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csinclair83
11-07-2002, 10:42 AM
hey!
I'm considering changing ISPs, due to xtra charging me for what i dont use or have...
But I wanna know what good ISPs and deals are around..
I only use 3-4 hours a day or less...and definately under 150 hrs a month but theres always 1-2 hours more sometimes..
So i'm just looking at a 150hr monthly plan for something under $20..
I'm considering clearnet's plan of home150...for $14.95 but I'd love it if theres any different plans around for same or better value..

Chris

Baldy
11-07-2002, 12:12 PM
Hi..... What plan are you on at the moment? If you are on a flat-rate plan, you will have to notify your ISP that you want to shift to a different one if its more economical. The ISP dosen't monitor your internet use (like a telephone toll call, say)

BALDY :-)

Elwin Way
11-07-2002, 12:12 PM
Have a look in the back of Net Guide - there's a good listing of ISP's and there pricing.

I'd like to recommend one to you, but unfortunately, I can't at this stage.

Have a look here (http://pages.quicksilver.net.nz/ejnmare/ispres.htm) at my ISP ratings page.

mark c
11-07-2002, 01:28 PM
I'd recommend E3. Put in the 'search' and you'll see lots of comments.

mark c
11-07-2002, 01:43 PM
......and 'ISP woes' as well, interesting thread give you lots of opinions. :)

Heather P
11-07-2002, 02:03 PM
Hi,

Check out the Consumer magazine web site. A very comprehensive guide to ISPs:
http://www.consumer.org.nz/

*Sparky*
11-07-2002, 06:55 PM
I second Heathers suggestion.

Depends where u live too. If your in a main center, like Auck, Well, Chch, Dunedin, then Slingshots pretty good.

-=JM=-
11-07-2002, 09:11 PM
Personally I would avoid Actrix as they are really slow and hard to connect to.

Also E3 is getting worse and worse.

csinclair83
11-07-2002, 10:56 PM
I apologise that i;'ve not added where i live etc..
I'm in Feilding which is 15-20 mins away from palmerston north

*Sparky*
11-07-2002, 11:10 PM
> I apologise that i;'ve not added where i live etc..
> I'm in Feilding which is 15-20 mins away from
> palmerston north

Dont go Slingshot !!!

Elwin Way
12-07-2002, 11:34 AM
Gee, what makes you say that Sparks?

:D

csinclair83
12-07-2002, 02:37 PM
hey!
just thought i'd ask if kwiknet is good isp to use? its www.kwik.net.nz
cheap as :)

also yeah why not slingshot? i dont like how they want 3 months in advance...but other than that why dont u recommend it?

Heather P
12-07-2002, 02:45 PM
>>also yeah why not slingshot?

Look for a recent post with over 70 replies.... Their Wellington branch seem to have been annoying their subscribers lately

*Sparky*
12-07-2002, 07:00 PM
> also yeah why not slingshot? i dont like how they
> want 3 months in advance...but other than that why
> dont u recommend it?

I personally use Slingshot, but, I live in Chch. I find them very good. Always connect first time, good speed, never get kicked. But ...

It appears to be only a good service if you live in a main centre. Not Porirua, New Plymouth etc.

Steve Askew
13-07-2002, 11:59 AM
Yep Iv'e been having bulk prroblems with Slingshot in Wellington (see ISP WOES)
I'm going to Christchurch next month for 2 weeks & I'm going to take my PC with me & see if the problems persist down there.

Cheers Steve

mike773
13-07-2002, 10:55 PM
> Also E3 is getting worse and worse.

And god help you if you have a problem! We were using them (and their VISP stablemates) at work and they would not even respond to requests for service, and when you did get someone they were completely disinterested and borderline rude.

I personally have good service out of Paradise. 250 hours for $20. I NEVER go anywhere near 250 hours a month (well...in a 28 day period actually)

-=JM=-
13-07-2002, 11:56 PM
> I personally have good service out of Paradise. 250
> hours for $20. I NEVER go anywhere near 250 hours a
> month (well...in a 28 day period actually)

well recently I'd be using up that amount of hours in 10 and 5/12 days :D

roofus
15-07-2002, 12:24 PM
I'm presently with e3 because they have put a speed limit on downloading from p2p applications. their price is also just gone up to $17.95 a month.
but apart from that they do have good bandwidth (except in the busy periods)

John Carter
15-07-2002, 02:29 PM
I've been with Paradise for a couple of years on the $20/250 hours plan. Up until recently, I wouldn't have faulted them - first time connect, no matter what time of day, and either a 52K or 49.6K connection speed. However, since Telstra got into bed with Clear, I have noticed some adverse changes, especially around connection speeds. I now regularly get 33K and also, once, a 4K speed(!!!). It seems they may have some archaic modems still connected to their network that you can be stepped down to if they are busy. But a disconnect and redial usually brings me back to an acceptable connection speed...

cadifan
15-07-2002, 06:17 PM
If those are your requirements try http://free.net.nz/

My mother and aunt both use them.

I use Slingshot