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  Reply # 204591 1-Apr-2009 00:33
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hellonearthisman: There was(is?) an upgrade available for old users to get the databanking and free data preiod and keep the old datablock prices.

But you had to sign a 12mth contract. Undecided




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  Reply # 209836 27-Apr-2009 17:26
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Just an update on my personal experience. Slingshot purchased some bandwidth on April 1st, and the download speeds at night instantly went up. For the first week in April, I was downloading at 500KBps+ which was amazing. Sadly, the bandwidth ran out, apparently, and everything went back to frustrating speeds at the end of that magical week.

I just want to give some credit where it's due. I downloaded around 150-160GB every month since I joined Slingshot in January 2009. It costs me $160 per month. If I was to do the same with any other provider, I would end up paying more. I calculated my monthly bill if I wanted to reach this kind of bandwidth limit on Telstra (my previous ISP) and it would've been well over $200 a month. For that, I'm happy with Slingshot, but I do hope they find a solution to the slow speed for downloads. I know a lot of kids go bananas and effectively steal all the bandwidth allocated for off-peak, and that pisses me off. I can't imagine how this can be sorted out, but I am still paying a lot of money for my Internet, and the it's becoming more and more like "first come first serve" issue, which it shouldn't come to in the first place.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 210027 27-Apr-2009 23:03
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i did 95gb off peak last month 1am -7am and i didnt even use it for 4 days in that month and i stayed in the 15gb off peak cost $59 , the speeds have improved lately




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  Reply # 210050 28-Apr-2009 02:38
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Improved, maybe, although I haven't noticed a sustained difference over the on-peak period (where speed matters far more than off-peak).

Still ~130kBps on-peak. :(




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  Reply # 210111 28-Apr-2009 10:55
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You get what you pay for... if you go with an ISP that's ~1$ per GB and free off peak you get crap speed in peak time - it's a given due to the amount of heavy downloaders on the network.

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  Reply # 211022 30-Apr-2009 20:22
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Good Customer Service... but 10 days to resolve a complain... their complains team is working at snail's pace in this fast paced world... speed sucks my transfer rate with my previous isp was 600-700 kbps anytime of the day. since joining slingshot my transfer rate is 20-30 kbps

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