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# 40555 30-Aug-2009 19:18
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I don't know how I missed Snap when I was looking at changing from my non speed limited 256k plan with Orcon after it went back to being speed limited. But after moving to a FS/FS plan and then to a FS/128 plan with Orcon and experiencing sub 256k performance most of the time, I am now looking for alternitives.

The FS/FS 60GB Plan looks the best. It offers 9GB a more a month for the same price I am paying Orcon (will be $10 more as I can not transfer phone services over).

So,. what can people tell me about them. Will I get more than 25kb/sec on http downloads (ie, Winamp, VLC, Apple, Microsoft setup exe)? Should I infact get what I think I should get on a FS/FS connection and get speeds in excess of 500kb/sec based on my line rates of 11Mbits Down and 1Mbit Up?

The 12 month contract irks me a bit, but at least the disconnection rate is cheaper than most places if I find that Snap are not for me.

Any information is fantastic!
Thanks

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  # 251829 30-Aug-2009 23:15
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Hi there,

check the response I made to your thread in the Orcon section, it may not be an ISP issue that you're having. Having said that snap would probably give you better speeds than orcon from what I've heard assuming a level playing field , ie your exchange was not congested.

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  # 251868 31-Aug-2009 08:28
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I was about to post saying that Snap currently have speed issues to the US. For the last couple of weeks I've had slow speeds ~50kB/s to the US at all times, which was confirmed by Snap staff. As you can see from the tests below this appears normal at the moment;










 
 
 
 


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  # 251905 31-Aug-2009 10:32
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been on that plan for a year and have never been happier, basically they dont have peak and offpeak times the speed is pretty constant 24 hours a day , it may drop (in my case) from 400kbh in morning to 340kbh at 7.00pm, the same with torrents but after Slingshot thats fantastic




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  # 251919 31-Aug-2009 10:56
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Don't join SNAP!!

OK, just joking - they're actually very good (major improvement over Xnet).
But I can forsee that things will turn to custard once 1000's of people join them - just like what happened to Xnet.

:-)

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  # 251944 31-Aug-2009 12:42
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Mattnzl: Don't join SNAP!!

OK, just joking - they're actually very good (major improvement over Xnet).
But I can forsee that things will turn to custard once 1000's of people join them - just like what happened to Xnet.

:-)


lol i feel the sameway , i look at them like they are a well kept secret ,not sure if they will be ever that big as they seem to be happy where they are




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  # 251951 31-Aug-2009 12:59
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As an insider's perspective - I did some work for Snap a few years back when I was on the tools for TCL, and I was impressed.

They have good gear in their data centre, and their pipes were huge - continually upgrading I might add. All the people I dealt with were consistently helpful and friendly.

This was around four years ago, but from what I read in this thread, they are keeping up their high standard of technical and customer delivery.




 

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  # 252010 31-Aug-2009 17:53
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Thanks for the kind words. Look like Snap will gain a customer soon.
I need to clear up a few things with the sales people but if Orcon fail me in this slow speed ticket I have....

 
 
 
 


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  # 252124 1-Sep-2009 09:12
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you know, if you listened to your boss - you wouldn't need to be asking these questions :P

now - get back to work!

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  # 252125 1-Sep-2009 09:22
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birdy: you know, if you listened to your boss - you wouldn't need to be asking these questions :P

now - get back to work!


ohhh, snaped!

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  # 253513 6-Sep-2009 11:06
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Tuanz think they are sh*t hot!!

NBR: Surprise best ISP winner...




 

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