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Topic # 90138 15-Sep-2011 17:09 Send private message

I just received an email from TC saying that my data cap was increasing from 25GB to 40GB from the end of September at no extra charge!

Well done TC!

They also said:

Additional usage packs
 You told us you were tired of being topped up by full size usage packs, often right before the end of the month. So we've taken this on board when designing our new additional usage pack options. Instead of giving you another full-size pack when you go over your usage, we'll simply top you up 1G at a time, at $2 per pack.


Again, well done TC!

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  Reply # 521584 15-Sep-2011 17:11 Send private message

I just got that too. Now I need to calculate my usage and figure out which package is best :)

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/sub-sites/homeplan-usage/index.htm

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  Reply # 521586 15-Sep-2011 17:16 Send private message

So does that mean I can get 100GB for the same price now?


We're on the base 25GB for $60/mo and then usually get another 25GB pack bringing the total to 60GB for $90.  So if I were to get the 100GB plan does that mean I just pay an extra $35 over my $60 for 40GB plan? ($65-$30).


That would be amazing. 

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  Reply # 521596 15-Sep-2011 17:27 Send private message

I'm not sure where you got that $60 for 25 GB price from; the cheapest "old" plan seems to be $79 for 1 GB ($75 base, plus $4 for the 1 GB pack). The 100 GB plan is $140 all up ($145 if you're outside the big cities).

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  Reply # 521597 15-Sep-2011 17:29 Send private message

Looks promising, but my question now would be what do we get on cable?

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  Reply # 521601 15-Sep-2011 17:36 Send private message

kiwired23: Looks promising, but my question now would be what do we get on cable?


Is what I was about to ask.   




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  Reply # 521602 15-Sep-2011 17:38 Send private message

TwoSeven:
kiwired23: Looks promising, but my question now would be what do we get on cable?


Is what I was about to ask.   


Aint heard anything? 

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  Reply # 521608 15-Sep-2011 17:45 Send private message

only just got the email now but yay ... very happy.  (well i will be when i get my broadband fixed)  Laughing

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  Reply # 521609 15-Sep-2011 17:45 Send private message

Behodar: I'm not sure where you got that $60 for 25 GB price from; the cheapest "old" plan seems to be $79 for 1 GB ($75 base, plus $4 for the 1 GB pack). The 100 GB plan is $140 all up ($145 if you're outside the big cities).



I pay $60 for 25GB a month including a landline, with the option of buying other 25GB data packs for $30. A sales rep came around to my house a month or two ago with the special deal and I switched from Orcon because it was cheaper for the same amount of data ($90 for 50GB vs $115 for 55gb iirc). I posted on here with my initial disappointment about the slower speeds (compared to Orcon.) The TCL guys sorted it out and now my speeds are better than Orcon, so I'm a happy customer.


So if I don't do anything I guess my home plan will be 40GB for $60, with $2/gig after that. So 50 gigs should be $80/mo. 

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  Reply # 521612 15-Sep-2011 17:55 Send private message

kiwired23: Looks promising, but my question now would be what do we get on cable?


Agreed (Grr at having to log into firefox to make posts post correctly).

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  Reply # 521667 15-Sep-2011 20:37 Send private message

Quinny:
kiwired23: Looks promising, but my question now would be what do we get on cable?


Agreed (Grr at having to log into firefox to make posts post correctly).


Great so Cable is left out in the cold!

We pay a lot more for the same Datacap in the end along with more expensive overage. I do care about speed, but overall it's the datacap that is the problem.

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  Reply # 521694 15-Sep-2011 21:31 Send private message

Well, we've a couple of weeks to go before the Homeplan changes kick in, so they may have something for us yet.

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  Reply # 521695 15-Sep-2011 21:33 Send private message

kiwired23: Looks promising, but my question now would be what do we get on cable?


We get a reminder that we're on NEW ZEALAND'S BEST NETWORK! WARPSPEED! Who needs UFB? Oh wait, never mind. Cable data has paradoxically always been more expensive than ADSL data. If there's going to be any change, it won't be as "good" as this.

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  Reply # 521976 16-Sep-2011 14:33 Send private message

Sorry to see you cable users left in the lurch somewhat, but as an ADSL user I am very pleased with this news, I feel like TCL have delivered in this instance :)

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  Reply # 521983 16-Sep-2011 14:41 Send private message

Cable plans were given a huge datacap upgrade late last year weren't they around October

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  Reply # 521986 16-Sep-2011 14:46 Send private message

Not th

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