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# 41841 23-Sep-2009 21:38
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Hi,
I'm currently with Slingshot. Currently got 25GB data per month but speed is capped at 256k.
I was thinking of moving up to full speed (downloading - uploading doesn't concern me) and changing providers.

I finalised it to:

Actrix@$49.95 - 10GB
Inspire@$52.50 - 5GB
Maxnet@$44.95 - 5GB
Xnet@$44.19 - 10GB
ICONZ@$49.95 - 10GB
Orcon@$47.95 - 6GB
Snap@$49.95 - 20GB


What are the recommendations or opinions? I'm really keen on details to do with speed - most downloading is youtube/web surfing as well as FTP servers...
Cheers,
Kelburn

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  # 257941 23-Sep-2009 22:10
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Telecom 10gb $49.95 , 20gb $59.95 or Unlimited (BigTime) $59.95



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  # 257942 23-Sep-2009 22:13
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thanks for your reply but I'd prefer not to use Telecom/Slingshot etc. (the biggies). Bad reviews/publicity.
A lot of what 'm basing it on is the consumer report as well.

 
 
 
 


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  # 257956 23-Sep-2009 23:49
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Maxnet or Snap probably have the best real world peak time performance out of that list.  I would avoid Xnet and Orcon and I haven't heard anything good or bad about Iconz recently.

Upload sync speed should concern you as 128Kbit upload will constrain your download speed for anything using tcp/ip (eg: http, ftp etc).

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  # 257967 24-Sep-2009 08:02
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I have not heard anything bad about Telecoms services for a wee while now, and have been really happy with them myself.

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  # 257968 24-Sep-2009 08:07
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I also agree with Ross, you would be crazy not to concider Telecom or TCL.

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  # 258032 24-Sep-2009 11:12
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I never had any peak time slowdowns with orcon(8months ago), at leat nowhare near as bad as i do with x-net. I would try Orcon and if you dont like it change after a month as it will cost you nothing as long as you have you own modem



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  # 258185 24-Sep-2009 22:12
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Sorry but am ruling out Xtra.

But what are peoples perspectives of Xnet and Actrix or Orcon mainly. Those are the ones I'm steering towards. Xnet seems to get a good rap around here...

 
 
 
 


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  # 258186 24-Sep-2009 22:20
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you do realise that no matter what isp you go to you will still be connected to telecoms equipment and (effectivly) still paying them to a certain degree. The only real difference between isp's is the the traffic routing, i am with telecom and have never got anything but fullspeed 24/7.

(this post assumes that you cannot get ucll)




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  # 258187 24-Sep-2009 22:22
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xnet ?, a good rap, what forums are you reading lol




Common sense is not as common as you think.




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  # 258189 24-Sep-2009 22:27
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Well these forums...
Anyway apart from the majors, who would you recommend - I want good speed. Using the consumer report, most internet majors such as Telecom or Slingshot, performed really badly which is why I'm avoiding them.

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  # 258191 24-Sep-2009 22:32
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Kelburn: Well these forums...
Anyway apart from the majors, who would you recommend - I want good speed. Using the consumer report, most internet majors such as Telecom or Slingshot, performed really badly which is why I'm avoiding them.



I think you should look again. Check out the forums of the ISP's here on Geekzone and you'll quickly notice those who are not preforming and those that are. 


A number of Geekzone members have left ISP's such as  Xnet, which use to be almost the ISP of choice around here, and a number of these have moved to larger ISP's such as Telecom.


Don't be so quick to rule out the majors.


nzbnw







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  # 258192 24-Sep-2009 22:34
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no offence but the consumer report IMO is a load of c*** they dont measure the right things and allow far too many variables.




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  # 258197 24-Sep-2009 22:55
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Telstra and Telecom (normal plans not BigTime) have the least flexible pricing models which is a valid reason for ruling them out, however they typically have the most international capacity and the best peak time performance.

I also think the consumers report is next to useless.







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  # 258202 24-Sep-2009 23:07
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right then. What I want is a plan that's not too expensive but has really good speed. NZ internet always seems to have this complication.

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  # 258214 24-Sep-2009 23:31
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Kelburn: right then. What I want is a plan that's not too expensive but has really good speed. NZ internet always seems to have this complication.


have a look at these graphs for an idea on performance
http://bgrade.bage.net.nz/results_summary.php

In my mind the results are better than those of a report like Epitiro, but again perhaps not as good as real-world multithreaded downloads.


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