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Topic # 21397 25-Apr-2008 09:14
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Hi all,

I know there are lots of topics about various ISP's, but I haven't been able to find 'the' answer.

I currently have telstraclear cable (phone, TV, BB), but am about to move house into an area that TC aren't.  therefore I need to decide on what ISP I want to go with. 

thats where I need your help.  I was looking at going with Xnet, but after reading through posts here, I am concerned with the international speed issues people have been experiencing.  Should I be concerned?  Others would potentially be snap, iconz, actrix or has anyone used igrin?

Maybe people could give some examples of the speeds you are getting with your current ISP

Also - Is there a speed decrease if you go with FS/128 compared with FS/FS?  I will be using the connection for ps3 gaming so want to make sure the speed can cope with that.

I am looking for the best bang for buck!

thanks for your help

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  Reply # 126268 25-Apr-2008 09:37
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Sure Xnet does slow down at times but which ISP doesn't. Everyone blows the little bit of bad out of proportion but I have absolutely no issue with Xnet. 100% Xnet vote from me.

Not the best time of day / week to do an accurate test but . . .





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  Reply # 126277 25-Apr-2008 10:36
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Which area are you moving to?  It would be useful to get comments from geekzoners already there.....

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 126325 25-Apr-2008 16:53
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scottjpalmer: Sure Xnet does slow down at times but which ISP doesn't.



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  Reply # 126330 25-Apr-2008 17:12
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Thanks for you replies so far.  Those speeds don't look to bad at all Scottpalmer

I'm moving to Karehana Bay in Plimmerton (Wellington)

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  Reply # 127155 29-Apr-2008 20:25
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I've just signed up with Xnet based on good reviews on other sites. I wish I hadn't. The international download speed is intolerable. And there is no date available for any fix. Contrary to what Scott says this is not a normal slow-down and is much worse than my old isp.

Frankly I can't recommend Xnet until they get this sorted.

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