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  #332534 20-May-2010 19:10
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tob:
Kilack: Here is a theory, far fetched? not sure..

Telecom knew this would happen all along.  How could they not? eat all you want plans in NZ have a history of this.  They come along, then they cancel them because of big downloaders.  So for Telecom to not have seen this coming seems a little unbelievable.  They only had to look at past plans in NZ or at the thousands of other ISP's around the world dealing with these types of plans currently.

So theory is.. Telecom knew this would happen but they knew this plan would draw in crowds from other ISP's.
They planned to turn the plan off once they had good numbers then they drop the price of data on their unmanaed plans and hope to keep a certain percentage of users that they pulled from other ISP's.  They know a certain amount will stay because they cant be bothered changing isp's etc..

possible?


spot on


No, I know for a fact this theory is 100% wrong. The people (including Doozy) responsible for the plan tried VERY hard to make it work but for a few reasons (some of which are out of their direct control) withdrawal of the plan turned out to be the option they had to take.

Absolutely nothing like has been suggested above has happened.

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  #332535 20-May-2010 19:16
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freitasm:

Correct. I am always surprised though by the number of people who tells me they are on the Big time plan, and using 10GB a month.  I think it'd be more expensive than in a smaller plan, and they would be sharing a pool with other users that we could easily call "sharks" or "vampires"), seriously impacting in their Internet experience.

Why did people do that? Why did people chose to suffer?


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  #332539 20-May-2010 19:22
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Can this be right:
http://broadband.t5.co.nz/actrix.html
Plan Fixed Monthly Cost Max Down / Max Up speed Daily traffic volume
CyberJet FS 49.95 FS*/128 kbps 350 MB

I'll have to ring them tomorrow but I suspect that this site is not kept current...

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  #332540 20-May-2010 19:25
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For those who do want a unlimited flat rate plan it's well worth remembering Actrix still offer one. I believe they are the only other provider offering ADSL FS/FS with a flat rate option.

http://www.actrix.co.nz/page.php?id=194


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  #332543 20-May-2010 19:28
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Talkiet:
tob:
Kilack: Here is a theory, far fetched? not sure..

Telecom knew this would happen all along.  How could they not? eat all you want plans in NZ have a history of this.  They come along, then they cancel them because of big downloaders.  So for Telecom to not have seen this coming seems a little unbelievable.  They only had to look at past plans in NZ or at the thousands of other ISP's around the world dealing with these types of plans currently.

So theory is.. Telecom knew this would happen but they knew this plan would draw in crowds from other ISP's.
They planned to turn the plan off once they had good numbers then they drop the price of data on their unmanaed plans and hope to keep a certain percentage of users that they pulled from other ISP's.  They know a certain amount will stay because they cant be bothered changing isp's etc..

possible?


spot on


No, I know for a fact this theory is 100% wrong. The people (including Doozy) responsible for the plan tried VERY hard to make it work but for a few reasons (some of which are out of their direct control) withdrawal of the plan turned out to be the option they had to take.

Absolutely nothing like has been suggested above has happened.

Cheers - N


i'd believe this if telecom offered something half decent in return. Or some sort of refund to those who payed the terimation fee of their current ISP to be on big time.

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  #332546 20-May-2010 19:30
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tob:
i'd believe this if telecom offered something half decent in return. Or some sort of refund to those who payed the terimation fee of their current ISP to be on big time.


If Telecom doesn't now have a plan that suits your needs, you should ask about that option. And by ask, I don't mean here - I mean ask the reps who process connections and disconnections.

Report back.

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  #332548 20-May-2010 19:31
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Flashcards:
System:
kobiak: that's so sad :(

currently i'm overseas with 30mbit unlimited plan both ways. I don't wanna move from BigTime... previously Telecom removed unlimited plan but keep existing customers on the plan. I want the same. I did not complain about speeds - these are reasonable for me.

shame. if I required to change the plan, I'll totaly move to another ISP including the phone.


I am in the same boat, telecom's other plans just don't cut it for me, other ISPs plans are much more appealing when BigTime is taken away, if telecoms plans don't change before we are kicked off BigTime i will be moving ISP for sure.


Ok, I might be in the same boat. So, which ISP currently offers the best capped plans for the $?


I think once I'm forced to change I will probably go to slingshot naked DSL, unlimited data between 2am and 8am, 25GB peak data per month for $79.95 per month, an extra 20GB for $25, or 50GB for $50. Or you can choose to go to dial up speeds.

 
 
 
 


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  #332549 20-May-2010 19:33
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Mooseboy:
Flashcards:
System:
kobiak: that's so sad :(

currently i'm overseas with 30mbit unlimited plan both ways. I don't wanna move from BigTime... previously Telecom removed unlimited plan but keep existing customers on the plan. I want the same. I did not complain about speeds - these are reasonable for me.

shame. if I required to change the plan, I'll totaly move to another ISP including the phone.


