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# 66153 13-Aug-2010 13:32
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slingshot  starts  unlimited broadband on august 19 th  , limited to 10,000 thou be in quick




"Hot-on-the-heels of the death of Telecom's 'Big Time' broadband offer, telco Slingshot has announced its first attempt at an all-you-can-eat plan.

Launching on August 19, the appropriately-named 'All You Can Eat' plan will be limited to 10,000 spots on a first-come, first-served basis.

General Manager Scott Page says the company has learned from Telecom's ill-fated forays into uncapped broadband...."

 

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http://www.3news.co.nz/Slingshot-announces-uncapped-broadband-plan/tabid/412/articleID/170504/Default.aspx?ArticleID=170504
 




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  # 367155 13-Aug-2010 13:39
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Spots on the All You Can Eat plan can be reserved by emailing allyoucaneat@team.slingshot.co.nz.




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  # 367156 13-Aug-2010 13:39
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an isp which is already oversubscribed offering an unlimited plan, i can see that turning out well..

 
 
 
 


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  # 367157 13-Aug-2010 13:39
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hmmm

So I wonder if this IS actually all you can eat unlimited full speed or does some fair and reasonable use policy apply?



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  # 367160 13-Aug-2010 13:42
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there will be a fair use policy i say .... really got no other alternative for unlimited




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  # 367161 13-Aug-2010 13:44
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Interested to see how much will it cost for the plan.In the 3news website they say it's under $80 per month....will it be $79.99/month?

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  # 367172 13-Aug-2010 14:02
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Looks like Slingshot is serious about going for the #3 position in the NZ IPS biggest list.

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  # 367211 13-Aug-2010 14:59
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Oh noes! I was expecting speeds to drop already with big time customers migrating across for the free offpeak.
I really hope they dedicate bandwidth just for this plan so us existing users dont suffer. I also hope they dont apply the inevitable traffic shaping for this plan onto other customers.

Ive got six months of contract with them left :(

 
 
 
 


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  # 367217 13-Aug-2010 15:18
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nickb800: Oh noes! I was expecting speeds to drop already with big time customers migrating across for the free offpeak.
I really hope they dedicate bandwidth just for this plan so us existing users dont suffer. I also hope they dont apply the inevitable traffic shaping for this plan onto other customers.

Ive got six months of contract with them left :(


so true, except that I've got 2 years contract left with ss




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  # 367220 13-Aug-2010 15:36
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at least if you join it you know even if it doesn't work , SS will not stop it for a while, the last thing they want is Telecom laughing at them and saying "I told you so"




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  # 367229 13-Aug-2010 15:51
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Wonder if it will be a naked option or have other useless services needed as a prerequisite that they are not mentioning in their price.




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  # 367236 13-Aug-2010 16:11

cokeman2: slingshot  starts  unlimited broadband on august 19 th  , limited to 10,000 thou be in quick




"Hot-on-the-heels of the death of Telecom's 'Big Time' broadband offer, telco Slingshot has announced its first attempt at an all-you-can-eat plan.

Launching on August 19, the appropriately-named 'All You Can Eat' plan will be limited to 10,000 spots on a first-come, first-served basis.

General Manager Scott Page says the company has learned from Telecom's ill-fated forays into uncapped broadband...."

 

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http://www.3news.co.nz/Slingshot-announces-uncapped-broadband-plan/tabid/412/articleID/170504/Default.aspx?ArticleID=170504
 


10000 is a lot of connections, so I don't think they will sell out to quickly. Also if telecom can't do it, why does a telecom reseller think they can.Obviously they are trying to mop up the cusomters coming off telecoms plan.  But it doesn't mean that telecom won't introduce their own plan in the future to undercut them.  I think they may need to clean up their cusomter service first, before they take on new cusomters, from all the complaints I have seen on trademe.

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for your interest - we're really excited about this, too!

We can't say too much just yet....but we think you'll be very happy when we release more info next week.

Stay tuned!

The team at Slingshot




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  # 367269 13-Aug-2010 17:17
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wanghou168:
so true, except that I've got 2 years contract left with ss

You should be able to change plans without breaking your contract, your not leaving slingshot for a different ISP.

dedicate bandwidth, I think they would do that as they did it with their NakedDSL service.

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  # 367279 13-Aug-2010 17:34

I sent an email to Slingshot expressing interest as my Big Time is about to come to an end, does this guarantee a spot, when will we hear back.

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  # 367296 13-Aug-2010 17:54
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Well I think I'll hold of trying to get parents to switch. Like the guy above said, if Telecom couldnt do it, why would someone who is effectivly selling Telecom services think they could pull it off? How many people were on Big Time by the way? Because if this plan has a limit of 10K people then that could possibly mean less people using up all the bandwidth.




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