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Topic # 31175 7-Mar-2009 17:07
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Hi there im in CHCH and I have been looking round for a new ISP. I play xbox 360 alot and wanted to know If Compass wireless would be any good for gaming online what the pings would be like? Unfortunally I can't get TCL cable. Any info from someone who has compass wireless would be great.
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  Reply # 199784 7-Mar-2009 17:43
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As a general rule-of-thumb wireless internet solutions are not all that good for gaming, although it is slightly dependant on the type of game you play online.

Anyone that uses compass wireless care to comment on the latency ?

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  Reply # 199795 7-Mar-2009 19:10
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Latency on Compass Wireless is very good. Great for VOIP anyway. If you give me some server addresses I can post some ping times for you (I am in Pukekohe).


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  Reply # 199804 7-Mar-2009 20:28
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Hi there thanks for the posts Um I mainly play xbox 360 Halo 3 so it doesn't really run on servers just wonder what the ping times are like to USA I get about 245ms to LA on www.speedtest.net on Xtra broadband just wondering whether or not compass would be in that range or not? I was hoping someone had used it from expirence but any help is much appericated.
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  Reply # 199807 7-Mar-2009 20:38
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At 8:31 pm ping to LA:
159 ms 155 ms 162 ms 1200 kbps / 242 kbps (I pay for 1 Mbps/256 kbps plan) Ping to www.wxc.co.nz - AKL 70 ms 
Ping to Snap - CHC
 46 ms

Ping to compass.net.nz
 21 ms.

Let me know if you need any more.
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Matt.






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  Reply # 199862 8-Mar-2009 09:31
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Hey Matt awesome thanks for that, also how would you rate their overall service like the billing and that kind of thing as I have seen some post on here rubbishing them about that?
Thanks
Luke

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  Reply # 199879 8-Mar-2009 11:37
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I had a billing issue with them in August last year which was a result of a change to a new billing system. It took three months and numerous phone calls to get it sorted. I kept a record of all my phone conversations and then eventually fired off an email which got it sorted. Other than the billing has been OK.
The big frustation for me is when our internet connection goes down, so does our VOIP line. We can't call their 0800 number from a mobile and thier callback system doesn't seem to work. 
Otherwise the broadband service seems to be consistant with few outages.
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Matt.




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