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Topic # 144230 12-May-2014 12:49
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Just want to put some feelers out there to find out what others would like to see from our provider.

Perhaps a bit of a wishlist here...




For example, personally I would like to see Slingshot offer a range of hardware to new / existing signups.
Perhaps more powerful routers / switches etc require the customer to make up the difference or take out a longer contract.

Maybe even a "home / office network bundle" where you pay $$$ and SS sends out a router, switch and a couple of APs and an IP phone or something.



Would also like to see mobile plans incorporated into bundles and discounts for having all three services with SS.

Eg  Mobile plan + POTS / VoIP + DSL or Fibre plan



Lastly would like to see an IPTV service that betters Sky / Quickflix / PPV and also enables freeview transmission as well so it aids those with poor / no UHF LOS or those that are stuck with using the satellite service.











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  Reply # 1042220 12-May-2014 12:52
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I'm very happy with their 200GB ADSL2 offering. I get good speeds out of it here in Dunedin. I'm on the main Dunedin cbd exchange using Slingshots own gear (Annex M connection). Sounds like the VDSL/UFB modem offering is a bit rubbish but I have no first hand experience with this. 

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  Reply # 1042260 12-May-2014 13:26
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Hi guys,
Firstly - thanks for starting this thread.
We'll be keeping a close eye on it for sure.
We also have a bunch of stuff in the pipeline, and we'll share them as soon as we can.
Cheers, Quentin





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  Reply # 1042348 12-May-2014 14:40
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Quite happy with slingshot so far.
I would like IPv6 (as I don't want to pay $10 per months for external ip :)

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  Reply # 1042420 12-May-2014 16:03
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i'd like to see the free pizza hut delivery deal back, i used it regularly. 

now i COULD just drive my own lazy butt down to the pizza place and pick it up myself but i just like to be lazy sometimes :P

but yes, +1 on IPv6, i understand we'd get a range of public addresses for our internal network, i'd like this to be static by default :)





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  Reply # 1042455 12-May-2014 16:23
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quentinreade: Hi guys,
Firstly - thanks for starting this thread.
We'll be keeping a close eye on it for sure.
We also have a bunch of stuff in the pipeline, and we'll share them as soon as we can.
Cheers, Quentin



How long have you been at Slingshot? Was surprised to see your name show up on this thread.

(Sorry off topic!)

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  Reply # 1042457 12-May-2014 16:27
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myfullflavour:
quentinreade: Hi guys,
Firstly - thanks for starting this thread.
We'll be keeping a close eye on it for sure.
We also have a bunch of stuff in the pipeline, and we'll share them as soon as we can.
Cheers, Quentin



How long have you been at Slingshot? Was surprised to see your name show up on this thread.

(Sorry off topic!)


Oh, a good six or so weeks now :)




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  Reply # 1042503 12-May-2014 17:22
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Not particularly impressed with the spec of the modem supplied for my UFB install (tomorrow arvo. Yay!). I realise that currently the top UFB speed is 100Mbit but Chorus are trialling faster connections so a modem that is only capable of 100Mbit seems a bit silly.

I am more than willing to pay more for a better unit if it is offer.

Brumfondl







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  Reply # 1042518 12-May-2014 17:43
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quentinreade:
myfullflavour:
quentinreade: Hi guys,
Firstly - thanks for starting this thread.
We'll be keeping a close eye on it for sure.
We also have a bunch of stuff in the pipeline, and we'll share them as soon as we can.
Cheers, Quentin



How long have you been at Slingshot? Was surprised to see your name show up on this thread.

(Sorry off topic!)


Oh, a good six or so weeks now :)



Latest news.

SS buys Orcon.  :)




Also you are welcome.

This thread will hopefully be good for two things:

1) SS can see what their users appreciate (its always nice to get some good feedback).
2) SS can see what features are requested by the residential market.






EDIT:  Actually another request / idea / feature.

If SS could buy out a datacenter and offer:
-VPS
-Gaming servers    (Was originally talked about a while ago.  Dont think it actually amounted to anything.  http://forum.slingshot.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4434&sid=0a3ad2ba24accde46018e0a062476765
-Cloud / backup storage


Would get love from me.  :)




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  Reply # 1042547 12-May-2014 18:15
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compass can offer most things in the last post, not to sure re the gaming server though.

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  Reply # 1042555 12-May-2014 18:32
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quentinreade: Hi guys,
Firstly - thanks for starting this thread.
We'll be keeping a close eye on it for sure.
We also have a bunch of stuff in the pipeline, and we'll share them as soon as we can.
Cheers, Quentin



Wow I didn't know you had moved from Orcon!

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  Reply # 1042606 12-May-2014 19:53
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Zero rated content, some of the Streaming TV offerings look tempting... unlimited data on mobile now that would be awesome... 

Oh hang on no point in us thinking Streaming TV, black hole as Clare Curran described it in the weekend when talking about the congestion issues we suffer...

Happy with Slingshot but NOT happy with old Telecom or new Chorus...

Tim


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  Reply # 1042615 12-May-2014 20:09
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5 octect IP addresses.

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  Reply # 1042622 12-May-2014 20:28
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I second powerful routers - more importantly, a decent and powerful VDSL modem/router would have been nice. I understand how important it is for Slingshot (Whose main catch is their price) to stay as cheap as possible - so I can understand how offering a $20 modem + 12 month contract for VDSL is important in getting customers to choose slingshot for VDSL, but the supplied modem was pretty crap. For one, it should not have been shipped with a firmware which had so many bugs and stability issues. We are not your guinea pigs. it should have been properly tested before it was sent out. Second it's incredibly bare bones with choppy and weak wireless. Having the option to pay more to get a stable, usable modem from slingshot would have been great - instead I had to order a N66U from the US (Cheaper than buying it here.)   On the bright side - I had no issues with the NetComm modem that was supplied by slingshot when we signed up to ADSL2+.



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  Reply # 1042676 12-May-2014 21:29
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Great. Seeing a definite trend here where others too also would like better routers.


Slingshot, it would be fantastic if you could get an agreement to be a reseller of Fritzbox? Or perhaps Asus DSL N66U?   :)




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  Reply # 1043164 13-May-2014 18:31
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better mobile plans & 2degrees do a deal on their monthly plans which incororates the homeline onto your cellphone allowing you to recieve n make landline numbers using home number...thanks...

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