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# 14003 10-Jun-2007 17:41
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Hi, for the last few months my Slingshot Unlimited Dial Up plan has been frustratingly slow.

The last four or so months it has rarely connected at the speed it had been before the slow speeds ( 50.6 kbps ). Now its frequently connecting at about 30kpbs, or even as low at around 18kbps.

Im so sick of having to put up with these ridiculous speeds and waiting for minutes to load a single page.

I am going to convert to broadband soon, However i'm wondering if when I get broadband the speeds with still be pathetic like I getting now.

What could be causing these slow speeds? and what can I do to fix it, if anything? And Will my broadband be affected in the same way? Oh And Im living in christchurch.


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  # 74191 10-Jun-2007 18:02
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If you are in a cable area then I suggest you get cable over ADSL.

The speeds are a lot more stable, and more reliable than ADSL.

And with number portability you can now take your telecom landline number with you to TCL.

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  # 74194 10-Jun-2007 19:22
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I've seen that with Slingshot dialup in the past.  When building a new PC for her I set up the 56k modem.
Was getting good connection speeds on Slingshot of around 53kbps but slingshot passing data was a different story. Coming in 'spurts' or not at all for long durations.

Go with Cable if you're in a cable area. You wont look back!

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  # 74195 10-Jun-2007 19:35
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I got a $15 credit from Slingshot because I asked for it due to last months consistently unstable performance.
I had called mid month to the help desk and logged my problems with there help desk and a note was posted to account.

What the problem? Slingshots is going through it's own 3 way split.

I thought I heard on the slingshot forum that it maybe/could be that 'dialup speed' on average is 28kbps
so it was being provided as normal?

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# 74207 10-Jun-2007 20:31
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Thanks for the replies guys.
Which companys provide Cable broadband, and which ones have the best performance?
Cheers Laughing

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  # 74217 10-Jun-2007 21:05
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Thanks for the replies guys.
Which companys provide Cable broadband, and which ones have the best performance?
Cheers Laughing

Theres only one provider. TelstraClear.  You need to be in a cabled area in either Wellington, Christchurch or Kapiti.

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  # 76018 26-Jun-2007 19:12
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my advice is dont use slingshot ! i have heard this company provides far too slow internet speeds,

though this is probally not the case, you should consider either getting Xtra or telstra clear , what ever one suites you, if the broadband company can provide you with the minumim speeds that you want

=/ did that make scence lol

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# 76021 26-Jun-2007 19:20
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UnrealSolo: my advice is dont use slingshot ! i have heard this company provides far too slow internet speeds,

You can't give advice on hearsay. Either you have first hand experience with Slingshot, or not. If not, then...

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