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# 79353 16-Mar-2011 17:18
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WOW.....Ok Im here in Christchurch...a few weeks down the track from the big shake and as I quess most must understand the cable network must have taken a fair old hammering however my speeds are so low even some 4 weeks after the quake,during the hours of approx 5pm and midnight I might as well be using dial up,even trying to download a new file is almost anyone else out there with Slingshot having these issues during the evening......

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  # 448973 16-Mar-2011 17:39
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Yes there are others other with Slingshot that are having issues.
Slingshot does have some support for people effected by the quake,
you can reach them on 0800 89 2000

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  # 449017 16-Mar-2011 19:46

am in dunedin.
also getting absolutely shocking speeds.
called them yesterday and they said a lot of there hardware was damaged by the quake.
is impossible to stream any videos eg. youtube and


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  # 449079 17-Mar-2011 00:10
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Thanks guys for the replies...I spoke to Slingshot tonight and I have given up on the Anything You Can Eat plan and gone for their 40gb for $55.00 a month,no other supplier offers a deal like that but I am aware that P2P sharing is put at the bottom of the barrell with Slingshot however like you my speeds have been so low as I mentioned before I would have done better on dial many say there is always a catch with such a plan as Anything but good on Slingshot for offering it however the area I live in here in Christchurch was hit very hard and I have no doubt that there may be ongoing issues with most networks,my friend who is with Telstra has told me the same issues are happening for them as well and much damage was done by the big shake a few weeks back.

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