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Topic # 24750 1-Aug-2008 14:04
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Hello everyboby,

I am thinking of switching to Vodafone - as it is cheaper than my current plan and secondly I am annoyed at my ISP.

I want to know if any of you are getting latency issues with regard to gaming - I play WOW.

Curently at peak times my latency is on avg around  180ms to 280ms which fluctuates to around 280ms to 400ms(sometimes higher if they have not provisioned enough international bandwidth).

I never had latency issues when I was an Xtra customer, so it is all new to me.  I know latency depends on a lot of other factors.

I also know that Vodafone lets you sync ADSL2+ if it is available in your area, which with Telecome upgrades, my Exchange is now ADSL2+ (although I don't think I am currently syncing that with Orcon)

Item
Downstream
Upstream
Unit
 Margin
11
35
dB
Line Attenuation
35
20
dB
Data Rate
4402
164
kbp
I  just want to be able to get cheaper broadband for the things that I want to use broadband for, now that we have a choice.

I know Vodafone offers an 30 day money back guarantee.  But I don't want to go through the rigmourle of switching again, only to run into issues.  If that is the case I will go back to telecom and pay them more.

Your feedback as an existing Vodafone customer will be most beneficial to me and I look forward to hearing your replies.




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  Reply # 153312 1-Aug-2008 14:08
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Are you covered by the red network?



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  Reply # 153315 1-Aug-2008 14:14
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It is coming to my area in October. (Torbay Exchange) So i heard.

I am also not very far from my exchange either. 

It is just a duanting process when you already make a mistake moving from Xtra to another one *cough* Orcon *cough*(although as of the 4th July, they have resolved their International Bandwidth Provisoning, but they fail at Customer Service and Satisfaction during the time I had the problem) - when all you are trying to do is save money so you can still have fun - and still be able to feed your kids. 

So to do this a second time, I am doing more research.  The final thing to do is go back to Xtra.  With them I never had my latency bar go olive or red whilst playing WOW.  But it means I will be paying much much more.




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  Reply # 153342 1-Aug-2008 15:13
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Read the below thread

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=40&TopicId=24734

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  Reply # 153345 1-Aug-2008 15:24
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johnr: Read the below thread

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=40&TopicId=24734

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Cheers for that..I did already read that - as I tried to find posts on disgruntled broadband customers and didn't really find one (although I didn't go too far back).





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