Rocketnet - feedback?

MEIOT

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so that we are able to continue to provide a great network with no throttling.
Strange statement considering your direct competitors also provide a great network with no throttling.

Would be very interesting to hear a proper justification on the activation fee and not some corporate mumbo jumbo peddled to the unwary consumer.
 

MDE

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I think you will find that we believe in providing long term price sustainability, so that we are able to continue to provide a great network with no throttling.
I think if you waived the fee or at least charge a smaller portion you'd have more people moving. I would understand if it was for a new activation but if one has the line installed already paying such a price is just crazy.
 

STORMERSFAN

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I think if you waived the fee or at least charge a smaller portion you'd have more people moving. I would understand if it was for a new activation but if one has the line installed already paying such a price is just crazy.
Cool ideas just as good imo with 0 activation fee if u looking.. No fup or throttling..
 

STORMERSFAN

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Already with them but was looking at saving a few $$. Buuuut... Not willing to chuck R1.5k at it.
If u really insist on moving because of money.. Try accelerit which has a activation of R499..i think everyone is looking to save a buck or two, (myself included) with petrol, food and the general neceesties killing us..
 

8-BALL

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Anyone else with really poor international speeds currently?

Local is fine:


International not so much so:


Even multi-threadded downloads are attrocious.

Below is on a 100MB line...
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Tried their support but apparently its been down for the last two hours and they cant assist at all.
 

esmile

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Did anyone notice their connection to most overseas countries drop last night. I was struggling to connect to many sites and to VPN services
 

neoprema

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I'm finding my Rocketnet connection during peak hours is basically dead for international.

Web sites taking 30+ seconds to load or timing out.

local traffic is fine.
 

neoprema

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I HATE these damn caches/proxies ISPs are using.

LOCAL TRAFFIC:
Port 80 : Fast
Port 443: Fast
Random Port (9121): Fast
Random Port (2222): Fast

INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC:
Port 80: DEAD. 30 SEC+ Response time, approx 2kb/s
Port 443: DEAD. 30 SEC+ Response time. approx 2kb/s
Random Port (9121): FAST, 96mbps
Random Port (2222): FAST, 84mbps


Clearly they're trying to do something clever on the HTTPx ports and its broken. Irritating.
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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I HATE these damn caches/proxies ISPs are using.

LOCAL TRAFFIC:
Port 80 : Fast
Port 443: Fast
Random Port (9121): Fast
Random Port (2222): Fast

INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC:
Port 80: DEAD. 30 SEC+ Response time, approx 2kb/s
Port 443: DEAD. 30 SEC+ Response time. approx 2kb/s
Random Port (9121): FAST, 96mbps
Random Port (2222): FAST, 84mbps


Clearly they're trying to do something clever on the HTTPx ports and its broken. Irritating.
You have a specific IP/URL I could test on my end?
 

neoprema

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You have a specific IP/URL I could test on my end?
For the slow speeds basically ANY website not in ZA.

www.google.com is taking at least 20+ seconds for me.

For the other ports I was testing against my server in the US, changing Apache ports to the random ones to see if the website opened. No speed issues.
 

electrofreeze

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I'm finding my Rocketnet connection during peak hours is basically dead for international.

Web sites taking 30+ seconds to load or timing out.

local traffic is fine.
same problem this side
download speeds are just as bad in peak time looks like shaping
 
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neoprema

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same problem this side
download speeds are just as bad in peak time looks like shaping
Yeah definitely. I'm getting shaped sideways.

Pity, wanted to upgrade to 200mbps just to see what its it like but at this rate I could probably downgrade from 100 to 50 and not notice it lol :D:crying:
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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International definitely degrades badly in peak times (from like 8-10pm) but I probably haven't noticed it as badly being on 200Mbps and I work mostly with my line during the day where I would noticed speed degradation. During the day I haven't noticed any issues.

The degradation could also just be Octotel (on my end) as they're known for it.
 

joshuatree

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So Afrihost is coming to the party now.

Would it be worth it to pay R50 less per month on Afrihost and moving to them from Rocketnet ? Vumatel 10/2 line , R499 compared to R549.

Not experiencing any problems.
 

STORMERSFAN

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So Afrihost is coming to the party now.

Would it be worth it to pay R50 less per month on Afrihost and moving to them from Rocketnet ? Vumatel 10/2 line , R499 compared to R549.

Not experiencing any problems.
And don't forget about the 5k worth the freebies :)
 
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