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FierceGuppy

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#196480 1-Jun-2016 19:01
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As I'm currently paying Vodafone $118.50 per month for uncapped broadband and a landline and caller ID, the Slingshot offer of $65 uncapped broadband + $5 landline was very enticing.  Then I saw that the only internet service Slingshot has available along Jollie St is not even VDSL, but crappy old ADSL.  That would be a massive performance drop from what I get now which is 110-128Mbps/10Mbps.  It would be great if Slingshot returns late 2018 with a similarly enticing proposal *after* fibre has been laid.


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  #1563827 1-Jun-2016 19:01
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 

  • you have reset your modem and router 
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  • Your ISP and plan 
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Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 

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  #1569354 10-Jun-2016 12:28
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Wow you can get 100mbps+ on VDSL? That's faster than my UFB.


 
 
 
 


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  #1569421 10-Jun-2016 13:56
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Assume you're currently on Cable?


FierceGuppy

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  #1569680 10-Jun-2016 18:44
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kingjj:

 

Assume you're currently on Cable?

 

 

Yes.


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  #1569688 10-Jun-2016 18:55
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zyo:

 

Wow you can get 100mbps+ on VDSL? That's faster than my UFB.

 

 

 

 

It's cable and I'm paying for the 130/10 plan.


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  #1569694 10-Jun-2016 19:03
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FierceGuppy:

zyo:


Wow you can get 100mbps+ on VDSL? That's faster than my UFB.



 


It's cable and I'm paying for the 130/10 plan.



Is that offpeak speed? As far as I know Vodafone cable bandwidth is shared so you hardly ever gonna get full speed during speak time. Vdsl would be a good alternative if it's somewhat cheaper.

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  #1569719 10-Jun-2016 19:39
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Wow we got the same letter but the great price for naked unlimited adsl is $89.95, still wanting to write back to Tyran explaining to him his offer is anything but great! As this is sparks base line 30/10 unlimited naked fibre price, did call minus not realise their slingshot fibre is avilible at my address.

 
 
 
 


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  #1569769 10-Jun-2016 21:10
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zyo:
FierceGuppy:

 

zyo:

 

 

 

Wow you can get 100mbps+ on VDSL? That's faster than my UFB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's cable and I'm paying for the 130/10 plan.

 



Is that offpeak speed? As far as I know Vodafone cable bandwidth is shared so you hardly ever gonna get full speed during speak time. Vdsl would be a good alternative if it's somewhat cheaper.

 

The capped speed is 130/10 but I've never got that.  What I getting right *now* is 124/10.  In the morning it's about 126-128/10.  The speed is very good.    Slingshot doesn't offer VDSL for Jollie St residents, only ADSL.    Its offer of $70 uncapped (inc ph) isn't worth a horrendous speed downgrade.

 

 


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  #1569777 10-Jun-2016 21:22
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johny99: Wow we got the same letter but the great price for naked unlimited adsl is $89.95, still wanting to write back to Tyran explaining to him his offer is anything but great! As this is sparks base line 30/10 unlimited naked fibre price, did call minus not realise their slingshot fibre is avilible at my address.

 

 

 

lol.  Slingshot prolly went lower for Jollie St residents because there are many state welfare bums among us.  I mean, this is the arse end of Chch.

 

 

 

 


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  #1569779 10-Jun-2016 21:26
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2D offering came in today at $59 unlimited @ fastest (upto 120/10) for first year and $95 for the second (averaging $77 over the two years) plus $10/month off if on a 2D pay monthly mobile plan... So if VDSL speeds in your area are likely to be net that (and many say anything over 30mb/s isn't really noticeable) then check them out at:

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/broadband/

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  #1569822 10-Jun-2016 23:18
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PhantomNVD: 2D offering came in today at $59 unlimited @ fastest (upto 120/10) for first year and $95 for the second (averaging $77 over the two years) plus $10/month off if on a 2D pay monthly mobile plan... So if VDSL speeds in your area are likely to be net that (and many say anything over 30mb/s isn't really noticeable) then check them out at:

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/broadband/

 

 

 

100/20, not 120/10.   In any case, that outfit can only provide 30/10 "at best" around here.   Standard ADSL is all it can offer.


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  #1569851 11-Jun-2016 07:36
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I've just signed up with Voyager.  Switched from 2D.

 

There is no fibre where I am and other providers said no VDSL either, but Voyager checked and said they could do VDSL and in one of the most painless switches I've ever had, I was up in running in a matter of 5 days or so.

 

We're not going anywhere, so I hooked up the 24 month contract at $69 month for unlimited naked VDSL.


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  #1569916 11-Jun-2016 11:24
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lol.  Slingshot prolly went lower for Jollie St residents because there are many state welfare bums among us.  I mean, this is the arse end of Chch.

 

 

 

Generalizing much FierceGuppy? what a ridiculous statement!


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