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  Reply # 1078951 2-Jul-2014 22:41 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Talkiet:
NZtimbo: [snip]
In the weekend I came across one home where their son was house bound, had a university degree which he used the Internet to study for but has become so frustrated with the poor speed lately he just sits at night and watches the TV, he can't communicate with his friends as he want's to because of the congestion issues.
[snip]


You lose credibility when you say stuff like that.

Can't communicate with his friends? Really? Texting, Facebook? Twitter? Actual phone calls?

Cheers - N



I think the Quote was "he can't communicate with his friends as he want's to"  KEY words being "AS HE WANTS TO"    , qualified his statement with "as he wants to" you stripped that off for your straw-man troll post.

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  Reply # 1078965 2-Jul-2014 22:52 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

TimA:
hotrok:  


This my evening result ! Think it was about 8pm

 



There is no issue there. easily load web pages, research and listen to a live radio at the same time.
Luckily the ping is climbing to 100+


The trouble ,when you live in Congested areas , is that the ping can climb to the point where pages timeout and your internet experience suffers.  The  "Speedtest" doesn't tell the full story.

In theory you might be correct but in practice its a different story , you should know this if you're in the business? what exactly do you do at Vodafone?.

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  Reply # 1078974 2-Jul-2014 23:07 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

TimA:
hotrok:  


This my evening result ! Think it was about 8pm

 



There is no issue there. easily load web pages, research and listen to a live radio at the same time.
Luckily the ping is climbing to 100+


There is a issue , less than a 1Mbit when you pay for broadband in 2014 is a rip off , and if chorus cannot deliver better than 1Mbits all the time to paying users, they are in the wrong business  and other players need to move in.

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  Reply # 1078977 2-Jul-2014 23:12 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Axeman480:
TimA:
hotrok:  


This my evening result ! Think it was about 8pm

 



There is no issue there. easily load web pages, research and listen to a live radio at the same time.
Luckily the ping is climbing to 100+


There is a issue , less than a 1Mbit when you pay for broadband in 2014 is a rip off , and if chorus cannot deliver better than 1Mbits all the time to paying users, they are in the wrong business  and other players need to move in.


Heh, clearly another expert on the matter has decided to weigh in. Good grief. Perhaps you might start up a company to do it then? I imagine getting together a few billion and instant infrastructure will be no big problem for you and everyone else has
just been bone lazy.




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  Reply # 1078981 2-Jul-2014 23:15 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

MarkDn: what exactly do you do at Vodafone?.

Vodafone employes Tim to abuse people on geekzone :D . Sometimes he forgets and helps instead. 

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  Reply # 1078982 2-Jul-2014 23:17 Send private message quote this post

andrewNZ:
MarkDn: what exactly do you do at Vodafone?.

Vodafone employes Tim to abuse people on geekzone :D . Sometimes he forgets and helps instead. 


Bang on!
Well, What i do at Vodafone isnt in the question.
With the speedtest attached it is completely possible to listen to an internet radio and at the same time use wikipedia and other tools commonly used to do homework via. Easily login to a school intranet etc.





 


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  Reply # 1079031 3-Jul-2014 00:28 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

MarkDn: [snip]

I think the Quote was "he can't communicate with his friends as he want's to"  KEY words being "AS HE WANTS TO"    , qualified his statement with "as he wants to" you stripped that off for your straw-man troll post.


Actually go back and check my post. I think you'll find (hint, you will) that I actually trimmed the original message, leaving in the key words you mention immediately above my reply.

My post wasn't a troll at all and it appears to me that you're being disingenuous by suggesting it.

Cheers - N



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  Reply # 1079051 3-Jul-2014 06:19 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Axeman480:
TimA:
hotrok:  


This my evening result ! Think it was about 8pm

 



There is no issue there. easily load web pages, research and listen to a live radio at the same time.
Luckily the ping is climbing to 100+


There is a issue , less than a 1Mbit when you pay for broadband in 2014 is a rip off , and if chorus cannot deliver better than 1Mbits all the time to paying users, they are in the wrong business  and other players need to move in.


Maybe you need to read the full thread before commenting.

Other players have moved in - the simple reality of RBI is that in many areas copper infrastructure will never be upgraded because RBI wireless is the option. People in many areas have a choice, but continue to use copper rather than switching to the faster option available to them because they don't want to pay the price associated with the faster regulated product that's on offer to them.



