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  Reply # 338046 3-Jun-2010 21:00 Send private message

is anyone here with www.worldnet.co.nz
What are they like for speeds and service etc ?
Their plans look promising ...

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  Reply # 338058 3-Jun-2010 21:20 Send private message

Flashcards: Sadly Telecom do not seem in a hurry to release info on the plans they are considering...


I don't think they are considering any new plans. They'll most likely be coming back to us with existing plans which for most of us will likely be Pro. That'll be why they have announced the reduction in overage on the Pro plan.  

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  Reply # 338060 3-Jun-2010 21:23 Send private message

SmartDumbAss:
Flashcards: Sadly Telecom do not seem in a hurry to release info on the plans they are considering...


I don't think they are considering any new plans. They'll most likely be coming back to us with existing plans which for most of us will likely be Pro. That'll be why they have announced the reduction in overage on the Pro plan.  


I agree, which is dissapointing.

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  Reply # 338078 3-Jun-2010 22:20 Send private message

Why is it disappointing? It's great being able to stay on Big Time for longer than expected imo!

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  Reply # 338091 3-Jun-2010 22:41 Send private message

Ragnor: Why is it disappointing? It's great being able to stay on Big Time for longer than expected imo!


There has been no indication that they are prolonging BT.

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  Reply # 338098 3-Jun-2010 22:52 Send private message

cafeg: at a speed of FS/128 or FS/256

They can't market that as "ADSL2+ capable" though.

However, I do agree that we shouldn't be stuck with 128k up (minimum of 256k should be introduced for the same price), and a 512k option that costs half way between "FS" and 128k/256k




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  Reply # 338106 3-Jun-2010 23:00 Send private message

There will be no more BT plan after this month. Telecom is hoping to carry everybody to a more profitable plan with a limited cap.

I have tried to reason with Telecom executives but no chance what so ever. For a moment I hoped they would introduce a soft cap like they did when their unlimited texting plan went through the roof but not this time.

If they had introcduced some kind of cap then the excesive users would already been forced to download less and thus relieving the network, but unfortunately BT users are being sacrifized for the greater good of the profit that Telecom oh so very much needs to please its shareholders.They do not give a damn what Telecom does as long as they get a better return on their money then when they would put it into a bank account. And when we look atthe past 18 months and Telecom's share price the executive  team has a near impssible  task to bring it back to a level it once was on.

One of the ways they hope to achieve this is by increasing prices. BT users are the first and many will follow. Strangely enough the price per GB is coming down world wide and Telecom gives it users a sweetner by 'only' charging NZ$2 per Gb, which is highly overpriced as it is considering they pay maybe 15 per cent of that wholesale.

No, Telecom is not making friends with their decisions but hey blame them when they all want to make money and manage to do so by offering less to their customer as in the end who wants customers: they are only aanoying complaining species that are never satisfied.

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  Reply # 338108 3-Jun-2010 23:03 Send private message

beachmark: There will be no more BT plan after this month. Telecom is hoping to carry everybody to a more profitable plan with a limited cap.

I have tried to reason with Telecom executives but no chance what so ever. For a moment I hoped they would introduce a soft cap like they did when their unlimited texting plan went through the roof but not this time.

If they had introcduced some kind of cap then the excesive users would already been forced to download less and thus relieving the network, but unfortunately BT users are being sacrifized for the greater good of the profit that Telecom oh so very much needs to please its shareholders.They do not give a damn what Telecom does as long as they get a better return on their money then when they would put it into a bank account. And when we look atthe past 18 months and Telecom's share price the executive  team has a near impssible  task to bring it back to a level it once was on.

One of the ways they hope to achieve this is by increasing prices. BT users are the first and many will follow. Strangely enough the price per GB is coming down world wide and Telecom gives it users a sweetner by 'only' charging NZ$2 per Gb, which is highly overpriced as it is considering they pay maybe 15 per cent of that wholesale.

No, Telecom is not making friends with their decisions but hey blame them when they all want to make money and manage to do so by offering less to their customer as in the end who wants customers: they are only aanoying complaining species that are never satisfied.


Yep:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly

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  Reply # 338109 3-Jun-2010 23:03 Send private message

Cymro: That was actually a fubar on  my part, It was meant to be a 60gb cap.. not sure why I wrote 100gb

My theory was:
at ~50cents/gb, 60gb = $30
We know they can provision a port and national backhaul for ~$25 and still make a profit
$5 for overheads


Given that the NBR article says bandwidth costs them 29cents/gb it becomes much more profitable for them and even more feasible.

As I said before, it wouldnt be a high profit plan, but it would keep many BT customers with Telecom, They only really want to get rid of the epic huge download leachers, I strongly suspect they would like to keep the families and flats that were moderate BT users onboard.This would let them do so, whilst making some profit.

Still I guess your right in that its a pipedream.. were just goign to get shafted with bad plans and huge overage fees and all jump ship to ISP's that provide shitter service but affordable data.. Which kind of sucks.






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  Reply # 338110 3-Jun-2010 23:05 Send private message

cafeg: is anyone here with www.worldnet.co.nz
What are they like for speeds and service etc ?
Their plans look promising ...

This looks really good!

I might contact them before the end of the month.  Do you know were they are based?





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  Reply # 338114 3-Jun-2010 23:12 Send private message

DravidDavid:
cafeg: is anyone here with www.worldnet.co.nz
What are they like for speeds and service etc ?
Their plans look promising ...

This looks really good!

I might contact them before the end of the month.  Do you know were they are based?


So if I am reading this:
http://www.worldnet.co.nz/personal/dsl/?menu=price
right, then we can get the equivalent of BT for $59.95/mo. I wonder if they will be forced to can this once Telecom cans BT?

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  Reply # 338115 3-Jun-2010 23:14 Send private message

DravidDavid: Do you know were they are based?

http://www.worldnet.co.nz/contact/




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  Reply # 338116 3-Jun-2010 23:15 Send private message

DravidDavid:
cafeg: is anyone here with www.worldnet.co.nz
What are they like for speeds and service etc ?
Their plans look promising ...

Do you know were they are based?


http://www.worldnet.co.nz/contact/

By Mail

WorldNet Services Ltd
PO Box  68177
Newton
Auckland


WorldNet Services Business Hours
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday
Close on Sunday


Physical Address
17 South St, Newton, Auckland City
View location map


By Phone


Auckland (09) 880 1001, (09) 309 9004
Christchurch (03) 270 1001
Nationwide 0800 891 001


By Fax

(09) 880 1009, (09) 309 9811



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  Reply # 338122 3-Jun-2010 23:24 Send private message

beachmark: There will be no more BT plan after this month.


Flashcards:  There has been no indication that they are prolonging BT.


Doozy's annoucement and the newspaper articles were quite awhile ago I was expecting to already be moved off the plan by now.

However I haven't heard of anyone that has recieved the physical letter yet about switching to something else.

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  Reply # 338124 3-Jun-2010 23:27 Send private message

Ahh!

All I saw was a PO Box and didn't see the physical address. I don't want to sign up to an ISP and find it is in Arrow Town! My ping would be 1 trillion to Australia like it was with Actrix who are in Wellington..





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