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Topic # 97489 15-Feb-2012 16:03 Send private message

Hello, I recently switched to slingshot from telecom. I'm on the unlimited plan and I was wondering if these speeds during peak times were normal:




Off peak speed:



Also, I live in Christchurch so why does it say 450miles?

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  Reply # 581926 15-Feb-2012 16:08 Send private message

Hi,

No, It should not drop that much,

Could you PM me your account details and ill have a look at this for you,

Cheers,
Joe.    




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  Reply # 581929 15-Feb-2012 16:08 Send private message

I know it's your first post around here but PLEASE USE A MEANINGFUL SUBJECT.

Updated for you.




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  Reply # 581935 15-Feb-2012 16:29 Send private message

Tonee: Hello, I recently switched to slingshot from telecom. I'm on the unlimited plan and I was wondering if these speeds during peak times were normal:




Off peak speed:



Also, I live in Christchurch so why does it say 450miles?


Probably due to traffic shaping or network overloading.

This is slingshot though, while you likely pay less, there is a reason.
 

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  Reply # 581992 15-Feb-2012 18:29 Send private message

I changed from telecom to unlimited last month and have noticed massive drop in evening speed.
It never used to drop below 19Mbit with telecom. ..... It's currently around 3Mbit




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  Reply # 582000 15-Feb-2012 18:58 Send private message

Would switching to a capped plan help?


Recent speedtest. Frown


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  Reply # 582002 15-Feb-2012 19:10 Send private message

The joys of unlimited internet




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  Reply # 582005 15-Feb-2012 19:19 Send private message

johnr: The joys of unlimited internet


 

No

 

The joy of unlimited internet in New Zealand at the moment

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  Reply # 582008 15-Feb-2012 19:27 Send private message

I wish I could get up to those speeds and I only live 300 m from the Gore exchange. I'm on a slingshot capped plan.
I have a friend on Telecom with fantastic speed and he lives miles from the exchange so perhaps they have a preference for bandwidth or something.

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  Reply # 582022 15-Feb-2012 19:46 Send private message

dalboy: I wish I could get up to those speeds and I only live 300 m from the Gore exchange. I'm on a slingshot capped plan.
I have a friend on Telecom with fantastic speed and he lives miles from the exchange so perhaps they have a preference for bandwidth or something.


Telecom have no "preference" for bandwidth. Telecom provide internet services using the same regulated Chorus products that Slingshot do. What happens to your speeds once it enters your ISP's network will depend on the bandwidth the ISP has purchased.


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  Reply # 582026 15-Feb-2012 19:55 Send private message

johnr: The joys of unlimited internet

The joys indeed!







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  Reply # 582059 15-Feb-2012 21:21 Send private message

I would kill for that speed. I saw your posts in that other thread and you had similar problems to me. Did they fix it?

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  Reply # 582071 15-Feb-2012 21:37 Send private message

Yeah man, but not at this address. I've never experienced a problem here, but when I was at my brother's house I had bad speeds like you.

Slingshot rep pm'd me about making changes to the line, next morning speeds were as they should be. 





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  Reply # 582107 15-Feb-2012 23:01 Send private message

johnr: The joys of unlimited internet

Unlimited Internet worked perfectly fine for me when Big Time was around. It comes down to network management, in the end. Also, I have a friend in Spain (I know, I know, its not New Zealand) who gets 10GB ADSL + Unlimited 3G for ?70 and the speeds are excellent for him too.

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  Reply # 582115 15-Feb-2012 23:26 Send private message

codyc1515:
johnr: The joys of unlimited internet

Unlimited Internet worked perfectly fine for me when Big Time was around. It comes down to network management, in the end. Also, I have a friend in Spain (I know, I know, its not New Zealand) who gets 10GB ADSL + Unlimited 3G for ?70 and the speeds are excellent for him too.


unlimited 3G please name provider and plan so we can look at the T&Cs




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  Reply # 582116 15-Feb-2012 23:31 Send private message

johnr:
codyc1515:
johnr: The joys of unlimited internet

Unlimited Internet worked perfectly fine for me when Big Time was around. It comes down to network management, in the end. Also, I have a friend in Spain (I know, I know, its not New Zealand) who gets 10GB ADSL + Unlimited 3G for ?70 and the speeds are excellent for him too.


unlimited 3G please name provider and plan so we can look at the T&Cs

Telefonica, I'm not sure of the plan and of course at some point you do reach a limit but he pushes multiple GB's a day and is still going good at full speed.

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