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  # 370401 20-Aug-2010 17:39

scottjames84: Finally got connected this afternoon, on hold with them now to find out why I do not have naked DSL yet, just standard broadband with their homeline and trying to find out why usenet servers only download max 4-5kbps.

Many ISPs no longer have a newserver.

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  # 370404 20-Aug-2010 17:43
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I am using premium news servers, newsdemon and astraweb which work fine on xnet.


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  # 379574 14-Sep-2010 10:38
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Sadly I am currently havign a similar experiance with Slingshot.   Also moving from Telecom Big Time to Slingshot Naked.

Signed up end of July, 7 weeks later and after numerous calls to the call centre I am STILL NOT connected.   I have had to ring telecom a couple of times now and get them to reconnect the broadband as I need the broadband for business.

As stated before, their customer service is poor but they are they only provider that offer naked DSL with unlimited off peak sadly :(

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  # 379587 14-Sep-2010 10:56
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Possibly a silly/inflammatory question; but if you need the broadband for business, why are you going through Slingshot? They're a residential provider. You'd be better off going for a commercial ISP so you'd get better SLA's etc

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  # 379588 14-Sep-2010 10:58
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I live in a flat of 6, of which half are massive downloaders so have to go through it for off peak unlimited data

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  # 379592 14-Sep-2010 11:07
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Most homes have 2 lines (2 pairs) coming in, if you need more reliable internet for work get Maxnet, Snap or Xnet Naked ADSL on the 2nd line.

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  # 379593 14-Sep-2010 11:11
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jeez i ran out of break reading that first paragraph!!

amazes me that people will post open letters without proof reading, or punctuating for that matter.

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