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#136682 5-Dec-2013 12:12
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The day has come! We've released our new Ultra Fibre and Ultra VDSL plans for sign up today and we think they're pretty fine. Check them out for yourself at http://www.slingshot.co.nz/products/fibre/

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f you're a new customer you can sign up right there! If you already have a Slingshot account then give our chaps a call on 0800 89 2000 or flick me a DM with your account details and I'll sort you out :)

Awwwww yiss!

^Chris




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  #946126 5-Dec-2013 16:32
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Pm'd




Web development blog: http://www.devhour.net
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  #946141 5-Dec-2013 16:57
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Woohoo
P'md

 
 
 
 


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  #946272 5-Dec-2013 21:32
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I rang up dead on 8am, so hopefully I'm close to the front of the queue haha. Lets get a Speedtest thread going once people start getting connected.

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  #946434 6-Dec-2013 10:22
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"Ultra-VDSL hasn't quite made it to your place yet.

We are expanding the service massively over the next few months, so it should be available soon."...

;-( BIG SAD FACE

VDSL in a few months, I'll keep you to that...

Tim

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  #946513 6-Dec-2013 12:09
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What are the upload speeds on the plans? The page only mentions 30 and 100mb down for the fibre plans, with no information at all on speeds for the VDSL plans.

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  #946523 6-Dec-2013 12:20
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NZtimbo: "Ultra-VDSL hasn't quite made it to your place yet.

We are expanding the service massively over the next few months, so it should be available soon."...

;-( BIG SAD FACE

VDSL in a few months, I'll keep you to that...

Tim


Seems it reports "next few months" for anything, I tried with an address that is never going to get VDSL (too far from exchange) and it says the same thing. I wouldn't hold them to it...

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  #946536 6-Dec-2013 12:35
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Kraven:
NZtimbo: "Ultra-VDSL hasn't quite made it to your place yet.

We are expanding the service massively over the next few months, so it should be available soon."...

;-( BIG SAD FACE

VDSL in a few months, I'll keep you to that...

Tim


Seems it reports "next few months" for anything, I tried with an address that is never going to get VDSL (too far from exchange) and it says the same thing. I wouldn't hold them to it...


+1

The address finder app gave me a 'no', too. I happen to know that VDSL is on the street, so I called and got it checked manually.

 
 
 
 


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  #946574 6-Dec-2013 13:26
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Just arranged with Slingshot for the VDSL upgrade. Supposedly it will happen on tues 10th dec. Fingers crossed. 

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  #946576 6-Dec-2013 13:32
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Are the fibre plans available to all 4 fibre companies?

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  #946587 6-Dec-2013 13:58
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gundar:
Kraven:
NZtimbo: "Ultra-VDSL hasn't quite made it to your place yet.

We are expanding the service massively over the next few months, so it should be available soon."...

;-( BIG SAD FACE

VDSL in a few months, I'll keep you to that...

Tim


Seems it reports "next few months" for anything, I tried with an address that is never going to get VDSL (too far from exchange) and it says the same thing. I wouldn't hold them to it...


+1

The address finder app gave me a 'no', too. I happen to know that VDSL is on the street, so I called and got it checked manually.


Hey Gundar, flick me your address in a PM and i'll have a look as to why you get a yes and a no at the same time.

cheers,

scott



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  #946588 6-Dec-2013 14:00
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At the moment we're only contracted with Chorus but will be looking at other LFCs in the new year.

Fibre speeds are 30/10 and 100/50 :)




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  #946595 6-Dec-2013 14:11
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scottr:
gundar:
Kraven:
NZtimbo: "Ultra-VDSL hasn't quite made it to your place yet.

We are expanding the service massively over the next few months, so it should be available soon."...

;-( BIG SAD FACE

VDSL in a few months, I'll keep you to that...

Tim


Seems it reports "next few months" for anything, I tried with an address that is never going to get VDSL (too far from exchange) and it says the same thing. I wouldn't hold them to it...


+1

The address finder app gave me a 'no', too. I happen to know that VDSL is on the street, so I called and got it checked manually.


Hey Gundar, flick me your address in a PM and i'll have a look as to why you get a yes and a no at the same time.

cheers,

scott


I'm on the boundary, the last street it reaches to. Snap also gave me a 'no' based on the address finder but a subsequent check came out to be yes. I suspect the people on the other side of the street are "rural".

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  #946619 6-Dec-2013 14:59
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Hi, what's the difference between the Unlimited One and the Unlimited Plus plans?

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  #946620 6-Dec-2013 15:04
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there are 3 results that come back from a chorus auto prequalification., yes, no, and dunno. vdsl for you will be in the 'dunno' field. a manual request generally finds the real result, although manual prequals takes time as it's well, manual.

as such the address checker errs on the side of caution and says not available, which by the sounds of it is what snap's did as well.

hope that clears it up for you and any other people with the same question.

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  #946645 6-Dec-2013 15:47
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Slingshot: At the moment we're only contracted with Chorus


I wish slingshot had told us that from the beginning when they started talking about UFB on their website over a year ago

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