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Topic # 64190 9-Jul-2010 22:07
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As Telecom Big time about to end I am interested in next big thing 3. Can anyone suggest the speed of this plan?
How fast is it during free off peak period? i searched around but nothing current.. Thanks

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  Reply # 349684 9-Jul-2010 22:11
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should be very close to - if not the same as - their other plans




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  Reply # 351134 13-Jul-2010 22:24
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I switched to slingshot TNBT from vodafone red a year or two ago. The speeds are good- They are a little lower than vodafone, but Considering we get twice the data plus free off peak, ability to buy data blocks etc I think it's reasonable.

To put some numbers on this, on vodafone red i regularly saw speeds of 800-1000 KB/s for http download, including international on times of fairly low usage. On slingshot TNBT, I only usually see speeds of 400-600KB/s, but still get speeds of 800-900 on cached content, eg the torrent cache. The real world difference for downloads or web surfing/youtube is small, especially with the youtube cache.

I do think that at peak times slingshot slows down more than vodafone, but the shaping means web surfing stays fast while downloads may be slower. I don't see the really terrible speeds that some people do though.

During the off-peak hours, usually from about 1-3am the speeds are pretty low. Web surfing is fine but torrents are pretty slow due to the contention. The exception to this is if you are downloading a reasonably popular public torrent, slingshot will cache/multicast this to you automatically and you may see a callplus ip in your peers giving you crazy 600KB/s+ uploads - I just got 850KB/s off it for a fairly obscure torrent, surprised slingshot cached it :).

I'm not usually awake at that time, but I think by 5-7 am the international contention eases up a little as peoples downloads finish, I'm guessing this since I have seen downloads going slowly at 1am but have been finished in the morning (my scheduler stops them at 7am).

Hope this gives you an idea of the experience I'm seeing on TNBT. I'm certainly not regretting switching from vodafone, since we are still on resold red network with adsl2+ and the speeds are slightly slower but there are a lot of other advantages.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 351170 13-Jul-2010 23:28
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It's at 7AM that it loosens up a little (as some of the plans are 1AM-7AM rather than the 2AM-8AM of the new plans)




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  Reply # 351175 13-Jul-2010 23:43
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Ah, I see they have different times for the off-peak for different plans now. Makes sense. TNBT is still 1am to 7am though.

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  Reply # 355633 24-Jul-2010 00:37
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Hmmm didnt see this post. Next Big Thing speed is ok if you set your modem to PPPoE. Otherwise its pretty slow on PPPoA. Note that PPPoE doesn't work on telecom services.




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  Reply # 355660 24-Jul-2010 01:48
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Guess it doesn't really matter now that they've pulled the NBT plans.




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  Reply # 355891 24-Jul-2010 19:38
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Detruire: Guess it doesn't really matter now that they've pulled the NBT plans.


Hmmmm yes, any idea why they have pulled NBT from the website? Maybe Vodafone put up the wholesale prices. But I'm still on it...




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  Reply # 355897 24-Jul-2010 20:16
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Probably wanted to consolidate their ADSL plans and (like Orcon) pretty much force users who can get unbundled to do so.




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  Reply # 356033 25-Jul-2010 12:06
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new home bundle plan seems worse?? anyone on it already?? hows the speed?

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  Reply # 356082 25-Jul-2010 15:13
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The same as before. (Why would it change so quickly after a small plan change?)




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  Reply # 357175 27-Jul-2010 15:47
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I'm on NBT3 and had an increase to ~1MBps for some torrents =D Downloaded a linux ISO last weekend and got 1.4MBps! Granted it was an NZ server, but still... =D

The website changes have been to consolidate a lot of the plans together to avoid confusion :)


(Yes I work for Slingshot, but I'm not in the Marketing team!)

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  Reply # 357177 27-Jul-2010 15:51
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By "NZ server" do you mean the SS torrent cache?




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  Reply # 357212 27-Jul-2010 16:50
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nope, direct download from (I think) the ihug linux server. 

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  Reply # 357305 27-Jul-2010 19:06
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I thought you were still talking about torrents.




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  Reply # 357483 27-Jul-2010 23:17
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Does slingshot have new times for the free offpeak?

i can't find on their website where the new times are and if so when
did they change? as i only signed
up with them 2 to 3 weeks ago


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