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MLT

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  Reply # 536070 21-Oct-2011 11:43
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equilor:
MLT:
equilor:
muppet:
equilor:
MLT: Ummm, you could send me an email....
why do i want to send you an email? i dont understand what you are asking to do.


He's trying to sign you up to a different ISP :)
ohh. no thanks im going with slingshot im on hold lol



 hehe that's ok, Slingshot are part of CallPlus so all good oh. 
   
. been on hold 20 mins. they must be super busy. i tried signing up online but its tricky with my address.. - using my cell phone - :P glad its not costing me!! 30 mins wait. they must be so busy



That is not a good look but we have been getting calls from businesses who have no email or internet so I suspect they are flat out with residential customers calling in.


Apologies for the wait...    

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  Reply # 536075 21-Oct-2011 11:48
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MLT:
equilor:
MLT:
equilor:
muppet:
equilor:
MLT: Ummm, you could send me an email....
why do i want to send you an email? i dont understand what you are asking to do.


He's trying to sign you up to a different ISP :)
ohh. no thanks im going with slingshot im on hold lol



 hehe that's ok, Slingshot are part of CallPlus so all good oh. 
   
. been on hold 20 mins. they must be super busy. i tried signing up online but its tricky with my address.. - using my cell phone - :P glad its not costing me!! 30 mins wait. they must be so busy



That is not a good look but we have been getting calls from businesses who have no email or internet so I suspect they are flat out with residential customers calling in.


Apologies for the wait...    
its fine i got the sign up forum going but when i click the modem its not accepting . its a bit odd

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 536086 21-Oct-2011 12:13
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hotkiwi:
bellyfrog: Don't know where you're getting your pricing info from but doesn't sound accurate. I could add Slingshot to that list of cheaper ISPs immediately and I'm sure there are many others.


The author of that posting called it 'Quick Research'. It is a common thing in IT world. It is things like 'Quick research' that causes you and me to encounter failures in ISP world. LOL.


As stated, I used the largest Naked DSL plan advertised on the ISP's site, which for Slingshot is 30GB for $80.

That said, you're obviously quite a NZ Net fanboi so not much point trying to point out why an ISP with their own nationwide network of equipment is better than one which just resells whoever is still willing to deal with them.

On a somewhat unrelated note, I don't really understand people coming here to complain that their internet isn't working, getting all defensive if anyone says anything bad about their ISP, or dares to accuse them of being less than average priced, and then getting snarky to the regulars and forum owner.

[Moderator edit (MF): removed comments that could be considered defamatory]
 



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  Reply # 536090 21-Oct-2011 12:20
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theEd:
hotkiwi:
bellyfrog: Don't know where you're getting your pricing info from but doesn't sound accurate. I could add Slingshot to that list of cheaper ISPs immediately and I'm sure there are many others.


The author of that posting called it 'Quick Research'. It is a common thing in IT world. It is things like 'Quick research' that causes you and me to encounter failures in ISP world. LOL.


As stated, I used the largest Naked DSL plan advertised on the ISP's site, which for Slingshot is 30GB for $80.

That said, you're obviously quite a NZ Net fanboi so not much point trying to point out why an ISP with their own nationwide network of equipment is better than one which just resells whoever is still willing to deal with them.

On a somewhat unrelated note, I don't really understand people coming here to complain that their internet isn't working, getting all defensive if anyone says anything bad about their ISP, or dares to accuse them of being less than average priced, and then getting snarky to the regulars and forum owner.


Actually all of Slingshots plans are naked you just pay $10 extra per month for the service. So Slingshot 250gb is $80 per month with the $10 extra included. I believe NZNet is $170 for 200gb naked or $160 non naked. Thus Slingshot is much cheaper.

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  Reply # 536092 21-Oct-2011 12:25
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bellyfrog: Actually all of Slingshots plans are naked you just pay $10 extra per month for the service. So Slingshot 250gb is $80 per month with the $10 extra included. I believe NZNet is $170 for 200gb naked or $160 non naked. Thus Slingshot is much cheaper.


Interesting. That doesn't seem to be advertised on their plans page, which is obviously where I went for information on plans Tongue Out



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  Reply # 536094 21-Oct-2011 12:27
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theEd:
bellyfrog: Actually all of Slingshots plans are naked you just pay $10 extra per month for the service. So Slingshot 250gb is $80 per month with the $10 extra included. I believe NZNet is $170 for 200gb naked or $160 non naked. Thus Slingshot is much cheaper.


Interesting. That doesn't seem to be advertised on their plans page, which is obviously where I went for information on plans Tongue Out


Broadband 10, 50, 100, 150, 250 and UNLIMITED cost an additional $10 per month to plan prices (above) if you don't have a landline with us OR an additional $5 per month to plan prices (above) if you don't have tolls with us.

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the meaning of Naked? I was under the impression it meant broadband without having a phone line with the company you are buying internet from.

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  Reply # 536096 21-Oct-2011 12:31
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bellyfrog:
theEd:
bellyfrog: Actually all of Slingshots plans are naked you just pay $10 extra per month for the service. So Slingshot 250gb is $80 per month with the $10 extra included. I believe NZNet is $170 for 200gb naked or $160 non naked. Thus Slingshot is much cheaper.


Interesting. That doesn't seem to be advertised on their plans page, which is obviously where I went for information on plans Tongue Out


Broadband 10, 50, 100, 150, 250 and UNLIMITED cost an additional $10 per month to plan prices (above) if you don't have a landline with us OR an additional $5 per month to plan prices (above) if you don't have tolls with us.

