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#11340 16-Jan-2007 21:56
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hi guys

just like the topic suggests, and im not just talking about the email difference
i signed up with paradise (PDQ) because i am a gamer
is there any difference? to being with clear? (perhaps clear is faster? or paradise?)


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  #58132 16-Jan-2007 22:09
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As I understand it, Paradise Net is what you have to sign up for if you are using ADSL.

Whereas Clear Net is for Dial-up customers and some High-speed services in selected areas such as Wellington and part of Christchurch as well as some fibre networks in CBD areas of various cities.

So, you don't have any choice as to which option you get, TCL will make the choice for you depending on which area you are in, and what type of connection you have.


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#58135 16-Jan-2007 22:33
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cheers mate for the reply!


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  #58136 16-Jan-2007 22:38
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when i spoke with TCL 18 months ago they said I did have a choice but they would eventually be moving all customers over to and stop using paradise full stop, so said id be better going with

Not sure if its true but thats what i was told

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  #58139 16-Jan-2007 22:59
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rscole86: ...they would eventually be moving all customers over to and stop using paradise full stop...

That makes a lot of sense I would have thought. Paradise was an ISP bought up by TelstraClear about 6 years ago if my memory is correct. I'm amazed it has taken this long to be assimilated into the TCL mothership.

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  #58153 17-Jan-2007 09:46
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My account is with Paradise (cable) as it was when I first got cable service about 5 years ago. But I still have a dialup Clearnet account charged only when I use it, since Clear  (not Paradise) only offers iPass global roaming. Yet another quirk of not quite complete integration

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  #58272 18-Jan-2007 15:22
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1. TS did buy paradise and will keep it running as per normal - they just mirgrated the clear & paradise servers to one new bunch of servers doing it all ... paradise is here to stay

2. cable internet - same people, service & prices from both isp's

3. adsl - same again

4. dial up - diff radius servers

5. web hosting - paradise = free clear = $

6. dns diffrent - dont ask ...

owned by the same company running both under the same roof


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