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Topic # 64372 14-Jul-2010 03:41
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Hi guys,

I am seeking opinions. In a few days I will return to re-settle in Christchurch, and am researching for a good ISP.

I spend approximately 12 hours per day working online but use less than 15 GB per month. Traffic is virtually completely international. Despite relatively low usage, consistency and quality of connection is important.

From the forum posts I have read it would appear that TelstraClear cable and Snap are the two top choices. If I could have some comments or comparisons I would be grateful.

Cheers.

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  Reply # 351197 14-Jul-2010 06:26
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telecom is probably most reliable for international traffic the last heard




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  Reply # 351234 14-Jul-2010 09:06
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Though Telecom are getting a lot of flack (because they canceled their unlimited plan) they are a good choice in this area.

While i was with them they constantly gave me a very good and stable speed.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 351246 14-Jul-2010 09:31
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You can never beat TelstraClear cable in CHC for its consistent throughput and low pings. How I envy those people who live in those certain suburbs.

However, if you live outside of the cable zone, I'd recommend Telecom as most of CHC is on ADSL2+ now and other ISPs, as much as they say they provide full speed, for some reason cannot get as fast as Telecom can. Well, that's been my experience...

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  Reply # 351263 14-Jul-2010 09:58
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I'd recommend Telecom as most of CHC is on ADSL2+ now and other ISPs, as much as they say they provide full speed, for some reason cannot get as fast as Telecom can. Well, that's been my experience...


That's interesting about the speeds, I've recently moved from Telecom to Snap and my sync speed has jumped up to 15M/bit+ from about 12 or so, and national traffic is blitzing (probably thanks to local peering) Although in all fairness, sometimes international traffic leaves alot to be desired, at other times it's great though.

Snap also host the TVNZ on demand servers to if you're into that sort of thing then traffic is lightening fast on Snap and is also zero-rated.


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  Reply # 351267 14-Jul-2010 10:04
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I had Telecom ADSL2 for 18 months while living in the Chch CBD, I found they were brilliant, fast speeds and it dropped out very rarely. Now that I've moved to an area with TelstraClear cable I've connected to that (as it works out cheaper and I use VOIP so I don't need a phone line). TCL has been great so far, and they now do 2Mb/s upstream as well on their 10Mb/s plans which is great for hosting servers at home or uploading pictures and videos quickly.

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  Reply # 351279 14-Jul-2010 10:27
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If you're moving to TelstraClear Cable area, get on that. Or SNAP if you are on ADSL2+ area.




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  Reply # 351301 14-Jul-2010 11:10
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I agree. TCL if you're in a cable area (I'm not), or SNAP for ADSL 2+.



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  Reply # 351304 14-Jul-2010 11:12
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Thanks for the comments. You guys have been great.

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  Reply # 351307 14-Jul-2010 11:15
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Check out my performance as per speedtest.net and pingtest.net. Admittedly, SNAP are the Christchurch hosts for these services.

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  Reply # 351337 14-Jul-2010 11:58
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Yeah I'm on Telstra Cable at home and it's always been great. I'm just over 10Mb/s download 2Mb/s upload on their "Lightspeed 20G" plan which is $80 per month.

Never had any connection issues and I have a fixed IP address.

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  Reply # 351413 14-Jul-2010 14:56
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Decimate:
I'd recommend Telecom as most of CHC is on ADSL2+ now and other ISPs, as much as they say they provide full speed, for some reason cannot get as fast as Telecom can. Well, that's been my experience...


That's interesting about the speeds, I've recently moved from Telecom to Snap and my sync speed has jumped up to 15M/bit+ from about 12 or so, and national traffic is blitzing (probably thanks to local peering) Although in all fairness, sometimes international traffic leaves alot to be desired, at other times it's great though.

Snap also host the TVNZ on demand servers to if you're into that sort of thing then traffic is lightening fast on Snap and is also zero-rated.



Sounds like a fault rather than a contention issue.

Your sync rate should not be affected by provider, especially since it is generally going to the same location.

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