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Topic # 51535 28-Nov-2009 12:57
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I can't see what all the hate is towards Big Time its reasonably priced, incredibly fast for me in Feilding (5mb/s roughly, with 7616 kbps connection speed), and has good international speeds.  See my signature for speedtests on Big Time...

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  Reply # 277213 28-Nov-2009 13:05
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Lucky you. My DL Speed about an hour ago from wellington Server was 0.41 and Upload 0.32



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  Reply # 277216 28-Nov-2009 13:09
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L: Lucky you. My DL Speed about an hour ago from wellington Server was 0.41 and Upload 0.32


Try it on the Napier server, you will no doubt find that the server is SO much faster.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 277219 28-Nov-2009 13:39
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L: Lucky you. My DL Speed about an hour ago from wellington Server was 0.41 and Upload 0.32


Telecom do not peer with the hosts of the Wellington speedtest server. You should do your tests to any of the other servers in NZ as they will be more accurate.

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  Reply # 277273 28-Nov-2009 17:57
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People need to stop relying on speedtest.net as being an accurate measurement of their internet speed. There are far too many factors that will influence the results.



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  Reply # 277303 28-Nov-2009 20:42
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sbiddle: People need to stop relying on speedtest.net as being an accurate measurement of their internet speed. There are far too many factors that will influence the results.


I full understand your concern sbiddle, but I also said that the actual connection I get on average is roughly 2-5 mb/s.

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  Reply # 277310 28-Nov-2009 21:53
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"And has good international speeds". By good are you comparing them to a 14.4kb modem? Seriously its shocking for anything ever so slightly off the beaten track, looks like the wop wops get better service than central Auckland.

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  Reply # 277338 28-Nov-2009 23:03
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The one I have used many times performs well, better than mums xnet connection for international, on par with a slingshot connection. And the data is not being charged for so whats there to complain about.

IMO if you have sub few 100kbit speeds, then its a fault, so report it as such. If you have more than a few 5-600kbit then shut up and stop whining since its so damn cheap.




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  Reply # 277556 29-Nov-2009 19:08
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I just switched to Big Time a few days ago and loving it. I'm in Upper Hutt, Wellington.

I haven't tried speedtest.net as the traffic shaping causes inaccurate results as speedtest.net only tests a single connection.

I download stuff from and connect to an internation premium Usenet provider in America, and 60% of the time (even in traffic managed hours) I get 9-10Mbits/sec, and at worst the other 40% of the time 1.5/2 Mbits/sec. I have instructed my client to make 50 simultaneous connections to 4 different servers on different ports, and this seems to help.

Streaming is a bit slow, but I don't do streaming so it's no bother.

Web browsing is mostly adequate. Some sites (such as Facebook) are slower than others, but still useable. Just occassionally do they still (This never happened on the Pro plan).

So all in all, the way I use the internet, Big Time is perfect and performing admerably.

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