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#277021 22-Sep-2020 09:32
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Hi recently moved from west auckland to coopers beach kaitaia
Have always been with slingshot but now want to change isp
Been looking at Stuff.
Any recommendations what's stuff speeds etc like? I read they supply asus modem which is awesome imo.
Im heavy user me and my son are gamers...

Fibre where I live comes in October November so will change to fibre. But currently vdsl available

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  #2571796 22-Sep-2020 09:40
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You wouldn't be going far.


Stuff was recently acquired by Vocus. Who are Slingshot.

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  #2571804 22-Sep-2020 09:54
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I read they supply asus modem which is awesome imo.


Also these 'routers' are not that good. Asus routers in general are not actually that great.


There are multiple threads on here with the same, exact question - it happens so much that I have also got a blog post about it: but really 2degrees has a great deal on right now and they provide a great router also.


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  #2571806 22-Sep-2020 09:55
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I'm curious if there's a particular reason you want to change ISPs? Have you had a problem with Slingshot recently?

Users on these forums will often recommend 2degrees or Voyager for the reason they provide a solid product with good service at a reasonable price (plus they engage on Geekzone which is nice).

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  #2571813 22-Sep-2020 10:03
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Stuff offer great plans at good price hence change before I setup as just moved house


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  #2571821 22-Sep-2020 10:08
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OK daaamn 2degrees got great plan prices as well

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  #2571835 22-Sep-2020 10:25
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Changing from Slinghsot to Stuff will give you no technical benefit, Orcon/Stuff/Slingshot are all the same Vocus Network which BTW is one of the best in New Zealand


Other than that 2degress/voyager/spark etc are all good I would avoid MyRepublic & Vodafone




On another subject of RSPs giving away free routers - after taking this snap at my local landfill on the weekend I think the industry should stop issuing a new router for free with each new connection - it would stop scenes like this


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and there are 4-5 boxes of them!

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  #2571853 22-Sep-2020 10:42
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2degrees are a great solid ISP. No issues with them for years on fibre. Good routing, good performance. Safe choice, the only one I recommend to family and friends.

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