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  # 1034327 30-Apr-2014 22:07
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Vodafone to release unlimited plan in 3... 2... 1...

I'm on 150GB VDSL with Telecom at the moment, it is a bit tight most months but keep an close eye on usage with TUC. I'll wait and see how things go with this unlimited plan, I mainly stream from Youtube (a lot from the TWiT channel).

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  # 1034472 1-May-2014 08:16
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cbrpilot:
samdouglas: 100 megabit Fibre with unlimited downloads for $129/month.

TAKE MY MONEY.

Please :( I am in a rural area of Kapiti with ADSL.


Has Chorus installed Fibre past your door, or is it in their plan?

You can check it out here:
http://www.chorus.co.nz/maps

If Fibre is available from Chorus, then it will be available in the coming months from Telecom.  We are in the process of getting our handover link from Chorus for this area sorted.


unfortunately not. not enough houses in our area yet to make it worthwhile i guess :( which is a shame as im sure there'd be a few fibre converts!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1041217 10-May-2014 00:46
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samdouglas:
cbrpilot:
samdouglas: 100 megabit Fibre with unlimited downloads for $129/month.

TAKE MY MONEY.

Please :( I am in a rural area of Kapiti with ADSL.


Has Chorus installed Fibre past your door, or is it in their plan?

You can check it out here:
http://www.chorus.co.nz/maps

If Fibre is available from Chorus, then it will be available in the coming months from Telecom.  We are in the process of getting our handover link from Chorus for this area sorted.


unfortunately not. not enough houses in our area yet to make it worthwhile i guess :( which is a shame as im sure there'd be a few fibre converts!


I've sometimes wondered whether it is possible to chat to chorus about laying the cable oneself and then letting the do the hooking up at either end - reason why I was thinking that was the number of farmers who have equipment that could dig a ditch and do all the work on their own property.




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  # 1041227 10-May-2014 02:28
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kawaii:
samdouglas:
cbrpilot:
samdouglas: 100 megabit Fibre with unlimited downloads for $129/month.

TAKE MY MONEY.

Please :( I am in a rural area of Kapiti with ADSL.


Has Chorus installed Fibre past your door, or is it in their plan?

You can check it out here:
http://www.chorus.co.nz/maps

If Fibre is available from Chorus, then it will be available in the coming months from Telecom.  We are in the process of getting our handover link from Chorus for this area sorted.


unfortunately not. not enough houses in our area yet to make it worthwhile i guess :( which is a shame as im sure there'd be a few fibre converts!


I've sometimes wondered whether it is possible to chat to chorus about laying the cable oneself and then letting the do the hooking up at either end - reason why I was thinking that was the number of farmers who have equipment that could dig a ditch and do all the work on their own property.


With enough money, sure. But numbers I heard from other threads on the subject ranged into ~6k for 100m of fibre laid. Not inconceivable for a neighbourhood willing to take some debt for good internet, but is good internet really going to pay for itself for farmers?

Curious as to the reduction in cost if the homeowners did their own ditches, I admit.





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  # 1041232 10-May-2014 04:35
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ripdog:
kawaii:
samdouglas:
cbrpilot:
samdouglas: 100 megabit Fibre with unlimited downloads for $129/month.

TAKE MY MONEY.

Please :( I am in a rural area of Kapiti with ADSL.


Has Chorus installed Fibre past your door, or is it in their plan?

You can check it out here:
http://www.chorus.co.nz/maps

If Fibre is available from Chorus, then it will be available in the coming months from Telecom.  We are in the process of getting our handover link from Chorus for this area sorted.


unfortunately not. not enough houses in our area yet to make it worthwhile i guess :( which is a shame as im sure there'd be a few fibre converts!


I've sometimes wondered whether it is possible to chat to chorus about laying the cable oneself and then letting the do the hooking up at either end - reason why I was thinking that was the number of farmers who have equipment that could dig a ditch and do all the work on their own property.


With enough money, sure. But numbers I heard from other threads on the subject ranged into ~6k for 100m of fibre laid. Not inconceivable for a neighbourhood willing to take some debt for good internet, but is good internet really going to pay for itself for farmers?

