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.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47
cakeking
37 posts

Geek


#637834 8-Jun-2012 14:43
Send private message

I have been with Slingshot on the Naked Unlimited plan for just over 1 month now.

We don't do a lot of streaming other than radio every now and then, and the odd youtube. Normal browsing and email etc is fine, no complaints.

As long as you are aware about the traffic shaping there should be no suprises - I was taken off guard with the shaping, expecting my p2p and ftp to be just the same as on my orginal provider.

Being more aware of it now I have no problems with the traffic shaping, I just do the bulk of my downloaded off peak - best times seem to be after 1am sometime, till after 7am sometime. If you can be patient and schedule your downloads, rather than expecting them straight away then I say go for it.

Totally converted here and no thoughts of changing back to my original provider (xnet/WorldeXchange FYI)



Slingshot
1002 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Slingshot

  #637836 8-Jun-2012 14:47
Send private message

cakeking: I have been with Slingshot on the Naked Unlimited plan for just over 1 month now.

We don't do a lot of streaming other than radio every now and then, and the odd youtube. Normal browsing and email etc is fine, no complaints.

As long as you are aware about the traffic shaping there should be no suprises - I was taken off guard with the shaping, expecting my p2p and ftp to be just the same as on my orginal provider.

Being more aware of it now I have no problems with the traffic shaping, I just do the bulk of my downloaded off peak - best times seem to be after 1am sometime, till after 7am sometime. If you can be patient and schedule your downloads, rather than expecting them straight away then I say go for it.

Totally converted here and no thoughts of changing back to my original provider (xnet/WorldeXchange FYI)




Nice feedback, thanks :)






 
 
 
 


wangruolin
3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #637867 8-Jun-2012 15:25
Send private message

Hi Ben


I am not a heavy downloader, usually use 170-200GB per month. Never fully utilize my 250GB allowance. The main reason to switch is to get rid of landline so I can save some cost. Therefore, I don't mind to lose my current landline number.

I am being cautious about switching is because i read some complaints about speed, and I have bad experience with telecom's unlimited plan before. Also I can not get my 250GB plan back after i switch.

So if you said watch twitch and youtube will be as good as my current plan(able to watch 480/720p anytime with no/little lag or buffer,even during peak) and P2P speed will be reasonable, than its good enough for me.

probably call to switch next week.

thanks for you time and reply.



Slingshot
1002 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Slingshot

  #637885 8-Jun-2012 15:53
Send private message

Hi,

Yeah you will save money on the plan, if you do have any issues just raise them here (on geekzone), twitter, facebook or PM me.

Cheers,
Ben




Nebbie
458 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #637953 8-Jun-2012 17:35
Send private message

wangruolin:
I am being cautious about switching is because i read some complaints about speed, and I have bad experience with telecom's unlimited plan before.


Yes Telecom failed at creating a Unlimited plan there was no real priotisation and the priotisation that was in place was easily bypassable and thus lechers took up all the bandwidth becuase Telecom had no control the plan failed.

I remember using a Telecom connection at a friends place when this plan was available the connection was slow....

I use to be on the Old Unlimited plan and had no issues with Youtube or any game that i happened to play at the time, flatmate did not complain either. I then moved onto the 250gb plan the same one your on and noticed no change in speed.




---------------------------------------------------------------
Nebukadnessar


Oubadah
676 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #638097 9-Jun-2012 00:37
Send private message

Should I be able to stream 720p and 1080p FLVs from the likes of YouTube reliably with this plan? About 30% of the time 720p works, but usually it just chokes up and loads so slowly that I'm forced to go back down to the lower resolutions. I can't imagine for one second trying to stream something like netflix. Youtube HD was much more useable on Orcon. Can you guys watch HD youtube reliably?

Does anyone know approximately how many mb/s are being used for those 720p and 1080p flv streams?

nickb800
2476 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #638098 9-Jun-2012 01:10
Send private message

Oubadah: Should I be able to stream 720p and 1080p FLVs from the likes of YouTube reliably with this plan? About 30% of the time 720p works, but usually it just chokes up and loads so slowly that I'm forced to go back down to the lower resolutions. I can't imagine for one second trying to stream something like netflix. Youtube HD was much more useable on Orcon. Can you guys watch HD youtube reliably?

Does anyone know approximately how many mb/s are being used for those 720p and 1080p flv streams?

