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# 43424 19-Oct-2009 22:37
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When is ADSL2+ going to be avaliable in Whangaparaoa, Auckland? (Rodney)

Im sick to death of my ISP, but currently, they are cheapest/data option we have!

Move in Slingshot! come on!
Any kind of dates (not specific, that would be a stupid question) but a ball park at least? like months?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 265179 19-Oct-2009 23:08
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Good thing the council/NZHerald saved Auckland from those ugly black cables!
You might have a decent alternative :(

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  # 265183 19-Oct-2009 23:18
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Buttonmash: Good thing the council/NZHerald saved Auckland from those ugly black cables!
You might have a decent alternative :(

:( Gah. Bring on some decent internet already damn it!

I mean, i have to admit, I myself wouldn't want to see MORE cables hanging from the skies. But I REALLY want some decent internet. Sick of shabby upload speeds.

but further back on topic.. Slingshot + ADSL2 + my area = ... when!?


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  # 265195 20-Oct-2009 00:10
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I think you should be nagging Vodafone and they sell the adsl2+ TNBT to Slingshot. Vodafone pulled back on rolling out to exchanges as Telecom was doing the Cabernet thing. Not saying that Telecom fault or that Telecom is being anti-competitive as I don't want to start a ten years long argument.

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Uber Geek

  # 265514 21-Oct-2009 02:48
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If it's upload speeds you're after, and you really want Slingshot (????), then you actually want Max.

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  # 268729 31-Oct-2009 02:03
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Detruire: If it's upload speeds you're after, and you really want Slingshot (????), then you actually want Max.

Hi thanks for you reply.

The only reason I was really rooting for Slingshot to come ot my area is the fact they are cheap.
 I know with cheaper pricing you get cheaper quality (usually how it goes) but for the price they're offering, it would be too good to pass up.

Had a look at Max, and it doesn't look like it would be suitable for my situation, but thanks for the suggestion.

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  # 268965 1-Nov-2009 10:26
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You don't know how lucky you are living in Auckland, there are so many alternatives.

Most companies seem to add on an extra $20 for ADSL2+ from the few that i've seen although Xtra does it with no added cost.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 269712 3-Nov-2009 18:22
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For an aproximate time, put your address in here and see:

This sould give you an approximate date. My address in Lower Hutt says (and has said for over a year) 'by Jan 2010', but I was put onto ADSL2+ last week. So for me it was fairly accurate.

I don't know whether being on Slingshot will make a difference, but hopefully this gets you the date you were after :)

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