I'm currently sticking with Orcon... for now.
Not because I'm wanting to stay and keep whining about the issues without doing anything;
But because of a couple of reasons:
Other members of my household point blank refuse to return to Telecom after some past customer services nightmares.
Also, they and I agree that broadband would probably still be really slow and expensive if not for some of the good work done in recent years by companies such as Orcon - if Telecom had their way.
Hi, same boat. Same area. When we started with Orcon years ago it was fast, we got a static IP and they were nice to deal with. I think we've got about one and a half of those now.
I'm not sure where Mangere Bridge fits into the exchanges. I guess we're on Onehunga given our numbers but my line speed has gone up to the max supported by my ADSL 1 connection pretty much but throughput is so inconsistent it just unusable at any time you want to use it. That's not true; inconsistent implies it does go fast sometimes which just doesn't happen. If I'm up early in the morning it's fairly responsive but quickly turns to crap and remains that way until it's bedtime.
I'm not moving because I can't be arsed changing stuff that my static address has access to but even that has it's limits given the happy ex Orcon surfers.