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Topic # 57138 4-Feb-2010 00:25
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I know you have all probably seen loads of posts asking wether this is worth it or not
This is pretty much the same deal

I am going to switch over regardless of peak-time speeds
But was wondering based on the fact that I'm in the suburb Aranui (in Christchurch)
and not many people have broadband here (and I've heard that Aranui has good broadband speed for some reason) and I do believe ourhouse is close to the network box,
does this mean my peak-time speed won't be as affected as it has been for others.
Or am I no exception?

P.s anyone in Chch have their net cut off for like 3 seconds at about 11:57pm?

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  Reply # 295902 4-Feb-2010 00:59
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It shouldn't make a difference.




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  Reply # 295903 4-Feb-2010 01:00
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Ya that's what I'm hoping but I've heard of people get dial-up speeds
during peak time on The Big Time plan

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  Reply # 295904 4-Feb-2010 01:21
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i have bigtime and i've never seen "dial" up type speeds :)






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  Reply # 295906 4-Feb-2010 01:24
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l43a2: i have bigtime and i've never seen "dial" up type speeds :)


How are your speeds during like 4pm-8pm?
and what city and suburb do you live in?

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  Reply # 295907 4-Feb-2010 01:25
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im over on the west coast my speeds during 4pm-8pm are fine, mind you im not a heavy p2per.






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  Reply # 295908 4-Feb-2010 01:27
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Man if a west coaster is getting good speeds then I should be fine (no offence intended too lol)

*evillaugh* well I will be a heavy user I think.
But not as heavy as others

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  Reply # 295909 4-Feb-2010 01:28
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shiroshadows: Man if a west coaster is getting good speeds then I should be fine (no offence intended too lol)

*evillaugh* well I will be a heavy user I think.
But not as heavy as others


We have ADSL2+ here in select Areas :) it all depends on what you do online. Bigtime is not for the people who want FAAAAAST FAAAAAAAST all the time because its not gnna happen.






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  Reply # 295910 4-Feb-2010 01:30
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Ya I just want nice browsing speeds. Enough for two coputers during daytime
Then fast speeds for heavy downloading overnight
Overnight speeds seem to be at normal highspeeds overnight when using torrents
for others

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  Reply # 295911 4-Feb-2010 01:34
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torrents are badmmmk :P






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  Reply # 295912 4-Feb-2010 01:35
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Yeah true. I would never use a torrent :P
I just use them to transfer files from one computer to another

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