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# 175275 23-Jun-2015 15:30
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Whilst speaking to an Orcon rep today about a change in my plan he said that as of today global mode was no longer a service offered by Orcon and that he couldn't discuss it, for what sounded like legal reasons.

Anyone else come across this ?

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  # 1330013 23-Jun-2015 15:55
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Perhaps its still there but they just cant openly advertise or market it???

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  # 1330037 23-Jun-2015 16:25
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I'm on a small isp that has always offered global mode, even after others stopped. It also promoted the fact on its website. I just tried it and it is no longer working and now there is no mention of it on the website. Looks to me like it is definitely gone, probably everywhere. My guess is that some kind of interim judgement in the lawsuit has required everyone to stop offering global mode or even mentioning it. Of course this does not affect overseas proxies and the like, so most of us probably just haven't noticed the change.






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  # 1330046 23-Jun-2015 16:35
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hmmm  no reference on Flip or slingshot now either...  There was a page on slingshot  at 4pm today but now its gone!

C'mon guys. Dont keep it quiet...  the media should be all over this story!


Front Up Slingshot!  what happened to Global mode?


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  # 1330055 23-Jun-2015 16:43
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Maybe whatever happened in court has also included a supression order.





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  # 1330068 23-Jun-2015 16:49
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First rule of fight club..

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  # 1330069 23-Jun-2015 16:53
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Already cancelled my sky...  perhaps I should cancel my free lightbox as well...  

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  # 1330070 23-Jun-2015 16:54
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Very hastily removed from Slingshot, their page is split into thirds in regards to slingshot bonus', and now 1/3rd is missing (where global mode used to be)

If they stop the service they're going to piss off a lot of people!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1330088 23-Jun-2015 17:28
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I've heard Callplus have settled with the media companies. As part of that settlement Global Mode will be withdrawn for existing customers by September.

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  # 1330104 23-Jun-2015 17:46
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https://www.slingshot.co.nz/global-mode/overview (first hit for Slingshot Global Mode) now 301 redirected to their home page.

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  # 1330162 23-Jun-2015 19:28
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using unblock-us here,  works just fine no issues as always.

once again, something paid for is better than something free.  :)


going to be lots of unhappy slingshot (and other ISP) customers, especially if they have withdrawn it with no notice and without even emailing their customers.  That seems a very odd thing to do.



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  # 1330171 23-Jun-2015 19:34
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There really needs to be some user comms around this, after they were so public in their stance that it was completely legal, they can't just pull it silently.

If a judgement has gone against them it's a major blow for internet freedom in NZ 

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  # 1330174 23-Jun-2015 19:42
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looks like all the facebook posts on their pages referencing global mode have also been removed, which means their FB pages looks pretty damn sparse now since they mentioned it so often.



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  # 1330177 23-Jun-2015 19:44
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asjohnstone: There really needs to be some user comms around this, after they were so public in their stance that it was completely legal, they can't just pull it silently.

If a judgement has gone against them it's a major blow for internet freedom in NZ 

pretty sure it won't be any judgement,  the trial doesn't start for ages and we would surely have seen an announcement if there was any injunction or similar, instead of complete radio silence (although maybe something will be forthcoming tomorrow)




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  # 1330198 23-Jun-2015 20:08
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They probably received an injunction to stop the service being offered until the court has made it's decision

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  # 1330391 24-Jun-2015 09:18
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They haven't been very thorough - https://help.slingshot.co.nz/About-Us/44640964/What-are-Slingshot-s-DNS-addresses.htm still mentions Global Mode, but the link is broken

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