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Topic # 66727 22-Aug-2010 14:24
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So, I made the jump and im happy! I have wrote this comparison to help people make the decision to switch.
Since I moved to NZ, Ive been with Telecom, and been happy. First it was GoLarge, then BigTime and now All You Can Eat.. Notice something? Yea, Im a heavy user (~120GB a month)

So to the SyncSpeeds:



So, I should get a faster download speed, and a slightly  (~unoticable) slower upload speed. Looks pretty good.

A little Math to find out the theoretical MAX line speeds:

BigTime:
Download: 7616/8 = 952KB/s
Upload: 896/8 = 112KB/s

All You Can Eat:
Download: 8160/8 = 1020KB/s
Upload: 832/8 = 104KB/s

On BigTime, I found that my MAX achieable download speed was 832KB/s (Ironically near my Theoretical Down - Theoretical Up), and I would get this downloading things from Akamai Distributed sites (Apple, for one), even to sites accross the globe (VideoCopilot.Net)
I would be limited at 200KB/s on anydownload from popular P2P websites. Hotfile for one. (Although the youtube.com referer 'fixed' this, and I would get my max speed. Peak and Off-Peak)
Torrents were crap on BigTime. Never. Ever. Faster than 100KB/s for me (Maybe up to 200 when off-peak..)

On All You Can Eat, My Max achievable download speed is 900KB/s. Apple, YouTube etc all go this speed when accelerated via IDM.
Torrents: All I can say is WOW. Never seen a torrent go 850KB/s within 20 seconds of adding it and staying consistant, especially at this time of the day (2pm).

Hotfile: Hmmmmmmm, Wether its HotFiles fault, or SlingShots. I dont know. I get 400KB/s- 420KB/s and a single connection when accelerated? I can download multiple at the same time, and it will max out at full speed (Both downloads going 420KB/s) After being treated with FS Down on Hotfile, this is a little dissapointing. However I have been having problems with Hotfile downloads being slow on BigTime since about a week ago. (Maxing out at 100, and sharing this bandwith between seperate downloads). So I think the blame is on Hotfile.com.

Onto some SpeedTests!



As you can see. I get much better pings, and around .5MBs - 1MB faster. However, my Upload speeds are slightly slower on some occasions.

"Yes, thats all fine and dandy, but what about international speeds?" some might say.

On BigTime, Yesterday. To the UK I would not get faster than 2MB down and pings in the area of 250-400. Same time today;





To The US:



So, What do you think?
Im happy.

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  Reply # 371026 22-Aug-2010 14:35
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just wait till more people jump on this plan. unlimited plans have never and will not work in NZ for a near distant future.

it will be setup just like any other unlimited plan offered in the past. bunch of users (10,000 in this case) will be thrown in a pool with limited bandwidth.

i'll give it 3 months before 'i have speed/latency/ping' issues threads start popping up.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 371031 22-Aug-2010 14:46

Theoretical max download speeds*

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 371045 22-Aug-2010 15:30
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Just got connected, so far very impressed with the speeds, but will have to wait until more people join before I make my final judgement.

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  Reply # 371056 22-Aug-2010 16:17
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billgates: just wait till more people jump on this plan. unlimited plans have never and will not work in NZ for a near distant future.

it will be setup just like any other unlimited plan offered in the past. bunch of users (10,000 in this case) will be thrown in a pool with limited bandwidth.

i'll give it 3 months before 'i have speed/latency/ping' issues threads start popping up.


But isn't bandwidth allocated on a per user basis rather than to the whole pool? If that is true then it 'theoretically' shouldn't all tun to crap right?



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  Reply # 371058 22-Aug-2010 16:21
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Asmodeus:
billgates: just wait till more people jump on this plan. unlimited plans have never and will not work in NZ for a near distant future.

it will be setup just like any other unlimited plan offered in the past. bunch of users (10,000 in this case) will be thrown in a pool with limited bandwidth.

i'll give it 3 months before 'i have speed/latency/ping' issues threads start popping up.


But isn't bandwidth allocated on a per user basis rather than to the whole pool? If that is true then it 'theoretically' shouldn't all tun to crap right?



Thats what I heard. So there *shouldnt* be any changes when all 10,000 spots are filled..

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  Reply # 371059 22-Aug-2010 16:21

Asmodeus:
billgates: just wait till more people jump on this plan. unlimited plans have never and will not work in NZ for a near distant future.

it will be setup just like any other unlimited plan offered in the past. bunch of users (10,000 in this case) will be thrown in a pool with limited bandwidth.

i'll give it 3 months before 'i have speed/latency/ping' issues threads start popping up.


But isn't bandwidth allocated on a per user basis rather than to the whole pool? If that is true then it 'theoretically' shouldn't all tun to crap right?


This is what I've read also. In which case, yes, the speeds you get now should be sustained unless Slingshot get a bit stingy :P.

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  Reply # 371067 22-Aug-2010 16:34
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can you please show the ping times to this server.

203.97.27.200:19567


 

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  Reply # 371072 22-Aug-2010 16:45
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Asmodeus

But isn't bandwidth allocated on a per user basis rather than to the whole pool? If that is true then it 'theoretically' shouldn't all tun to crap right?


Probably something like total bandwidth for the plan / active users

Right now there will be few active users. 



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  Reply # 371074 22-Aug-2010 16:45
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Kickass: can you please show the ping times to this server.

203.97.27.200:19567


 



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  Reply # 371094 22-Aug-2010 17:29
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I have been changed today also, has anyone else been experiencing connection drop-outs, i have noticed that since i have been moved to slingshot my connection has been dropping for a short period of time then coming back on on a regular basis. Anyone else been having similar problems?




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  Reply # 371109 22-Aug-2010 17:50
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Yep I getting the same thing drop outs




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  Reply # 371118 22-Aug-2010 18:04
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No drop outs, but I can't connect to www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/
Downforeveryoneorjustme says its just me.

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  Reply # 371137 22-Aug-2010 18:31
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I am on justbroadband plan and have been seeing pages dropping out since this afternoon, very very annoying.
I have flushed DNS and checked on multiple computers and browsers and still page drop offs.

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  Reply # 371141 22-Aug-2010 18:36
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So it looks like it is a problem for more than just me, its only certain websites, big websites that would be cached work fine but others either don't load at all or only load sometimes, also was going to try setting up DNS and that didn't work either.

Not a very good start to my time on Slingshot, has slingshot reported any known problems?




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  Reply # 371145 22-Aug-2010 18:40
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not that I know of, I am new to slingshot too, since friday, not impressed at all; all though that is not surprising.

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