Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


dukester

407 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

#196663 8-Jun-2016 13:12
Send private message

Just changed from Slingshot UFB to 2Degrees UFB. The 2degree fritzbox solved a networking problem with my NAS box. Which I knew it would as I have had issues with previous supplied Slingshot equipment that caused me no end of troubles. Both problems were solved by me buying better quality equipment. Was with slingshot for 7 years, gave them the opportunity to keep me as a customer, they obviously didn't need me so I'm now a 2 degrees customer.


Create new topic
Ledgy
92 posts

Master Geek


  #1567930 8-Jun-2016 14:11
Send private message

Can I ask why your changed to 2degrees?

 

I have UFB 100/20 & I nearly changed to Slingshot from 2degrees I'm currently on only for cheaper deal for what I already have with phone recently. Was the UFB speed a problem?


dukester

407 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #1567950 8-Jun-2016 14:44
Send private message

I changed more out of frustration of dealing with issues related to Slingshots equipment. I solved them all in the end by buying better quality equipment. I spent over a week on the phone when I was having issues with there VDSL modem plus getting Italk to work. Then had more issues with there Tripleplay 150 on UFB. There was no problem with the internet connection itself. I was prepared to pay towards getting there Netcomm UFB modem which I understand is far better than the Tripleplay.  I gave them to the billing date for the end of my contract to come up with a solution. I received no reply. I decided I wasn't going to chase them any longer and signed up for the 2degree two year deal as I knew the Fritzbox they supply is a good modem/router.

 

 


 
 
 
 


Ledgy
92 posts

Master Geek


  #1567960 8-Jun-2016 15:07
Send private message

I'm using the Fritzbox 7390 with 2degrees & I was going to use it on slingshots network but they didn't like that even though I knew it would work ok. I heard about issues with their netcom modems they were providing & wasn't keen on that. When talking to slingshot they tried talking me out of not using the fritzbox because it it doesn't have voip. I soon corrected them saying I am talking to you on it now. It does have voip. "oh" was the reply.

 

I think the fritzbox is a great all round voip modem. So many options in the settings to how you want it to work for you.

 

With UFB on slingshot did you have any down time? Network problems?


dukester

407 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #1567971 8-Jun-2016 15:11
Send private message

Ledgy:

 

I'm using the Fritzbox 7390 with 2degrees & I was going to use it on slingshots network but they didn't like that even though I knew it would work ok. I heard about issues with their netcom modems they were providing & wasn't keen on that. When talking to slingshot they tried talking me out of not using the fritzbox because it it doesn't have voip. I soon corrected them saying I am talking to you on it now. It does have voip. "oh" was the reply.

 

I think the fritzbox is a great all round voip modem. So many options in the settings to how you want it to work for you.

 

With UFB on slingshot did you have any down time? Network problems?

 

 

That was the only issue I didn't have, I had no complaints about the connection speed or the reliability of it. Just  couple of brief outages in 7 years.


Create new topic





News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32


NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00


Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34


Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.