I'm a long time Telstra cable user moving flats to a new location close to a cabinet in Wellington. Recently performance on cable has been disappointing with intermittent connection loss and (obviously) poor Youtube performance. I am inclined to believe the former issue is hardware related.
In moving to the new location I have done a little bit of searching for reasonable and cheap internet providers. Slingshot seemed to come across as a good provider as of recently and price-wise had some of the best caps and offers available. Multiple friends on Slingshot have also told me they have had good experiences with the service (though I hear customer service is a different issue).
On the 24th I signed up for an account for Just Broadband (nDSL) as a landline phone at the flat is unneccessary (but a VoIP backup would still be nice).
Further reading since the signup has me a little bit confused. I was under the impression a live landline was not necessary (just the presence of one) for the Just Broadband package (the signup process seems to confirm this), but various posts in the forum (some dating this year) indicate that a live landline is initially required by slingshot policy? It's possible the flat landline is still active from previous tenants (although I doubt it), but I don't have any information about this.
The status of the connection has been pending since wednesday, but I hear most connections take a week or so to become available so I assume this isn't an issue yet.
If someone could shed light on the situation I would appreciate it. I'm hoping this process is still going smoothly as most of the flat accounting is done via the internet.
Greetings and cheers.