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  #1029733 23-Apr-2014 12:46
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I wonder if Spark has also poached Kim Dot Com from Orcon to do there ad campaign :)




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  #1029738 23-Apr-2014 12:57
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Weird. I just clicked on the sign up page and it said this

 

 

 

 

 

 

$109 instead of $119

 

It didnt ask me if i had a ultra mobile plan or anything

 
 
 
 


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  #1029744 23-Apr-2014 13:09
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Decided to give this a go, (theoretically) more data for the same price is something you just cant argue with. I don't expect to see any effects of traffic shaping, my connection is terrible as it is. If I don't like it, I'll just change back.




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  #1029747 23-Apr-2014 13:16
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My concern is that us streamers fire up netflix/hulu at prime time and boom welcome to the world of buffering via data shaping. Will wait and see rather than being part of a pilot study.
 

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  #1029757 23-Apr-2014 13:23
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psychnurse: My concern is that us streamers fire up netflix/hulu at prime time and boom welcome to the world of buffering via data shaping. Will wait and see rather than being part of a pilot study.
 


That would fall under real time traffic. I can't see them having a third crack at this without having done a LOT of testing first, they'll have plenty of staff etc trailing the service at the moment I'd hope.

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  #1029764 23-Apr-2014 13:34
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psychnurse: My concern is that us streamers fire up netflix/hulu at prime time and boom welcome to the world of buffering via data shaping. Will wait and see rather than being part of a pilot study.
 


That would fall under real time traffic. I can't see them having a third crack at this without having done a LOT of testing first, they'll have plenty of staff etc trailing the service at the moment I'd hope.


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  #1029794 23-Apr-2014 14:15
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Why do they fail with unlimited plan few years ago?

Why Orcon or Slingshot didn't have the same issue?





 
 
 
 


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  #1029807 23-Apr-2014 14:24
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nakedmolerat: Why do they fail with unlimited plan few years ago?

Why Orcon or Slingshot didn't have the same issue?


Regarding the 2nd point, probably the number of customers that Telecom has over the other two companies put it into a different scale.

I thought they pulled it cos a small number of users were using a very high amount of bandwidth (terabytes) and continually trying to circumvent shaping rules.





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  #1029816 23-Apr-2014 14:42
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nakedmolerat: Why do they fail with unlimited plan few years ago?

Why Orcon or Slingshot didn't have the same issue?


Regarding the 2nd point, probably the number of customers that Telecom has over the other two companies put it into a different scale.

I thought they pulled it cos a small number of users were using a very high amount of bandwidth (terabytes) and continually trying to circumvent shaping rules.



Orcon and bigpipe have customers using terabytes and they say its fine

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  #1029826 23-Apr-2014 14:57
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just think of the poor people who get this plan on a conklin :P





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  #1029828 23-Apr-2014 15:01
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nakedmolerat: Why do they fail with unlimited plan few years ago?

Why Orcon or Slingshot didn't have the same issue?


Because the last time Telecom offered an unlimited plan the commerce commission were setting UBA prices on Retail-minus basis, and the data cap/usage was an element in the formula they used...

High data usage on an unlimited plan = lower UBA (well UBS) cost back then = lost revenue for Telecom wholesale (which was still part of the same company).

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  #1029830 23-Apr-2014 15:06
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Fourth time Telecom tried unlimited broadband now (if you count Bigpipe). Want to guess how long this will last?

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psychnurse: My concern is that us streamers fire up netflix/hulu at prime time and boom welcome to the world of buffering via data shaping. Will wait and see rather than being part of a pilot study.
 


That would fall under real time traffic. I can't see them having a third crack at this without having done a LOT of testing first, they'll have plenty of staff etc trailing the service at the moment I'd hope.



On this post I bit the bullet and changed my plan.

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freitasm: Hmmm. If you have 500GB plan you might as well go unlimited, surely?



Telecom have a poor history with their shaping approach/hardware (lest we forget Big Time and Go Large) so I'll be taking a wait and see approach.

500GB with no obvious/detectable traffic management in peak time > unlimited with noticeable traffic management for my purposes.




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psychnurse: My concern is that us streamers fire up netflix/hulu at prime time and boom welcome to the world of buffering via data shaping. Will wait and see rather than being part of a pilot study.
 


That would fall under real time traffic. I can't see them having a third crack at this without having done a LOT of testing first, they'll have plenty of staff etc trailing the service at the moment I'd hope.


Time to check the major network hardware vendor's site to see if there are any new press releases/case studies mentioning Telecom NZ.

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