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chuanwai
25-12-2009, 01:57 PM
Im with telecom and i really am hating it now, getting capped like crazy and the other plans don't suit me. I want to try a new company but don't know anyone that has used another one. I currently live in CBD, auckland. Anyone got any suggested companies and plans which suits me.
Im currently on Big Time with xtra broadband.

bk T
25-12-2009, 02:45 PM
Im with telecom and i really am hating it now, getting capped like crazy and the other plans don't suit me. I want to try a new company but don't know anyone that has used another one. I currently live in CBD, auckland. Anyone got any suggested companies and plans which suits me.
Im currently on Big Time with xtra broadband.

Well, whichever ISP you switch to it's going to be quite similar. Don't have high expectation from any of them. And, more likely, you will find that they are the same or even worst than what you are having right now.

This is New Zealand, live with it, sadly.

chuanwai
25-12-2009, 03:15 PM
If you mean 15KB/s 24/7 then i don't think i can get worst lol, just wanting more options co it's starting to pea me off

B.M.
25-12-2009, 04:42 PM
I’ve tried Telecom & Clear and they don’t compare with Kinect (Trustpower) if they’re available in your area.

The speeds are what they say or better, there’s no spam and any bandwidth you’ve got left over at the end of the month they roll over to the next month. If you exceed your allocation you can top up immediately and their help line is manned by people who speak English as a first language.

Personally, I can’t fault them.

Here’s their site to see if they’re available in your area. http://www.kinect.co.nz/

chuanwai
25-12-2009, 05:03 PM
never heard of em anyone else tried it?

KarameaDave
25-12-2009, 06:31 PM
any bandwidth you’ve got left over at the end of the month they roll over to the next month
I wish Telstraclear did that!
Otherwise their cable is good as.

chuanwai
25-12-2009, 06:42 PM
Telstra seems abit expensive when i checked online, and do their cables come to auckland

B.M.
25-12-2009, 06:49 PM
I wish Telstraclear did that!
Otherwise their cable is good as.

It's a great feature because I spend a lot of time in Aus but when I come home I have all this accumulated bandwidth.

It should be compulsory for all ISP's to roll over unused bandwidth given that you've paid for it. I'll bet what they've stolen off you they've sold to someone else. :lol:

chuanwai
25-12-2009, 09:48 PM
While I'm here, I had a look at XBox Live movies... was stunned at the speed at which things were up and running. Admittedly just previews.
But made Youtube look silly, based on speed and quality.
You'd need an uncapped data plan though... and for Microsoft to add more than a handful of reasonable releases.
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Hows that even related?

However anyone got a good plan suggestion?

Driftwood
25-12-2009, 10:04 PM
I've tried xtra, slingshot & vodafone.
I find all are very similar.
Good speed on the speedtest, but slow down to snails on a download.
Ocationally get a good burst but not very often.

Twelvevolts
25-12-2009, 10:31 PM
I'm on Telstra cable but if I wasn't it looks to me that Orcon would have the best plans, always depends where you live I guess.

chuanwai
25-12-2009, 10:53 PM
I've tried xtra, slingshot & vodafone.
I find all are very similar.
Good speed on the speedtest, but slow down to snails on a download.
Ocationally get a good burst but not very often.

Ok, called em before got some Indian women with such a bad attitude, she tells me that the big time plan is capped and u get a speed assigned randomly and u stay on that speed forever. Woah so much for time managed right? its just a scam thats been wrapped in ribbons and gift wrapped with gold and green paper. Another scam by telecom nice nice they got me good.

Chilling_Silence
26-12-2009, 07:48 AM
Don't talk to the Helpdesk about Bigtime, they know stuff all... Especially (apparently) the women you're talking to, seems to be talking out her behind.

Now, firstly make sure that you're using Telecoms newest DNS servers, so post back with whatever you're using. If you're using something like OpenDNS then you'll miss the local caching of things like YouTube and other such goodies so it's definitely best if you stick with it.

Second, what browser are you using?

Third, what port are you using when downloading? Can you try multi-threaded HTTP downloads?

Big Time IS a Traffic Managed plan, you'd be a fool to think otherwise, it's blatantly written all over their website and explained to you prior to you signing up. If you do high volume and don't wanna be capped then expect to pay per-GB for it, which *will* be dear!

So the question is: What are you downloading that's going that slow, what ports are you using, and what application are you using to do the downloading. That's where the answer to your problem lies...

Battleneter2
26-12-2009, 10:30 AM
I'm on Telstra cable but if I wasn't it looks to me that Orcon would have the best plans, always depends where you live I guess.

Really how do you figure that?, Telstra DSl is $1.50 per addtional GB (if you purchase in 10 GB packs) while Orcon is $2. Orcons base plan looks like $6 cheaper however.



Telstra seems abit expensive when i checked online, and do their cables come to auckland

No your backward councils up there refused to allow the Fibre to run on the power polls insisting "all" had to run underground. That killed the Residential cable project for the entire country and nearly 10 years on most of NZ is stuck with bollocks DSL, do I still sound bitter? :)

chuanwai
26-12-2009, 10:38 PM
Don't talk to the Helpdesk about Bigtime, they know stuff all... Especially (apparently) the women you're talking to, seems to be talking out her behind.

