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  Reply # 368777 17-Aug-2010 17:09
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I don't think we know if it is naked or not yet.

But I agree, you would think a 24 month contract would negate the need for a phone line.

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  Reply # 368787 17-Aug-2010 17:31
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Since their homeline plan is ~$10 more than the basic telecom homeplan (In chch and wellington at least), they might be budgeting for that profit as well.

But anyway, their current naked plan is $30 more than their equivalent capped plan, so you might hope that $30 surcharge would do it for this plan

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  Reply # 368790 17-Aug-2010 17:35
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Ok so confirmed that yeah can't be naked. Still $127 for uncapped isn't insanely unreasonable even if it is more than Telecom were charging.

Considering they are the only game in town...not like we have a lot of options :S

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  Reply # 368793 17-Aug-2010 17:41
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Yeah its a bit pricy, but you are getting quite a lot! I was skeptical about telecom's plan when it was launched as the pricing was so low at $60 it didnt seem like it would cover the costs of a reasonable service - slingshot's offer at $80 seems like they might even be able to do it properly.

Having said that, if you price it low enough, you will get medium internet users (10-20gb per month) on the plan for the certainty of cost, and they can balance out the mega-users. I suspect a good majority of Bigtime customers were the medium use group, families that we're sick of going over the limit and blaming each other, etc. But I guess there were more megausers than they had budgeted for.

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  Reply # 368798 17-Aug-2010 17:48
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raab: I think slingshot should be focusing on their current infrastructure and how bad their offpeak speeds are than investing in an unlimited plan.

I don't know why ISP's think unlimited is good. How about offering decent sized 100-200GB plans instead?

you must be holding it wrong as I get great off peak speeds and have noticed that they have been getting faster over the last few weeks. fs/128kbps (6hour of free data period) and I can get around 4GB a night, that about a GB more than last month a night.
Last 8 days I got 29.38GB of free data and could have got more, but couldn't find anything interesting.
Slingshot freedata periods are not that slow.

I have also heard on the slingshot forums, that people with existing Slingshot contracts can change to the new plan and not have to pay a termination fee on there old deals and will just have a 24month contract like everyone else for joining the all you can eat plan.

Telecoms failed Big Time was $69.95 so 79.95 for Slingshots all you can eat seems alright.

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  Reply # 368800 17-Aug-2010 17:49
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hellonearthisman:
raab: I think slingshot should be focusing on their current infrastructure and how bad their offpeak speeds are than investing in an unlimited plan.

I don't know why ISP's think unlimited is good. How about offering decent sized 100-200GB plans instead?

you must be holding it wrong as I get great off peak speeds and have noticed that they have been getting faster over the last few weeks. fs/128kbps (6hour of free data period) and I can get around 4GB a night, that about a GB more than last month a night.
Last 8 days I got 29.38GB of free data and could have got more, but couldn't find anything interesting.
Slingshot freedata periods are not that slow.
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I consider that to be slow, and the fact that I get about the same speeds when paying for data isnt really helping.

When I only have a 3 megabit sync, I exepct THAT should be the bottleneck, not slingshots underprovisioning.




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  Reply # 368814 17-Aug-2010 18:07
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richms:
hellonearthisman:
raab: I think slingshot should be focusing on their current infrastructure and how bad their offpeak speeds are than investing in an unlimited plan.

I don't know why ISP's think unlimited is good. How about offering decent sized 100-200GB plans instead?

you must be holding it wrong as I get great off peak speeds and have noticed that they have been getting faster over the last few weeks. fs/128kbps (6hour of free data period) and I can get around 4GB a night, that about a GB more than last month a night.
Last 8 days I got 29.38GB of free data and could have got more, but couldn't find anything interesting.
Slingshot freedata periods are not that slow.
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I consider that to be slow, and the fact that I get about the same speeds when paying for data isnt really helping.

When I only have a 3 megabit sync, I exepct THAT should be the bottleneck, not slingshots underprovisioning.


wow someones a bit ungreatful there. think of the people who cant afford broadband man.  





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  Reply # 368860 17-Aug-2010 19:45
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I only manage to get 2gb during offpeak period and during peak periods I can barely load international webpages. My modem syncs at ~16Mbps so it's not a linespeed issue.




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  Reply # 369476 18-Aug-2010 19:10
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so anyone got this yet? i'm thinking of applying

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  Reply # 369480 18-Aug-2010 19:18
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You can't sign up until tomorrow, they were reserving spots if you emailed them, not sure if there is any spots yet.

I got an email earlier confirming that my spot has been reserved. 




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  Reply # 369601 18-Aug-2010 23:04
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richms:
hellonearthisman:
raab: I think slingshot should be focusing on their current infrastructure and how bad their offpeak speeds are than investing in an unlimited plan.

I don't know why ISP's think unlimited is good. How about offering decent sized 100-200GB plans instead?

you must be holding it wrong as I get great off peak speeds and have noticed that they have been getting faster over the last few weeks. fs/128kbps (6hour of free data period) and I can get around 4GB a night, that about a GB more than last month a night.
Last 8 days I got 29.38GB of free data and could have got more, but couldn't find anything interesting.
Slingshot freedata periods are not that slow.
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I consider that to be slow, and the fact that I get about the same speeds when paying for data isnt really helping.

When I only have a 3 megabit sync, I exepct THAT should be the bottleneck, not slingshots underprovisioning.


You consider that to be slow? That's like 180kB/s., I consider that pretty reasonable for a free data period considering every man and his dog will be going for gold.

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  Reply # 369628 19-Aug-2010 00:52
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scottr:
You consider that to be slow? That's like 180kB/s., I consider that pretty reasonable for a free data period considering every man and his dog will be going for gold.


When they claim to have a cache to accelerate p2p and that is what you are doing, yes, slow.




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  Reply # 369638 19-Aug-2010 05:43
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Got a reply from Slingshot on Twitter to say that FTP traffic is going to be given the same priority as streaming.




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  Reply # 369687 19-Aug-2010 09:37
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richms:
scottr:
You consider that to be slow? That's like 180kB/s., I consider that pretty reasonable for a free data period considering every man and his dog will be going for gold.


When they claim to have a cache to accelerate p2p and that is what you are doing, yes, slow.


Depends what you're getting, popular stuff from public trackers will be cached., stuff from private trackers won't be. Can't expect every torrent or p2p item ever to be cached. I still believe 180kB/s is a pretty decent speed avergage for the free period, considering what you're getting is well, free. If that's consistent across a month you're easily looking at over 100 gig.


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  Reply # 369826 19-Aug-2010 14:43
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No option to go naked may kill this for me. I also don't like 24 month contracts but I see why they did it.

Anyone know what their termination fees are like?

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