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  #640159 13-Jun-2012 12:01
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Chrizvi: 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.


Reply posted in the thread you created.

Cheers,
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  #640163 13-Jun-2012 12:12
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Chrizvi: 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.


Reply posted in the thread you created.

Cheers,
ben

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Hi Ben, PM'd you.. Im sorry but deleted the original thread and posted here. pls advise. thanks again

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  #640462 13-Jun-2012 22:52
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Getting really slow browsing speed since this evening,skype not working as it used to,Youtube HD videos not playing without stopping few times to buffer.  Did a few speedtests just now and this is the best one,lol
Used to get 16-17Mb/s. Can someone from slingshot please look into this, would appreciate if others could share their experience.



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  #640549 14-Jun-2012 09:45
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stitch: Getting really slow browsing speed since this evening,skype not working as it used to,Youtube HD videos not playing without stopping few times to buffer.  Did a few speedtests just now and this is the best one,lol
Used to get 16-17Mb/s. Can someone from slingshot please look into this, would appreciate if others could share their experience.


Hi, 



Can you please PM me your account number, do some speed tests on Slingshots server www.speedtest.slingshot.co.nz and let me know what setup you are running, i.e how many computers using wireless/ethernet. What sort of issue you are having and when it started.

Thanks,
Ben




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  #640982 14-Jun-2012 20:35
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  #640989 14-Jun-2012 20:44
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I'm on the 250GB plan, noticed incredibly slow web browsing the past couple weeks, online gaming on my 360 seems to be a bit hit and miss at times also. Slingshot speed tests are normal. Also even starting a torrent download pretty much cripples the connection at night... Pretty bad.




 

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  #641037 14-Jun-2012 22:22
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Brandonrnz: ...Also even starting a torrent download pretty much cripples the connection at night... Pretty bad.

Starting a torrent will always cripple your connection when using latency sensitive applications like online games and stuff like video buffering.  Especially on cheap routers.  If you have a decent router, set up QOS or rate shape your own torrents to balance the bandwidth. :)



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  #641067 14-Jun-2012 23:32
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DravidDavid:
Brandonrnz: ...Also even starting a torrent download pretty much cripples the connection at night... Pretty bad.

Starting a torrent will always cripple your connection when using latency sensitive applications like online games and stuff like video buffering.  Especially on cheap routers.  If you have a decent router, set up QOS or rate shape your own torrents to balance the bandwidth. :)


Nah, when its acting up then all connections start to get spoofed closed way before the connection is anywhere near saturation. Ive seen it on a friends slingshot connection once and then one day it came right and you could torrent at the limited speeds it gets and browsing was back to awesome fast, and youtube was working again. He changed nothing to make it come right, but in the time that it was stuffing up tried many routers and reboots etc.




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  #641105 15-Jun-2012 07:11
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richms:
DravidDavid:
Brandonrnz: ...Also even starting a torrent download pretty much cripples the connection at night... Pretty bad.

Starting a torrent will always cripple your connection when using latency sensitive applications like online games and stuff like video buffering.  Especially on cheap routers.  If you have a decent router, set up QOS or rate shape your own torrents to balance the bandwidth. :)


Nah, when its acting up then all connections start to get spoofed closed way before the connection is anywhere near saturation. Ive seen it on a friends slingshot connection once and then one day it came right and you could torrent at the limited speeds it gets and browsing was back to awesome fast, and youtube was working again. He changed nothing to make it come right, but in the time that it was stuffing up tried many routers and reboots etc.


This is why it is more important to limit the upload bandwidth than the download, Saturation of the upload bandwidth can very quickly degrade the quality of a connection without anyone realizing it is happening and with torrents it saturates very quickly compared to download.

I haven't particularly experienced any problem with my torrents while I have been on the Unlimited plan, Although instability is part of the very nature of torrents.

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  #641141 15-Jun-2012 09:15
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Upload was limited to 10 KB/a the whole time so it wasn't that happening. Just something whacked that came right.




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  #647826 28-Jun-2012 20:59
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Why doesn't data usage counter work with unlimited? I know it's unlimited, but I'd still like to see how much I'm actually using per day/week/month.

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  #647830 28-Jun-2012 21:04
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Oubadah: Why doesn't data usage counter work with unlimited? I know it's unlimited, but I'd still like to see how much I'm actually using per day/week/month.


I know right? Would be nice to know what sort of value you are getting out of the plan.

You can use their API based usage meter, but it only gives you your data usage for the current day, so you would need figure out a way to scrape the data everyday at midnight to get a value over the whole month.

http://www.slingshot.co.nz/MyAccount/API/?username=YOURUSERNAME&pwd=YOURPASSWORD

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  #647837 28-Jun-2012 21:10
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If you got Tomato firmware router you should be able to setup your router to monitor bandwidth.  you can even save these logs which is great. gives you ability to compare your bandwidth 24hrs,day,weeks,month.

check this out if your router is compatible www.polarcloud.com/tomato/

Btw, I just like to add.. just moved from telstraclear to slingshot and it is really awesome! my streaming is really great and access to international traffic compare to my cable internet previously. Telstraclear was good nationally but not good with international.

Thanks to Ben and Scott!  

Now time to convince my friends!

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  #647914 28-Jun-2012 23:00
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nickb800:
Oubadah: Why doesn't data usage counter work with unlimited? I know it's unlimited, but I'd still like to see how much I'm actually using per day/week/month.


I know right? Would be nice to know what sort of value you are getting out of the plan.

You can use their API based usage meter, but it only gives you your data usage for the current day, so you would need figure out a way to scrape the data everyday at midnight to get a value over the whole month.

http://www.slingshot.co.nz/MyAccount/API/?username=YOURUSERNAME&pwd=YOURPASSWORD




Hey guys, Visibill gives you your monthly total, log into your account, go to visibill, internet data usage is under Internet on the left panel

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  #647937 29-Jun-2012 00:15
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cakeking:
Hey guys, Visibill gives you your monthly total, log into your account, go to visibill, internet data usage is under Internet on the left panel


Thanks, I see it.



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