View Full Version : recomended ISP's

07-06-2004, 08:17 PM
Im probably opening a can of worms here but Im looking to change ISP.
Currently paradise net 250 plan but Im getting fed up with not being able to connect when i want to.
Every time I call "help" a different fix is suggested.
Anyone who wants to shout about their provider feel free
Im listening

07-06-2004, 08:23 PM
Not my Provider for Internet, but I can recommend Maxnet and Orcon - Both Ive heard nothing but Praises about :-)

Im with Ihug.... Alright, I s'pose, but there's usually a wait of about 3-4 people (7-8 mins) when calling Helpdesk.

07-06-2004, 08:27 PM
Eny thing apart from Xtra, 24/7 disconnects and all ways sloow ... well thats for me...

But I like Clear Net, Small, Fast, Help Desk 0 PPL in line

07-06-2004, 08:34 PM
Why not try one of the new ISP's on the block.


Nationwide 56k dial up for $16 per month. Plus 0800 support plus they offer lower use plans.

Susan B
07-06-2004, 08:45 PM
I was very happy with Snap Net (http://www.snap.net.nz/) prior to upgrading to ADSL.

Greg S
08-06-2004, 01:54 PM
I highly recommend Orcon. Not perfect, but about as good as they get. They're also very nice people!

08-06-2004, 03:49 PM

looks to be the cheapest going

08-06-2004, 09:02 PM
Hi, I'll give Orcon a plug, not the cheapest but good reliable service and if you want to host your website you get 10GB space and no ads for free. Connections are normally reliable but they do have a backup number and a free helpdesk if you do have any problems. Cheap is not always best :-)

08-06-2004, 09:54 PM
> you get 10GB space and no ads for free.


09-06-2004, 01:37 AM




I've found Orcon great , Mike W

09-06-2004, 06:01 AM
As good as anyone. Stay away from the big companies.

09-06-2004, 12:47 PM
I used to recommend my ISP when I was with Paradise (56k then ADSL), then too many people seemed to sign up with them, Telstra clear swallowed them up, their connection became unstable, slow, I couldn't get thru to the helpdesk and it was never "their fault".

My current ISP is providing a good service so far, apart from a hiccup with Telecom routing traffic to give less than dial-up pings on 256K, which, thankfully, seems sorted now. At least I can get them on the phone when there is a problem. Free email for life and 10 megs web space is handy too (however anyone can get that from them, you don't need to be one of their ISP customers).

So, without mentioning any names it starts with O


09-06-2004, 02:47 PM
Im using paradise.It use to be very good.Been a bit slow lately.
Clear's the same.!!hmm...

09-06-2004, 02:50 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions people.
Have signed up with dreamnet now the boss can chat without keeping an eye on the clock.
$16.00/month unlimited (but not always on)
Interestingly they are based in Waitara of all places.
Small and new lets see how they do.
Paradise has become an oxymoron.
I can live with problems i just dont like being lied to.

Cheers Killrelig
(as an aside who knows what my name means) :-)

09-06-2004, 03:20 PM
Kill religion. You must be an atheist

09-06-2004, 03:23 PM
uh....are you a house?



09-06-2004, 03:24 PM
No, but I know what killerig is

Greg S
09-06-2004, 03:30 PM
> uh....are you a house?
> http://www.kerryproperty.com/Killrelig.html
> :D


09-06-2004, 04:01 PM
Sorry - 10Mb

09-06-2004, 04:23 PM
I've used Xtra for several years on dialup, and never had a problem. Connection was always fast, always 1st time.

I am now with them for Jetstream, and have found the connections to be consistant.

10-06-2004, 11:59 AM
way off beam JJJJJ tho your right about the athiest bit
Metla is on the trail, curse search engines

10-06-2004, 12:07 PM
Atheistism is one of the seven religions! Believe it, its true.

10-06-2004, 12:33 PM
Fait'e and to be sure, you're not the great Cu Chulainn himself???!!! Returned from Emain Macha to rid the Emerald Isle of the cursed Brits?

Oi tink you'll be findin dat dat dere house is subject to a Te Ulaid claim unless oi'm very much mistaken. Set up a Tribunal. It worked (sort of) here in Godzone. :D

Greg S
10-06-2004, 04:10 PM
LOL Winston

10-06-2004, 04:48 PM

30-06-2004, 10:39 PM
How are you finding dreamnet. I am looking for a budget ISP

01-07-2004, 12:13 AM
im with slingshot and im gna change... so far in the past 16 months of having the connection we have had sooo many problems:
-getting disconnected for no reason
-try to dial up but the ISP # comes up as engaged or overloaded
-although on a good day ill get good speeds, the majority of the time slow
-so called email virus protection is leaky
-NO FREE SUPPORT! slingshot offer an 0900 # which is NOT 24/7
i used to be with xtra... wish i still was, because while i got a problem every now and then, at least i can call th suppt desk lol

01-07-2004, 02:09 PM
Been with Slingshot for 2 years now, never have a problem.........

01-07-2004, 10:58 PM
Paradise has definitely deteriorated since last year. I am still with them but will change to another ISP. Am now trialling iHug and it is much better, and their Propel Accelerator does in fact work.

01-07-2004, 11:10 PM
>>usually a wait of about 3-4 people (7-8 mins) when calling Helpdesk.

Here is one solution for waiting to get through to the Helpdesk, the IRD, power company, etc etc etc: Just get a cordless phone with speakerphone. I have a Uniden 2.4Ghz - frequency, not HD ;) - and it is one of the best tech toys I have bought. While waiting to be connected, I just clip it to my belt and go about the house doing whatever, or go outside. No more frustration of holding the phone to my ear or being tied down to one spot. :D

01-07-2004, 11:50 PM
> Paradise has definitely deteriorated since last year.

Indeed yes - it was fine when we all first joined them years ago.Pity that their authentication server falls over sometimes.. I may stay with them to investigate Saturn cable....

Cheers Tony

02-07-2004, 01:09 AM
I get the distinct impression that the person who brought this thread back from the dead, actually works for the ISP he mentions.
Just my thoughts on the matter.


02-07-2004, 08:12 AM
Im with Susan Snap or as they were once called Inet

02-07-2004, 03:14 PM
> Here is one solution for waiting to get through to
> the Helpdesk, the IRD, power company, etc etc etc:
> Just get a cordless phone with speakerphone. I have a
> Uniden 2.4Ghz - frequency,

Sounds just the ticket. ;-) What model have you got Steve?

02-07-2004, 05:38 PM
I'll put in a plug for Quik, been with them since July 2001 and can't seem to find any faults.

cheers merlin-nz ;-)

02-07-2004, 08:45 PM
Sorry to disappoint you Capt Hook I do not work for this ISP or any other ISP all I asked was a simple question. I will repeat the question, are there any users out there using Dreamnet as a ISP and how are you finding them in regards download speeds etc.

Thanks for any feedback.