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  #2428245 27-Feb-2020 13:46
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allio:

 

That's basically price parity with Skinny ($98), which makes it the equal cheapest gigabit plan out there. Nice!

 

I'm guessing IPV6 support and free static IP availability make Voyager a better choice than Skinny for the budget-conscious geek who wants gigabit? Will definitely look at switching once my contract is up.

 

 

Also,

 

1) Skinny DO NOT offer static IP at any price. Voyager static IP is $0/month

 

2) As a former Skinny customer, I can tell you there is a definitely a distinct difference in quality of service. The evening slowdown is very real on Skinny whereas on Voyager, unnoticeable.

 

 

 

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  #2428257 27-Feb-2020 13:50
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Yutani:

 

...

 

1) Skinny DO NOT offer static IP at any price. Voyager static IP is $0/month

 

2) As a former Skinny customer, I can tell you there is a definitely a distinct difference in quality of service. The evening slowdown is very real on Skinny whereas on Voyager, unnoticeable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You sure you aren't talking about Skinny wireless? They don't offer a Static IP, but they use Spark's network, there should not be any discernible 'evening slowdown'. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2428261 27-Feb-2020 13:55
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Yeah, Skinny fixed-line is the same product as Bigpipe and Spark - no issues with performance at any time that I've noticed. The 4G product would be a different kettle of fish.


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  #2428277 27-Feb-2020 14:14
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Voyager do charge a one off fee for static IP. 

 

But after that, its "free" as it were.....

 

 





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  #2428657 28-Feb-2020 10:35
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wratterus:

 

You sure you aren't talking about Skinny wireless? They don't offer a Static IP, but they use Spark's network, there should not be any discernible 'evening slowdown'. 

 

 

Quite sure. We were on a 1Gb fibre connection with Skinny before switching to Voyager. Whilst Skinny was not unsatisfactory (jeez it's 1Gb fibre after all) we noticed a discernible hit in the evening peak hours. On Voyager it is not noticeable. YMMV etc.




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  #2428660 28-Feb-2020 10:40
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allio:

 

Yeah, Skinny fixed-line is the same product as Bigpipe and Spark <snip>

 

 

Whilst they have the same parent company & share some infrastructure I seriously doubt Spark is providing identical service for a lot less less on Skinny. You would have to be a fool to pay through the nose for Spark identical service. All the Spark customers would have left long ago if that were the case?


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  #2428665 28-Feb-2020 10:50
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Yutani:

 

allio:

 

Yeah, Skinny fixed-line is the same product as Bigpipe and Spark <snip>

 

 

Whilst they have the same parent company & share some infrastructure I seriously doubt Spark is providing identical service for a lot less less on Skinny. You would have to be a fool to pay through the nose for Spark identical service. All the Spark customers would have left long ago if that were the case?

 

 

You're wrong. There's no network capacity difference. 

 

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  #2428666 28-Feb-2020 10:52
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Yutani:

 

allio:

 

Yeah, Skinny fixed-line is the same product as Bigpipe and Spark <snip>

 

 

Whilst they have the same parent company & share some infrastructure I seriously doubt Spark is providing identical service for a lot less less on Skinny. You would have to be a fool to pay through the nose for Spark identical service. All the Spark customers would have left long ago if that were the case?

 

 

TBH I have noticed no difference in performance between a comparable Bigpipe and spark product - With Spark you pay for right to be able to call someone and have netflix and lightbox included 




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#2428969 28-Feb-2020 17:00
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Thanks for that subtly nuanced & richly detailed reply. I'm sure we're all very grateful for your sage advice.

 

 


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  #2428974 28-Feb-2020 17:08
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Yutani:

 

Thanks for that subtly nuanced & richly detailed reply. I'm sure we're all very grateful for your sage advice.

 

 

It doesn't need to be nuanced or richly detailed. It's correct and you were pushing an incorrect view. It's well known on here that the Spark, Bigpipe and Skinny networks all use the same underlying network.

 

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  #2429010 28-Feb-2020 18:09
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Yutani:

 

I'm sure we're all very grateful for your sage advice.

 

 

Yes, I am.


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  #2429067 28-Feb-2020 20:45
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Yutani:

 

Thanks for that subtly nuanced & richly detailed reply. I'm sure we're all very grateful for your sage advice.

 

 

 

 

@Talkiet knows a bit more about that network than you do.




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  #2429074 28-Feb-2020 21:20
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Yutani:

 

Thanks for that subtly nuanced & richly detailed reply. I'm sure we're all very grateful for your sage advice.

 

 

 

 

@Talkiet knows a bit more about that network than you do.

 

All I see is brigading and zero facts, pfft!


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  #2429087 28-Feb-2020 21:39
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Talkiet:

 

You're wrong. There's no network capacity difference. 

 

This is fact.


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  #2429097 28-Feb-2020 22:04
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Yutani:

 

All I see is brigading and zero facts, pfft!

 

 

What the hell is brigading? Is that when everyone disagrees with you and they agree with someone else?

 

By the way - they're on the same network. I know this for a fact, along with Talkiet; I used to work for Spark.


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