Now, firstly make sure that you're using Telecoms newest DNS servers, so post back with whatever you're using. If you're using something like OpenDNS then you'll miss the local caching of things like YouTube and other such goodies so it's definitely best if you stick with it.

Second, what browser are you using?

Third, what port are you using when downloading? Can you try multi-threaded HTTP downloads?

Big Time IS a Traffic Managed plan, you'd be a fool to think otherwise, it's blatantly written all over their website and explained to you prior to you signing up. If you do high volume and don't wanna be capped then expect to pay per-GB for it, which *will* be dear!

So the question is: What are you downloading that's going that slow, what ports are you using, and what application are you using to do the downloading. That's where the answer to your problem lies...

I don't know much about computers only basics, i am using Firefox as a web browser, I dunno what ports in using, but i do know that megaupload, rapidshare etc, and everyother website except nz severs i get crap speeds

Chilling_Silence
27-12-2009, 07:22 AM
Yeah you're using MegaUpload / Rapidshare, commonly used for illegal filesharing. That's why they're slowed ... You seem shocked that Telecom is actually smart enough to slow those websites, sticking to what they said they were gonna do and manage traffic to slow P2P / Filesharing?

chuanwai
27-12-2009, 06:54 PM
The thing is its "managed" 24/7 and speeds are reduced to such a low rate its crazy. Yea i use rapidshare and megaupload to download music so yeah its illegal.

8ftmetalhaed
29-12-2009, 12:00 AM
Just checking an obvious thing here, if you're referring specifically to those filesharing sites being slow, do you have a premium account with any of them? If not, you're likely to get pretty slow speeds anyway, since they cap the dl's on their end aswell.

I'm on vodafone's red network, and despite their sometimes shoddy customer support, I get good speeds. I can have anywhere from 25-100kbp/s on a sharing site to over 1mb p/s on unrestricted dl's (ie sourceforge and the like)
I pay $90 a month for a basic phoneline and my bband, with a 20gb cap that I struggle to meet. (after shifting from a 5gb cap which I tended to rack up a couple gigs on before cutting back the dl's)

xyz823
29-12-2009, 08:43 AM
Get a premium RS account and then follow these instructions.

First get you links you want to download, eg.


http://rapidshare.com/files/300174667/UBTU_910_32.7z.001
http://rapidshare.com/files/300177010/UBTU_910_32.7z.002
http://rapidshare.com/files/300179695/UBTU_910_32.7z.003
http://rapidshare.com/files/300182407/UBTU_910_32.7z.004
http://rapidshare.com/files/300189148/UBTU_910_32.7z.005
http://rapidshare.com/files/300191529/UBTU_910_32.7z.006
http://rapidshare.com/files/300193827/UBTU_910_32.7z.007

Then use the website here (http://rs2ip.anonymailz.com/) to convert the links to IP addresses.


http://62.140.7.41/files/300174667/UBTU_910_32.7z.001
http://195.122.131.110/files/300177010/UBTU_910_32.7z.002
http://62.67.50.139/files/300179695/UBTU_910_32.7z.003
http://195.122.131.181/files/300182407/UBTU_910_32.7z.004
http://212.162.2.154/files/300189148/UBTU_910_32.7z.005
http://62.140.7.134/files/300191529/UBTU_910_32.7z.006
http://62.67.50.21/files/300193827/UBTU_910_32.7z.007


Then paste the new links into your download manager and away you go :p

(Make sure you have you username and password set in your download manager, in IDM I had to create four site logins 212.162.2, 62.67.50, 62.140.7 and 195.122.131. Then I could copy all the links at once and "add batch download from clipboard")

Now if you a free user try this below.

Link example - http://rapidshare.com/files/173981482/1046425681955-001.mp3

1. Click the "Free user" button
2. Wait until the countdown is done
3. View page source
4. Find method="post"
5. Copy the link on the left of the source; http://rs354tl2.rapidshare.com/files/173981482/9334250/1046425681955-001.mp3
6. Find rs354tl2.rapidshare.com IP address via http://domaintoip.com/
7. Replace rs354tl2.rapidshare.com with IP address, in this case; 80.239.137.155
8. Your final link should look like this: http://80.239.137.155/files/173981482/9334250/1046425681955-001.mp3
9. Download

Chilling_Silence
29-12-2009, 04:53 PM
The thing is its "managed" 24/7 and speeds are reduced to such a low rate its crazy. Yea i use rapidshare and megaupload to download music so yeah its illegal.

My point exactly!

1) You're doing something illegal, we know your IP, and can quite easily report it to your ISP (Who can easily report you to the relevant authorities). I'm in a good mood today, so I won't, but I'm just saying ...
2) The plan is specifically designed to slow things, exactly like what you're talking about. Yet you feel compelled to complain because they're sticking to their word? Suck it up and pay for a premium plan like Pro or Adventure if you can't stand that...

Either way, you shouldn't be doing it, and you shouldn't be complaining.

Speedy Gonzales
29-12-2009, 04:57 PM
Join Xnet then their torrent plan must be good / fast. Since it slows the rest of the users down. When theyre using it :lol: You cant get any more illegal than that. An ISP condoning piracy