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Topic # 142704 21-Mar-2014 11:26
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We all now how much data doing a speedtest on 4g can use.. So I was thinking

 

Since Telecom has its own speedtest servers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Would it be possible to Zero-Rate them for Telecom customers?  So people can check their speed without killing their data allowance 



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  Reply # 1010499 21-Mar-2014 11:29
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Yea, I don't see that happening. Mobile data is not cheap to move around.



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  Reply # 1010501 21-Mar-2014 11:33
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Noodles: Yea, I don't see that happening. Mobile data is not cheap to move around.


Even if it doesnt leave their network? How is it any different to the Your Telecom site being zero rated

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1010503 21-Mar-2014 11:36
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Yabanize:
Noodles: Yea, I don't see that happening. Mobile data is not cheap to move around.


Even if it doesnt leave their network? How is it any different to the Your Telecom site being zero rated
Hummmm

Your Telecom for Mobile = sub 1mb of traffic perhaps serving up a HTML Page and a few images. And you can top-up if you don't have credit.
LTE 4G speed test = 120MB on a full test.

Rinse and repeat with 100k+ LTE subscribers, and your network would melt under the load.

I can't see it ever happening, as the cost of Mobile data is getting it over the Mobile Data network. Once it is in the fixed core life is much cheaper.

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  Reply # 1010504 21-Mar-2014 11:37
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Yabanize:
Noodles: Yea, I don't see that happening. Mobile data is not cheap to move around.


Even if it doesnt leave their network? How is it any different to the Your Telecom site being zero rated


Why does it matter whether it leaves their network or not?

Why should somebody obsessed by running speedtests all day (for absolutely zero benefit) get free data while somebody who wants to watch YouTube (which also doesn't leave their network) has to pay?

Zero rating of data fundamentally causes problems with net neutrality (which you can argue is a myth anyway). All bits and bytes should be treated equally. Zero rating a site such as YT which allows you to view billing information is very different.




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  Reply # 1011031 22-Mar-2014 12:56
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Nothing I hate more than speedtest freaks who run tests all day.
I have one customer who gets annoyed when his (advertised at 1.5mbit) rural service drops from 20mbit to 19mbit and starts clicking email speedtest and 'letting me know'




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  Reply # 1011051 22-Mar-2014 14:22
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raytaylor: Nothing I hate more than speedtest freaks who run tests all day.
I have one customer who gets annoyed when his (advertised at 1.5mbit) rural service drops from 20mbit to 19mbit and starts clicking email speedtest and 'letting me know'



maybe you should limit him down to his advertised speed, so he has something to complain about...




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Reply # 1011062 22-Mar-2014 16:18
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hio77:
raytaylor: Nothing I hate more than speedtest freaks who run tests all day.
I have one customer who gets annoyed when his (advertised at 1.5mbit) rural service drops from 20mbit to 19mbit and starts clicking email speedtest and 'letting me know'



maybe you should limit him down to his advertised speed, so he has something to complain about...


and reply with thanks for letting me know that you was getting way more speed then you should have, with out your help it most like would have stay at 19mbs not 1.5

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  Reply # 1011066 22-Mar-2014 16:36
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bagheera:
hio77:
raytaylor: Nothing I hate more than speedtest freaks who run tests all day.
I have one customer who gets annoyed when his (advertised at 1.5mbit) rural service drops from 20mbit to 19mbit and starts clicking email speedtest and 'letting me know'



maybe you should limit him down to his advertised speed, so he has something to complain about...


and reply with thanks for letting me know that you was getting way more speed then you should have, with out your help it most like would have stay at 19mbs not 1.5


I would love to do this, but I have a few administration reasons that outweigh it.





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  Reply # 1011071 22-Mar-2014 16:46
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Does Telecom actually ave the ability to zero-rate specific destinations?

NFI how traffic accounting works internally so just interested.

Also - as been said, gfl getting anything mobile data zero rated, ever. 



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  Reply # 1011084 22-Mar-2014 17:05
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wasabi2k: Does Telecom actually ave the ability to zero-rate specific destinations?

NFI how traffic accounting works internally so just interested.

Also - as been said, gfl getting anything mobile data zero rated, ever. 


They do it with 0.facebook and your telecom

 

But yeah, I guess I understand. Its just an idea

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