Tbh, no. If its cached by slingshot, its fine; but if its HD of pretty much anything except the latest pop hit, you wont be able to stream it.

But i found the same on slingshot capped plans, so YMMV

 
 
 
 


Detruire
1296 posts

Uber Geek


  #638109 9-Jun-2012 02:56
Send private message

Oubadah: Should I be able to stream 720p and 1080p FLVs from the likes of YouTube reliably?with this plan? About 30% of the time 720p works, but usually it just chokes up and loads so slowly that I'm forced to go back down to the lower resolutions. I can't imagine for one second trying to stream something like netflix. Youtube HD was much more useable on Orcon. Can you guys watch HD youtube reliably?

Does anyone know approximately how many mb/s are being used for those 720p and 1080p flv streams?

My experience is similar to yours, although I'd say it's more like 60% of the time for me. 720p Youtube videos frequently load at <100kB/s (while the 480p version loads at ~1MB/s.) This happens at just about any time of day, Slingshot-hosted content server or not.

The bitrate of the videos seems to vary widely. I've watched some fine at just over 300kB/s, while others stop to buffer at around 600kB/s.




rm *


DravidDavid
1894 posts

Uber Geek


  #638308 9-Jun-2012 19:19
Send private message

It really depends on the video.  I generally download YouTube videos in HD to watch later.  I can use a download manager to pull it down at line speed, cached or not.

When I want to watch the odd video though, I don't really ever have problems with streaming myself.  I did notice its a bit more difficult after about 9PM.  But if I refresh the page, its much quicker.

Slingshot
1002 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Slingshot

  #638844 11-Jun-2012 12:00
Send private message

Hi guys,

Youtube should load fine on the Unlimited plan, I watch HD video's every day on my Unlimited connection and often with two different computers at the same time.

Are you using any other downloading software or programs that may be using your bandwidth? I.E try completely isolating the youtube/streaming and let me know if you are still having issues.

Thanks,
Ben




cakeking
37 posts

Geek


  #638847 11-Jun-2012 12:11
Send private message

From my point of view everything is fine, good speeds for streaming youtube etc.

I find I suffer using my FTP Client - streams limted to around 10kbs during peak times, then after about 1am and before 9am it's over 100kbs

Aaroona
Human
2993 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #639036 11-Jun-2012 15:48
Send private message

I'm currently enjoying Slingshot's service. My youtube streaming/spotify etc all seems fine.

The girlfriend often uses Skype without any issues as well.


Thought I better inject some nice stuff here, after all my mean posts earlier this year! 





cakeking
37 posts

Geek


  #639052 11-Jun-2012 16:06
Send private message

Please don't interpret that as a complaint as such, I am a very happy customer, very happy indeed.

I think we did over 400gb last month.

I fully understand and accept the traffic shaping, its just worth noting particularly to those who are going to switch over from other providers.

It was a little naive of me to expect unlimited download with the same sort of speeds that I had before - particularly when I was paying for each and every byte.  

Slingshot
1002 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Slingshot

  #639098 11-Jun-2012 16:42
Send private message

Aaroona: I'm currently enjoying Slingshot's service. My youtube streaming/spotify etc all seems fine.

The girlfriend often uses Skype without any issues as well.


Thought I better inject some nice stuff here, after all my mean posts earlier this year! 


Cheers!

All customer's are welcome to raise any issues in any public forum as well as private messages. I just want to stress that issues will be resolved! Someone just needs to know about them first.

Thanks,
Ben




Chrizvi
295 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #640155 13-Jun-2012 12:00
Send private message

Hi All

just wanted to get your advice all.

I just saw this unlimited plan on your site and read reviews on this site and it sounds pretty great.
Now my query is can I switch to Naked Unlimited Plan?

here's my current ISP
TelstraClear Cable internet (no phone line)
VOIP with 2talk
My house doesnt have phoneline but it does have phone line wirings as the old owner is with Telecom.
My location is Mitchell Street Brooklyn Wellington

Can you please advise if I can switch with your naked unlimited plan?

Will this be a 12month contract?  is there anyway I could cancel if my movie streaming is no good? this is my mainly purpose of internet and actually working from home so stable internet is really required. we dont download torrent.. just browsing and watching movies..

thanks very much and looking forward to your answers.

1 | ... | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32









Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.