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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 89472 2-Sep-2011 20:33
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Hello guys,

I am currently with SlingShot. I have been with them for a couple of years now.

Recently i have noticed that they are offering new BB Plan.

Currently i am paying $46 for 15GB of data without phone line. Right now, i can take advantage of their promotion and switch to 50GB plan and save $1 (i.e. $45/month).

My question is,

1. Will there be any 'down time' if i switch plan? (Note that i am not switching ISP, i am simply switching plan)

2. Is there anything that i should be aware of? It seems that the new promotion is 'too good to be true'? (I am not technical minded)


I have called SlingShot, and i have been advised that there will not be any down time, but my position is that i really would like to make sure, hence this post.

Thanks everyone, your time is much appreciated.



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  Reply # 515946 2-Sep-2011 21:05
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shouldn't be any down time.

bear in mind that your old plan probably included free offpeak data and the new ones do not.



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  Reply # 515957 2-Sep-2011 21:29
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NonprayingMantis: shouldn't be any down time.

bear in mind that your old plan probably included free offpeak data and the new ones do not.



Thanks for your input. = ) 

IcI

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  Reply # 516589 4-Sep-2011 21:33
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As this is just a billing change for the ISP, you should not notice anything from a user perspective.
You'll only see it on the bill.

I currently don't see the offer on their site that you're talking about, so I can't look at the details for you.

Yes, be aware of peak/off-peak times. Also, will this be a lock in for the next 12 or 24 months? I also see that they add on $10 if you don't have a home line with them.

As always, read the T&Cs.



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 516698 5-Sep-2011 09:55
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Hello guys,

An update.

I have requested the change on Fri evening, i am surprised to find that it is now in affect.

And to confirm, there was no down time as suggested. (Quite happy about that)


@ICI

If you go to SlingShot website, go to the 'BoardBand' tab. Currently they are offering (to new customers only) the same plan for half price (i.e. $20/month for 50GB) for the first 6 months. 

The remaining 6 months will be charged at $40/month. Subject to a 12 months contract.

As i have been a SS customer for the past 5 years i do not need to enter into a new contract (which is very nice i guess).

I have priced around, and i think that this promotion is the best value out there. But then i guess Vodafone's and Telecom's website only offer prices for BoardBand AND Landline which makes it difficult to compare.

Anyway, cheers guys. 

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