So who's a decent ISP then these days?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Peter Huebner, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. I wasn't too happy being sold to Bordernet by Ihug (something better may
    be coming out of this, wait and see, Bordernet have announced cheaper
    rates for August) but I would like to go *dsl if only to free up the
    Now Ihug are cutting their full newsfeed and while I only look into
    binary newsgroups once every couple of years, I like to have them there
    when I want them. Hmmm.

    Guess that cuts Slingshot out of the loop ... Orcon and Telstra Clear
    have pretty bad reps at the moment, I'll only give my money to Telecon
    as a very, absolutely *very* last resort.

    So who's a competent ISP with a full-ish newsfeed then? Any Iconz
    customers here? I used to have a SLIP account with them some eternities
    ago, like, when 'internet' was tin, pine and gofer - but the've been
    pretty dear in the meantime, as well as on again, off again.

    Any suggestions for other contenders?

    Peter Huebner, Jul 30, 2005
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    Shane Guest

    You might want to add your district, as there are a few ISP's that are
    location specific (eg. wireless ISP's seem to be 2 per town)
    Shane, Jul 30, 2005
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  3. I am with Iconz, in Devonport, using DSL:, the 59 dollar version. I have
    always been happy with them. Technical support is available during the week
    after hours, but not Sundays if I remember correctly.

    Henry Falkner, Jul 30, 2005
  4. Rural Northland (very rural, Hokianga to be exact, not the one in

    Talking of Welly, how's Actrix going? Their deal seems to vary
    considerably from most of the others if I understand it right: datacap
    of 700Mb daily ?!? That's way better than what I normally need ..... Do
    they still have a good newsfeed?

    Peter Huebner, Jul 31, 2005
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    Jeremy Guest

    Hi Peter

    I like you have left Bordernet, (shame they seemed to have it together
    but I can get adsl). I went with Actrix, I was unsure of how there
    throttling and held desk would be after seeing all the hiccups Ihug had
    setting up and maintaining accounts. So I only signed up for 1 month I
    paid the 99$ setup fee and thought well if they suck I'am outta here.
    but there service is excellent you can email them and get a reply in
    5mins, ring the help desk and likewise get a reply in minutes not tens
    of minutes. I am on the Cyberjet 2Mb plan and the throttling is as
    advertised after the cap it limits to 64Kb/s and at 12 exactly reverts
    to full speed, there data usage page appears to be accurate and there
    news service appears to work as well as others.

    I don't think you will be disapointed


    Jeremy, Jul 31, 2005
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    Enkidu Guest

    Actrix are still pretty good. I've been with them since Adam
    was a lad. Their latest ADSL thing comes in different
    flavour, and the one I will be getting is "capped" at
    350MB/day. But after 350MB, it's not charged for. You get a
    speed reduction. The newsgroups are pretty good, I've not
    noticed any missing posts or any other strange occurrences.
    I'm also going to use their tolls thing. It's a bit more
    expensive than iHug phone, but I'm not too worried about that.


    Enkidu, Jul 31, 2005
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    geopelia Guest

    I like xtra.
    geopelia, Jul 31, 2005
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    Squirrel Guest

    me too, occasional issue, but nothink like, shall we say Paradise
    seems to have. I have my phone, broadband, Sky and Cell phone plan
    all with Telecom, makes it so much easier for paying bills.

    Squirrel, Jul 31, 2005
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    Gordon Smith Guest

    Well, WorldxChange has a full newsfeed.
    Gordon Smith, Aug 2, 2005
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