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Ultimate Geek

#28617 5-Dec-2008 22:10
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been using my flatmate's woosh for the past few months, but as he is moving out now along with his woosh connection it is time to find a replacement (replacement internet that is, replacement flatmate has been found already!)

I highly doubt I'll go along with woosh again myself, as we have had many connection problems with it etc

We have no need for a landline as we both have several cellphones, hence naked DSL

We are not heavy users, problem the biggest drain on it would be youtube from time to time. Although there are two of us, so I'm guessing we will need about 30 gigs in total for both of us

Any suggestions for what options I have to choose from?


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  #182384 5-Dec-2008 22:13
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See the Internet plans list in my signature below, and see the range of Naked DSL plans available.

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Ultimate Geek

  #182428 6-Dec-2008 05:20
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thanks, it looks like naked dsl is not a good idea unless a person really wants FS\FS?
Slingshot Fire 1 is the best option?
Gives 20 gigs at FS\128 for $50/month (plus unmetered data off peak)

after looking at it further and the prices of a landline, well... I'm amazed a simple landline costs so much! I'm looking at around about $40/month just for that! makes the naked dsl look a hell of a lot more reasonable as a basic broadband connection costs around about $40+ per month, which compares favourably then with naked dsl at around about $70 or $80 per month.

so, my current thinking is that Slingshot's Big Thing #2 is the best option. Although it is a little pricey at $90/month, this includes the phone line and gives a very generous package of: FS\FS & 25gig/month (plus unmetered off peak)

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#183640 11-Dec-2008 22:17
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Xnet Fusion and Slingshot Naked or Next Big thing are the best value for money (NBT is actually better value than Naked with Slingshot in my book).

However be careful. Read the forums on Xnet and Slingshot (and check Slingshots' own ones too) before deciding. Xnet can't supply enough throughput for international traffic during peak times to give good speed to all their customers that connect at these times. Slingshot does some traffic management which will not suit all customers either.

I am on Xnet Fuson, but I work evenings so the issue only annoys me on weekend nights if I'm home, and the price is cheap. It depends what you need the internet for I guess. If you don't need smooth streaming video or fast downloads (from overseas sources) at busy times it's a great service. If you do, it sux.

With cheapies, let the buyer beware

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Ultimate Geek

  #183709 12-Dec-2008 11:12
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With cheapies, let the buyer beware

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Ultimate Geek

  #183723 12-Dec-2008 12:23
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If your are in Wellington or Christchurch, Telstra Cable might be an option.  Cable Modem only plans start at $55 for 10GB

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