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  #2879969 6-Mar-2022 20:48
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I moved fibre ISPs the wrong way about 3 years ago.

 

Cancelled my old ISP with the required notice for a particular date.

 

Arrange to join Skinny on the same date.

 

Old ISP disconnected me at 9pm on the requested date.

 

Rang Skinny at 9am the next morning and explained what I had done.

 

Skinny had me connected again by 11am. Pretty good fix for my stuff up.

 

Downtime about 14 hours.... used my phone for internet.

 

I have followed the Bigpipe ISP switching guide since.





Gordy

 

My first ever AM radio network connection was with a 1MHz AM crystal(OA91) radio receiver.


 
 
 

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  #2888884 20-Mar-2022 08:27
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Just switched to skinny today. setup is quite smooth with huawei hg659b (I just don't want to bother to setup ip for my home lab vms and url filter). Speed meets the claim.

 

I booked skinny about one month ago and wait till they sent mail telling me I can notify my isp vf. Then I called vf to be told vf don't require 30 days notification. Going to call vf now to terminate my open plan.


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  #2889354 21-Mar-2022 00:47
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Steve113: 

Thank you very much. I wish I had read that earlier.
Ok so to rectify the current situation in the correct order:

1) Call current provider(Slingshot) and revoke the cancellation order.
2) Let it tick over for about a week.
3) Sign up with Skinny on a future connection date (4 weeks). Get a confirmation order from Skinny.
4) Call back you current ISP and hand in your 4 week notice.

 

The situation has somewhat changed for the better recently - if you're in a Chorus area that is.

 

On February 22nd, Chorus introduced Multiple Primaries - the ability for RSPs to connect a primary offer type (such as 100/300) on a secondary ONT port. Not only can any ONT now have multiple connections with different RSPs, but each of those RSPs can have an open order on their own connection/port without affecting the other RSP.

 

Enhancements also include the ability to mix business and consumer grade connections simultaneously on different ports, and you can even mix BS2 and BS3 plans (on Type 100 or 200 ONTS only).

 

This means the OP can just ask Skinny to connect him up on Port 2 on the date he wants, and nothing the incumbent RSP does will jeopardise that.

 

So rather than the 4 steps outlined in the above post, you could do the following instead:

 

1. Don't revoke current RSP's disconnection - just leave it in place for whatever date it's due.

 

2. Ask Skinny to connect you on Port 2 on the same day (or even the day before) your other RSP disconnects. You MUST ask for Port 2 for this to work.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Chorus has made Multiple Primaries available to all RSPs, but I am aware that some RSPs are not quite ready to offer it to their customers just yet. I can confirm however that Spark and Skinny are a couple of our early adopters.





The views expressed by me are not necessarily those of my employer Chorus NZ Ltd




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  #2894125 30-Mar-2022 10:57
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I have switched to Skinny from Stuff Fibre (whom I have been with since Nov 2018), only as they are ceasing operation, if I am switching may as well get 4 months free + modem. 

 

 

 

I got 900mpbs - 950 mbps / 500 mbps consistently with Stuff Fibre

 

 

 

Do speeds vary much between providers nowadays? I know it used to be more of an issue. Can I expect the same speeds with Skinny?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2894276 30-Mar-2022 14:47
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When you test network speed, the trick is to select the right server.

 

 

 

If you run from stuff fiber to NZ local server, in most case you will get ideal results. If you select some in AU, different ISP has different route, and bandwidth. If I visit ecommerce web in CN, spark gives latency less than 200ms, while VF will be over 300.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiveonefive:

 

I have switched to Skinny from Stuff Fibre (whom I have been with since Nov 2018), only as they are ceasing operation, if I am switching may as well get 4 months free + modem. 

 

 

 

I got 900mpbs - 950 mbps / 500 mbps consistently with Stuff Fibre

 

 

 

Do speeds vary much between providers nowadays? I know it used to be more of an issue. Can I expect the same speeds with Skinny?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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