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  #940368 25-Nov-2013 14:45
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pulsta: From the Herald today:

Slingshot makes late entry to ultra-fast broadband market but aims to have cheapest rate.

Internet provider Slingshot will undercut rivals on price when it offers customers ultra-fast broadband in the next fortnight as competition in the fibre market heats up. Slingshot, which has about 10 per cent of the household broadband market, will introduce fibre-based internet services on December 5.


Unfortunately there is no fibre down my street yet. Awaiting enable networks to deploy.





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  #940374 25-Nov-2013 14:51
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dammit slingshot, what is taking so long?! we demand to know!





 
 
 
 


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  #940388 25-Nov-2013 15:34
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Kingy: That article is stupid. All the prices quoted are from Slingshots ADSL plans and Telecoms Fibre plans. It doesn't compute.

Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11162181


Are you these are Slingshot ADSL plans? Slingshot have certainly confirmed that their based UFB plan will be $69 which is what the NZ Herald states.




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  #940392 25-Nov-2013 15:42
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No i'm not sure, and I wasn't aware slingshot had announced anything to do with fibre plans. According to this thread the last SS employee said that they are currently finalizing the plans (thus why we don't have either VDSL/fibre yet).

What I was going off was what was currently on their website. As the current ADSL plan being thrown around is $69 (likewise the $99 unlimited) I just assumed the herald was basing prices off of that.

Don't assume I suppose.




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  #940427 25-Nov-2013 16:30
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the thing is slingshot no longer reply on this thread. maybe because they cant keep their promise! ahahaha.
Im pretty sure slingshot new comment will be "we promise to rollout on xxx!!! promise!!!"
what a joke slingshot!

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  #940475 25-Nov-2013 17:01
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VDSL and Fibre plans coming tomorrow, apparently

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  #940798 26-Nov-2013 08:10
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semigeek: VDSL and Fibre plans coming tomorrow, apparently


Nothing yet.




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  #940802 26-Nov-2013 08:21
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Announcement 5 December...

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=136382

"Full details of Slingshot’s Ultra-Fast Broadband plans – known as Ultra-Fibre and Ultra-VDSL - will be announced on December 5th."

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  #940803 26-Nov-2013 08:23
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Foo: Announcement 5 December...

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=136382

"Full details of Slingshot’s Ultra-Fast Broadband plans – known as Ultra-Fibre and Ultra-VDSL - will be announced on December 5th."


Their facebook page doesn't agree with that statement.

"Check out the feature article in today’s NZ Herald below. (Stay tuned as we announce VDSL and Fibre plans online tomorrow!)"




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  #940863 26-Nov-2013 10:11
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Hey Guys, sorry I've been so quiet. Trying to avoid putting my foot in it and giving the wrong info again. You've all been really good considering the conflicting dates we've given in the past and I'm really sorry 'bout that.

This is another "as far as I know" but the plan is to release VDSL and Fibre at the same time. If we've told the press the 5th then it's a bit late to go back on that now. I'm waiting for our chaps to update our website before putting anything up on Facebook (which should be sometime this morning) but I thought I'd give you guys a heads up.

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  #940979 26-Nov-2013 12:30
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Slingshot: Hey Guys, sorry I've been so quiet. Trying to avoid putting my foot in it and giving the wrong info again. You've all been really good considering the conflicting dates we've given in the past and I'm really sorry 'bout that.

This is another "as far as I know" but the plan is to release VDSL and Fibre at the same time. If we've told the press the 5th then it's a bit late to go back on that now. I'm waiting for our chaps to update our website before putting anything up on Facebook (which should be sometime this morning) but I thought I'd give you guys a heads up.

Cheers,
Chris


Does this mean you are going to update your site this morning? but it is 1230pm now...

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  #940988 26-Nov-2013 12:36
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Slingshot: Hey Guys, sorry I've been so quiet. Trying to avoid putting my foot in it and giving the wrong info again. You've all been really good considering the conflicting dates we've given in the past and I'm really sorry 'bout that.

This is another "as far as I know" but the plan is to release VDSL and Fibre at the same time. If we've told the press the 5th then it's a bit late to go back on that now. I'm waiting for our chaps to update our website before putting anything up on Facebook (which should be sometime this morning) but I thought I'd give you guys a heads up.

Cheers,
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  #940989 26-Nov-2013 12:36
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Chrizvi: Does this mean you are going to update your site this morning? but it is 1230pm now...


That's what I was told. No idea what's taking so long. Got no more info till someone in a higher tax bracket says otherwise I'm afraid :/

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  #941193 26-Nov-2013 18:25
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So it's not quite "this morning" but I've got some plans for you! Sorry to keep you all waiting but if you go to http://www.slingshot.co.nz/ultra-fast you can see what we're offering.

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  #941198 26-Nov-2013 18:28
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Slingshot: So it's not quite "this morning" but I've got some plans for you! Sorry to keep you all waiting but if you go to http://www.slingshot.co.nz/ultra-fast you can see what we're offering.

Cheers,
Chris


i asked on facebook too but just in case that goes unanswered, how much is the modem and what model is it? also is the chorus tech visit free?





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