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jareemon
31-07-2011, 08:26 PM
what isps are the best in terms of performance, service, and large data caps?

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Dairusire
31-07-2011, 09:30 PM
my guess would be Slingshot, Orcon and something else?

Alex B
31-07-2011, 09:31 PM
Snap is usually up there.

jareemon
31-07-2011, 10:26 PM
slingshit? are you cereal?!

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ollieogg
31-07-2011, 10:47 PM
Telecom for data ?

Iantech
01-08-2011, 02:09 AM
Telstra claim they have been best ISP for 3 years in a row, they dont say when that was mind you !! They were good (on cable), but I think they are falling behind now in data rate and cap.

pctek
01-08-2011, 09:08 AM
Best for what? Price? Performance? Caps? Customer service?

Chilling_Silence
01-08-2011, 09:10 AM
Orcon are usually pretty good overall with some decent value-for-money
Telecom, aside from mediocre outsourced customer service their network / reliability is *usually* pretty good
TelstraClear - If you're on Cable (NOT DSL) then they're the ones to go for. Otherwise their piss-poor customer service just isn't worth going near with a 10ft barge pole!

inphinity
01-08-2011, 09:24 AM
Telecom would be up there, imo - performance is typically good, reliability pretty good, service decent (since they can't pass the blame onto anyone else like most others try to!) and now that they have data caps up to 80GB they're pretty decent on that front, too. I think there are other ISPs that are better in any specific one of these areas, sure, but there's not too many I've dealt with that are as balanced, to be honest. Orcon, despite some terrible personal experience with them, have overall been pretty good.

linw
01-08-2011, 10:28 AM
Another vote for Telecom. They have just doubled the cap for same price as of today. I have experienced very good reliability, speed and service from them. They typically answer service calls very quickly.

And, like inphinity says, there is comfort in dealing with a one stop shop.

Another aspect of picking ISPs is what you/they do with tolls. You have to take your situation into account.

--Wolf--
01-08-2011, 10:34 AM
slingshit? are you cereal?!

:pf1mobmini:

Only reason I'm not changing from Slingshot is because of their free off peak.

My monthly limit is 20GB which I easily get through but most of the time I will easily use triple or more of that during off peak. Task scheduler ftw.

lagbort
01-08-2011, 10:55 AM
on the slingshot unlimited plan here, no real complaints

jareemon
01-08-2011, 10:58 AM
Only reason I'm not changing from Slingshot is because of their free off peak.

My monthly limit is 20GB which I easily get through but most of the time I will easily use triple or more of that during off peak. Task scheduler ftw.

that's why I used to be with slingshot, but I frequently found that as soon as offpeak hours began, my speed was severely throttled.

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Chilling_Silence
01-08-2011, 11:53 AM
that's why I used to be with slingshot, but I frequently found that as soon as offpeak hours began, my speed was severely throttled.

:pf1mobmini:

Not throttled, over-subscribed.

bk T
01-08-2011, 02:12 PM
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Telecom, aside from mediocre outsourced customer service their network / reliability is *usually* pretty good


Telecom is my preferred ISP. I don't have much problem with their foreign accent - just slow down when you speak (ask him/her to do the same) it will be fine. Furthermore, they are 24/7!

Chilling_Silence
01-08-2011, 05:25 PM
Furthermore, they are 24/7!

Yes, I've come to appreciate that recently!

The Error Guy
01-08-2011, 08:27 PM
Orcon, no complaints and with their free steam access in the near future and Genius released they are looking to pressure in some better prices from others, thats some heavy competition.

sahilcc7
01-08-2011, 09:17 PM
No problems with Telecom. Cheap, Fast, Good customer support.

Bobh
01-08-2011, 09:50 PM
Actrix for Customer Support.

Bobh
01-08-2011, 09:55 PM
According to Comsumer's satisfaction survey November 2010.

Actrix
PlaNet
Inspire

Trev
01-08-2011, 10:59 PM
Actrix are the one.
:)

WarNox
01-08-2011, 11:30 PM
I would have given my vote to Orcon up to about 2 months ago, now I'm pretty close to changing to Telecom.

My speed used to be about 10mbps, went down to like 2. I complained so they changed the cabinet I was in, now I pay $15 a month more because the equipment in the cabinet isn't Orcons :mad: At no point during this transition did they inform us that the cost was going up.

Oh and don't get me started on the useless support hours.

Chilling_Silence
02-08-2011, 10:04 AM
Orcon, no complaints and with their free steam access in the near future and Genius released they are looking to pressure in some better prices from others, thats some heavy competition.

Of course you have no problems with it, you've never had it / used it ...

That's like me saying I have no problem with space flight, I've never done it. :lol:

--Wolf--
02-08-2011, 10:28 AM
Was looking at Orcon yesterday out of curiosity and noticed two things.

You can't NOT have your home phone with them?

And why the hell are they so damn expensive??

Chilling_Silence
02-08-2011, 11:02 AM
http://www.orcon.net.nz/bestdealever

WarNox
02-08-2011, 09:23 PM
http://www.orcon.net.nz/bestdealever

That actually looks pretty good. Too bad they've decided to close at 8 and not at 10 today.

notechyet
02-08-2011, 09:42 PM
Another vote for Telecom. They have just doubled the cap for same price as of today.
I have been with Telecom for 10 years and cannot remember seing a doubling of the data cap lately/today?

Neil F
02-08-2011, 10:25 PM
Slingshot used to be "OK" depending on individual techo.
I have just split from wife and moved away from the home wireless network.
I thought I would use Slingshot's wemail feature but despite several specific emails to them and talk I get ridiculous answers e.g "your inward emails saty on our Server until you open your Outlook and download them." The only emails I get on Webmail are ones that Slingshot itself sends me.When I open Outlook (in a public Wi fi place I find up to 40 inwards emails.

Snorkbox
02-08-2011, 11:39 PM
I have been with Telecom for 10 years and cannot remember seing a doubling of the data cap lately/today?

Have another look when your billing cycle ends then. :)

Netsukeninja
02-08-2011, 11:53 PM
Snap maybe?

ollieogg
04-08-2011, 09:19 PM
LOL I got a letter today from Telecom telling me "oops, we stuffed up the broadband meter" they are reimbursing me for $215.

notechyet
05-08-2011, 07:39 PM
Have another look when your billing cycle ends then. :)
Sure enough I got the letter today saying the doubling of data for the same cost. Copetition might work after all.
So after all not all bad for T..com!:banana