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Topic # 10153 7-Nov-2006 11:26
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telecom updated their terms and conditions to this:

apart from the existing limit of 700mb in a day between the hours of 4pm and midnight, users who exceed 200mb in a single hour will be placed on a watch list for a week.


http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/091E1B813B3439EBCC25721B0007F730

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Reply # 51425 7-Nov-2006 11:31
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Can you give links (to Telecom/xtra pages stating this)? The 'What is the fair use policy' page at Xtra  doesn't appear to state that.




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  Reply # 51434 7-Nov-2006 12:19
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 As TFA says it's the conditions for the wholesale plan that other ISPs are retailing that have changed, and Telecom haven't said yet whether their own Go Large plan will change. Nasty.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 51435 7-Nov-2006 12:22
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That link wasn't there at time of that post. Hence the comment.




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  Reply # 51436 7-Nov-2006 12:27
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I think its almost irrelevant now anyway...

Ive been on Go Large for just over a week now, and not only does my p2p downloads suck terribly, but just viewing websites is painfull...Im better of with dial-up

As so many others have already said and Ill agree with, the old 'leashed' plans were faster, I was getting excellent speeds at any time on my old Xtra Go plan, and when throttled, still did alright, but now its worse than being throttled all the time...

Why is it irrelevant?...cause im going so slow, I cant download anywhere near that anyway for it to be a problem!




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  Reply # 51437 7-Nov-2006 12:29
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200mb in one hour is a bit rough!

I often download 100mb- 400mb packages, i would hate for two episodes of that to put me in the fair use pool.




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  Reply # 51444 7-Nov-2006 12:59
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Responding to Cokey's post... it's in the terms and conditions for CUBS providers. I asked Xtra if their customers will be subject to the same, but didn't get a response. As this is Telecom's FUP, I assume that Xtra customers are subject to the same conditions as well, as per the retail equivalence set out in the Wholesale Charter.

Either way, use the Go Large/WBS Cabriolet plans with great care during peak hours. Even if you get below 500kbps, that'll put you above 200MB per hour easily. (Gah, posted too soon... cont:) It probably makes sense to ensure that things like Windows Update run outside peak hours (4pm-12midnight) so as to not push you over the limit accidentally. To be doubly sure, turn off the modem when you're not using it so as to avoid any spurious traffic like some jokers ping flooding you to put you into the sin bin.




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Reply # 51449 7-Nov-2006 13:33
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stacey1122: telecom updated their terms and conditions to this:
users who exceed 200mb in a single hour will be placed on a watch list for a week.


ROFL!  I guess the chef in the Xtra Go Large buffet kitchen just served up a new meal... it's called "slop".







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  Reply # 51481 7-Nov-2006 18:33
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I agree with TheBartender 100% on this. It's been painful since I changed to Go Large. I'm giving it another week and if it still sucks then I'm going back to Adventure. (I would change ISP's but I enjoy not having to pay for my connection Wink)

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  Reply # 51497 7-Nov-2006 19:20
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DoggNZ: I would change ISP's but I enjoy not having to pay for my connection Wink

Same here Wink




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Reply # 51503 7-Nov-2006 19:52
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oh GROAN! BRING ON DATA CAPS!

This "uleashed" rubbish is just that, rubbish... My internet usage is pretty much... Browse, view (steal video's off) youtube, listen to internet radio, Check email, Then download some large files (installs, Drivers, Updates, game addons etc.) then no usage for another 24 hours. 200MB would be burnt out 3 out of 5 days a week, My 10GB 3.5mb plan is more than enough for 3 of us.

I'm happy with the status quo.. but no doubt, I'll shortly be forced to "change" just like i was shunted off "jetstart"

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  Reply # 51504 7-Nov-2006 19:54
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paradoxsm: oh GROAN! BRING ON DATA CAPS!

This "uleashed" rubbish is just that, rubbish... My internet usage is pretty much... Browse, view (steal video's off) youtube, listen to internet radio, Check email, Then download some large files (installs, Drivers, Updates, game addons etc.) then no usage for another 24 hours. 200MB would be burnt out 3 out of 5 days a week, My 10GB 3.5mb plan is more than enough for 3 of us.

I'm happy with the status quo.. but no doubt, I'll shortly be forced to "change" just like i was shunted off "jetstart"


/me sets paradoxsm's "broadband" to 64kbps and 120MB a year cap.




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Reply # 51544 7-Nov-2006 23:21
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DoggNZ: I agree with TheBartender 100% on this. It's been painful since I changed to Go Large. I'm giving it another week and if it still sucks then I'm going back to Adventure. (I would change ISP's but I enjoy not having to pay for my connection Wink)


Not to bust your bubble there DoggNZ but Explorer and Adventure plans are now 'Grandfathered' products, which means existing customers can keep their plans, but no new signups will be accepted. Sorry!

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  Reply # 51562 8-Nov-2006 08:31
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nzbnw:
DoggNZ: I agree with TheBartender 100% on this. It's been painful since I changed to Go Large. I'm giving it another week and if it still sucks then I'm going back to Adventure. (I would change ISP's but I enjoy not having to pay for my connection Wink)


Not to bust your bubble there DoggNZ but Explorer and Adventure plans are now 'Grandfathered' products, which means existing customers can keep their plans, but no new signups will be accepted. Sorry!

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  Reply # 51563 8-Nov-2006 08:34
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Related: apparently someone at Xtra got his/her wires crossed and said there was a 2¢ per MB overage charge. I checked with Xtra, and it's not true.




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