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  Reply # 1079248 3-Jul-2014 11:08 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

sbiddle:
Axeman480:
TimA:
hotrok:  


This my evening result ! Think it was about 8pm

 



There is no issue there. easily load web pages, research and listen to a live radio at the same time.
Luckily the ping is climbing to 100+


There is a issue , less than a 1Mbit when you pay for broadband in 2014 is a rip off , and if chorus cannot deliver better than 1Mbits all the time to paying users, they are in the wrong business  and other players need to move in.


Maybe you need to read the full thread before commenting.

Other players have moved in - the simple reality of RBI is that in many areas copper infrastructure will never be upgraded because RBI wireless is the option. People in many areas have a choice, but continue to use copper rather than switching to the faster option available to them because they don't want to pay the price associated with the faster regulated product that's on offer to them.




Well would you pay the price ? . $599 for install from ultimate broadband , $165.50 p/m for 60gb cap and access to voip, oh and plus $199 for voip handset . There are going to be a lot of people sticking with there copper where I am then, $95 p/m for landline and 80gb data cap.

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  Reply # 1079253 3-Jul-2014 11:16 Send private message quote this post

Axeman480:
sbiddle:
Axeman480:
TimA:
hotrok:  


This my evening result ! Think it was about 8pm

 



There is no issue there. easily load web pages, research and listen to a live radio at the same time.
Luckily the ping is climbing to 100+


There is a issue , less than a 1Mbit when you pay for broadband in 2014 is a rip off , and if chorus cannot deliver better than 1Mbits all the time to paying users, they are in the wrong business  and other players need to move in.


Maybe you need to read the full thread before commenting.

Other players have moved in - the simple reality of RBI is that in many areas copper infrastructure will never be upgraded because RBI wireless is the option. People in many areas have a choice, but continue to use copper rather than switching to the faster option available to them because they don't want to pay the price associated with the faster regulated product that's on offer to them.




Well would you pay the price ? . $599 for install from ultimate broadband , $165.50 p/m for 60gb cap and access to voip, oh and plus $199 for voip handset . There are going to be a lot of people sticking with there copper where I am then, $95 p/m for landline and 80gb data cap.


Yup, Expensive. At least you have an option. 

Here you go,
$90 for 15GB, $110 for 30GB
Also looks like you can get $10 off on up to 3 on account mobile plans :O 




 


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  Reply # 1079285 3-Jul-2014 11:55 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

I can see a big padlock on this thread before a lot longer.



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  Reply # 1079328 3-Jul-2014 13:24 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Sorry I've not been so active on er my thread for a while, I've bigger things on my mind now as some of you know...

It would be a shame for the thread to be locked although some posters (new and old) are covering the same ground, it is interesting the new posters having input on the same arguments from both sides.  19 pages and 281 comments, lets at least see if we can get over 300 comments.

Some additional angles like Citrix comment from @lswx20 and I think I know who he's talking about.  @TimA at @hotrok's speed of 0.33Mb/s let alone the speeds shown on my first post it actually is dificult to listen to a Digitally Imported Premium 256K mp3 stream without it rebuffering when someone goes to say TradeMe and loads a full resolution photo of the latest Lolz Cat framed picture, your more than welcome to come visit and I'll show you, at the same time bring a Wireless RBI test box with you so we can see first hand how good it is as I've yet to find anyone near Outram with it.

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  Reply # 1079589 3-Jul-2014 19:21 Send private message quote this post

It was suggested further up that you could talk to a local provider about improving broadband coverage there, yet you seem to have missed that suggestion?
Where are you planning to send this petition to anyway?

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  Reply # 1079593 3-Jul-2014 19:25 Send private message quote this post

quickymart: It was suggested further up that you could talk to a local provider about improving broadband coverage there, yet you seem to have missed that suggestion?
Where are you planning to send this petition to anyway?


Send to Slingshot, Orcon or alike to deploy UCLL there. (i dont know about vodafone for red Network, pretty sure we stopped enabling it a bit back)

Thats the best hope. I know Chorus will not touch it.





 


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  Reply # 1079647 3-Jul-2014 20:56 4 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Axeman480:

Well would you pay the price ? . $599 for install from ultimate broadband , $165.50 p/m for 60gb cap and access to voip, oh and plus $199 for voip handset . There are going to be a lot of people sticking with there copper where I am then, $95 p/m for landline and 80gb data cap.


Yes I would, because it's the option that's going to deliver me 10x - 20x the speed I would get on a Conklin.

And like a stuck record I'll say what I say over and over and over again. RBI wireless is a Govt funded deployment with wholesale pricing set by the MBIE and Commerce Commission. If you have an issue with the pricing they're the people to chat to about the issue. Go and express your thought to them and please come back and tell us what they say.





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