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Wills1

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#61703 21-May-2010 15:44
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I have been thinking of switching over to naked DSL to save some money. As we rarely use the land line.

Today I was in a local Westfield mall and spoke to a Telstra Clear sales rep who told me that Naked DSL speeds are slower. As they use the line differently. Is this true?

I am connected to a cabinet at adsl2+ speeds.

Looking for a plan over 10gb per month. Something between 10-25gb would be good. Area is Ranui West Auckland

TIA

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graemeh
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  #333010 21-May-2010 15:54
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No there is no technical reason why naked ADSL would be slower.  I know our naked ADSL service is not slower than a standard ADSL service.  In fact, it is faster than our previous cable modem service (in terms of actual throughput).

If anything the speed may be slightly faster as their is no "voice interference" on the line.

I think you probably already suspected the sales guy was making up a story.

p.s. We are with Xnet.  I was going to move to Telecom because of poor Xnet speeds.  I filled in the form for Telecom to call me, after a few days they did and were going to ring me back.  They rang back weeks later and I said email me so I can send you our account numbers.  They didn't.

In between Xnet managed to change their setup with Telecom Wholesale.  I can now download at 500kb/sec at peak times.  I'm staying with Xnet.

Wills1

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  #333013 21-May-2010 16:00
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graemeh: No there is no technical reason why naked ADSL would be slower.  I know our naked ADSL service is not slower than a standard ADSL service.  In fact, it is faster than our previous cable modem service (in terms of actual throughput).

If anything the speed may be slightly faster as their is no "voice interference" on the line.

I think you probably already suspected the sales guy was making up a story.

p.s. We are with Xnet.  I was going to move to Telecom because of poor Xnet speeds.  I filled in the form for Telecom to call me, after a few days they did and were going to ring me back.  They rang back weeks later and I said email me so I can send you our account numbers.  They didn't.

In between Xnet managed to change their setup with Telecom Wholesale.  I can now download at 500kb/sec at peak times.  I'm staying with Xnet.


Yes I would also think that wouthout the voice component on the line it might be a little faster. Do you find Xnet good value for money?

 
 
 
 


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  #333422 22-May-2010 23:27
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There is no difference and the line is still jumpered onto the voice gear anyway (you still get a tone on a naked circuit)

graemeh
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  #333631 23-May-2010 16:39
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Wills1:
graemeh: No there is no technical reason why naked ADSL would be slower.? I know our naked ADSL service is not slower than a standard ADSL service.? In fact, it is faster than our previous cable modem service (in terms of actual throughput).

If anything the speed may be slightly faster as their is no "voice interference" on the line.

I think you probably already suspected the sales guy was making up a story.

p.s. We are with Xnet.? I was going to move to Telecom because of poor Xnet speeds.? I filled in the form for Telecom to call me, after a few days they did and were going to ring me back.? They rang back weeks later and I said email me so I can send you our account numbers.? They didn't.

In between Xnet managed to change their setup with Telecom Wholesale.? I can now download at 500kb/sec at peak times.? I'm staying with Xnet.


Yes I would also think that wouthout the voice component on the line it might be a little faster. Do you find Xnet good value for money?


Xnet seem good, their VOIP calling costs leave Telecom tolls for dead.

If you're using naked broadband then the more you use the better the value you get (due to the cost per gb).

Once I get my alarm sorted and dump Telstra I'll have no reason to leave Xnet.

kyhwana2
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  #333646 23-May-2010 17:16
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Nope, there's no technical reason why naked DSL should be slower unless the ISP only puts you on a ADSL1 profile or something. But xnet's fusion (naked dsl) is FS/FS ADSL2+. I can pull the full 16mbit sync rate on off peak and decent speeds on peak now..

Plus i'm just paying $1.02GB per MB that I use.. none of this cap business.

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