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Topic # 136773 8-Dec-2013 17:26
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Hi guys

I know after the big time situation, Telecom hastely pulled the Big time plan, and hasn't had any unlimited plan since then, however I was wondering, has the situation changed?

 

Telecom claims they couldn't afford to maintain it at the time, due to people abusing the system.

However, I'm aware the SX Cable guys, slashing the costs on international data rates, therefore allowing most major telcos, to introduce data cabs 500gb and/or larger. and more and more ISPs are reintruducing unlimited data plans, (Orcon, Slingshot, Worldnet), and those ISPs offer unlimited VDSL, and Fibre, for next to nothing, and not to mention the Chrous V Commerece Commision drama.

 

Surely, if they can afford to provide their customers with unlimited data, over technology superior to ADSL2+, (Something Telecom claimed they couldn't afford), then surely it's time that Telecom consider reintroducing an unlimited plan. If other ISPs, can maintain it over VDSL2, and UFB (I'm saying that again), even if it's mostly coming through a cache, then it should be a piece of cake.

With Telecom being NZ's largest, and flagship Telco, they should be leading the way, and remove data caps.


The excuse of "Due to people downloading Terabytes of data, and high speeds, and we're unable to maintain, it no longer" is getting old now, as look at Orcon, and Slingshot, and I haven't heard one story of any person sucessfully breaking through the shaping system, bringing the unlimited plans to it's knees.

 

What do you guys think?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 947585 8-Dec-2013 18:18
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Telecom's CEO has said they won't have unlimited plans.

Telecom offer plans up to 500GB and the average user is now consuming 34GB per month.

Maybe you could explain *why* they need an unlimited offering? I don't see any reason or need for them to offer an unlimited plan. Other countries incl the US are seeing more and more restrictions on traffic and data caps. Why should NZ move the other way?

The 1% that want to download Linux ISO's all day have an option, just like those who want to pig out on food have the option of going to Valentines. :-)


The excuse of "Due to people downloading Terabytes of data, and high speeds, and we're unable to maintain, it no longer" is getting old now, as look at Orcon, and Slingshot, and I haven't heard one story of any person sucessfully breaking through the shaping system, bringing the unlimited plans to it's knees.


No, anecdotal evidence from posts on here shows plenty of people complaining about performance on both ISP's you've mentioned above. It's very rare to see anybody ever complain about Telecom speeds.

 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 947662 8-Dec-2013 21:27
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freitasm: Please read:

 

It's not a Telecom company, but funded by Telecom.

Are they are from Telecom Digital Ventures?

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  Reply # 947664 8-Dec-2013 21:29
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Yer they are -

Have been connected with them since thursday and so far so good

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  Reply # 948177 9-Dec-2013 15:52
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sbiddle: Telecom's CEO has said they won't have unlimited plans.

Telecom offer plans up to 500GB and the average user is now consuming 34GB per month.

Maybe you could explain *why* they need an unlimited offering? I don't see any reason or need for them to offer an unlimited plan. Other countries incl the US are seeing more and more restrictions on traffic and data caps. Why should NZ move the other way?

The 1% that want to download Linux ISO's all day have an option, just like those who want to pig out on food have the option of going to Valentines. :-)

 


Personally, I do not do any illegal downloading but I do stream TV using a paid service as my main method of watching television which sucks about 100-150GB a month. A software update pushed to my Macbook is over 1GB and most of my software purchases are through the Mac App Store. Every month I would spend about 10-15GB alone on updating software. On top of that I extensively use cloud storage for convenience. This is before my regular web browsing and watching YouTube, etc.

What I'm trying to say here is that there are valid and legal reasons to use a large amount of data in this day and age.

With that being said, however, the 500GB plan on Telecom is more than enough for a heavy user like my family, and I'd rather use this than have a painful throttled connection which was what Big Time gave me.

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  Reply # 948182 9-Dec-2013 16:02
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Usual Story:

Wow! ISP is offering unlimited plan!
this is amazing no caps!
Man ISP sucks look at this fair use rubbish!
Man this has really slowed down!
My connection sucks I'm leaving!

Repeat for any NZ ISP that has ever offered unlimited.

Telecom's 500GB plan is entirely reasonable. If you are pushing more than 500GB for legitimate purposes I would suggest you need a commercial internet connection with appropriate pricing.



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