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Reply # 33231 17-Apr-2006 22:22

Good on ya mate.

We are all happy that you are happy.








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Reply # 33232 17-Apr-2006 22:25
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Hey theres got to be at least one person round here thats happy. Balance is important

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 33233 17-Apr-2006 22:25
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Well, you have to understand that people are buying a service that the expect to perform at a certain level. It is reasonable for people buying a service advertised as 3.5Mbit/s to perform close to that speed at least.

There's no two ways about it, sorry.




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Reply # 33235 17-Apr-2006 22:39
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juha: Well, you have to understand that people are buying a service that the expect to perform at a certain level. It is reasonable for people buying a service advertised as 3.5Mbit/s to perform close to that speed at least.

There's no two ways about it, sorry.


I fully agree, what i was trying to say and maybe didnt make it clear, there are many factors which can cause bad things to happen to your speed and for the most part are out of the control of the ISPs and Telecom. I know it sucks having a service that doesnt perform to the expected level but it does happen.

If your speed is inexcusably low you should get you lines checked.

Fr some reason cokemasters post has gone but i knew that other ISPs were advertising faster broadband, but as far as im aware xtra were the only ones who mentioned it would be cheaper.

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Reply # 33237 17-Apr-2006 23:00
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I removed it because the example provided wasn't suitable and was really just trolling.
Here is the example in question:

Orcon did try and spin it off as being cheaper to the disillusioned users on game planet and on the 'helpdesk' (commonly referred as the blame Telecom for any and every problem desk). And it did piss a lot of users off that they were forced off their plans without any warning (myself and a friend who flats elsewhere are very pissed off because we signed a term with them just for them to pull the carpet out the next month).

They also say that they are much better pricewise than xtra and provide a javascript app to 'compare'.

Understandably I do agree that various conditions can play havoc on what speeds that one obtains. However at the same time, one must question why some people are getting lower speeds than what they were getting with a supposedly slower connection.

Also I feel that it isn't made clear enough - when Xtra and the others throw "3.5mbps plans" around on their websites and ads etc... it does say in small print that yes that is the max speed and that you might not get that (and I hardly call this a broadband revolution), however its the magic number that people assocate with the connections.




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Reply # 33238 17-Apr-2006 23:06
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Haha i like their little widget. On one of the comparisons it tells you that you will save money if you go over your cap.

The one thing i think xtra seriously need are different options for if you go over your limit $1/Gb instead of $20/Gb.



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Reply # 33239 17-Apr-2006 23:12

I hope sooner or later we come back to the original topic and people will post their speed test results here...

Let's call it statistics.





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Reply # 33240 17-Apr-2006 23:13
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Last Result:

Download Speed: 858 kbps (107.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

Upload Speed: 67 kbps (8.4 KB/sec transfer rate)



I am on the Adventure plan from Xtra....I am so depressed right now :/

There you go aloha lol

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Reply # 33241 17-Apr-2006 23:14
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Aloha:

I hope sooner or later we come back to the original topic and people will post their speed test results here...

Let's call it statistics.



You should keep a record and graph them all. would be interesting

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Reply # 33242 17-Apr-2006 23:15
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But we were having so much fun... besides you know what they say about statistics:
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. - Benjamin Disraeli




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Reply # 33243 17-Apr-2006 23:16
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would be even more interesting if we record what time we take the test too?




Think about it "What time is best to download a new linux distro?"



To make my point clearer....

As of 20:03 - 17/4
Download Speed: 1706 kbps (213.3 KB/sec transfer rate)


Upload Speed: 92 kbps (11.5 KB/sec transfer rate)



As of 23:13 - 17/4
Download Speed: 858 kbps (107.3 KB/sec transfer rate)


Upload Speed: 67 kbps (8.4 KB/sec transfer rate)



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Reply # 33245 17-Apr-2006 23:49

retardinator: Last Result:
Download Speed: 858 kbps (107.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 67 kbps (8.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
I am on the Adventure plan from Xtra....I am so depressed right now :/


Welcome to the depressed family :)


It's just too less data to put it into some graph..and some people missed to say where they live.. so missing elements.. :)
"Dear Government. Please put this extra question into the next cenzus: Do you have Broadband at home? If yes, what is the actual speed?" :)




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Reply # 33250 18-Apr-2006 08:23

Download Speed: 4998 kbps (624.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2033 kbps (254.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

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Reply # 33251 18-Apr-2006 08:24

Download Speed: 4998 kbps (624.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2033 kbps (254.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

at work, the majestic centre wellington.

the upload speed clocked 4300 until it stopped

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Reply # 33259 18-Apr-2006 09:35
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Last Result:
Download Speed: 6360 kbps (795 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 682 kbps (85.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

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