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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 95449 4-Jan-2012 21:30 Send private message

Hey guys,

I am currently on a Telecom Broadband plan, and I was thinking about switching over to Slingshot.

I was thinking about going on the Broadband 250 Plan, so I asked my dad and he said we were with Slingshot around in 2005/2006 and that we had a very bad connection and slow speed.

After reading around in this forum, someone mentioned Slingshot was getting it's reputation back, so I was wondering, if I were to switch to Slingshot, will I have any troubles?

*Edit: If you don't really understand what I am asking, I'm just asking that if I switch over to Slingshot, will they have reliable speed, connection and good customer service than what my parents experienced 5 years ago.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 564554 5-Jan-2012 01:51 Send private message

Well Im on the 250gb plan (Auckland City & On the Better Network)

NOTE: Sync rates 18/1mbit also was downloading at the time.....



International Far away because people believe Aussue is too close:


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 564556 5-Jan-2012 02:24 Send private message

Hmm.. Well those speeds are better than what I get with Telecom. Guess I just gotta get my father to switch to Slingshot and give them another chance.. By the looks of it, Slingshot does look like they have a good service.



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  Reply # 564557 5-Jan-2012 02:50 Send private message

Infired: Hmm.. Well those speeds are better than what I get with Telecom. Guess I just gotta get my father to switch to Slingshot and give them another chance.. By the looks of it, Slingshot does look like they have a good service.

Do note the above user works for slingshot, so he cannot readily post anything bad about them.

Also those speed tests don't necessarily show the full picture. For example those tests were done just after lunch, when a lot of people may be out at work.

Not to mention this can give a false impression of speed, if the ISP is caching or shaping via a transpartent proxy, different types of traffic can be treated differently.

This also gives you no impression on support, however kudo's to Slingshot for stepping up their support via these forums, that may offer you a second place to go if the call center is giving you strife.

Lastly, remember you get what you pay for. DO NOT expect the same or better speeds than you have with Telecom. I would be extremely suprirsed if you got close to the same speed at peek as you have now with Telecom. That being said this may be a acceptable trade off for the bigger data cap.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 564724 5-Jan-2012 11:57 Send private message

Well i don't work for slingshot, I'm on slingshot and I'm in Christchurch.

I browse the internet quite allot and use youtube most days and I never have to wait for videos to buffer and web pages nearly always load straight away, as one would expect adsl2+ to perform.

I'll do some peak time speedtests tonight for you just to prove it :P

I'm on the 50gb plan just btw.

this  just now! 

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 564749 5-Jan-2012 12:34 Send private message

My Speedtests were ran actually at midnight no idea why the time stamp says 12pm...

I'm Staff member yes but my connection is just like everyone else tampering with my connection is a serious misconduct and can result in suspension or termination of employment.

My speeds as of right now....

US Server:


If you say I'm staff and this doesn't count.... "Then I fart in your general direction"

As for support I can not say what they are like other then what I hear from everyone else I'm no way near that department completely different building.


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