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hueybot3000
13-09-2010, 05:06 PM
So far not impressed, just did speed test about 10mins ago

http://www.speedtest.net/result/951031825.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Is it just me or is everyone on it dealing with this rubbish

GameJunkie
13-09-2010, 05:24 PM
i can top that, although this is from vic uni
http://www.speedtest.net/result/951045894.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

johcar
13-09-2010, 05:25 PM
http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=112007

Not long apparently.... :D

Snorkbox
13-09-2010, 05:29 PM
All this swapping ISPs etc.

Very often people jump out of the frying pan into the fire. Stayed with Telecom myself.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/951048194.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

--Wolf--
13-09-2010, 05:45 PM
What do you expect on a no data cap plan?

Remember go large...

robbyp
13-09-2010, 05:50 PM
So far not impressed, just did speed test about 10mins ago

http://www.speedtest.net/result/951031825.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Is it just me or is everyone on it dealing with this rubbish

You pay for what you get, and there is no such thing as unlimited. Even in teh US, they are moving towards caps. They also use traffic shaping, which they call by a different name, something like 'prioritize traffic'.
Heaps of threads about problems on Geekzone and trademe. They are a company I would never recommend, after the poor support I got.
I am looking at telecom, I heard that they have door knockers advertising 12 months of double your data, and no contract, which sounds good.

hueybot3000
13-09-2010, 06:08 PM
Go large was actually pretty decent in the end, sure it lacked on a few things but was generally fine.

Slingshot however is rubbish. I would of thought that general browsing at least would be bearable.

We can't stay with telecom, 4 of us in the flat and all pretty heavy users so the lousy 20GB cap Telecom gave us was nowhere enough, in fact telecom don't actually offer anything worthwhile for us.

Might move I think, somewhere where Telecom can't control anything

lakewoodlady
13-09-2010, 06:19 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/951078666.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

LL

Oh sorry, that is not the "All you can eat" plan.

Cato
13-09-2010, 06:21 PM
So far not impressed, just did speed test about 10mins ago

http://www.speedtest.net/result/951031825.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Is it just me or is everyone on it dealing with this rubbish

Dude! The latency?!!

How the hell does it turn out that bad? It's 2-3 worse than one would get on dial up?
Seriously, I'd be on the phone with their technical support screaming and demanding a refund.

ubergeek85
13-09-2010, 06:23 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/951080770.png

Not bad for Telecom. Sure, it's a capped plan, but still.

Considering I'm in the middle of nowhere...

lakewoodlady
13-09-2010, 07:13 PM
Dude! The latency?!!

How the hell does it turn out that bad? It's 2-3 worse than one would get on dial up?
Seriously, I'd be on the phone with their technical support screaming and demanding a refund.

Ditto that.

LL

--Wolf--
13-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Go large was actually pretty decent in the end, sure it lacked on a few things but was generally fine.

Slingshot however is rubbish.

Go Large was decent when everyone moved off it, or so I hear. After that BS they pulled I was never going back. Kept getting charged after we moved isps too, typical.

Have been on Telecom, Xnet and now Slingshot and so far I cannot fault Slingshot. Sure it's probably not the cheapest, quickest etc, but it's been the best I've ever had.

Cicero
13-09-2010, 08:37 PM
Go Large was decent when everyone moved off it, or so I hear. After that BS they pulled I was never going back. Kept getting charged after we moved isps too, typical.

Have been on Telecom, Xnet and now Slingshot and so far I cannot fault Slingshot. Sure it's probably not the cheapest, quickest etc, but it's been the best I've ever had.

Ditto.

Gobe1
14-09-2010, 09:04 AM
Have been on Telecom, Xnet and now Slingshot and so far I cannot fault Slingshot. Sure it's probably not the cheapest, quickest etc, but it's been the best I've ever had.

Slingshot is the cheapest, which is why i went with them.
Was a bit slow last night, first time in 4 months, not bad.
You get what you pay for in my book

So far so good with slingshot for me: 25 GB plan

Chilling_Silence
14-09-2010, 09:51 AM
Slingshot are highly oversubscribing their very limited bandwidth. Unfortunately, it's to be expected.

Apparently (I've been told) their QoS is virtually non-existent. At least Big Time was decent for the better part of the time, and when they weren't, they took my complaints and assistance resolving it quite well.

To be honest the fact your ping is 800ms is a little troubling. What exchange did you test that to?

I'll PM you my private one that I've got over 180m/bit to, see what you get on it.

--Wolf--
14-09-2010, 11:00 AM
Slingshot is the cheapest, which is why i went with them.
Was a bit slow last night, first time in 4 months, not bad.
You get what you pay for in my book

So far so good with slingshot for me: 25 GB plan

Yeah it was horrible last night, glad it wasn't just me.

And for the record, Xnet was cheaper.

Nomad
14-09-2010, 11:19 AM
I get about 5-6Mbit on my Actrix (10GB capped). Upload is prob 128k or something like that. Not that smooth thou for youtube.com etc... faster to use download accel. But I am happy and not needing to upgrade to ADSL2 equip and pay $10 more per month. I pay $40 for my 10GB on ADSL1.

I only use about 6GB. Before I was on the 256k plan with just 3GB which was alright. Just last weekend when my billing cycle ended, I still had 2.5GB not used, I had to think about what to download, I found a game demo on gamespot :lol: not played it yet and I still had 800MB that was wasted.

For all you can eat plans, prob doesn't make sense to upgrade to ADSL2+ equip ....


Ps. As you seen the greed with other buffet plans and other stuff like earthquakes, finance companies or anything in life, people just abuse it. I guess for high users who want a consistent quality I think Orcon's more $$ plan may be the way eh .... Me thinks a $200 plan is not that bad for real high users. I mean a gym membership may cost $100 a month on a year contract (?), Sky TV is similar .......

DeSade
14-09-2010, 11:29 AM
I agree with Nomad, We are with Orcon and have 110gb cap, works for us.

Gobe1
14-09-2010, 11:41 AM
Yeah it was horrible last night, glad it wasn't just me.

And for the record, Xnet was cheaper.

I didnt look at them
Thanks for the heads up

--Wolf--
14-09-2010, 11:53 AM
I wasn't saying go with them - avoid them, trust me. Just saying they were cheaper.

Gobe1
14-09-2010, 11:57 AM
LOL no probs. Im not going to change unless i am unhappy with Slingshot, then i will probably go with Orcon/Telecom/telstra/Vodafone

Chilling_Silence
14-09-2010, 02:58 PM
When that happens, you could try using something like WebGauge or Gargoyle firmware. Lets you pinpoint who the culprit is for all the usage.

Just put in Gargoyle at my mother-in-laws place. Her two kids were always scrapping over who was using what. This found out pretty quick.

Then, we found one son used the others to download a 4GB game demo. Turns out Son #2 was away for that weekend, so naturally we knew something fishy was going on ;)