Latest post from unblock-us..... however playmo with the DNS of 188.8.131.52 appears to have fixed our issues here, even have HD streaming back. Will test it as we have a 7 day trial.... if all is well switching time.
Our Tech Team have been busy carrying out extensive testing on this Netflix US/Canada issue affecting New Zealand customers on some ISP's.
From these tests it has been concluded that it looks like these ISP's or their upstream providers have implemented traffic shaping, specifically to US based CDN's.
Because of this it will currently not be possible to stream US/Canadian Netflix.
For the time being, all other regions of Netflix are still available in Europe and South/Central America.
We will continue to investigate if there is any way to get around this issue.
If that is the cause, then I suspect we won't get a lot of help from our ISPs. Especially if we belong to one who will be bringing in their own streaming video service in future. :-(
However, it doesn't really explain why Playmo DNS would work. And doesn't fill me with any confidence that it would be worthwhile jumping to them (especially considering we paid 12 months in advance with UnoTelly to get the cheaper rate, and still have 6 months remaining on that).
Also doesn't explain how some people on Telecom etc, are still running fine.
No it doesn't. Unless there is a bug with the traffic shaping algorithm, and it is incorrectly kicking in for some users. FI, I'm on the 150GB plan, but we are not currently getting metered. Its not infeasible that our account is flagged for traffic shaping as I'm seen to be a Giganaire (better go start practising my Rap moves, just in case).