Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
7777 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 326

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 480137 11-Jun-2011 19:11 Send private message

Zeon: I lol every time I see threads like this. Due to the current state of wholesale access costs, national/international transit and low buying power of NZ ISPs they cannot offer plans anywhere like this. Maybe with the UFB and Pacific Fibre it will be easier.


Quote for truth and justice 

300 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  Reply # 488811 3-Jul-2011 15:27 Send private message

1080p: Those who can't imagine the uses for larger data caps on ISP plans simply show their ignorance and lack of imagination.

I understand that 500GB and 1TB plans are not going to be the most common plans but for those that want them then _they should be there_ at a reasonable price. At the moment they aren't.

Also, just as the road speed limit isn't a target; neither are the ISP data caps. Some people would love to be able to purchase a 500GB plan and know they would use a maximum of, say, 300GB per month but have the peace of mind knowing that they won't ever receive a huge bill at the end of the month after chewing through data charged per GB. They wouldn't want to buy a 300GB plan as it cuts it too close to their perceived monthly usage.

I am tired of the people ranting on about large data users as only being copyright infringing p2p users, the fact of the matter is that is no longer the truth. Anyone with a large tech-savvy family or group of flatmates can chew through several hundred GB per month in completely normal and legitimate usage. In fact I have to carefully monitor my flat of four's 200GB cap usage because we come very close every single month.


+1 here

You really have to have a  lack of online knowledge if you cannot think of uses for a large data cap.
I have a family of 5 all use the internet a lot, Gaming, youtube, VOIP, Video etc.
Youtube alone is a huge data hog not to mention TV on demand and Isky, the list goes on.
Windows updates come thick and fast these days, Google's new OS for tablets and notebooks runs online.......the possibilities are endless...... no Illegal P2P downloads needed.

 



  




Now on Slingshot Better Network and it's better.

Share Image

2034 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 281

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 488983 4-Jul-2011 02:24 Send private message

I can assure you that every ISP out there wants you to download as much as you possibly can as they make semi decent profit from bandwidth.

However as Ragnor and Zeon have pointed out, until very recently the wholesale environment has not allowed for large data caps. With EUBA becoming more common place, you'll start to see larger plans offered, so long as telecom wholesale or chorus / whatever they are called these days don't cripple EUBA as they did to UBS/UBA

Soon you'll be able to download as much as you damn well please and no one will point the finger at your anti-social habits.

1375 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 489438 4-Jul-2011 22:58 Send private message





gz ftw

1375 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 489439 4-Jul-2011 22:59 Send private message

sorry about the large photo, forgot to resize :o




gz ftw

300 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  Reply # 489682 5-Jul-2011 15:14 Send private message

b0untypure1:


Hi-carraumba !! what happened there!
Download something? and all that on a Total home Lite plan.

LOL




Now on Slingshot Better Network and it's better.

Share Image

314 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 489684 5-Jul-2011 15:15 Send private message

techmeister:
b0untypure1:


Hi-carraumba !! what happened there!
Download something, and all that on a Total home Lite plan.

LOL 



EPIC!!!  I got 480GB on my 30GB vodafone BB cap last month




 

5306 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 802


  Reply # 489698 5-Jul-2011 15:42 Send private message

b0untypure1:

you downloaded 170Gb on a 10GB plan?

Impressive, (and I would love to know how it is done!) but not sure what the relevance to this thread is.

ETA: or are you on the 'additional data' plan, and so will receive a bill for 160GB @ $2 = $320  next month?  :o

BDFL
50190 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4743

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 489718 5-Jul-2011 16:35 Send private message

I should add "lazy to resize pictures = ban" to our FUG.



 




1375 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 489786 5-Jul-2011 19:44 Send private message

my bill will be $89 like it always is, regardless of how much internet i use. its called... skills and google. i wont provide a guide because its bound to be against a geekzone rule.
brandon ruscoe did it too, maybe ask him if hes willing to risk




gz ftw

1375 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 489787 5-Jul-2011 19:45 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
b0untypure1:

you downloaded 170Gb on a 10GB plan?

Impressive, (and I would love to know how it is done!) but not sure what the relevance to this thread is.

ETA: or are you on the 'additional data' plan, and so will receive a bill for 160GB @ $2 = $320  next month?  :o


no way !! im on "slow data thingy" 




gz ftw

817 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73

UberGroup

  Reply # 489792 5-Jul-2011 19:55 Send private message

Congrats you're the perfect example of users who dont wanna pay for things.

You know that 170gb you did betwen the 18th and 27th of June? That's an average speed of 1.7mbit/sec going 24 hours a day during that period

Even buying in bulk that 1.7mbit cost the ISP $70/mbit which means it cost the ISP AT MINIMUM $119 to give you that (Add in support/server/staff costs and the DSL circuit cost)




Most problems are the result of previous solutions...

All comment's I make are my own personal opinion and do not in any way, shape or form reflect the views of current or former employers unless specifically stated 

20081 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1669

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 489811 5-Jul-2011 20:36 Send private message

Don't get too excited.

The good news is bragging about it will mean any exploits Telecom's system may have are guaranteed to be closed. Don't believe me? Just look at all the other people who have decided to post on here in the past bragging about bypasing throttling and metering systems!


314 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 489822 5-Jul-2011 20:59 Send private message

sbiddle: Don't get too excited.

The good news is bragging about it will mean any exploits Telecom's system may have are guaranteed to be closed. Don't believe me? Just look at all the other people who have decided to post on here in the past bragging about bypasing throttling and metering systems!



I think my connection is a bit lucky, it usually takes a couple days to be slowed down after my cap, been the same on Telecom & Vodafone NZ.  Last month I reached my 30GB cap, sure enough it didn't slow down, when I was on the phone to VF about something else I asked if their data system was okay, then I told them that I haven't been slowed down at all and I'm getting all this free data, even after hearing that they said that it is most defiantly working fine. 




 

1375 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 489855 5-Jul-2011 23:03 Send private message

yea its quite well known, i rang my isp too and they didnt seem to mind. just quickly changed the subject and finished the change over to a smaller plan




gz ftw

1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix officialy launching in NZ in March
Created by jarj, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2014 19:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Click Monday Deals
Created by mrtoken, last reply by Krishant007 on 24-Nov-2014 17:11 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 25-Nov-2014 13:16 (103 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


The Warehouse pulling R18 games and DVD's
Created by semigeek, last reply by paulmilbank on 25-Nov-2014 13:30 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Current Netflix payment method as of Nov 14 - Cant pay
Created by andynz, last reply by Kiwipixter on 25-Nov-2014 10:45 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Voda VDSL, Horrid offnet performance.
Created by TimA, last reply by Demeter on 25-Nov-2014 11:49 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


SEO spammers
Created by freitasm, last reply by jamesrt on 24-Nov-2014 16:09 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


SSD hard drive in aging HTPC disappointingly slow
Created by watman, last reply by joker97 on 23-Nov-2014 22:02 (20 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.