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Topic # 18370 8-Jan-2008 13:03
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Xnet Fusion + 125 gb = ~$195

Slingshot 25gb + 100 gb + Telecom = ~$176


The only difference will be the upload speed and cheaper calls through vfx but I seldom make calls.

So the question is, am I better off sticking with Slingshot or moving over to Xnet? I can't convince myself to switch over to Naked DSL unless I am going to pay less than what I am paying now.



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  Reply # 103591 8-Jan-2008 15:57
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I can't convince myself to switch over to Naked DSL unless I am going to pay less than what I am paying now.

Sounds like sensible logic to me.  I guess Naked DSL won't fit everyone's needs.

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  Reply # 103600 8-Jan-2008 17:04
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Stick with Slingshot. Naked DSL only benefits those already on FS/FS plans, or those making loads of toll calls (and a capped plan for ~$20 is good).

It rarely benefits those on FS/128k plans. (Price wise)




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  Reply # 103603 8-Jan-2008 17:13
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My perception is that XNet is for people preferring a quality connection over high volume downloading (or who is willing to pay for quality high volume downloading).  Every now and again someone mentions he can get much more data elsewhere for the same price, and I would encourage any heavy downloader to move as that opens up more bandwidth for normal users like me Tongue out.

DTan if you want to compare, please list which plans you are talking about so we can know it is apples with apples.




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  Reply # 103608 8-Jan-2008 17:34
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Niel:

DTan if you want to compare, please list which plans you are talking about so we can know it is apples with apples.


Shamless plug: There is a massive list of plans that were current at the time of writing that you can compare here.




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Reply # 103611 8-Jan-2008 17:42
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Obviously I am comparing it to the plan Xnet Fusion as stated by the topic. Tongue out

There doesn't seem to be any plan out there that offers FS/128 with 25 gb for $50 a month anymore. Pretty sad. Am a heavy downloader and thanks to the light downloaders that Slingshot can offer the best data block price.

If Xnet can offer 50 gb for $40, I will almost no doubt move over to Xnet.

I guess no one can compete now in terms of pricing. By the way, Slingshot offers quality connection. I can't remember the last time I had to ring them up. If I can download over 10 gb a day, it means something.

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  Reply # 103613 8-Jan-2008 17:51
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Actually quite happy if you do Fusion is a fixed line and DSL replacement offering and by the sounds of it you are a heavy downloader so all your after is a large data cap, I'm quite happy for you to go with Slingshot if your downloading 10Gb a dayWink




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  Reply # 103621 8-Jan-2008 18:48
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DTan: Obviously I am comparing it to the plan Xnet Fusion as stated by the topic. Tongue out


I was referring to "which Slingshot plan" as I could not figure it out from the offerings.

DTan: If I can download over 10 gb a day, it means something.


Let's see, 10GB per day = 10240MB per day = 426 2/3 MB per hour = 7 1/9 MB per minute = 0.1185MB per second or about 0.95Mb per second sustained for 24h.  So doing 10GB per day is possible, but why?

Note that with WxC the data you pay for is measured per 1MB and you pay only for what you actually use, but with many/most/all (?) others you pay per block of data (or per 1GB) and loose what you don't use.




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  Reply # 103625 8-Jan-2008 18:56
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10 gb because I love downloading. So many tv shows and japanese animation to download. Talk about having 2.5 TB of HD space now. Laughing

Good traffic management. I seldom waste any data block. I keep a good watch over my traffic. I average well over 100 gb every month.

I guess I will keep on waiting as Slingshot is going to offer a better plan and I wonder what it is.

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  Reply # 103640 8-Jan-2008 19:28
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10gb+ a day does sound excessive, as does 100gb+ a month. I can understand where maverick is coming from. :)

Going back on topic:

Slingshot naked DSL:
$79.95 (6GB) + 100GB (2x$40) + 20GB (Added to get as close to 125 as possible 2x$20) = $179.95
$79.95 (6GB) + 100GB (2x$40) + 30GB (1x$25) = $184.95

Not really a significant saving (as you are trading a landline to a VoIP 'landline' that counts towards your monthly allowance, unlike Worldxexchanges) unless you look at the newer plans which do not come with as much data allowances (I wonder why).




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  Reply # 103669 8-Jan-2008 21:02
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Oh you download all the legal TV Shows that they put out for download huh?, Probably not a good idea to mention that here.

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  Reply # 103725 9-Jan-2008 01:13
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Asking people to justify their downloads is stupid IMO, its like me saying that noone can talk on the phone for 2 hours so why the capped toll call pricing. If someone chooses to use their connection to download unlicensed copies of shows its none of anyone elses business as ISPs are noe expected to monitor or control their customers usage.

No I am going to have to get my own connection with the flatmate moving out I am going to go to either xnet or slingshots naked dsl's. I dont know how much downloading I will be doing, and based on performance I have seen on mums xnet when torrenting I think xnet will be the way to do. So long as I get a resolution to the blockage problems.




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