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  Reply # 1032274 27-Apr-2014 22:47 Send private message

I still love this scene... You can watch it in HD... Twice..




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  Reply # 1032276 27-Apr-2014 22:52 Send private message

As an average family with teenagers who like to watch heaps of on demand video etc, moving from our current Fibre30 150GB plan to unlimited for the same price is a no brainer. We don't do peer-peer file sharing, so I suspect we are the perfect target audience for Telecom. I for one have had rock solid reliability with Telecom UFB since we signed up last year, so I am very happy to not chase another provider that might offer something for $10 per month less. For the price of 3 coffees per month I'll go for reliable every time.

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  Reply # 1032281 27-Apr-2014 23:05 Send private message

Somehow I love the ad.

I have the sudden urge to move to Telecom after seeing the ad in HD, twice.

Edit: I went to the site and wanted to sign up for telecom fibre 100/50. I am already connected to fibre but Telecom said that fibre is not available in my area (Tauranga). #sad #notagignaire





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  Reply # 1032286 27-Apr-2014 23:17 Send private message

nakedmolerat: Somehow I love the ad.

I have the sudden urge to move to Telecom after seeing the ad in HD, twice.

Edit: I went to the site and wanted to sign up for telecom fibre 100/50. I am already connected to fibre but Telecom said that fibre is not available in my area (Tauranga). #sad #notagignaire


Are you on Telecom fibre? Doesnt EOL do the fibre there? do they let other ISP's use it?




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  Reply # 1032287 27-Apr-2014 23:20 Send private message

I hope they are considering removing the traffic shaping like orcon did, Monitor it for a couple of months and if its good remove it




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  Reply # 1032293 27-Apr-2014 23:50 Send private message

nakedmolerat: Somehow I love the ad.

I have the sudden urge to move to Telecom after seeing the ad in HD, twice.

Edit: I went to the site and wanted to sign up for telecom fibre 100/50. I am already connected to fibre but Telecom said that fibre is not available in my area (Tauranga). #sad #notagignaire


We are in trial in your area.  It is coming!!!  It'll launch when it's ready :)




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  Reply # 1032318 28-Apr-2014 06:29 Send private message

nakedmolerat: Somehow I love the ad.

I have the sudden urge to move to Telecom after seeing the ad in HD, twice.

Edit: I went to the site and wanted to sign up for telecom fibre 100/50. I am already connected to fibre but Telecom said that fibre is not available in my area (Tauranga). #sad #notagignaire


Ping me your address as the trial with UFF is well underway. I'll chase up and see what is going on. "Pl at telecom.co.nz" is me




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  Reply # 1032439 28-Apr-2014 10:55 Send private message

sbiddle:
Athlonite:
possum888: Does the extra $10 charge for ADSL outside AKL/WLG/CHC apply for the unlimited plan? Quite like the idea of moving up from 150GB at $109 to unlimited for no extra cost.


They should no longer be charging that as it was to combat the Big back Yard where telstraclear was running their fibre network now that UFB is available in most NZ cities there is no reason to still charging this, But they will if you don't challenge them on it make a point of it when asking for service 


Landline pricing is still cheaper in those 3 cities that the rest of NZ.



A friend of mine here in Hawkes Bay has gotten them to knock it on the head when he upgraded his BB account for more data he told them he wouldn't be paying $10 more than auck ham wel  because there was no longer the competition in those cities that there once was with UFB now being installed just about everywhere else as that was the reason for the $10 extra charge everywhere else 




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  Reply # 1032610 28-Apr-2014 15:06 Send private message

Another minor point which I don't see any mention of (apols if I just missed it) is that the unlimited plan also no longer allows you to have a static IP. I find this useful sometimes so given the fact that I never get anywhere near my 500GB limit, it's effectively "unlimited" so I'll put the extra $10/month it costs me over the new plan down to being for less traffic-shaping (which I realistically probably wouldn't notice anyway) and a static IP.

Am I right in thinking that some of the other smaller data allocations have already increased? My father reckons he's on a 60GB/month plan but the closest now looks to be 80GB.






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  Reply # 1033157 29-Apr-2014 13:42 Send private message

100 megabit Fibre with unlimited downloads for $129/month.

TAKE MY MONEY.

Please :( I am in a rural area of Kapiti with ADSL.

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  Reply # 1033176 29-Apr-2014 14:32 Send private message

seem like no more with an Ultra mobile Pay Monthly Plan. They changed to with a $10 Bundle Up Bonus.
How does that $10 Bundle Up Bonus works? if with an Ultra $39 a month that will become $29?

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  Reply # 1033178 29-Apr-2014 14:48 Send private message

samdouglas: 100 megabit Fibre with unlimited downloads for $129/month.

TAKE MY MONEY.

Please :( I am in a rural area of Kapiti with ADSL.


Has Chorus installed Fibre past your door, or is it in their plan?

You can check it out here:
http://www.chorus.co.nz/maps

If Fibre is available from Chorus, then it will be available in the coming months from Telecom.  We are in the process of getting our handover link from Chorus for this area sorted.




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  Reply # 1033179 29-Apr-2014 14:53 Send private message

nakedmolerat: Somehow I love the ad.

I have the sudden urge to move to Telecom after seeing the ad in HD, twice.

Edit: I went to the site and wanted to sign up for telecom fibre 100/50. I am already connected to fibre but Telecom said that fibre is not available in my area (Tauranga). #sad #notagignaire


I recommend snap -- they don't traffic shape at all and you get unmetered downloads between 1am - 7am if you have a datapack .

Although, I wonder if snap will react to this new telecom product.   

Who knows when telecom will ever get to tauranga. 



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  Reply # 1033202 29-Apr-2014 15:36 Send private message

Oh damn I remember the Go Large(ly slow) plan.

Telecom never admitted it but my line was always limited to approx 350Kbit/s per connection out. This was proven time and time again as using a download accelerator and setting the connections would always give increases of ~350Kbit/s per chunk. 2 chunks would net me a whopping ~700Kbit/s, 4 = 1.4Mbit/s, etc...   Loving my Orcon plan, $99/mo for Unlimited Data, Free national calls up to an hour each, Caller ID, Voicemail and Call waiting.

It makes a lot more sense to me to simply uncap all plans, but have more variance in the 'guaranteed' rate that the customer will get.

What I am saying here is that if a customer's line is only capable of 5Mbit/s then they can sign onto a 5Mbit/s plan at $75/mo and another customer can sign up to another plan at !0Mbit/s for $90/mo and anything higher could be $99/mo.

This lets your customer feel like they are more in control of their spending, as well as not over-promise what the ISP cannot deliver.

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  Reply # 1033241 29-Apr-2014 16:58 Send private message

surfisup1000:    

Who knows when telecom will ever get to tauranga. 



We are in live trials in all of the UFF areas (except Wanganui at this stage - that's still in the pipeline).

It is definately coming.  We don't announce launch dates on geekzone however - they are commercially sensitive :)




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