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Topic # 63062 20-Jun-2010 10:58
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Hi,

I'm thinking about changing to Vodafone's Red Network (ADSL2+) as they are offering a deal better then my current Orcon deal, with free My Sky HDI.

Im just worried about joining Vodafone as I get really good speeds on Orcon and its a one year contract I have to sign up for.

Currently I connect at around 17megabits/s and can download at 1.6megabytes/s, even at peak times.

I know the only difference between being connect o Vodafone or Orcon will be the equipment I'm connected to at the exchange, as the line will be the same. I'm just worried about network traffic etc between the networks.

I was wondering if anyone who is connected to vodafone and can give me some feedback on their service. Specifically in regards to connection and download speeds for people connected on the Red Network. I mainly use torrents to download so was wanting to know their download speeds on torrents as I'm sure they throttle torrent packets (like all ISP's). 

All help would be great, 

Thanks.

 

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  Reply # 343414 20-Jun-2010 11:14
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[URL=https://www.speedtest.net][IMG]https://www.speedtest.net/result/853050181.png[/IMG][/URL]

Those are my current speeds, unfortunately no idea how far away from the exchange I am. Most recent download was sitting at 1.1mbp/s have been on the red network for the last 1.5years at 2 different locations with no major issues or complaints about the service.

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  Reply # 343454 20-Jun-2010 14:07
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For me, the red network is very fast and reliable... much faster than my old UBS connection.

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  Reply # 343458 20-Jun-2010 14:18
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Vodafone uses its own back haul as well



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  Reply # 343459 20-Jun-2010 14:26
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johnr - "Vodafone uses its own back haul as well"

Do you know if Orcon does as well??

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  Reply # 343461 20-Jun-2010 14:27
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anandpatel18: johnr - "Vodafone uses its own back haul as well"



Do you know if Orcon does as well??



Not sure about Orcon sorry

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  Reply # 343663 21-Jun-2010 10:02
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I was getting about 4Mbps with Vodafone via Telecoms equip and then went onto Red Network. Now I get 14Mbps.

So I'd say you will get roughly the same as what you do now.
The difference would be minor.

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