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  Reply # 370476 20-Aug-2010 20:22
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hamish225:
scottr:?FS/128 can no longer be purchased from Telecom. :)


?Chorus*?


Telecom...

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  Reply # 370479 20-Aug-2010 20:24
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scottr:
hamish225:
scottr:?FS/128 can no longer be purchased from Telecom. :)


?Chorus*?


Telecom...


i thought telecom was the retail and chorus the wholesale?

*confused* 





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  Reply # 370485 20-Aug-2010 20:35
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hamish225:
scottr:
hamish225:
scottr:?FS/128 can no longer be purchased from Telecom. :)


?Chorus*?


Telecom...


i thought telecom was the retail and?chorus?the wholesale?

*confused*?


No it's even more split than that., but it's absolutely easy to get confused as they all used to be the same company, share the same name and two of them even share the same customer portal.

Telecom retail is retail (to customers). Telecom Wholesale is wholesale (to companies that resell, such as Telecom Retail, Slingshot etc). Chorus is the company that runs the physical cables.

Easiest to think of it as a layer.,

Telecom Retail/Slingshot/etc
Telecom Wholesale
Chorus

Unbundling drops the company unbundling down to Telecom Wholesale level as well as the retail level (providing they still retail, which they do), although I think only Vodafone currently resells their network to others.

Hope that helps :)

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  Reply # 370543 21-Aug-2010 00:22
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System:
hellonearthisman: Thanks great news AdrianD, you will have to update the Slingshot website so that it says that as well
and while your there could you get a note added to Everyday plan, pointing out that it is a FS/128k plan unlike the other plans that are FS/FS but is listed as if it is a totally FS plan. It not transparent that there is a difference between those plans speeds and could almost be misleading.


Are you saying that the "All You Can Eat" Plan is capped at 128k upload? or is "Everyday" a different plan?

Quick Edit: I have realized that Everyday is another plan. The All you can eat plan is full speed both ways or it it capped also?


FS/FS as well., Same statement as above applies., FS/128 can no longer be purchased from Telecom from 1st September. :)


WOW, That's good news then, thanks Scottr.

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  Reply # 370670 21-Aug-2010 13:51
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So has anyone been provisioned onto this plan yet? any reviews?




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  Reply # 370679 21-Aug-2010 14:30
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ekud: So has anyone been provisioned onto this plan yet? any reviews?


i would have thought that it needed all 10,000 people joined before a true picture could be found , if it has only a few hundred people using  its going to be quick as it has more bandwith than normal.




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  Reply # 370696 21-Aug-2010 15:14
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Slingshot have said that is not true, they are allocating bandwidth on this plan on a per user basis so the user experience should be similar no matter how many people are on the plan




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  Reply # 370706 21-Aug-2010 15:45
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System: Slingshot have said that is not true, they are allocating bandwidth on this plan on a per user basis so the user experience should be similar no matter how many people are on the plan


That's interesting, and it doesn't make sense for small numbers of users. But I guess we'll wait and see.

I mean, if they are allocating an average of say 128kbit per user then they wouldn't only make 1.28mbit available for the first 10 users would they? Or 12.8mbit for the first 100 users.

[edit] 128kbit is a guess. But they have said it's 3-4 times more than normal users, and they stated that the Telecom handover was 48kbit per user, so I guessed at 3 times that value.

Cheers - N

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  Reply # 370707 21-Aug-2010 15:50
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Hi there,
After I heard about All you can eat, I reserved a spot, and joined up.
I recieved an email saying that I will be switched to slingshot on Monday 23rd.

I just expect this plan t be as good as BigTime; I never had problems with anything on BigTime, Maxed out my line speed when downloading (ADSL), even at the start...

I will post a few speedtest's on monday if the switch happens, and compare it to BigTime (Telecom)..

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  Reply # 370717 21-Aug-2010 16:32
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NZHawk: Hi there,
After I heard about All you can eat, I reserved a spot, and joined up.
I recieved an email saying that I will be switched to slingshot on Monday 23rd.

I just expect this plan t be as good as BigTime; I never had problems with anything on BigTime, Maxed out my line speed when downloading (ADSL), even at the start...

I will post a few speedtest's on monday if the switch happens, and compare it to BigTime (Telecom)..


I have also received an email from Slingshot saying they aim to transfer me on the 23rd of August (Monday), will look forward to seeing how it is.




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  Reply # 370733 21-Aug-2010 17:43
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System:
NZHawk: Hi there,
After I heard about All you can eat, I reserved a spot, and joined up.
I recieved an email saying that I will be switched to slingshot on Monday 23rd.

I just expect this plan t be as good as BigTime; I never had problems with anything on BigTime, Maxed out my line speed when downloading (ADSL), even at the start...

I will post a few speedtest's on monday if the switch happens, and compare it to BigTime (Telecom)..


I have also received an email from Slingshot saying they aim to transfer me on the 23rd of August (Monday), will look forward to seeing how it is.


I haven't got anything from them since signing up- did you choose credit card or direct debit?

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  Reply # 370735 21-Aug-2010 17:48
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Mooseboy:

I haven't got anything from them since signing up- did you choose credit card or direct debit?


Credit for me..

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  Reply # 370737 21-Aug-2010 17:54
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NZHawk:
Mooseboy:

I haven't got anything from them since signing up- did you choose credit card or direct debit?


Credit for me..

Its probably as I thought, I won't hear anything unyil they get my DD form.

I wish they had a plain old normal billing system Undecided

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  Reply # 370748 21-Aug-2010 18:22
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I used direct debit and I already have the email, sent it away Friday morning




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  Reply # 370760 21-Aug-2010 18:45
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i applied on Thursday night used visa to pay ...no email yet but when i log into my account on slingshot says " period ending 23 august , dont know what they mean by that , maybe the expected start up date i say...




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