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the meaning of Naked? I was under the impression it meant broadband without having a phone line with the company you are buying internet from.
i have naked broadband with nznet... it hasnt been working all week :(

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  Reply # 536145 21-Oct-2011 14:42
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bellyfrog:
theEd:
bellyfrog: Actually all of Slingshots plans are naked you just pay $10 extra per month for the service. So Slingshot 250gb is $80 per month with the $10 extra included. I believe NZNet is $170 for 200gb naked or $160 non naked. Thus Slingshot is much cheaper.


Interesting. That doesn't seem to be advertised on their plans page, which is obviously where I went for information on plans Tongue Out


Broadband 10, 50, 100, 150, 250 and UNLIMITED cost an additional $10 per month to plan prices (above) if you don't have a landline with us OR an additional $5 per month to plan prices (above) if you don't have tolls with us.

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the meaning of Naked? I was under the impression it meant broadband without having a phone line with the company you are buying internet from.


Naked means having no POTS at all, just a data connection that you can run VOIP over if you so wish.

The plans and prices you quoted all assume you have a landline either with Slingshot or somebody else, the price difference is a lever to try and get you to take your landline to Slingshot as well and "save $10" so that they can make ~$15 more by selling you the landline..

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Reply # 536148 21-Oct-2011 14:51
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To the people frowning upon capitals and to NZSPARKY! Why would you not be trying to express your frustration with capitals and who needs NETIQUETTE when discussing what an appaling job NZNET are currently doing! If capitals express anger then capitals it is! I joined six weeks ago and have never experienced so many problems before. Granted the lady who looked after me was doing her best but that was the only thing this company had going for it. So after being connected finally, and almost pulling the pin several times, I now am back to square one. To be frank I do not care anymore what the problem is! I don't even want it fixed! I just want OUT. Would I recommend to friends - HELL NO and it wasn't even a bargain compared to Orcon's current deal.

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  Reply # 536153 21-Oct-2011 14:56
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The website says that everything its nearly back to normal.. except my house still doesnt have net.. Grr. I guess anything outside of Albany isnt top priority atm.

Think i might head back to telecom tomorrow if it isnt solved today. Such a bummer too, the day before the net went i just paid for this month :'( 

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  Reply # 536155 21-Oct-2011 15:00
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femtaku: The website says that everything its nearly back to normal.. except my house still doesnt have net.. Grr. I guess anything outside of Albany isnt top priority atm.

Think i might head back to telecom tomorrow if it isnt solved today. Such a bummer too, the day before the net went i just paid for this month :'( 
my phones still not working either :( 



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  Reply # 536156 21-Oct-2011 15:01
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femtaku: The website says that everything its nearly back to normal.. except my house still doesnt have net.. Grr. I guess anything outside of Albany isnt top priority atm.

Think i might head back to telecom tomorrow if it isnt solved today. Such a bummer too, the day before the net went i just paid for this month :'( 


Have you done the DNS fix on your router/computer?

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  Reply # 536157 21-Oct-2011 15:03
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bellyfrog:
femtaku: The website says that everything its nearly back to normal.. except my house still doesnt have net.. Grr. I guess anything outside of Albany isnt top priority atm.

Think i might head back to telecom tomorrow if it isnt solved today. Such a bummer too, the day before the net went i just paid for this month :'( 


Have you done the DNS fix on your router/computer?



Yes i have tried it on both. Have reset and powered off the router. Tried both DSN number given on the site and nothing has worked. 

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  Reply # 536158 21-Oct-2011 15:04
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To the people frowning upon capitals and to NZSPARKY! Why would you not be trying to express your frustration with capitals and who needs NETIQUETTE when discussing what an appaling job NZNET are currently doing! If capitals express anger then capitals it is! I joined six weeks ago and have never experienced so many problems before. Granted the lady who looked after me was doing her best but that was the only thing this company had going for it. So after being connected finally, and almost pulling the pin several times, I now am back to square one. To be frank I do not care anymore what the problem is! I don't even want it fixed! I just want OUT. Would I recommend to friends - HELL NO and it wasn't even a bargain compared to Orcon's current deal.



Hey Harry

Sounds like you had many issues like me, i wasn't really using capitals to shout was just stuck on caps lock at that time, didn't bother taking it off, anna would have been the lady helping you i actually went in there a couple of times, to spew LOL, yes she was good trying to put on a good face on for nznet. i have sent everyone I know there a email but no replies yet my modem is switched off incase they try to access it as i am quitting there service.

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  Reply # 536160 21-Oct-2011 15:08
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femtaku:
bellyfrog:
femtaku: The website says that everything its nearly back to normal.. except my house still doesnt have net.. Grr. I guess anything outside of Albany isnt top priority atm.

Think i might head back to telecom tomorrow if it isnt solved today. Such a bummer too, the day before the net went i just paid for this month :'( 


Have you done the DNS fix on your router/computer?



Yes i have tried it on both. Have reset and powered off the router. Tried both DSN number given on the site and nothing has worked. 



I just called one of the emergency numbers and it is working perfectly now. Not sure what i did wrong as I had previously done all the steps he give. Oh well.... no more complaining from me (well not for a little while anyway)

For any one else needing help. Call these either of these 2 numbers:

0220829427  
0211651077 

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