Spong:TroyRF:Peteriv:scuwp: Looking around this afternoon I can save upwards of $30 per month on another provider with better allowances. I have not changed due to the TiVo unmetering bonus. Now it appears to have gone I am heading out to market to get the best deal I can.
I would recommend holding off from changing provider until Telecom provides an official answer as to whether this metering was intended or not. Based on the initial lack of awareness from their frontline staff regarding this issue, my gut feeling is that is was all just an unintended system issue at their end and that they will revert us back to being unmetered (at least for a while longer).
Your gut instinct is on the mark! It was a fault that has now been resolved.
Thanks Troy. Now perhaps you'd like to share a little more with us, e.g. when metering is likely to start again officially?
Thanks again Troy for providing confirmation. I'm glad it turned out to be just a fault. In terms of when metering is likely to start again officially, I would imagine a significant number of Telecom employees (possibly including those that hold the reins to this metering project) also own a TiVo and are enjoying the benefits of unmetered usage just as much as we are, so where's the incentive for them to rush this? After all, this unmetering has been going on and off since 2009, so where's the harm in delaying this for another few years? Sounds like a win-win situation to me. Consider the alternative: If the metering was to resume very soon, Telecom will lose some of their customers who will look elsewhere for better value plans, and every single one of their employees who own a TiVo will be worse off, and likely disgruntled to some extent. The question is: Is Telecom taking a significant hit financially in keeping TiVo customers unmetered? If not then I don't see why TiVo customers shouldn't be unmetered indefinitely. Would it be unfair to those that don't have TiVo? It would seem that way, but then again they didn't spend hundreds purchasing this piece of hardware.
We're just reaping the rewards of our investment!