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Topic # 110911 18-Oct-2012 21:59
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Ok, im moving out of my parent's house to go out to the big world Laughing and im going to go flatting with some of my mates, and we are discussing what provider, we what a cheap one less than $100 but also has large ish gb maybe 60 and Im just wondering what's the best ISP for price and speed per gb.

we do what a home phone also.

and we are mainly gamers so yer :-D

Ive been looking at slingshot unlimited which is here (broadband only)
    http://www.slingshot.co.nz/homeline-and-broadband/our-plans/

and also Ive heard quite a lot of good stuff from telstra clear but they are bit more expensive. 

I was just asking what's the 'best'?

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  Reply # 703238 18-Oct-2012 22:02
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  • And where would you be exactly? 
  • Have you looked in a Chorus map to see if you can have any variant of DSL/DSL2/VDSL? 
  • How far from a cabinet? 
  • If not in a cabinet area how far from an exchange? 
  • Is it a TelstraClear HFC area (CHC, Wellington, Kapiti)? 




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  Reply # 703239 18-Oct-2012 22:02
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edit: ^^^^ and what he said too!

Very subjective, and everyone has an opinion, but I'd recommend that you look at Snap! too.




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  Reply # 703263 18-Oct-2012 22:49
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We would be in the centre f Wellington in the the aro apartment block



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  Reply # 703270 18-Oct-2012 22:58
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We are going to be in a Ufb zone! How do you find, how far away the cabinet is?

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  Reply # 703325 19-Oct-2012 06:39
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ryanc1256: We are going to be in a Ufb zone! How do you find, how far away the cabinet is?


Don't expect to get UFB in a large apartment block any time soon.


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  Reply # 703352 19-Oct-2012 08:08
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Good work on moving out. Your not a Palmy Boys fella are you?

Anyway, I will be the first to recommend Snap. They rank the highest almost every time in TrueNet's monthly test results for throughout. Have a look at where Slingshot come in that. I would also always steer clear of unlimited plans as you will be on here in a month saying that your speeds are reduced to nothing at peak times and we will laugh and say thats because your plan is unlimited. I think Snap have a Steam cache - I'm not a gamer so don't know for sure. Would probably benefit you though. Also you can start with ADSL and then move to VDSL or UFB when it becomes available but like sbiddle says apartment blocks are still seen as the devil to Chorus when it comes to UFB.

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  Reply # 703378 19-Oct-2012 09:08
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Ask the building manager for the apartment building. Some of the inner city buildings have Citylink fibre connections that then connect to the apartments and might be a good option.

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  Reply # 703775 19-Oct-2012 21:10
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Try compass mammoth $99 with a phone line unlimited cap



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  Reply # 703806 19-Oct-2012 22:38
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Hahaha thanks I'm not a parmy boy I'm from New Plymouth any way I don't think we can ask the owner yet as we don't own the place yet, but we are first on the list of people, we are thinking of getting 100gb with slingshot which is roughly 90 ish dollars

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  Reply # 703817 19-Oct-2012 23:14
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I would recommend Slingshot. I'm on their unlimited plan and have no problems at all apart from the occasional slow down during the evening, but it does not affect gaming in any way shape or form. I play CSS mostly and my ping sits at around 6ms for local servers and 35 to 50 for Australian servers.

Slingshot has a Steam/torrent cache too.





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  Reply # 703820 19-Oct-2012 23:17
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Oh yer, I'm a big fan of bf3 ATM so yer. Steam/torrent cache???

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  Reply # 703839 19-Oct-2012 23:49
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ryanc1256: We would be in the centre f Wellington in the the aro apartment block


In this case the ISP you end up going with could likely be defined by availability within the area/building.

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  Reply # 703842 19-Oct-2012 23:53
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ryanc1256: Oh yer, I'm a big fan of bf3 ATM so yer. Steam/torrent cache???


Yes, you can download Steam games from local servers as well as popular torrents...





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  Reply # 703844 19-Oct-2012 23:59
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ryanc1256: I don't think we can ask the owner yet as we don't own the place yet, but we are first on the list of people, we are thinking of getting 100gb with slingshot which is roughly 90 ish dollars


Of course you can!

These days I would never move in anywhere without checking internet access and availability before I moved.

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  Reply # 703853 20-Oct-2012 00:17
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ryanc1256: Oh yer, I'm a big fan of bf3 ATM so yer. Steam/torrent cache???


Snap has this too, but torrent cache?

Snap's cache is zero-rated too (last time I checked)




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