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Geekmiester

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#41103 9-Sep-2009 20:29
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When someplace as crappy as Slingshot gets voted:

https://www.slingshot.co.nz/SlingshotBestInNewZealand.aspx

Says a lot about the other ISPs when a 'Fair Go' featured ISP is said to be the 'Best'

This is SUCH BULLSHIRT!!! I know from experience..
It's obvious 'Epitiro' has never used Slingshot
You have GOT to be kidding.

If they are the best compared to all other ISPs in NZ, this is a pathetically sorry and pitiful state for internet in NZ.


We’ve recently been notified by independent body Epitiro that when compared to other ISP’s, Slingshot has delivered the best overall performing broadband for the period January 09 to June 09.

AND

We were voted carrier of the year 2009 in the TUANZ Innovation awards!

AND

Just missed out on winning best ISP in the People’s Choice NetGuide Awards. Slingshot came second by a handful of votes.

As you’d imagine, we are over the moon about all this – better service for our customers is what we are all about.


Excuse me while I go vomit...

Cheers

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  #254578 9-Sep-2009 22:14
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I questioned the Epitiro report and wrote to them and they conformed that they made that statement. You can too, Epitiro is very approachable.

Their Parent company won the TUANZ Telecommunications Carrier Award, CallPlus, Slingshot is very happy to be a part of a winning team.  Well done to all of them.

The TUANZ ISP Award went to Snap.net.nz

And Yes, they just missing out on another award, but with a some  Slingshot hype it can make an intesting fact.

Oh and I've had great service from Slingshot over the last year, better than the old days, and I hear it's going to keep getting better.  $ per GB is the best.

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  #254618 10-Sep-2009 01:01
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Personal attacks are not welcome here, I warned you, and yet you decided to ignore me.

Thanks for playing.

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  #254641 10-Sep-2009 07:39
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owned









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  #254643 10-Sep-2009 07:43
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tonyhughes: owned


You can say that again...

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  #254657 10-Sep-2009 08:48
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Am I the only one that thinks that New Zealand's internet could be much, much worse?

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  #254659 10-Sep-2009 08:53
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macuser: Am I the only one that thinks that New Zealand's internet could be much, much worse?


I just wonder when people will realise that we are not unique.

Despite what people may think not every country in the world has flat rate 100Mbps internet for $20 per month as many people seem to think.

You've only got to start reading sites such as Whirlpool where you realise that in many cases we're getting far superior internet than many people in Australia..

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  #254685 10-Sep-2009 10:07
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Geekmiester you will not be missed around here

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  #254703 10-Sep-2009 11:21
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I have no issues with the internet in NZ anymore, and neither should the majority of people (excluding rural and users who are on the edges of coverage) For the whole we really are a bunch of whiners! :P. If you look around there are decent plans that cater for everyone, want a large cap to download all your pr0n, then pay for it! Im on bigtime and have no issues at all with the way they shape traffic, it makes sense and benefits everyone, i get what i want and i dont kill the network doing it.
Speeds in nz are astonishing compared to even 18 months ago, if your getting a really low sync rate then theres not a lot the telcos can do, people almost expect them to build a cabinet outside their house.
Anyways big raps to telecom/orcon/vodafone for uping their game and improving the experience for everyone.
hope this dosnt turn into a flame war! but chances r high it will

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  #254705 10-Sep-2009 11:38
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garvani: I have no issues with the internet in NZ anymore, and neither should the majority of people...


I agree that things have improved a great deal in the past few years, a lot of it attributable to the efforts of the previous government - but I don't think we should remain complacent and just accept what we've got now.  There is always room for improvement in price and performance, and I think we should push for it wherever we can.

That said, there's no need to get all emorage about it ;)


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  #254737 10-Sep-2009 13:06
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I actually believe telecom are responsible for the better broadband in NZ over the last couple of years following their decision to invest heavily in infrastructure. Also their new CEO has helped. On the otherhand, telstraclear still seem to be grossly lacking in new investment and just talk about it.

Whilst their cable is still superior(in places that can access it), Telecom's new infrastructure is fast catching up.

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  #254809 10-Sep-2009 16:43
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Looking at trace routes from offshore you can clearly see where it enters NZ:
TraceRoute to 121.72.208.154 [frank.got-game.org]
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1     8      10    20        206.123.69.141 -
2     15    10    6          206.123.64.82 -
3     10    10    13        216.52.189.9 border4.te4-4.colo4dallas-5.ext1.dal.pnap.net
4      9     12    13        216.52.191.34 core3.tge5-1-bbnet1.ext1.dal.pnap.net
5      9     13     6         66.79.145.97 core3.ext1.dal.inappnet-xx.cr1.dal005.internap.net
6     41    40     38       66.79.147.250 cr1.lax009.inappnet.cr1.dal005.internap.net
7     98    203   204     206.223.123.11 gi1--1.wil04.net.reach.com
8     42    38    38        202.84.251.233 i-0-0-0.wil-core02.bi.reach.com
9     164  163  163      202.84.219.114 i-2-2-0.hptw-core01.bx.reach.com
10   164  163  163      203.167.233.14 -
11   166  163  170      203.98.50.1 ie1-g-0-0-0.telstraclear.net
12   166  165  191     218.101.61.123 lo4768.internet.ivpn.pe24.telstraclear.net
13   237  233  229      121.72.208.154 121-72-208-154

Having said that, you can still find game servers for most games with ping low enough to be playable, and ADSL has become more reliable and a more constant speed (atleast in my experience).

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  #254817 10-Sep-2009 17:56
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sbiddle:

I just wonder when people will realise that we are not unique.

Despite what people may think not every country in the world has flat rate 100Mbps internet for $20 per month as many people seem to think.

You've only got to start reading sites such as Whirlpool where you realise that in many cases we're getting far superior internet than many people in Australia..


second that. Just returned to NZ after a few years overseas and just lovin the broadband here (mobile especially). Try getting service out of company where the customer base numbers in the 10s of millions and you realise they are not interested in retaining your business given that they are signing up a few hundred thousand new customers a month. The rates may be cheaper overseas, but when the network goes down good luck getting it fixed.


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Actually, that’s quite true…

Being in different countries every few weeks, I’ve had a taste of “broadband experiences”…

And while other countries do have much cheaper plans, generous data caps, and SEEMINGLY much faster speeds, New Zealand has really been good in terms of “real world quality”…

If you sign up to a “ADSL+” plan, you do get good speeds locally, and internationally…  And that’s remembering that NZ is quite far away from the rest of the world!  Speeds may be say 3Mbps/400kbps locally, and say 2Mbps/300kbps internationally..

But overseas, while the plan might well be labeled 100M/100M and connected by fibre and this and that, the real world speeds are often only good locally, but any international traffic is hopeless…..

I think that’s the main difference between NZ, and the rest of the world’s “seemingly” good broadband…

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  #255032 11-Sep-2009 15:39
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You really can't complain when you read an article like this:


http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/2851526/Pigeon-post-faster-than-internet

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  #255117 12-Sep-2009 00:02
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corksta: You really can't complain when you read an article like this:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/2851526/Pigeon-post-faster-than-internet


South Africa is a third world country.

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