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# 77255 13-Feb-2011 13:22
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whats the performance like on telecom say compared to slingshot? Ive heard people say p2p speeds have jumped from something like 100kb/sec to 800kb/sec. I want to change isp as im stuck on AYCE and the performance is pretty bad especially for a heavy downloader like me who doesnt like to wait 6 hours for a 200mb rar file I know Telecom prioritises but I believe its not as heavy as slingshot as they no longer have an ulimited plan. perhaps if your on telecom you could share you location and speed specifically if your in the North Shore glenfield area. And if you have had an experience switching from slingshot to telecom that would be cool to and if you managed to wave the ETF.

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  # 438837 13-Feb-2011 13:30
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Comparing Slingshot AYCE performance to Telecom is like comparing The Zimbabwe Dollar vs the Euro, HUGE Difference.


IIRC Telecom doesn't prioritize / shape / throttle etc any plans they only did on BigTime.





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  # 438838 13-Feb-2011 13:31
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Really they don't prioritize? awesome!

 
 
 
 


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  # 438839 13-Feb-2011 13:36
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worm9100: Really they don't prioritize? awesome!


Don't quote me on it but I dont think so :)

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  # 438841 13-Feb-2011 13:37
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Speed wise I can't complain (I'm just a few doors from an adsl2+ cabinet)









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  # 438843 13-Feb-2011 13:39
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wow thats awesome I gotta change over

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  # 438882 13-Feb-2011 16:39
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Hi,

I've never been with Slingshot so cannot make a comparison.

I am with Telecom and am getting sync speeds of about 15 down and 700 to 800 up which is really great :)

(this equates to that 200MB file you mentioned in your email taking about 2 mins 30 seconds or so to download...)

I don't know the distance from my house to the cabinet in terms of actual wire length but "as the crow flies" I am approx 380m from the FDN/T cabinet that I connect to.  This cabinet is ADSL2+ (and I see VDSL is scheduled for Feb 2011 - cool!)

I am loving their new total home plan too!

DISCLAIMER:

It's worth mentioning that my house is a reasonably new home and I had the master box fitted with a splitter a couple of years back which made a massive difference to my connect speed when the exchange was only dishing out ADSL.  I think at that time I went from about 3MB connection to 5 or so...

Therefore - it's not just a "standard response" about house wiring - in all seriousness house wiring and installing a splitter at the master box is a must if speed is an issue...

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  # 439052 14-Feb-2011 00:20
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I have clients on various ISP's and find telecom is simply the fastest.
You get what you pay for.

On slingshot ayce its hard to get any torrent speed above 50kB/s
With telecom its hardly ever below 50kB/s




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  # 439069 14-Feb-2011 07:26
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Gotta agree, I see about 3 or 4 home broadband connections a day, and the Telecom ones seem to be the best performers. Telstra ADSL connections don't seem to bad in some area either.

I am with Telecom on one of their new total home packages - no complaints.

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