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  Reply # 32534 7-Apr-2006 23:17
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A bit more happened than no followup call. They signed me up to a service other than what I'd asked for, didn't send me any equipment and were rude when I called to complain. I shouldn't have to keep calling up to get them off their arses. I shouldn't have to cling to one smart support guy with a good attitude because the customer service experience is so shockingly variable and their processes have holes big enough to drive a truck through. I should be able to reach a competent person who cares about doing a good job every time I contact Woosh. Heck, even an average person doing an average job would do.

The "We're not Telecom" slogan certainly sold me in the first place, but now I'm looking for "We're not Telecom and we're not Woosh either".

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  Reply # 33013 14-Apr-2006 16:56
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Well I've been using woosh since Jan 2004 without any probs. But I have to say I'm pretty tempted with xtras new offerings for my money... Anyone any ideas how woosh are going to sweeten the deal????

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 33172 17-Apr-2006 12:10
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paradoxsm: over one of those Video senders (souped up of course!)


That got me going...   How do you soup up a video sender.  I'm playing around with 2 for a studio to transmitter link for a student radio station via 2 x parabolic antennas and need serious distance with low signal to noise ratio.  Any help appreciated.

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  Reply # 33173 17-Apr-2006 12:11
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sartorious: Well I've been using woosh since Jan 2004 without any probs. But I have to say I'm pretty tempted with xtras new offerings for my money... Anyone any ideas how woosh are going to sweeten the deal????


Heck, for the same price as my Woosh I could be on 3.5 M/bit DSL with iHug (or most of the other ISP's). If I could get a landline where I am I would be there!

I am staying with my Parents in the Hawkes Bay for a few days and they have 2Mbit (Soon to be 3.5) DSL, and I cannot get over how much faster and more reliable it is than Woosh.




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  Reply # 33591 21-Apr-2006 18:58

Prediction :: Receiver sells Woosh for $8m in Nov 06

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  Reply # 33621 22-Apr-2006 03:05
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with all the new deals other ISPs are providing, woosh is being outdone badly.

The woosh turbo service should be free, not 5 dollars extra from what you currently pay, and its only 512kb/s which isnt even that fast considering every isp now has 2mbit speeds or over.

im thinking about switching to xtra, just because its the same price, and way faster

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  Reply # 34373 1-May-2006 11:50
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WOOSH BROADBAND NOW 20 TIMES FASTER THAN DIAL UP

Innovative telecommunications company Woosh Wireless today announced faster download and browsing speeds for all new and existing Woosh customers, effective 1 May.

Speeds are now up to 20 times faster than dial up across all Woosh plans. Woosh continues to deliver the lowest priced broadband offer in the market at $24.95 per month (for 200MB).

"We are continuing to develop our technology in order to provide our customers the best possible value and user experience available in the market," says Bob Smith, Woosh Wireless CEO.

In addition to faster download speeds, Woosh has increased the data caps across four of its existing plans and by not increasing their charges continues to offer New Zealand’s lowest broadband prices.

Woosh can be self installed in minutes and offers a variety of monthly broadband plans, such as Express 1, renamed Express 2 with the data cap increased from 1GB to 2GB at $39.95, and Express 3, renamed Express 5 with the data cap increased from 3GB to 5GB at $49.95.

Similarly, across the phone and broadband plans, Messenger now features an increased data cap from 1GB to 2GB at $59.95 and Connect has an increased data cap from 3GB to 5GB at $69.95. Woosh’s Contact plan is the lowest priced phone and broadband bundle in the market at $49.00.

Source: woosh.com





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  Reply # 34378 1-May-2006 12:24
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After a modem+gateway reset this morning here are the results of a speed test:

Woosh Speed Test Results

And the connection signal:

Woosh Signal

Oops Woosh! I think you made it worse. I got 260Kbps the other day...before you speed increase




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  Reply # 34386 1-May-2006 13:35
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Where are you based? I might haul mine out today and give it a whirl. I did reactivate it the other day for use with a second PC in the house.

try

www.nzdsl.co.nz/meter

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Reply # 34389 1-May-2006 13:44
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Perhaps a firmware upgrade is required to take advantage of the higher speeds? I'll be anxious to test my connection when I get home tonight, since it's been some time since I've upgraded the firmware on my Woosh modem.

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  Reply # 34390 1-May-2006 13:56
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I just did a test using the nzdsl link paradoxsm posted. Here are my results:

Download Speed: 964 kbps (120.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 87 kbps (10.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Download Speed: 964 kbps (120.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 87 kbps (10.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Download Speed: 964 kbps (120.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 87 kbps (10.9 KB/sec transfer rate)


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  Reply # 34392 1-May-2006 14:09
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paradoxsm: Where are you based? I might haul mine out today and give it a whirl. I did reactivate it the other day for use with a second PC in the house.

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www.nzdsl.co.nz/meter


Im based in Wellington CBD. Will try the link you posted when I get home from work tonight




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  Reply # 34402 1-May-2006 14:55
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Wooshers,

    FWIW, I ran the test at about 3pm today -


Last Result:
Download Speed: 1447 kbps (180.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 154 kbps (19.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

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  Reply # 34410 1-May-2006 15:33
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Download Speed: 1447 kbps (180.9 KB/sec transfer rate)


Sounds like they may have removed speed restrictions all togeather and are just allowing whatever the cell site/conditions etc can give?

I notice on the Woosh site the download speed in not expressed ANYWHERE as an actual figure, but instead as "Up to 20 times faster than dial-up". Sounds to me like they are really trying to cover their asses. (Heck, by 'Dial Up' they could mean 14.4K)




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  Reply # 34412 1-May-2006 15:36
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Adamj,

   Certainly looks like they've opened the front door alright <BG>.  Any idea what the upper limit for wireless IP is?

These results just 30 minutes after the last -

Download Speed: 1601 kbps (200.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 217 kbps (27.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

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