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  # 450515 21-Mar-2011 21:43
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Npier to Auckland 9.34pm

 

same garbage as the last one I posted yesterday 

 





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Master Geek


  # 450522 21-Mar-2011 21:49
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Yep I never thought I'd say this but Telecom is looking very good right now. Orcon may have had its day in the sun, with me at least.

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 450531 21-Mar-2011 22:03
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@ 7am this morning




Just after 5pm this evening.




I wouldn't mind so much if it was just p2p, etc. But its not, Steam downloads are slow, http is slow, streaming is rubbish, TVNZ on demand sits there buffering every 5 seconds.


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  # 450533 21-Mar-2011 22:11
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SteveFari: Yep I never thought I'd say this but Telecom is looking very good right now. Orcon may have had its day in the sun, with me at least.


 

Truer words have never been spoken and for 10 bucks less a month and 10GB more than I'm currently getting from Orcon I'm seriously considering Tcom 

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  # 450539 21-Mar-2011 22:28
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Athlonite:
SteveFari: Yep I never thought I'd say this but Telecom is looking very good right now. Orcon may have had its day in the sun, with me at least.


 

Truer words have never been spoken and for 10 bucks less a month and 10GB more than I'm currently getting from Orcon I'm seriously considering Tcom 


Same here.  The unstable internet is really a put-off.  Too much problems with Orcon, wonder why the service is deteriorating as time goes by.  You know your internet is bad when even speedtest doesn't load *facepalm*.  Was downloading at 200kb/s peak and sudden drop to 15kb/s and lesser.  Can't even load in 240p on youtube.  Another international link problem as local sites work fine.



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Master Geek


  # 450543 21-Mar-2011 22:34
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Yeah if only the Telecom website wasn't under construction right now I'd be scoping pricing plans.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 450845 22-Mar-2011 17:53
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8:30 am this morning:

8:30am this morning



5:45pm this evening:

5:45pm this evening




Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz (400x8) | GA-X38-DQ6 | 4Gb Corsair Dominator@800Mhz 4-4-4-12 | HIS HD5870 | Creative X-fi Fatality Pro | 2xWD SATAII Caviar Black 640Gb / 1xSeagate SATAII 7200.12 1000Gb | 2xASUS IDE DVDRW | Silverstone OP1000 PSU | Silverstone TJ09 Case

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 450847 22-Mar-2011 17:59
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and so begins another 8 months of telling Orcon they have issues.


Started looking at other ISP's plans today, Telecom isn't looking to bad for once other than they don't have a 100gb data plan.

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Uber Geek


  # 451056 23-Mar-2011 10:53
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I ditched Orcon and went back to Telecom a couple of months back after similar issues (wildly variable speeds, 15Mb at the router, 0.3Mbps on a national speed test etc).

Telecom Total Home with 60GB BroadBand, your choice of interleaving on or off and the choice of slow down of overage charges for $10-$20 less than my Orcon 40GB plan was a bit of a no brainer.

Telecom performance has been great. No slow downs, just about full speeds 98% of the time (sometimes dropping to 10Mb at peak times). 

Granted I haven't had to use their call centre so can't comment on that and YMMV depending on location etc but for me it was no contest. 



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  # 451062 23-Mar-2011 10:59
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Yes I think I will send the obligatory 1 month notice of cancellation to Orcon and go the Telecom way. I see they offer no contract deals too if you want one.
Funnily enough though, last night for some unknown reason I was averaging 13Mbps on speedtest.net and maxing out my upload speed too. Conicidence or has work been done on my line since logging my service request about my poor phonline quality??

After those speeds I'm tempted to stay with them but they only have 1 more chance, if performance drops again then I'm moving suppliers.

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  # 451203 23-Mar-2011 18:59
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Hi Steve

Your connection was migrated over to a new EUBA service yesterday.


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Ultimate Geek


  # 451244 23-Mar-2011 21:41
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Suddenly tonight everything is working great? YouTube perfect, speedtest good, general response snappy?????



Is this a brief respite???




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Master Geek


  # 451321 24-Mar-2011 08:48
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It was? How do you know this? and what is it exactly? :)

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Ultimate Geek


  # 451328 24-Mar-2011 09:16
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casewindow: Suddenly tonight everything is working great? YouTube perfect, speedtest good, general response snappy?????



Is this a brief respite???


Noticed the same thing.

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  # 451362 24-Mar-2011 10:41
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Well this is what I have this morning it's pretty good still not as good as it could be (B-) instead of A or A+ 



I'll be checking again tonight and if it slows down to less than 3mbps or worse I'll definitely be change ISP's there's only so much I can put up with for so long 

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