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Topic # 97237 14-Feb-2012 21:20 Send private message

Hi there before i signed up I was told I can use my telecom Thompson modem but the lady who signed me up said that slingshot dont do support for this modem only their own and gave me a free standard one

I want to use my same wireless one anyone know how I can do this???

Also I was told the person who refered me who had slingshot would give a credit to the person who did she said they dont do that !!!

Im very happy with the deal 80 bucks for 50 gig and 20 free smart phone services

Anyone know what the speed is line in Auckland

I was getting 15000  with telecom.. I gather that won't be the same

But im not paying telecom 100 dollars for phone broadband and 20 gig. no way..

 

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  Reply # 581594 14-Feb-2012 22:27 Send private message

I am sure you can use your Thompson.

This page should help you out.



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  Reply # 581600 14-Feb-2012 22:41 Send private message

Excelent thanks its a bit scary changing over especially having to change all your email addresses etc
But I will get there

Xtra dont let you keep their one 

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  Reply # 581608 14-Feb-2012 23:39 Send private message

The email addresses provided by ISP's are a customer lockin tactic as a use doesn't want to go through the hassle of telling all about the new address. I would say get a google gmail account or a hotmail and don't use the ISP provided one, they way if you change again you wont have that issue.



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  Reply # 581611 14-Feb-2012 23:52 Send private message

Oh right thanks you think they would forward them for a month!
Orcon one is for life. i should of stuck to that nevermind 

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  Reply # 581647 15-Feb-2012 08:33 Send private message

aaron11: Oh right thanks you think they would forward them for a month!
Orcon one is for life. i should of stuck to that nevermind 


What you can do is pay xtra for a month or two to keep your mailbox, cost ~$10 I believe. Then if you sign up to gmail or hotmail you can have them check your xtra inbox, so you can retrieve all your e-mails in one place, and reply using your new address. 

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  Reply # 581677 15-Feb-2012 09:52 Send private message

You may not even need to pay them it may simply keep working for awhile till they get around to removing it.

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  Reply # 581791 15-Feb-2012 12:57 Send private message

aaron11:
Anyone know what the speed is line in Auckland
I was getting 15000  with telecom.. I gather that won't be the same


Line Speeds can vary alot depending on a large number of variables.
For example I get 15mbit sync rate in the CBD (Annex M) 1.9Mbit Up I'm 1505.1meters from the exchange give or take 25meters.

Usually when moving between providers there wont be much change if your changing from Telecom wholesale to Slingshot Telecom UBA service you should not notice any difference in speed.

If your moving on to our MSAN phone exchanges you may notice either a increase or decrease in speed, I moved from telecom (10mbit sync to Voda's MSANS 16mbit sync to our MSANS 15mbit sync everyone seemds to be diffrent.




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  Reply # 581829 15-Feb-2012 13:48 Send private message

Nebbie:
aaron11:
Anyone know what the speed is line in Auckland
I was getting 15000  with telecom.. I gather that won't be the same


Line Speeds can vary alot depending on a large number of variables.
For example I get 15mbit sync rate in the CBD (Annex M) 1.9Mbit Up I'm 1505.1meters from the exchange give or take 25meters.

Usually when moving between providers there wont be much change if your changing from Telecom wholesale to Slingshot Telecom UBA service you should not notice any difference in speed.

If your moving on to our MSAN phone exchanges you may notice either a increase or decrease in speed, I moved from telecom (10mbit sync to Voda's MSANS 16mbit sync to our MSANS 15mbit sync everyone seemds to be diffrent.


The man said it might work for about a week soon as its changed over ill change my emails
Only thing is Im signed up to 100s of sites hahahaha 

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  Reply # 581849 15-Feb-2012 14:09 Send private message

aaron11: Excelent thanks its a bit scary changing over especially having to change all your email addresses etc
But I will get there

Xtra dont let you keep their one 

I've had mine for years now... shh! ;)



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  Reply # 581852 15-Feb-2012 14:17 Send private message

codyc1515
Well you never know it might work for a while hahaha

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  Reply # 581854 15-Feb-2012 14:22 Send private message

aaron11: codyc1515
Well you never know it might work for a while hahaha

I'm quite sure what happens is that you don't get the "premium" email features for free but you get the basic service for free as its with yahoo.



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  Reply # 581861 15-Feb-2012 14:32 Send private message

codyc1515oh wow thanks is there anyway you can find out if thats the case that will be great one less thing to worry about as I will be able to change over my emails slowly

Just waiting for the slingshot thing to kick in now i suspect it will be a few days are they are busy
I hope I don't get stuck without net for 2 days like they said could happen omg hahaha 

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  Reply # 581864 15-Feb-2012 14:36 Send private message

aaron11: codyc1515oh wow thanks is there anyway you can find out if thats the case that will be great one less thing to worry about as I will be able to change over my emails slowly

Just waiting for the slingshot thing to kick in now i suspect it will be a few days are they are busy
I hope I don't get stuck without net for 2 days like they said could happen omg hahaha 

In 2011 we moved from town to the country, we moved the ADSL that we had from Telecom in town to the new houe in the country. A few months later we moved to Vodafone. I never thought anything of the email and we still have it. I don't appear to be alone in this either...

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  Reply # 582003 15-Feb-2012 19:12 Send private message

My Xtra email address was removed within a couple of days of my DSL being switched to another provider.




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  Reply # 582009 15-Feb-2012 19:34 Send private message

DetruireThats what they told me too. So ill make sure I change all the important stuff straight away
I will ring them when the change goes though and ask if they can leave it for a month if not oh well lol 

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