I am in the same boat, telecom's other plans just don't cut it for me, other ISPs plans are much more appealing when BigTime is taken away, if telecoms plans don't change before we are kicked off BigTime i will be moving ISP for sure.


Ok, I might be in the same boat. So, which ISP currently offers the best capped plans for the $?


I think once I'm forced to change I will probably go to slingshot naked DSL, unlimited data between 2am and 8am, 25GB peak data per month for $79.95 per month, an extra 20GB for $25, or 50GB for $50. Or you can choose to go to dial up speeds.


But the Telecom Pro Plan seems like a much better plan for the same $$....????

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  #332552 20-May-2010 19:38
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Flashcards:
Mooseboy:
Flashcards:
System:
kobiak: that's so sad :(

currently i'm overseas with 30mbit unlimited plan both ways. I don't wanna move from BigTime... previously Telecom removed unlimited plan but keep existing customers on the plan. I want the same. I did not complain about speeds - these are reasonable for me.

shame. if I required to change the plan, I'll totaly move to another ISP including the phone.


I am in the same boat, telecom's other plans just don't cut it for me, other ISPs plans are much more appealing when BigTime is taken away, if telecoms plans don't change before we are kicked off BigTime i will be moving ISP for sure.


Ok, I might be in the same boat. So, which ISP currently offers the best capped plans for the $?


I think once I'm forced to change I will probably go to slingshot naked DSL, unlimited data between 2am and 8am, 25GB peak data per month for $79.95 per month, an extra 20GB for $25, or 50GB for $50. Or you can choose to go to dial up speeds.


But the Telecom Pro Plan seems like a much better plan for the same $$....????

NDSL doesn't include phone line rental (because you don't get POTS)




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  #332555 20-May-2010 19:41
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Mooseboy:

I think once I'm forced to change I will probably go to slingshot naked DSL, unlimited data between 2am and 8am, 25GB peak data per month for $79.95 per month, an extra 20GB for $25, or 50GB for $50. Or you can choose to go to dial up speeds.


And probably slower than you have been getting on big time for most things that are not cached.




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  #332557 20-May-2010 19:42
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Detruire:
Flashcards:
Mooseboy:
Flashcards:
System:
kobiak: that's so sad :(

currently i'm overseas with 30mbit unlimited plan both ways. I don't wanna move from BigTime... previously Telecom removed unlimited plan but keep existing customers on the plan. I want the same. I did not complain about speeds - these are reasonable for me.

shame. if I required to change the plan, I'll totaly move to another ISP including the phone.


I am in the same boat, telecom's other plans just don't cut it for me, other ISPs plans are much more appealing when BigTime is taken away, if telecoms plans don't change before we are kicked off BigTime i will be moving ISP for sure.


Ok, I might be in the same boat. So, which ISP currently offers the best capped plans for the $?


I think once I'm forced to change I will probably go to slingshot naked DSL, unlimited data between 2am and 8am, 25GB peak data per month for $79.95 per month, an extra 20GB for $25, or 50GB for $50. Or you can choose to go to dial up speeds.


But the Telecom Pro Plan seems like a much better plan for the same $$....????

NDSL doesn't include phone line rental (because you don't get POTS)


I guess since I have Telecom for my landline service, Pro is the best option for me.

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  #332561 20-May-2010 19:54
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I cant be stuffed changing ISP's again, so Pro Plan will possibly be my direction




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  #332566 20-May-2010 20:04
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Flashcards: Can this be right:
http://broadband.t5.co.nz/actrix.html
Plan Fixed Monthly Cost Max Down / Max Up speed Daily traffic volume
CyberJet FS 49.95 FS*/128 kbps 350 MB

I'll have to ring them tomorrow but I suspect that this site is not kept current...


Um.. 350MB a day is only about 10GB a month.  And their flat rate plan is $496 a month.  How is this a good option?

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  #332576 20-May-2010 20:23
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Flashcards: Can this be right:
http://broadband.t5.co.nz/actrix.html
Plan Fixed Monthly Cost Max Down / Max Up speed Daily traffic volume
CyberJet FS 49.95 FS*/128 kbps 350 MB

I'll have to ring them tomorrow but I suspect that this site is not kept current...


Um.. 350MB a day is only about 10GB a month.  And their flat rate plan is $496 a month.  How is this a good option?


Woops! Misread that. Saw it as 350GB. Embarassed

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  #332580 20-May-2010 20:28
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Flashcards: Can this be right:
http://broadband.t5.co.nz/actrix.html
Plan Fixed Monthly Cost Max Down / Max Up speed Daily traffic volume
CyberJet FS 49.95 FS*/128 kbps 350 MB

I'll have to ring them tomorrow but I suspect that this site is not kept current...


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