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Topic # 143955 2-May-2014 20:55
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I like to know who has the best naked unlimited plan like telecom slingshot Vodafone etc I  like who has the best speeds, who has the best deal best isp etc 



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  Reply # 1035694 2-May-2014 20:55
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  Reply # 1035717 2-May-2014 21:24
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Vodafone Naked VDSL or ADSL Unlimited.
Torrenting speeds Vodafone, (My line maxxed on VDSL)
$79 per month for Vodafone VDSL Naked or ADSL Naked with free modem and connection (Including on account discount)
I think its the CHEAPEST in the market by a QUARTER MILE/

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1035733 2-May-2014 21:48
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Thanks for that how fast the speeds on adsl because i seen some speeds on  data cap can get up to 11mbps on voadfone would it be the same speed on unlimited?

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  Reply # 1035744 2-May-2014 22:13
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Do you have a On Account Vodafone mobile or know someone that does?



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  Reply # 1035753 2-May-2014 22:31
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I know some one who is on a Vodafone mobile If i do ask them and all that does it mean the account has to be under their name? 

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  Reply # 1035824 3-May-2014 07:06
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mishyman: I know some one who is on a Vodafone mobile If i do ask them and all that does it mean the account has to be under their name? 


Not at all, The account names do not need to match

I use my work mobile number under Vodafone NZ on my parents home line account

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  Reply # 1035838 3-May-2014 08:15
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mishyman: I know some one who is on a Vodafone mobile If i do ask them and all that does it mean the account has to be under their name? 


Not at all, The account names do not need to match

I use my work mobile number under Vodafone NZ on my parents home line account


You just need to be careful as if that person ever leaves Vodafone (or decides to use the discont themselves) then your $30 discount will immediately stop, but you will still be locked into a contract.

Other that that it is the cheapest option.

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  Reply # 1035839 3-May-2014 08:16
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NonprayingMantis:
johnr:
mishyman: I know some one who is on a Vodafone mobile If i do ask them and all that does it mean the account has to be under their name? 


Not at all, The account names do not need to match

I use my work mobile number under Vodafone NZ on my parents home line account


You just need to be careful as if that person ever leaves Vodafone (or decides to use the discont themselves) then your $30 discount will immediately stop, but you will still be locked into a contract.

Other that that it is the cheapest option.


This is a very valid point please take note!

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  Reply # 1035845 3-May-2014 08:47
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Far too early to tell with the Vodafone or Telecom offerings. I'm sure Telecom's Big Time and Go Large were great during their first week, but the $hit hit the fan later on. The new unlimited plan might be okay but we won't know what contention is like until things have settled down.

Another name to throw in the ring is Big Pipe, a sub-brand of Telecom - $79 per month for unlimited ADSL2+. Do search geekzone first though, there are a few people around here that aren't fans of them

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  Reply # 1035848 3-May-2014 09:13
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nickb800: Far too early to tell with the Vodafone or Telecom offerings. I'm sure Telecom's Big Time and Go Large were great during their first week, but the $hit hit the fan later on. The new unlimited plan might be okay but we won't know what contention is like until things have settled down.

Another name to throw in the ring is Big Pipe, a sub-brand of Telecom - $79 per month for unlimited ADSL2+. Do search geekzone first though, there are a few people around here that aren't fans of them


Well I think it was only sbiddle getting a bit over emotional, and he isn't even a customer of bigpipe



To the OP, the posts up top reccommending Vf have been from Vf staff, so get some indepedent feedback first on each ISP by reading the geekzone sub-forums in each one.

For things like customer service read their twitter feed, Facebook pages, Facebook reviews etc.
posts are often negative, so don't read too much into that, but see how long it takes the ISPs to respond to the last, say, 10 posts or reviews by customers.

Heck, you could even try emailing or sending a Facebook pm to all the different ISPs and see how fast they come back to you. Should give you an indication.


For unlimited from ISPs that are credible, you want to be looking at

Telecom
Vodafone
Slingshot
Orcon
Bigpipe
Flip

Other ISPs do have unlimited, like Woosh, but I wouldn't bother even looking at them tbh.

You should also check whether you can get vdsl or fibre, as the prices etc will be different.

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  Reply # 1035854 3-May-2014 09:48
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.....To the OP, the posts up top reccommending Vf have been from Vf staff, so get some indepedent feedback first on each ISP by reading the geekzone sub-forums in each one.

For things like customer service read their twitter feed, Facebook pages, Facebook reviews etc.
posts are often negative, so don't read too much into that, but see how long it takes the ISPs to respond to the last, say, 10 posts or reviews by customers.

Heck, you could even try emailing or sending a Facebook pm to all the different ISPs and see how fast they come back to you. Should give you an indication.


For unlimited naked from ISPs that are credible, you want to be looking at

Telecom
Vodafone
Slingshot

Bigpipe


Other ISPs do have unlimited, like , but I wouldn't bother even looking at them tbh.

You should also check whether you can get vdsl or fibre, as the prices etc will be different.


Flip whoosh and orcon don't actually do 'naked' as they all include voice of some kind. (Yes, technically orcon is naked, but since they force you to take their VoIP product you probably don't want that mr OP)

At bigpipe, we strip away all the stuff most ISPs include so we can get you the best value broadband and still provide great speeds. So we don't bundle in ANYTHING, like email accounts, modems, mysky discounts, a scripted call centre, etc. all you get is fast broadband with no shaping, and very responsive online customer service.

Our philosophy is that all that stuff costs the ISP money, even if they give it to you for 'free', and that's money we'd rather spend on buying masses of international bandwidth to get you the best possible speed all day. I'm pretty confident we buy considerably more international bandwidth per customer than any other residential ISP. Nobody else can afford to buy as much as we can and still have a good price because they have to pay for all the other stuff they bundle in.
If you likened ting stuff other than broadband from your ISP, then we aren't the ISP for you, but if all you want is a big fat pipe, then give us a try.

No connection fee, leave anytime with no penalty, so it's basically risk free.
But definitely have a read of geekzone threads, our Facebook page, twitter feed etc to see what our real customers think.




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  Reply # 1035907 3-May-2014 10:42
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@OP

Your probably going to want to toss up Vodafone, Telecom, BigPipe.
To assist OP can everyone front up some speedtests to Auckland ISP's server, http://zeus.jetstream.co.nz/, Speedtest DreamHost in LA, Speedtest Sydney Telstra.
(Please note pings are due to a terrible invention known as DLM)




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  Reply # 1035948 3-May-2014 12:32
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TimA: @OP

Your probably going to want to toss up Vodafone, Telecom, BigPipe.
To assist OP can everyone front up some speedtests to Auckland ISP's server, http://zeus.jetstream.co.nz/, Speedtest DreamHost in LA, Speedtest Sydney Telstra.





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  Reply # 1035992 3-May-2014 14:32
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Inphinity:
TimA: @OP

Your probably going to want to toss up Vodafone, Telecom, BigPipe.
To assist OP can everyone front up some speedtests to Auckland ISP's server, http://zeus.jetstream.co.nz/, Speedtest DreamHost in LA, Speedtest Sydney Telstra.





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  Reply # 1036624 4-May-2014 21:21
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Are those speeds are on telecom/Vodafone unlimited? 

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