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#11324 16-Jan-2007 11:01
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I live in alpers ave, epsom right now and...
I want to switch my broadband to another company because i think that compared to other ISPs, telecom is too expensive with overage charges and other things...

I'm currently on Go Large now but it has too many limits to be "unlimited" and it's a bit slow.. (considering that i live right in front of newmarket)(i think)

(Download Speed: 1004 kbps (125.5 KB/sec transfer rate Upload Speed: 129 kbps (16.1 KB/sec transfer rate))

So, i'm considering Orcon or slingshot
so i just want to ask you

which one is more reliable?
which one is faster?
and
which one has a better price/deal?

Or if you know of any other ISPs that provide good service,
I would appreciate it if you tell me,
thank you


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  #58043 16-Jan-2007 11:27
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Which is faster - Orcon
Which one is reliable - Orcon
Which one is cheaper - Slingshot (though orcon is giving the option of 2 months of free internet access) BUT slingshot offers much cheaper data blocks.....

Also consider Xnet.....they are also very good and they cost same as orcon.....and make SURE, if you sign up with xnet or orcon then you request the customers serive people to turn off interlevaing for your connection. only these 2 ISP's offer deinterleaving for their customers and this is good if you play online games or use skype related services.....

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  #58047 16-Jan-2007 11:42
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thanks for your answer kwaan,
i should consider orcon and xnet.. is xnet faster than orcon or slingshot?
i just want to ask you.. is slingshot a little bit slower than orcon and xnet or a lot?

 
 
 
 


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  #58070 16-Jan-2007 13:32
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Xnet provides same speeds and service as orcon.....
slinsghot from my experience (2 years ago) and from what i am still reading now in few other forums.....people are still complaining about their throttling of p2p and crappy pings.....

i would consider Xnet and Orcon if you are not really a heavy p2p downloader.....

with xnet's FS/128k for $50 you get 16gb (decent)
with orcon's FS/128k for $50 you get 15gb (not much difference from xnet)
with slingshot's FS/128k for $50 you get 25gb (10gb extra but i cant guarantee the service)

Tell you what, if you already have a broadband modem then slingshot provides 2 options:

  1. 12 month contract (Save $198.95) - Sign up for any Slingshot broadband plan for a period of 12 months and you’ll benefit from a FREE broadband modem ($99) and a FREE broadband connection ($99). DONT TAKE THIS OPTION as if you disconnect before 12 months then you have to pay $99 early disconnection fee

  2. No contract (Save $99) - If you’d like the flexibility of no contract you’ll still receive a FREE connection ($99) but you will need to pay for your modem. TAKE THIS OPTION. with this you dont have to pay early disconnection fee.

Sign Up with slingshot (only if you already have a broadband modem) and take Option 2 (so you can disconnect with them the very next day if you have to, becuase their service might still be crap and you dont have to pay $99 early disconnection fee)

if everything alright with slingshot then stick with them cause they give you extra 10gb compared to Xnet or Orcon.

if service is crap then disconnect with slingshot and sign up with Xnet as they are ALSO giving free connection as well and NO early disconnection fee is charged by them also if you leave early.

Plan Name @ slingshot  = Ultra Plus (25gb $49.99)
Plan Name @ Xnet  = River/River (15gb $50)
Plan Name @ Orcon = Max/128 ($29.95 + 15gb $20 = $49.95)

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  #58082 16-Jan-2007 14:43
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My personal opinion:

Out of those two: Orcon

Out of the other ISP's - Possibly Orcon or WXC. Would lend towards having no minimum term and an opt out of the 'free modem' deal (won't mind paying to get service provisioned and have plenty of DSL modems already!). Though at the moment my xtra connection is stable enough for me...




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  #58087 16-Jan-2007 15:09
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wow.. thank you guys..
i think i will get xnet broadband..
i'm not confused anymore.. thank you!

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#58095 16-Jan-2007 16:21
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Remember to come back and let us know how it goes... its always good to have another good story connecting up :)





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  #58109 16-Jan-2007 19:31
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i will Smile
but i think that i will switch on the last day of this month

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