting to get annoyed with this prioritising and throttling.

Im trying to download an update from lg 100mb  it started out 1.3mbs per second then got throtlled to 73kbs yes 75kbs its going to take 20mins to download.
This is sub par on speed now with the new plans.. Just like Voip , gaming and streaming I should be able to get what I need at a reasonable speed.

I last docket was "You reference number is 3726856"
my post on geekzone is Hddog  http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=92601&page_no=1#542843

thanks


Hi

If you call the helpdesk they might be able to advise the reason why your speeds are so bad.

Please note your connection has been monitored for the past 2 days.

Our Helpdesk Number is 0800 89 2000

Thanks
Bevin




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Nebukadnessar
ISP: Slingshot Unlimited
Speed: 37/3 VDSL MSAN (tester)


ajw

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 543541 10-Nov-2011 10:34 Send private message

Slingshot: Hi Everyone.

If you have some concerns or problems with your Slingshot services and have had trouble getting them addressed please let us know here or in a PM and we will try our best to help.

This thread will be the most heavily monitored by us, though we will still go looking for people we can help!


When are your mobile plans being released including prepay.

Thanks.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 543571 10-Nov-2011 11:22 Send private message

Well making torrents that ARE NOT cached go a bit faster would be nice.

They going at a crawl right now. The other week international seeds were fairly fast. Could pull over 100 kb/s up to 300 kb/s. But I guess thats been stopped ?




NZ / AU Battlefield 4 Gaming Community
http://www.sonsofvalour.net/forums/forum.php



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  Reply # 543598 10-Nov-2011 12:13 Send private message

PaulZA: Hi guys

our broadband connection got switched off, probably my own fault. This is what I did.

I was on the website yesterday, I activated something called "Activate free dial up", becuase I thought it was a bonus free dial up account to use when I am away, a few hours later our broadband got disconnected. I contacted Slingshot, to ask if they could please repair the damage, the woman refused to speak "For legal reasons" becuase I wasn't the account holder. (I'm the one who does most of the account stuff, I have phoned sky for problems, and I have never had problems.) They even refused to speak to my mother.
Anyway, in the evening, my father (The account holder) phones them up, after about 10 minutes on hold, they tell him It will be up withing 24 hours. I was extremely annoyed, becuase I had missed a conference call on Skype this morning becuase of that. Anyway, my father phones Slingshot, not 100% sure what they told him, but they said it may take longer then the inital 24 hour period that we got given.

The bottom line is, on the slingshot website, the activate free dial up thing, isn't clear enough. If I had known it would overwrite our broadband account, I wouldn't have signed up for it.

Is there any of you here, that maybe work for slingshot, that can help us get our broadband connection up and running, for almost 12 hours now, I have had nothing but the worst quality dial up possible, and it's really getting frustrating.

Thanks




Hi PaulZA,

PM your account number to me and one of our techs will take a look into your issues.

Kind regards

Slingshot.




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 543999 10-Nov-2011 21:48 Send private message

Not overly impressed being forced onto the Telecom network when I have a phone I paid $900 for which cannot join...



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  Reply # 544802 13-Nov-2011 14:00 Send private message

hddog: Well I starting to get annoyed with this prioritising and throttling.

Im trying to download an update from lg 100mb  it started out 1.3mbs per second then got throtlled to 73kbs yes 75kbs its going to take 20mins to download.
This is sub par on speed now with the new plans.. Just like Voip , gaming and streaming I should be able to get what I need at a reasonable speed.

I last docket was "You reference number is 3726856"
my post on geekzone is Hddog  http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=92601&page_no=1#542843

thanks


Hi hddog,

I have emailed you back with the results of your speed fault. If it is still ongoing please email me back on the address I sent you and we'll get onto it =)




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Geek


  Reply # 546142 16-Nov-2011 18:24 Send private message

Hi SLingshot

i have tried to contact you tonight but all there is is stupid automated messages

My entire house has been having slow internet slow web browsing and youtube been slow as hell.
sometimes its been fast and then slow again, fast speeds cant last for more than 5 mins

Please explain why my internet has been slow

Account details is l.norman

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 546144 16-Nov-2011 18:29 Send private message

Hi sm1ff

I'm motoring your connection tell me how things go tonight. If you want to you can PM me with your findings if you don't want it made public.  Any examples links etc would be good so test my self.

Kind Regards
Bevin
Network Operations




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Nebukadnessar
ISP: Slingshot Unlimited
Speed: 37/3 VDSL MSAN (tester)


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Geek
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  Reply # 546258 17-Nov-2011 03:17 Send private message

I'm having trouble watching youtube clips at 2 am when off-peak hours start. 40 seconds of any video I try to watch loads then it just stops completely and I have to reload to get another 40 seconds and so on, getting really annoying as this is the time I like watching clips the most. It has been happening for a week now.

Tried a few speed tests and no matter which location I pick it never finishes. The speed test gets half way done and stops forever:





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  Reply # 546357 17-Nov-2011 10:27 Send private message

Hi Username1,

This is most likely due to the off-peak period starting at 2am. Our network load goes up hugely at this time as tens of thousands of users turn on mass torrent and filesharing downloads.

That said, if you could send me your account info i'll take a look and see if we can do anything to help




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  Reply # 546400 17-Nov-2011 11:31 Send private message

NZCrusader: Well making torrents that ARE NOT cached go a bit faster would be nice.

They going at a crawl right now. The other week international seeds were fairly fast. Could pull over 100 kb/s up to 300 kb/s. But I guess thats been stopped ?


I hate to say "I told you so" but well I did .....

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=92557#540122


http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=67884&page_no=16#539572

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=90923#528592
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=90923#528597
 

Long story short:

Slingshot are a great option if you want lots of data for a low price and don't mind average/slow speeds, particularly good if you mostly consume national traffic and/or cacheable content .

Slingshot are not a good option if you care about international performance, particularly stuff that isn't cacheable.

It's not uncommon for geek's in a flat to get a slingshot un-metered connection on one line, a different ISP with a capped plan on the other line and run pfsense or mikrotek or some other router to route some traffic type/destinations via slingshot (p2p, torrents, national etc) and some content over the other connection (international streaming, gaming etc).

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 546440 17-Nov-2011 12:39 Send private message

Can't see any other way to unsubscribe than posting again (maybe I'm blind).

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 546654 17-Nov-2011 20:20 Send private message

Well my testing is confirmed.

Galaxy S i9000

Not compatible with Telecom XT network.

I'm now stuck with a very expensive phone I can't use and locked into a contract with Slingshot who without warning switched providers and sent out $10 phones they expect people to use...

Seriously, there must be something that can be done. 

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