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rus83

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#62508 8-Jun-2010 23:50
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hi there


new to the forums and just have a question re orcon v telstra clear. Ive been a happy customer of orcon for the past couple of years with their gold+ plan plus 25GB pack with no complaints. During the weekend a door to door consultant from telstra clear offered me 50GB pack for the same price... and then went on to say how telstra clear have 'taken ownership of the wires' in my area and promised full speed and then on a note pad he scribbled down 5-15Mbps. With orcon I get around 8Mbps speedtest.net and orcon say im on the mt Albert exchange so im curious would telstra clear be worth switching to if as they say they can promise full speed?

cheers

rus


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ArcticSilver
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  #339628 9-Jun-2010 00:34
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rus83: hi there


new to the forums and just have a question re orcon v telstra clear. Ive been a happy customer of orcon for the past couple of years with their gold+ plan plus 25GB pack with no complaints. During the weekend a door to door consultant from telstra clear offered me 50GB pack for the same price... and then went on to say how telstra clear have 'taken ownership of the wires' in my area and promised full speed and then on a note pad he scribbled down 5-15Mbps. With orcon I get around 8Mbps speedtest.net and orcon say im on the mt Albert exchange so im curious would telstra clear be worth switching to if as they say they can promise full speed?

cheers

rus



Simply put, if your happy with Orcon stay.

The door to door "consultant's" generally dont know much about the technology, they just end up reading a script. I would take anything they tell you as a grain of salt.

Generally speaking, you are likely to see no speed difference since the equipment will almost certanly be located in the same exchange.

From what I have read in previous thread's Telstraclear rep's love to talk big when they are generally offering you nothing better.

All of the above applies to ADSL not their cable network. I asumed you were talking about ADSL because of the "5-15Mbps"

Personally, id stay.

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  #339685 9-Jun-2010 09:01
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TelstraClear and Orcon have equipment in the same exchange. You would be very unlikely to get a different DSL sync rate.

Also, watch this:

http://tvnz.co.nz/close-up/top-telco-using-low-end-tactics-3577796/video.xhtml


 
 
 
 


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+1 ArcticSilver!




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  #340272 10-Jun-2010 16:19
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I'm switching from TelstraClear to Orcon this month.

Simply put, Orcon's Bronze+ plan with a 100GB cap (around 10-20GB above avg. monthly xfer) works out $50 cheaper than TelstraClear's best plan, for me. (I'm already on the cheapest Telstra data block price point, doing 80-100GB per month pushes me over $200).

People in my building who are with Orcon sync at 20ish Mbps, I get 15MBps with TelstraClear currently.

To top it off, no "connection fee" and Orcon's offer to pay for me to break my TelstraClear contract means its a no-brainer.

I won't be missing TelstraClear's transparent proxy  and crappy YouTube speeds, that's for sure.

Fingers crossed latency to San Francisco (Blizzard US servers) will be great. 

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  #340396 10-Jun-2010 20:02
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thanks for the response guys, after watching that closeup track ( very similar to the experience i had with the door salesman) and going over a lot of feedback on telstraclear in general im sticking with orcon... if it not broke don't fix

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