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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 31494 19-Mar-2009 16:54
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So which do I choose? I am based in Tawa, Wellinton and I want good a good torrent downloads. Does anyone have experience of either provider in the area?

I have read both good and bad things about both ISPs, but they're the only ones that also offer VOIP right? I begrudge having to pay for a landline when it can all be done through the net now.

Any comments/help would be greatly appreciated :>

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 202222 19-Mar-2009 17:54
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Naked DSL with WXC is a good option then you can get VFX phone without having to install a line.

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  Reply # 202231 19-Mar-2009 18:32
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would stay away from slingshot if you want to download torrents in peak time they restrict the speed to 30kbs if you are lucky i know i was with them for months till i had enough and moved

Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 202295 20-Mar-2009 01:47
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Your right about the good and bad points,  Torrent freak has some hard words about xnet,  Slingshot does prioritise it's network so mass downloading sites and most other sites reduce your speed if your doing some bulk downloading,  but they don't terminate your account for copyright allegations like xnet does.  Slingshot has been slow in updating the NDSL accounts with the new features, like freedata 1am-7am and purchaced datablocks don't expire.

xnet has a cheaper voip option than Slingshot because if it's voip data use being free.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 202333 20-Mar-2009 10:48
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Yeah, I'm disappointed about Xnet's behaviour. I used to be quite happy with them, but it has been a long time since I saw decent torrent performance, actually. And just disconnecting customers like this? That's pretty unacceptable.

How about: Three strikes and YOU are out, Xnet?

We don't have to just accept behaviour like this from them.

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