I'm seriously considering switching to another ISP for the sake of bigger data at a similar price, but need the service to be just as good, especially data rate wise. But what other ISP's don't tell you is what they at bad at providing in their service, such as not offering speeds as fast as your line allows. For example:
- Slingshot - They provide unlimited broadband now for $60. This has been done before, and any ISP doing it is begging for trouble. I would literally take them up on their offer, but fear they may try throttling it in an unfair way. Fair policy and network limitations anyone? I can try getting around any shaping with encrypted traffic of course for the most part. From what I had someone else say, what they are doing is buying a bigger share in the overseas line to get lots of people to join, but their bandwidth will likely drop in the future once lots of people have signed up. A common case of buying lots of goods, and overselling themselves out just to make lots of money. I'm sure one or two other ISP's are doing similar offers.
- Other ISP's - Well I haven't had much of a look at other ISP's except through TelMe. In reality, other ISP's do much the same thing as my current one, but it can be more hassle than it's worth, and I run the risk of being worse off.