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#115241 18-Mar-2013 22:51
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I am with telstra but you get such a small amount of data for a huge price so I want to move to slingshot and go with the 250Gb plan. I want to know if they are any good specifically in Wellington? I also heard they slow you down when it gets busy, will this happen to me on a 250Gb plan?

I do lots of gaming so I need a decent download, upload, and ping.

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  #783748 19-Mar-2013 08:30
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Hi Solaybro,

If you would like to message me your street address I can do a prequalifaction for your address and see what your attainable speeds are. I can also confirm your pricing and network avaialability when provided with your street address.

Broadband 250 is not subject to any shaping and always get the full speed the line allows. It is strictly on our Unlimited plans that particular types of internet usage are prioritised at peak times. i.e. gaming/streaming would have a higher priority then torrenting

Once we have recieved your address you can expect a reply within 24 hours. Alternatively you can give our Technical Support Team a call on 0800 89 2000 and they can provided you with the required information within a couple of minutes.


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  #783753 19-Mar-2013 08:42
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I used to live in Mount Victoria and was able to smash between 2-4TB a month on their unlimited plan.

Ping was never terrible but I used my Telstra connection for any online gaming/browsing.


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Ultimate Geek

  #785663 22-Mar-2013 20:29
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Why did you use telstra for gaming? Is Slingshot bad for gaming on the unlimited plan?

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  #787128 26-Mar-2013 11:53
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solaybro: Why did you use telstra for gaming? Is Slingshot bad for gaming on the unlimited plan?

It was bad for gaming for me because I had the connection saturated nearly 24/7. I'm sure it would have been just fine had I set aside some bandwidth for gaming through QoS or something similar.

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  #787172 26-Mar-2013 12:48
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solaybro: Why did you use telstra for gaming? Is Slingshot bad for gaming on the unlimited plan?

Gaming on our unlimited plan is the second highest priority on the network, second only to VoIP.

Here is our priority list:
1 - VoIP
2 - Gaming
3 - Browsing
4 - Streaming
5 - Local Traffic
6 - File sharing (including peer-to-peer/p2p).

I'm personally on the unlimited plan.  I play Company of Heroes, PlanetSide 2, CounterStrike Source and various other games.  I've never had an issue with ping myself.  Company of Heroes is technically P2P traffic, so classed under the lowest priority.  I never have an issue though.

We also have interleaving switched off by default which makes a big impact on latency dependant applications like games.  The server you play on also dictates your ping.  I get a ping of 10ms to local CSS servers and 30 to 45 to Australian CSS servers.


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Uber Geek

  #787200 26-Mar-2013 13:14
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I'm in Wellington , and when I was with them a few years ago I found some international websites such as godaddy were very slow,. National websites though seemed fine. But I did have quite a lot of outages, which I didn't get when I switched ISP. But things change quickly in the ISP space, so those problems may no longer be an issue.

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Ultimate Geek

  #787301 26-Mar-2013 15:47
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I'm out in Tawa on Slingshot and can't really complain about the unlimited plan. I don't play a lot of games online but I play the odd game of Fifa/BF3/CSGO without any issues.

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  #787321 26-Mar-2013 16:21
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I'm in Thorndon and have been with Slingshot for over a year now. I'm on the unlimited plan. The only time I feel bogged down is at night but i'm in a flat of four so who's to say it's Slingshot's fault.

As the Slingshot guy has said gaming is second priority which is good for me :)

Edit: Also SS cache a lot of torrents :D

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Master Geek

  #791828 2-Apr-2013 17:45
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Interesting to see the priority list for traffic shaping.

I'm on the $90 Naked Unlimited plan and it works fine Except for streaming at peak times (browsing has also been a bit sluggish at said times but not enough to be a problem). I'm now considering Snap's $75 50gb naked plan.

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