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Screeb

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  #178084 14-Nov-2008 22:28
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Yep, and the 40GB FS/FS Telecom plan is $30 cheaper than the 40GB TelstraClear plan.

You know it's bad when Telecom are cheaper...


Hey TelstraClear, double data caps and speeds (for the same price), and you might have a fighting chance. (Yeah right).

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  #178188 15-Nov-2008 22:52
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At the risk of getting reamed, remember that TNZ's DSL & DSL2 only stand something like a 1-4km radius of the exchange of matching anything even close to TCL's 10Mbps which goes to the far end of the network.
So yeah ok TNZ offer 'up to' 25Mbps if you're within spitting distance of the exchange.
But considering I live on a hill that makes TNZ DSL go like dial up, I'll stick with TCL's 10Mbps that reaches 10Mbps (sometimes :)




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  #178194 16-Nov-2008 00:56
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ralphski: At the risk of getting reamed, remember that TNZ's DSL & DSL2 only stand something like a 1-4km radius of the exchange of matching anything even close to TCL's 10Mbps which goes to the far end of the network.
So yeah ok TNZ offer 'up to' 25Mbps if you're within spitting distance of the exchange.
But considering I live on a hill that makes TNZ DSL go like dial up, I'll stick with TCL's 10Mbps that reaches 10Mbps (sometimes :)


The speed isn't really the issue. It's more everything else, which you can't deny is far better on these Slingshot plans than TelstraClear's cable. And if you COULD get >10Mbps, well...

I think you can see the cable plans simply don't stack up, I'm afraid.

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  #178652 18-Nov-2008 19:40
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I do agree - that people have moved their thoughts - once upon a time I would never have got anything but TelstraClear Cable, now I am at the point where I might have considered alternatives like Naked DSL should it become available in WLG

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#178668 18-Nov-2008 20:29
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For the slightly higher price I still prefer the speed & reliability of cable over dsl & since I've never needed to call for tech support, I guess I'm lucky there too.

BTW see the most recent consumer survey, Orcon was voted number 1 & TelstraClear was number 2 so they can't be all bad.




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  #178942 19-Nov-2008 22:45
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BTW see the most recent consumer survey, Orcon was voted number 1 & TelstraClear was number 2 so they can't be all bad.

AFAIK This test was national traffic only and has no real relevance in the real world

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