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  # 582565 16-Feb-2012 21:30
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DravidDavid:
Talkiet:
Except browse, download, game, stream video stream music, make VoIP calls, use Skype, upload as normal etc.

What you can't do is download Linux ISOs as fast as you can at other times of the day.

Cheers- N


Disagree.

browsing on a 1mb/s connection is terrible.  It actually feels like dial-up.  Skype chat is fine, but calls are a totally different story.


I'm going to disagree right back at ya...

Even if it feels like dialup to you, most people (not saying you're one) don't know what dialup feels like, and of those that experienced, most can't remember it. I've owned a 300bps acoustic and a 1200/75 modem and I've been using the net since the late 80's. 1mbit/sec is quite reasonable to browse on, even today, and you'd be AMAZED at how low the bitrate is for a lot of stuff people seem to think uses lots of bandwidth.

What you probably don't have access to is a system which reports the average download speed of a number of popular websites around the world to an array of NZ based probes and which shows that you don't have to get too far offshore before the real world throughput in browsing is lower than 1mbps.

What I won't dispute is that ALONG WITH the slower than usual throughput there may be other issues which could impact the usability of some apps.

Browsing on a solid, stable 1mbit connection is fine. What I don't know is the full characteristics of the line and TCP behaviour that's occurring.

Cheers - N




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  # 583024 17-Feb-2012 23:32
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its 11:30PM and I'm having a hard time reaching:

www.facebook.com
gmail.com
asb.co.nz

YouTube, TradeMe, Google, Google Maps and Speedtest.net all work fine.

Not sure whats going on there.





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  # 583193 18-Feb-2012 14:39
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2:39pm. not even peak hour.
This is getting worse all the time.

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  # 583195 18-Feb-2012 14:43
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2:43PM


This is the maximum speed my line will allow.





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  # 583203 18-Feb-2012 14:58
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Yeah mine has drastically gone downhill in last month. In december I was getting 6Mbps now it is this:

Saturday @ 1500

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  # 583209 18-Feb-2012 15:13
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being an unlimited plan you cant expect the speed to be consistent 




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  # 583211 18-Feb-2012 15:37
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l43a2: being an unlimited plan you cant expect the speed to be consistent 


Yeah but there are limits of what is considered an acceptable speed.. 3Mbit isn't.

 
 
 
 


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  # 583248 18-Feb-2012 17:31
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ALTRON:
l43a2: being an unlimited plan you cant expect the speed to be consistent 


Yeah but there are limits of what is considered an acceptable speed.. 3Mbit isn't.


In all seriousness, who decides what an acceptable speed during peak times on an unlimited plan?

You're presumably aware that 3mbit 24*7 is still about 1TB/month? And I'm sure at times of the day linux ISOs download a lot faster than 3mbit.

There are options in the market for fast all the time, and there are options for fast much of the time and congestion during peak use times... I think it's great we all have a choice. What's not so great is people expecting fast all the time with unlimited usage and expect to pay bottom dollar as well. That's unrealistic.

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  # 583419 19-Feb-2012 14:04
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your guys speed issues are unlikely to have anything to do with Slingshot.
Why don't you get Slingshot to have a look at your issue?

I never have any speed issues, in fact I just did a speedtest.net and got 17Mb/s I think my line speed is only 15Mb/s




 




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  # 583488 19-Feb-2012 17:16
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Talkiet:
There are options in the market for fast all the time, and there are options for fast much of the time and congestion during peak use times... I think it's great we all have a choice. What's not so great is people expecting fast all the time with unlimited usage and expect to pay bottom dollar as well. That's unrealistic.


if they did actually have a policy to so heavily throttle speeds, though, you'd think that would be something they'd be expected to warn customers of in the fine print.

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  # 583492 19-Feb-2012 17:26
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Lykho:
Talkiet:
There are options in the market for fast all the time, and there are options for fast much of the time and congestion during peak use times... I think it's great we all have a choice. What's not so great is people expecting fast all the time with unlimited usage and expect to pay bottom dollar as well. That's unrealistic.


if they did actually have a policy to so heavily throttle speeds, though, you'd think that would be something they'd be expected to warn customers of in the fine print.


They sorta do here is there list of Priorities when it comes to traffic

1. VOIP 

2. Gaming 

3. Browsing 

4. Streaming 

5. Local traffic

6. File sharing, including Peer-to-Peer (P2P)

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  # 583493 19-Feb-2012 17:28
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Lykho:
Talkiet:
There are options in the market for fast all the time, and there are options for fast much of the time and congestion during peak use times... I think it's great we all have a choice. What's not so great is people expecting fast all the time with unlimited usage and expect to pay bottom dollar as well. That's unrealistic.


if they did actually have a policy to so heavily throttle speeds, though, you'd think that would be something they'd be expected to warn customers of in the fine print.


Respectfully, I disagree. In all likelihood any issues are going to be cyclic as the userbase increases until a new chunk'O'bandwidth can be justified.

So many people in NZ seem to believe that ISPs can afford to provide huge amounts of data and speed, 24*7. For those that don't know what dedicated bandwidth actually costs, I invite you to go and get some prices for dedicated connection BANDWIDTH prices and then compare that to what you pay for your residential accounts.

As for warning customers - I am not even going to bother reading their contracts but if you can tell me they DON'T have clauses saying performance will be indeterminate and is not guaranteed, then I'm all ears.

Cheers - N





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  # 583509 19-Feb-2012 18:22
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Lowest speed I've seen on the plan is 8Mb/s

I'm happier than I was when I was on Telecom's equivalent "BigTime" plan.  It appears it is managed far better.

Gaming is excellent.  I have a ping of 5 to CS:S servers in New Zealand and 15 to 20 to Australian servers.
Browsing is fantastic!  I've never had any issues streaming from the USA or YouTube
Steam downloads come down at line speed.
P2P applications work at line speed around the clock no matter what it seems.
Customer service takes a little while if you call after 5 or on a weekend, but when you get through you get a Kiwi that knows what he is talking about!

Keep it up Slingshot!





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  # 583522 19-Feb-2012 18:39
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Mines hauling at the moment, torrents hitting 1.1MB/s all up and its not all cached, a real united nations of flags showing in utorrent.





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  # 583551 19-Feb-2012 20:13
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DravidDavid: I'm happier than I was when I was on Telecom's equivalent "BigTime" plan.? It appears it is managed far better.

Totally.

For starters, I don't get kicked off an SSH session after a couple of minutes on an otherwise idle line. (By SSH I mean editing conf files, not SFTP or a tunnel.)




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