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walker96
01-09-2009, 02:15 PM
Hi everyone

I have a headache to choose the right plan. I signed up with Slingshot back several years ago for $50 unlimited data a month. But they have been giving me like dial up speed long time ago. It is so slow that I have to sit in front of the computer to wait for a normal webpage to show up!

I know that plan was not a good one for them as they offer unlimited data. So they have been persuading me to change to a new plan offering faster speed but very limited data.

I have been checking slingshot and other providers plans but very difficult to find a right one.

I am a home user. Heavy use of internet. Live in central-west Auckland. I need about 30GB a month. I have telecom phone line now.

Any suggestions will be welcome. Thanks!

wratterus
01-09-2009, 02:19 PM
Welcome to PressF1. Highly recommend Orcon's + network...see if you can get it by going here (http://www.orcon.net.nz/#/at-home) and putting your phone number in.

somebody
01-09-2009, 02:20 PM
Telecom have their Big Time plan, which is essentially the same as the "unlimited" plan you got off Slingshot years ago - commentary on forums so far appears to be reasonably positive, but it remains to be seen what happens to speeds once it gets more popular.

Chilling_Silence
01-09-2009, 02:25 PM
+1 for wratterus thoughts, I'm on the Purple + with Orcon and added 25GB for $25... Saves us around $25 when compared with a Telecom / Xtra equivalent + homeline.

walker96
01-09-2009, 03:05 PM
So here are the two plans:

ORCON

Orcon ADSL2+ Broadband
$79.95/ month
15GB monthly data allowance
Additional 25GB for $25/month
Total:$104.95 / month


SLINGSHOT

Fastest/Full Speed
$59.95 per month 15GB
Additional 20GB /$25
Total:$84.95 / month

Looks Slingshopt is cheaper, even with 5gb extra $15.

wratterus
01-09-2009, 03:09 PM
Don't think that Slingshot plan is ADSL2+? Hard to tell, their website is hopeless.

mOOseCaNNoN
01-09-2009, 04:28 PM
if you want to keep your telecom tolls you can sign up to http://www.xnet.co.nz/hsi/ their plans don't change depending on who you have your tolls with and you only pay for what you use. e.g. I'm on a 30Gig data plan but if I use 10 Gigs I only pay for 10 gigs.

pctek
01-09-2009, 04:59 PM
Orcon
$79.95/ month


SLINGSHOT
$59.95 per month

.

So? You're complaining about SLingshot.

stevie_boy
01-09-2009, 08:10 PM
So here are the two plans:

ORCON

Orcon ADSL2+ Broadband
$79.95/ month
15GB monthly data allowance
Additional 25GB for $25/month
Total:$104.95 / month


SLINGSHOT

Fastest/Full Speed
$59.95 per month 15GB
Additional 20GB /$25
Total:$84.95 / month

Looks Slingshopt is cheaper, even with 5gb extra $15.



You are not comparing apples with apples as the Orcon plan is Naked DSL (meaning no additional monthly telephone line rental) whereas the Slingshot plan requires the monthly telephone line rental on top.

Therefore in the above example the Orcon plan would be $104.95/month whereas Slingshot would be $84.95 + $44.95 = $129.90/month

walker96
01-09-2009, 08:35 PM
I was not complaining. Just trying to figure out which one is better for me.

stevie_boy, thanks for your calculationa. that's great. I didn't realize that.


if you want to keep your telecom tolls you can sign up to http://www.xnet.co.nz/hsi/ their plans don't change depending on who you have your tolls with and you only pay for what you use. e.g. I'm on a 30Gig data plan but if I use 10 Gigs I only pay for 10 gigs.

I took a look at this one, looks more reasonable. Thanks a lot, mOOseCaNNoN !

walker96
01-09-2009, 08:45 PM
Don't think that Slingshot plan is ADSL2+? Hard to tell, their website is hopeless.

I agree with you. Often got lost on their site even I logged in. Today I tried to check their new broadband plans, one page requested me to enter my telephone number. There is no instructions there, say my number is 1234567, when I enter the number, it bacame (12) 34-567. I tried to enter 09-1234567, then it doesn't accept, I got cut short and bacame (09) 12-345! Keep asking me to try again!

I don't understand how those EXPERTS did this job!


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Agent_24
01-09-2009, 11:25 PM
Hi everyone

I have a headache to choose the right plan. I signed up with Slingshot back several years ago for $50 unlimited data a month. But they have been giving me like dial up speed long time ago. It is so slow that I have to sit in front of the computer to wait for a normal webpage to show up!

Sure it's not something wrong with the line etc?

inphinity
02-09-2009, 11:00 AM
I have telecom phone line now.


If you already have a Telecom land line, and all your calling with them, you can also look at Xtra's Pro package, 40GB per month for $79.95, with no speed limits either upstream or downstream - except what your line is physically capable of.

However, their over-use charges are higher than most other ISPs - $0.02/MB, or about $20/GB if you go over your 40GB.

They also have the Big Time plan which is $59.95 a month, with no limits, but a fair use policy. As someone already mentioned, initial feedback on this plan has been pretty good, but if it becomes more popular it may be throttled to lower speeds, who knows.

limepile
02-09-2009, 07:38 PM
Don't know why Slingshot would slow you down. I have a really old plan from them and I would be mad to change it, it's not unlimited but it has a huge data cap. They slow us down only after we have used our limit...

( don't need a lecture, have 2 teens on the thing almost every waking moment and the wife discovered Hulu )

and Slingshot has the cheapest top ups.

IMO I'd steer clear of Telecom as much as possible !!