View Full Version : IHUG Blink Advice

09-07-2005, 11:59 PM
Hi all

IHUG is our provider and we currently have Jetstream. I have only just been advised that IHUG can no longer offer Jetstream (perhaps this is old news, but I have only just been told) - the choice is to go over to Xtra and get a Jetstream account or stay with IHUG and get Blink. I have been told that IHUG's Blink has a 2 Mbps download speed with a data allowance of 10 GB per month. My questions are ...

1 Is Blink as fast as full Jetstream?

2 Is Blink as reliable as Jetstream?

I welcome your comments. I don't want to change providers unless I really have to.

Oxie (Lyn)

10-07-2005, 12:21 AM
A couple of my friends are on blink. It is just as fast for downloading and surfing, but it has latency issues (nowhere near as bad as woosh though) so online games & VOIP won't be as good as jetstream.
As for reliability, Telecom still controll all the hardware so if one ISP is down, they are all down.

10-07-2005, 01:07 AM
Blink is Jetstream, it still comes from Telecom only Ihug invoice you for it and not Telecom
The Blink download speeds are just the same as offered by Xtra ie 256kbps 1 Mbps
2 Mbps

10-07-2005, 08:34 AM
Thanks for your replies. It looks like I will be going over to Blink then.

Oxie (Lyn)