Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2503 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 315

Trusted

Topic # 89349 31-Aug-2011 17:10
Send private message

Just seen it mentioned on twitter so have checked it out:

$30 for 10 gig
$40 for 50 gig
$50 for 100 gig
$60 for 150 gig
$70 for 250 gig

downside is no more off-peak downloading

Naked is $80 for 30 gig with free italk / mobile plan 

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
2422 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 529


  Reply # 514614 31-Aug-2011 17:39
Send private message

unlimited, half price for 6 months , only $40 a month. Why would they want to attract more people to this plan when they are struggling now.

6432 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1567


  Reply # 514615 31-Aug-2011 17:42
Send private message

the website still says offpeak


"
  • FREE off-peak on plans except Discovery - download as much as you want during your plan’s off-peak period and it won't count towards your data allowance"


http://www.slingshot.co.nz/internet

 
 
 
 


97 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 514619 31-Aug-2011 17:54
Send private message

Thanks for the heads up.

Just changed my plan to $55 100GB (no phone with them). My average monthly bill just halved. I'm happy.

Why won't Opera let me post more than 2 characters?

176 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 514631 31-Aug-2011 18:36
Send private message

So these new plans still have unlimited off-peak yeah? We're due to be upgraded to Slingshot's better network tomorrow so we get 50gigs and phoneline for $106, but $100 for 100gigs+phoneline sounds awesome.

EDIT - Just looked on the Slingshot forum and the new plans don't have free off-peak data, looks like i'll stay on 50G and free off-peak data.

917 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 65

Trusted

  Reply # 514637 31-Aug-2011 18:42
Send private message

Yet Naked DSL from all providers suck for data plans.

I like the look of these plans but why not introduce the data usage for Naked customers too.

1816 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 51

Trusted

  Reply # 514642 31-Aug-2011 18:54
Send private message

There is no off peak on the new plans, Slingshot will no longer be selling plans with free off peak data,

I called the helpdeak with a few questions.

To get the 50% off you have to not be under a current contract.
If you have a contract you can change to the new plans but no 50% deal

If you take the 50% you can't change plans within the 1st 6 months, but after that you can change plans,
which is really nice as someone could get a 250GB plan and then cut it back to a 100GB after 6 months.

NakeDSL plans have been left out really, this is the 2nd major price change that has seen no change to their NakedDSL offerings.

http://forums.slingshot.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4615

2715 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 133

Trusted

  Reply # 515075 1-Sep-2011 14:06
Send private message

I actually might switch to the 150gb or 250gb plans. Slingshot seem to heavily rate limit VPN off peak but not on peak.




Lead Consultant @Intergen
All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.


2715 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 133

Trusted

  Reply # 515082 1-Sep-2011 14:17
Send private message

hellonearthisman: There is no off peak on the new plans, Slingshot will no longer be selling plans with free off peak data,

I called the helpdeak with a few questions.

To get the 50% off you have to not be under a current contract.
If you have a contract you can change to the new plans but no 50% deal

If you take the 50% you can't change plans within the 1st 6 months, but after that you can change plans,
which is really nice as someone could get a 250GB plan and then cut it back to a 100GB after 6 months.

NakeDSL plans have been left out really, this is the 2nd major price change that has seen no change to their NakedDSL offerings.

http://forums.slingshot.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4615


I just emailed Slingshot and they said only new customers get the 1/2 price




Lead Consultant @Intergen
All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.


1816 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 51

Trusted

  Reply # 515088 1-Sep-2011 14:34
Send private message

Yes, New Customers and Customers who are out of contract get the 50% off for 6 months.

Which is what I though I said.

2715 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 133

Trusted

  Reply # 515109 1-Sep-2011 15:03
Send private message

hellonearthisman: Yes, New Customers and Customers who are out of contract get the 50% off for 6 months.

Which is what I though I said.


I'm not on a contract afaik, the lady who replied to my email said it was only for new customers. Do I need to ring them up?




Lead Consultant @Intergen
All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.


1816 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 51

Trusted

  Reply # 515145 1-Sep-2011 15:58
Send private message

Oh yeah ring then, she got it wrong, if you have no contract then you can get the 6month deal and a new 12 month contact.

She must have been confused as the last offer of 6 months half price was only for new customers (unless you requested terminate the account and said you where going to sign up again to get the deal, they learned from that.)

13319 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1586


  Reply # 515146 1-Sep-2011 16:00
Send private message

lokhor:
hellonearthisman: Yes, New Customers and Customers who are out of contract get the 50% off for 6 months.

Which is what I though I said.


I'm not on a contract afaik, the lady who replied to my email said it was only for new customers. Do I need to ring them up?


What is regarded as a 'new' customer. I haven't been a customer for 3 years, so if I switched, would I be considered a 'new' one?

What are their international download speeds like? I used to be with them, and it wasn't good and a lot of disconnections. But those prices do look very good, and I could save 50% than I am currently paying.

2715 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 133

Trusted

  Reply # 515178 1-Sep-2011 16:52
Send private message

Ok I rang up and switched, only took me 4 minutes.




Lead Consultant @Intergen
All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.


1816 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 51

Trusted

  Reply # 515232 1-Sep-2011 17:55
Send private message

Slingshot has got better as there are less disconnections these days.
Speeds, well if you use P2P or access filelockers then you will not get full speed when the network is in high demand. This happens a lot with there free data periods and their AYCE plan. The new plans might be different and speeds will depend on network load.

Nice One lokhor, let us know how speeds work out for you.

84 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 515292 1-Sep-2011 19:44
Send private message

hellonearthisman: There is no off peak on the new plans, Slingshot will no longer be selling plans with free off peak data,

I called the helpdeak with a few questions.

To get the 50% off you have to not be under a current contract.
If you have a contract you can change to the new plans but no 50% deal

If you take the 50% you can't change plans within the 1st 6 months, but after that you can change plans,
which is really nice as someone could get a 250GB plan and then cut it back to a 100GB after 6 months.

NakeDSL plans have been left out really, this is the 2nd major price change that has seen no change to their NakedDSL offerings.

http://forums.slingshot.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4615


 

You need to not be under a current contract *and* have your home line with Slingshot. Was just told this when I switched over so I didn't get the 50% deal.

 

lokhor: I just emailed Slingshot and they said only new customers get the 1/2 price


Had the same response when I first emailed them too.

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.