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  Reply # 1031415 26-Apr-2014 06:42 Send private message

joker97: cool ... if i convert my $19 prepay to postpaid that will deduct $10 ...

i wonder if i can set a zero excess usage


On mobile yes.. do it in the mobile portal and set your smartcap to 0. So then when you go over your mobile data cap then everything stops. Also setup usage alerts so you get pings when you get close.




I work for Spark, but as always my views are my own.

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  Reply # 1031417 26-Apr-2014 07:04 Send private message

And I get to lose prepay top up bonuses which sometimes could be unlimited calling to landline etc ... oh well just as well that I don't need those usually :(

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  Reply # 1032133 27-Apr-2014 17:45 Send private message

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 




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  Reply # 1032138 27-Apr-2014 18:02 Send private message

Can someone remind me if we need wire maintenance charge?

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  Reply # 1032140 27-Apr-2014 18:07 Send private message

It honestly took me under 30 seconds from reading your post to having this URL.

http://www.telecom.co.nz/phoneline/phoneline/existingcustomers/wiringmaintenanceservice/

Cheers - N :-)

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  Reply # 1032143 27-Apr-2014 18:11 Send private message

I know that bit, but why do other isp not charge that fee?

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  Reply # 1032145 27-Apr-2014 18:14 Send private message


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  Reply # 1032147 27-Apr-2014 18:16 Send private message

Ah that's good to know I'm not the only one paying it

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  Reply # 1032174 27-Apr-2014 19:39 Send private message

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.


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  Reply # 1032201 27-Apr-2014 20:29 One person supports this post Send private message

i've just seen telecom's tv giganaire ad...

my gawd it's one of the most horrific ads ever to be forced upon the viewing public !



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  Reply # 1032204 27-Apr-2014 20:34 Send private message

ilovemusic: i've just seen telecom's tv giganaire ad...

my gawd it's one of the most horrific ads ever to be forced upon the viewing public !




It should be reported to the Broadcasting Standards Authority





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  Reply # 1032212 27-Apr-2014 20:58 Send private message

That ad is almost bad enough to make me change provider just to not be even loosely associated with it :P




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  Reply # 1032215 27-Apr-2014 21:05 Send private message

Ragnor:
freitasm: Hmmm. If you have 500GB plan you might as well go unlimited, surely?



Telecom have a poor history with their shaping approach/hardware (lest we forget Big Time and Go Large) so I'll be taking a wait and see approach.

500GB with no obvious/detectable traffic management in peak time > unlimited with noticeable traffic management for my purposes.





(and all the other 'Go Large was shoddy' posts - sorry to pick on you Ragnor)

Yes, Go Large was shoddy, but comparing Go Large to Orcon's $99 unlimited, or Slingshot's $99/109 unlimited plans of now is just nuts, Go Large was much cheaper, looking back $50/mo (http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0609/S00049/xtra-go-large-with-maximum-speeds.htm) I seem to recall as a family we were spending about $60-70/mo for a 350MB/day (10GB/mo) plan with Actrix at the time.  Not only that but any ISP that wanted to was able to offer the Go Large plan run by Telecom (or was that Big Time?).

Can we please leave the 8 year old mistakes of Telecom behind and move on, objectively looking at/reviewing this modern, competitive (in terms of what Orcon/Slingshot advertise) unlimited offering?  Really want to hear some objective reviews in a few weeks of how well the unlimited plan performs.

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  Reply # 1032233 27-Apr-2014 21:35 Send private message

IM GIGARICH IM A GIGANAIRE! Joking. Im not




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