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..
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