Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 

A5X

97 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 782825 17-Mar-2013 01:09
Send private message

Still not getting it, as in what they are offering, unless this is a discount deal to get people to cross over?

Seem weird, email I have states these as the prices, and each option/package has the exact same things bundled in it as well.

Option 1 = 150GB for $99, 500GB for $119

Option 2 = 500GB for $99

Anyone in their right mind would go for the $99 option 2, since the package is identical to what is in option 1. What is the catch, anyone else being made these offers?

8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 782826 17-Mar-2013 01:14
Send private message

Does the more expensive 500GB have an additional calling plan option for the phone part?
Refer to: http://www.telecom.co.nz/packages/packages/plansandpricing/createyourown/

They door knockers and phone sales typically can offer $10-20 off website prices (depending on contract length) for new signups going into contract.


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
3502 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1988

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 782829 17-Mar-2013 01:38
One person supports this post
Send private message

A5X: So is this 500GB plan shaped or what, [snip]


I am going hoarse saying this... Telecom does not do any active traffic management (shaping) of any plans, beyond what happens if you go over your monthly cap AND have elected to be shaped to a 'dialup-like' speed.

While there are a heaps of ways that performance could vary (remote site issues, TCP doing it's thing, congestion in our, Chorus's or someone elses network etc), there's no shaping done on the Telecom 500GB plan, or the 150, or the 50, or any of them.

I am in a position to know this for a fact but I won't be backing it up with configs from our BNGs or anything.

I'm not going to make any recommendations about whether any one ISP would be better than any other as I'd undoubtedly be accused of being biased so I can't help you with your choice apart from the fact above.

Cheers... N



A5X

97 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 782831 17-Mar-2013 03:11
Send private message

Thanks for your good answers.

If a better deal is offered for such as $99 from door knocker, is this usually only for the first year then the price goes up to $119. Is that the part I am not being told, the catch?

1948 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 469
Inactive user


  Reply # 782833 17-Mar-2013 07:50
Send private message

A5X: Thanks for your good answers.

If a better deal is offered for such as $99 from door knocker, is this usually only for the first year then the price goes up to $119. Is that the part I am not being told, the catch?


To be honest I haven't heard of the $99 for 500gb plan.  So it must be a one off discount from the door knocker and since they have now left that deal isn't on the table.

To reiterate (and yes I agree with Neil it does get boring repeating ourselves time and time again in multiple threads).

Telecom doesn't rate shape, throttle, layer 7 fu to reduce the speed of certain types of traffic over and above if you choose to be throttled back to dialup esq speeds when / if you exceed your data cap.

Plus Telecom do have a number of CDN's (Google, Akamai et al) within our network provided by said CDN providers, so typically the speed you get off YouTube is your line speed.

26340 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5918

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 782864 17-Mar-2013 09:48
Send private message

A5X: Still not getting it, as in what they are offering, unless this is a discount deal to get people to cross over?

Seem weird, email I have states these as the prices, and each option/package has the exact same things bundled in it as well.

Option 1 = 150GB for $99, 500GB for $119

Option 2 = 500GB for $99

Anyone in their right mind would go for the $99 option 2, since the package is identical to what is in option 1. What is the catch, anyone else being made these offers?


There are some special promo rates around. Since a phoneline costs more in different parts of NZ there is also a WLG/AKL/CHC price and a "rest of NZ" price.



BDFL - Memuneh
60245 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11298

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 782869 17-Mar-2013 10:06
Send private message

I am surprised that PaulZA never came back to comment on this discussion. I am about to remove this topic.




A5X

97 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 782871 17-Mar-2013 10:33
Send private message

The $99 package is named "Seal The Deal" it has everything the $119 package has, from the email sent to us.

I live in Napier, so no special main center pricing here, hence why wondering is there is a catch, there is a lot of fine print that is somewhat complex to understand and must be read correctly.

Also the exchange box is located directly across the road, about 20 m or so from our house. We get ~18mps with speed test, can sustain a download of 2.1MB per second from a good source.

2393 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 281

Trusted

  Reply # 782873 17-Mar-2013 10:37
Send private message

Have also noticed YouTube is now starting to always buffer... Am on Slingshot fixed plan.




BDFL - Memuneh
60245 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11298

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 782874 17-Mar-2013 10:42
Send private message

sonyxperiageek: Have also noticed YouTube is now starting to always buffer... Am on Slingshot fixed plan.


You are on Slingshot. What does it have to do with a Telecom 500GB plan? Different networks, different CDNs, different caches.





2393 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 281

Trusted

  Reply # 782876 17-Mar-2013 10:50
Send private message

freitasm:
sonyxperiageek: Have also noticed YouTube is now starting to always buffer... Am on Slingshot fixed plan.


You are on Slingshot. What does it have to do with a Telecom 500GB plan? Different networks, different CDNs, different caches.



Nothing, sorry. I just saw someone else saying something about YouTube, but I guess I will create a new topic for it. 




1948 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 469
Inactive user


  Reply # 782910 17-Mar-2013 13:31
Send private message

sonyxperiageek:
freitasm:
sonyxperiageek: Have also noticed YouTube is now starting to always buffer... Am on Slingshot fixed plan.


You are on Slingshot. What does it have to do with a Telecom 500GB plan? Different networks, different CDNs, different caches.



Nothing, sorry. I just saw someone else saying something about YouTube, but I guess I will create a new topic for it. 


And preferably in the slingshot forum. Don't get me wrong I am not trying to be unhelpful however I do take objection to all of the internet's woes in NZ being blamed on Telecom.

YouTube buffering is almost always caused by poor internal wiring needing a master filter, backhaul problems, lack of local Google Cache from the isp or poor international capacity or any combination of the three.

Buffering YouTube on Telecom is something I would not expect at all. Especially considering recent upgrades. If it was happening then it would be your wiring. And I can check that very easily and tell you that you need a master filter.

2393 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 281

Trusted

  Reply # 783036 17-Mar-2013 17:28
Send private message

plambrechtsen:
sonyxperiageek:
freitasm:
sonyxperiageek: Have also noticed YouTube is now starting to always buffer... Am on Slingshot fixed plan.


You are on Slingshot. What does it have to do with a Telecom 500GB plan? Different networks, different CDNs, different caches.



Nothing, sorry. I just saw someone else saying something about YouTube, but I guess I will create a new topic for it. 


And preferably in the slingshot forum. Don't get me wrong I am not trying to be unhelpful however I do take objection to all of the internet's woes in NZ being blamed on Telecom.

YouTube buffering is almost always caused by poor internal wiring needing a master filter, backhaul problems, lack of local Google Cache from the isp or poor international capacity or any combination of the three.

Buffering YouTube on Telecom is something I would not expect at all. Especially considering recent upgrades. If it was happening then it would be your wiring. And I can check that very easily and tell you that you need a master filter.


No, wasn't trying to blame Telecom. But thanks for the tips. 






311 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 785664 22-Mar-2013 20:31
Send private message

Problem corrected itself, Can a mod please close/lock this please?

Thanks

1 | 2 | 3 
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41


New Privacy Trust Mark certifies privacy and customer control
Posted 10-May-2018 14:16


New app FIXR connects vehicle owners to top Mechanics at best prices
Posted 10-May-2018 14:13


Nutanix Beam gives enterprises control of the cloud
Posted 10-May-2018 14:09


D-Link ANZ launches Covr Seamless Wi-Fi System
Posted 10-May-2018 14:06


Telstra, Intel and Ericsson demonstrate a 5G future for esports
Posted 10-May-2018 13:59


Spark introduces Android One with Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6.1
Posted 8-May-2018 05:00



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.