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Master Geek

Topic # 59801 12-Apr-2010 21:57
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Im thinking of moving to slingshot since my current company only provides me with 20gb a month.


How is the speed of the broadband plans?

quality of their home line? any outages etc....


thanks guys in advance

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 317556 12-Apr-2010 22:41
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Their home line is a resold Telecom line, although I believe some of the services are managed separately. I have no experience with them for line rental.

Broadband speeds are OK. Not superb, but the internet is completely usable most hours of the day (exception being sometimes during the off-peak hours.)

Few (not many) outtages.

Basically, for the price, they're not bad.

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  Reply # 317995 13-Apr-2010 19:27
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Slingshot FS/FS plan ($50 25GB) in Timaru at 7.30pm on a weeknight.

Im quite happy with the service, great speed (at night upto 20Mb) never had a drop out, VERY fast torrent downloads.

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  Reply # 318001 13-Apr-2010 19:44
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My experience with their broadband is also that it is reliable and quite usable.  The off-peak/data banking are good services too.  I can't speak for their homeline but when they offer the 'Next Big Thing' packages down this way I'll seriously look at them.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 318028 13-Apr-2010 20:26
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illicit: Slingshot FS/FS plan ($50 25GB) in Timaru at 7.30pm on a weeknight.

Im quite happy with the service, great speed (at night upto 20Mb) never had a drop out, VERY fast torrent downloads.


Wow thats awesome, Im thinking of going on the Next Big Thing plans but not too sure if its in my area yet. I'll have to call them up and check.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 321561 22-Apr-2010 08:47
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i have been with slingshot for almost 3 years now and from my personal experience i have never had any probles with either the phone line or BB, and surprisingly i have never even had to call them regarding a problem

i also have a second line at my house which is a Telecom line and the voice quality is pretty much same as my slingshot line



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Master Geek

  Reply # 321570 22-Apr-2010 09:25
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well i signed up and a week after they tell me i cant get any of their services because i have a orcon number instead of telecom one. 

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Master Geek

  Reply # 321585 22-Apr-2010 10:23
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lol whenever I think of Slingshot I think of some dumb blonde in a tight t-shirt with stretched Slingshot logo over her chest and telemarketers ringing me up during dinner time trying to hassel me in to using them...

Really never have and never will see them as a serious company.

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  Reply # 322404 24-Apr-2010 16:26
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I too am considering Slingshot. Looking at Just-Broadband plan (FS/FS 25GB).

Can someone please do some tests to outside NZ. Preferably in peak hours but off-peak would also be interesting.

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