Curious as to the reduction in cost if the homeowners did their own ditches, I admit.


IIRC I remember hearing that something like 80-90% of the cost of deploying a cable network is attributed to the digging of ditches with the cable itself being fairly cheap relative to the ditch digging. Reminds me of the idea floated by Rodney Hyde a while ago about having something like a 'universal pipe' where all telecoms can thread their own cable through it which avoids the whole digging up the foot path multiple times to lay down new cable.




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  # 1045192 14-May-2014 22:41
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I am currently on ADSL with telecom and really want to switch over to fiber, and this unlimited offer is probably enough to make it worth the swap. My biggest concern is being without internet during the transition from ADSL to fiber (Flatting with 6 people, they won't be happy with a lack of internet for more then a day). Will I be able to keep the ADSL until the fiber is fully functioning - ie the tech has installed it and it's all go? Will this cost more? Does anyone have any advice on this?

Cheers!

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  # 1045194 14-May-2014 22:48
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optical: I am currently on ADSL with telecom and really want to switch over to fiber, and this unlimited offer is probably enough to make it worth the swap. My biggest concern is being without internet during the transition from ADSL to fiber (Flatting with 6 people, they won't be happy with a lack of internet for more then a day). Will I be able to keep the ADSL until the fiber is fully functioning - ie the tech has installed it and it's all go? Will this cost more? Does anyone have any advice on this?

Cheers!


If you're with Telecom for ADSL, and are sticking with them for fibre, you'll be fine. The ADSL will stay working at least until the tech arrives to do the fibre install. Depending on what's required for the install, it can take a whole day to do, but your DSL should stay up for the majority of the time (we had about a 1hr outage during VDSL -> Fibre transition).

 
 
 
 


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  # 1045332 15-May-2014 09:37
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Kapzlock: It makes a lot more sense to me to simply uncap all plans, but have more variance in the 'guaranteed' rate that the customer will get. What I am saying here is that if a customer's line is only capable of 5Mbit/s then they can sign onto a 5Mbit/s plan at $75/mo and another customer can sign up to another plan at !0Mbit/s for $90/mo and anything higher could be $99/mo. This lets your customer feel like they are more in control of their spending, as well as not over-promise what the ISP cannot deliver.


I disagree. The tier separating "slow" from "fast" set at 30Mpbs is about right IMO. I believe debate about data caps is valid, although I think Slingshot's 40GB plans are a bit outdated (then again, for me, the price is right currently). I also believe that these days debate about speeds is not valid - especially if contemplating anything below 10Mpbs dl. That's lunacy IMO. Services like online telly, backups etc will never advance if the industry encourages people to have slow speeds. We might as well have not rolled out fibre.

Good point though about the ISP not being able to deliver .. that's a different issue and maybe your idea is good in those circumstances.

I'm on slingshot's 40GB with rollover, 30/10 fibre, including phone with extras for $75pm. I would HATE to have to have that downgraded to 5Mbps even with unlimited data.

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  # 1047431 18-May-2014 13:39
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So any slow down for those that have switched to the unlimited plan?

I am currently on the 500gb 30/10 UFP plan and just wondering if I should just change to the unlimited 100 plan if speed is not greatly affected by the traffic management.

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  # 1047434 18-May-2014 13:45
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change to 100mbit unlimited gogogogo




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  # 1047436 18-May-2014 14:06
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Even What Now has ripped it off... that's winning in my book


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  # 1047450 18-May-2014 14:55
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I'm glad broadcast tv doesn't exist our household!

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Master Geek


  # 1048407 19-May-2014 20:46
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So what's the latest on this ? For people who are on this plan, is it the same speeds ? I am on 500gb now but am thinking of changing to unlimited to save a bit of $$.

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  # 1048501 20-May-2014 06:17
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MarkCerny: So what's the latest on this ? For people who are on this plan, is it the same speeds ? I am on 500gb now but am thinking of changing to unlimited to save a bit of $$.


Heres a speedtest at 6:17am


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  # 1048690 20-May-2014 11:36
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It seems during these upgrades, Telecom Mobile customers are now #giganaires too...

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