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Wannabe Geek

#48522 15-Nov-2009 11:14
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I am currently with Xnet & am experiencing severe problems with very slow broadband speed despite being connected to an ADSL2+ exchange.  Having had enough of this & receiving no joy from Xnet I have decided to move to another ISP. Not wanting a repetition of my problem I have been exploring the market & naturally any ISP to whom one talks gives the assurance that they will continue to deliver constant fast bandwidth.  However, after perusing this Forum I note that virtually all the ISPs that are discussed here appear to have problems in supplying a constant fast broadband service; that is all except Vodafone. The only ISP  for which I do not see postings on this Forum complaining about speed problems is Vodafone. It would therefore appear to be the one to move to.
I need help, am I correct in the premise that Vodafone does in fact deliver constant fast broadband. I would really appreciate some feedback to enable me to make an informed decision. 
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Master Geek

  #273236 15-Nov-2009 15:10

I hear it is very good, especially on the Red network, but as you say very few complaints if any.

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Uber Geek


  #273240 15-Nov-2009 15:21
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I have been using them since 2005 and no major problems.

Do whatever you want to do man.



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Master Geek

  #273338 15-Nov-2009 23:07
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I've been on the Red network over a year now. Never had any issues with the service or speed.

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Wannabe Geek

  #273381 16-Nov-2009 08:36
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That's what I love about this Forum. If one has a problem or is looking for advise, there are kind, kindred spirits with helpful advise.
Many thanks for your responses, it would appear that my rationale is correct & I shall contact Vodafone today in order to move my account over to them.
Once again grateful thanks.

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  #273619 16-Nov-2009 18:38
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Im on the Red Network, never had any speed issues, runs at full speed all the time i get about 1.2MB/s

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Uber Geek


  #273640 16-Nov-2009 19:56
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I've used Vodafone's Red Network for 12 months and had no issues what so ever. It was a huge jump from my old xnet connection which couldn't even stream youtube.

I'm now on Slingshot's Next Big Thing plan which runs over Vodafones Red Network, i changed when i shifted house and the service is still really good.

I highly recommend Vodafones red network for reliability and speed.

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Master Geek

  #273734 17-Nov-2009 08:31
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My fiances parents were not on the Red Network, just wholesale Telecom, and their speeds were terrible!

Their Auckland speed tests were fine ruling out backhaul contention, but outside of Auckland, or to overseas, I doubled their speed by switching to another ISP (Maxnet, but I'm biased).

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