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Topic # 26143 13-Sep-2008 09:10
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just back from a 3 month meander overseas that was relaxed and lovely... need to set up new bb account out of napier and fear  days ahead. past experience with telecom and xnet didnt impress. most use evening and offshore - lots of email etc (not movies / music). until move to nz 3 yrs ago had excellent 10 yrs bb service and still annoyed by nz supply. would any kind soul recommend a decent service for the ignorant masses?

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  Reply # 164185 13-Sep-2008 12:02
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I've found Telstraclear ADSL to be pretty reliable, doesn't slow at peak very much at all but in comparison to Xnet it isn't cheap.

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  Reply # 164190 13-Sep-2008 12:11
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joydot: hi everyone

just back from a 3 month meander overseas that was relaxed and lovely... need to set up new bb account out of napier and fear  days ahead. past experience with telecom and xnet didnt impress. most use evening and offshore - lots of email etc (not movies / music). until move to nz 3 yrs ago had excellent 10 yrs bb service and still annoyed by nz supply. would any kind soul recommend a decent service for the ignorant masses?

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Using Vodafone here and it's been excellent for me for normal usage and speeds at peak times are good.

You might see around here that a few recommend Slingshot and Snap too.

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  Reply # 164217 13-Sep-2008 14:19
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manhinli: You might see around here that a few recommend Slingshot and Snap too.


My first recommendation would be Xnet, but if you aren't keen on them, Snap's my second choice (I've never used Slingshot so I can't comment).

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  Reply # 164244 13-Sep-2008 17:16
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I'm quite happily using Xnet fusion here in Napier for my broadband + two voip lines.. but then most of my usage is during the day. I was previously with IHUG/Vodafone and I certainly would not recommend them.




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  Reply # 164261 13-Sep-2008 18:30
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RedJungle: I was previously with IHUG/Vodafone and I certainly would not recommend them.

Yeah same, i had peak slowdowns here in ham too before switching. Also not allowing interleaving off = crap for gaming, going from FS/128k to FS/FS no interleaving cut my pings more than in half.

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  Reply # 164265 13-Sep-2008 18:55
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From other's comments, I'd recommend (and would use if I could afford to): TelstraClear or Snap (I avioded since ChCh datacenter = ~30ms higher pings.

From personal experience I'd recommend against: Xnet. (Slow  int'l internet, and bad support).

Slingshot is so/so. The support is awful (it doesn't exist), but the service is OK.




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  Reply # 164266 13-Sep-2008 19:01
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I would check out airnet, I was with them until mid year and very happy with speeds and support

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  Reply # 164382 14-Sep-2008 19:24
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I would recomend not going with airnet.
Every so often i find a client who they are over charging on a 3 year old 1gb broadband plan, and havent told them of their newer, better value plans. One client i recently picked up was paying about $50-$150 a month in overuse fees for the last year or so when airnet had released new sets of plans without letting these people know.

Oh also I think you have to have voice with them if you want to be a new broadband customer as of a couple of months ago.

SafeNZ are a good local provider who we use for a couple of our clients.




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