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Master Geek

# 68287 18-Sep-2010 12:22
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The all you can eat plan is ok for our household.

It gives us a set price to pay, no extras.

It's not really good for ftp speeds on non standard ports(expect 30-60KB/sec), On the standard port (21) you'll maybe get around 100KB/sec, also not the best, but at least there's no worries with overage.

Our household was on the pro(25 GB + free offpeak) plan prior to switching, speeds have definately dropped, but now we aren't having to buy extra traffic, usually a 50 pack every second month, so this works out slightly cheaper for us.
There is of course a large drop in attainable speed.

Http downloads are at around 200KB/sec(down from 1MB/sec or so) but I would assume that popular filesharing sites would be further limited.

Can't comment on bit torrent as it's rarely used here.

Streaming is decent, no buffering issues so far.
TVNZ on Demand plays fine at 700k.

For the most part the connection is stable, there have been a few times dsl has been in sync and yet no net access though so there may be some issues.

Support wise, I find them very lacking. So if you sign up for it, just hope for the best setup wise ;P

So overall, quite OK. I only expected 2-4mbits for an unmetered service, and it's living up to that expectation.

For those that expect more speed, you really ought to be looking at pay for traffic type services.

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Uber Geek


  # 381604 18-Sep-2010 12:46
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Except that clearly you had issues submitting the post since you did it twice, a constant issue I am finding at the moment on SS


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Master Geek

  # 381626 18-Sep-2010 14:41
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The double submission was a wifi dropouts fault.

I do have the odd issue having to click links a second time though, now that you mention it.


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  # 381737 18-Sep-2010 23:12
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Yeah, so far so good for us too.

It feels like we are allowed whatever residual bandwidth SS has at any given time.  Sometimes it's fine, other times slowish.

It's much better than the teenagers plowing through our old ihug FS/FS a week into the month and getting throttled back to sharing 64k till the next month.

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