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Topic # 66065 11-Aug-2010 22:23
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Hi everyone,

I'm currently using Orcon for internet and it's been a bit slow in the evenings. Earlier tonight I had to download a large file at 6kb/s.

I'm considering a switch away from Orcon, so wondering what ISP would be a good option?



  • I work quite a lot from home, which involves me uploading and downloading a fair amount.

  • I'm not a big gamer or anything so I'm more concerned with consistency of connection speed and service than a super low ping.

  • I don't use torrents or anything like that very often.

  • Cost isn't a major concern as long as pricing is fair/competitive


I was considering a shift to Telecom but open to suggestions. Any thoughts?

I don't want to sign up for 12 months and find that in month 3 I'm struggling with transferring files back and forth... 




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  Reply # 366563 11-Aug-2010 23:31
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telecom. downloads at 1.5megaBYTE per second ... hee hee

of course there are some time where the exchange gets overloaded but rare in my place (somewhere in halswell chch) .. the main limit though is how fast the server sending the file is




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  Reply # 366567 11-Aug-2010 23:48
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My broadband is fast:



But I have to use it for "Work related stuff" - Which is depressing :(

<Shameless Plug> How much broadband are you after? I might be able to help you out with something? We do Business grade broadband which has some pretty nice speeds :) - Also if you want IPv6 we will be able to help you out with that too. Flick me a DM - Our rates are on NZ Connection's Wiki - http://www.nzconnections.net.nz/Unleash </Shameless Plug>




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  Reply # 366812 12-Aug-2010 14:55
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Telecom, Telstra or Maxnet



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  Reply # 366816 12-Aug-2010 15:09
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I can do 1.7MB/s (yes, that's megaBytes) offpeak on xnet.. which is anytime during the day up till 3:30-4pmish.. then again around 11pm, depending on the night.

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  Reply # 366817 12-Aug-2010 15:16
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im on Snap and can get 400 to 500 KB any time of the day for downloads and torrents and as im on ASDL and 4km from the exchange, its probably as fast as my line allows




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  Reply # 366818 12-Aug-2010 15:16
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kyhwana2: I can do 1.7MB/s (yes, that's megaBytes) offpeak on xnet.. which is anytime during the day up till 3:30-4pmish.. then again around 11pm, depending on the night.


Torrential or standard plan?

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  Reply # 366954 12-Aug-2010 21:05
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Ragnor:
kyhwana2: I can do 1.7MB/s (yes, that's megaBytes) offpeak on xnet.. which is anytime during the day up till 3:30-4pmish.. then again around 11pm, depending on the night.


Torrential or standard plan?


Standard plan... (The $1.02/GB one)

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  Reply # 366986 12-Aug-2010 23:08
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do xnet plans include phone line ??

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  Reply # 366992 13-Aug-2010 00:37
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sep11guy: do xnet plans include phone line ??


Nope, unless you go for the naked DSL plan..
ie, naked dsl is $70/month (city) which includes a voip line/number.. $1.02/GB. (you can set your own cap)

they also do "normal" DSL..

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  Reply # 369263 18-Aug-2010 13:25
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michaelmurfy: My broadband is fast:



But I have to use it for "Work related stuff" - Which is depressing :(

How much broadband are you after? I might be able to help you out with something? We do Business grade broadband which has some pretty nice speeds :) - Also if you want IPv6 we will be able to help you out with that too. Flick me a DM - Our rates are on NZ Connection's Wiki - http://www.nzconnections.net.nz/Unleash


Bit late, but forgot to post: can I get those speeds as well? Because this isn't ADSL... 

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  Reply # 369271 18-Aug-2010 13:36
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caldazar:
I was considering a shift to Telecom but open to suggestions. Any thoughts?


Funny you should say that --- I was thinking of switching to Orcon this morning from Telecom for the same reason (see my post early today) after my Voice over IP kept breaking up because of the low up speed.

But now that I read your comment - I will just put up with my 'low speed' at Telecom - especially given I been with Xtra since 1996 and they have kind of looked after me since the $9.95/month 14.4k connection days.






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  Reply # 369431 18-Aug-2010 17:10
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berend: 
Bit late, but forgot to post: can I get those speeds as well? Because this isn't ADSL... 


No, I am in the comfort of my cozy office, you're out there :P




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