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Topic # 13918 5-Jun-2007 16:14
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Hi, I use about 60GB per month.
I was on the slingshot, but I found it's too slow, so I changed to Woosh wired ADSL.
It's been so good until May, then they slowed down p2p download speed.
I'm now on ihug's plan 4. It's quite good, fast and stable. But it costs $80/20GB plus $10/extra 5GB.
It'll be $160 if I use 60GB!!!
Pls help me if there is any other choice.

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  Reply # 73465 5-Jun-2007 16:30
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Try XNet's "Flood" plan, $49.95 / mth + $1 per GB.
http://www.xnet.co.nz/hsi/




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  Reply # 73502 5-Jun-2007 18:58
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If you to try Slingshot again then it would cost,

$64.95 for the 256k plan and 60g of data

$89.95 for a max/max and  56g of data.

$69.95 for 2mb/128 and 52g of data.


But they have been slow the last month and am hoping this month will be better.
Slingshot seems to be coming right and they have no issues over p2p usage.



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Reply # 73527 5-Jun-2007 21:01
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Thank you, guys.
I want to hear the 'real speed'.
When I was on slingshot, the actual p2p download speed was 20-30kB/s.
Frankly, I doubt if slingshot has improved its speed so far.
Slingshot's plan is quite attractive in pricing but I was disappointed with its speed in the past.
Xnet is new to me. I wonder if its speed is OK.
Currently ihug's p2p download speed is over 70kB/s - the fastest one I ever used.

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  Reply # 73589 6-Jun-2007 10:20
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try orcon? they're pretty good and reasonable




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  Reply # 73618 6-Jun-2007 12:36
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Xnet is real good, can easily max out at about 600KB/sec download and 80KB/sec upload international on their flood plan. Laughing

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  Reply # 73642 6-Jun-2007 14:56
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I downloaded Fedora 7 dvd torrent last night,  avg speed was 78kbps but with peek sustained speeds of 145kbps.

go slingshot... lol



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Reply # 73643 6-Jun-2007 15:06
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Hi!
Which plan are you on with slingshot?
And where do you live?
Is the speed stable?
I used to be on the slingshot, but the speed was poor then.

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  Reply # 73645 6-Jun-2007 15:30
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I'm in Feilding, my plan is the 256/128
I would not call it stable as I should only do a max speed of 30kBps and I can get 150kBps,
My AVG speed with torrents is 40kBps.
Still on the whole I would still say Slingshots a bit funny at the moment, like providing faster service than the users plan,
then at other times been dead slow, on average it's normal, but I don't live in the average of my day, i still have to do it seconded by seconded, and find it frustrating.

In a post on the Slingshot Forum Scott Hoogerbrug, Marketing, CallPlus (Slingshot) wrote:

Slingshot does not actively restrict P2P. You may find however that Telecom have changed its priority on a higher (wholesale) level which we have no control over.

I am not blaming Telecom, simply this could be the reason you are having more difficultly of late.


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  Reply # 73673 6-Jun-2007 17:43
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hellonearthisman:
In a post on the Slingshot Forum Scott Hoogerbrug, Marketing, CallPlus (Slingshot) wrote:

Slingshot does not actively restrict P2P. You may find however that Telecom have changed its priority on a higher (wholesale) level which we have no control over.

I am not blaming Telecom, simply this could be the reason you are having more difficultly of late.



Or perhaps they are just slow? There is plenty of documentation out there about speed issues and it being widespread.

The 'blame Telecom' card is used quite often by this ISP in my limited dealings with it.




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