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Topic # 175275 23-Jun-2015 15:30 Send private message

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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  Reply # 1330013 23-Jun-2015 15:55 Send private message

Perhaps its still there but they just cant openly advertise or market it???

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  Reply # 1330037 23-Jun-2015 16:25 Send private message

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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  Reply # 1330046 23-Jun-2015 16:35 Send private message

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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  Reply # 1330055 23-Jun-2015 16:43 Send private message

Maybe whatever happened in court has also included a supression order.





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  Reply # 1330068 23-Jun-2015 16:49 Send private message

First rule of fight club..

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  Reply # 1330069 23-Jun-2015 16:53 Send private message

Already cancelled my sky...  perhaps I should cancel my free lightbox as well...  

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  Reply # 1330070 23-Jun-2015 16:54 Send private message

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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  Reply # 1330088 23-Jun-2015 17:28 3 people support this post Send private message

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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  Reply # 1330104 23-Jun-2015 17:46 Send private message

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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  Reply # 1330113 23-Jun-2015 18:00 2 people support this post Send private message

Guess it's time to start investigating services like unotelly.

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  Reply # 1330162 23-Jun-2015 19:28 3 people support this post Send private message

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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  Reply # 1330171 23-Jun-2015 19:34 3 people support this post Send private message

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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  Reply # 1330174 23-Jun-2015 19:42 One person supports this post Send private message

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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  Reply # 1330177 23-Jun-2015 19:44 Send private message

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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  Reply # 1330198 23-Jun-2015 20:08 Send private message

They probably received an injunction to stop the service being offered until the court has made it's decision

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