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Topic # 143949 2-May-2014 16:40
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I just got switched over today to the unlimited plan from the 500GB plan just to save the $10. I figured no shaping would occur for a while. Normally I download at 7-8MB/s and limit downloads(not torrents) with Netlimiter to 7MB/s so I can do other things. Today it maxes out at 5MB/s. Perhaps since it is the school holidays and a lot of kids are on YouTube forced an early start to the shaping.
Anyone else noticed any difference?

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  Reply # 1035626 2-May-2014 17:48
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are you sure its not your download source?



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  Reply # 1035635 2-May-2014 18:00
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Just tested another download service and different "file lockers" with the same result.

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  Reply # 1035636 2-May-2014 18:05
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No, the shaping has not yet begun.




My views are my own, and may not necessarily represent those of my employer.

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  Reply # 1035638 2-May-2014 18:10
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LittleDude: Just tested another download service and different "file lockers" with the same result.


so are you sure its not your download source



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  Reply # 1035641 2-May-2014 18:19
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Yes I'm sure it's not my download source.
Must be a strange coincidence then :(

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  Reply # 1035666 2-May-2014 19:42
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Still getting decent speeds though - ps find better sources

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  Reply # 1035670 2-May-2014 20:19
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let's say the congestion has begun, soon it will be unusable for everyone, until shaping happens, then hopefully the rest of the full paying customers will get their full share otherwise ... Vodafone here we come!

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  Reply # 1035671 2-May-2014 20:22
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joker97: let's say the congestion has begun, soon it will be unusable for everyone, until shaping happens, then hopefully the rest of the full paying customers will get their full share otherwise ... Vodafone here we come!


No, let's say your wild, unfounded speculation is grossly inaccurate instead... Because, well, it is.

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  Reply # 1035740 2-May-2014 21:58
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Ran some speed tests. Previously getting close to 60 Mbps, now only just over 40. It was fine yesterday and now first day on unlimited not so good.
Not a bad speed but about 30% slower than usual. Just hoping today is an anomaly.

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  Reply # 1036133 3-May-2014 18:42
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We're on a standard 150gb plan with telecom, as is a friend of ours who was complaining of his torrents being slowed down considerably.
So I checked a torrent client as well and it is pitifully slow (both yesterday and again today when I had a look).
Downloading movies via iTunes, apps and direct downloads (legal free dj mixes) work fine. This is at the same time as using the torrent client.
This (admittedly rather crude) research would imply torrents are being shaped/slowed, as other methods of downloading are working fine.

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  Reply # 1036169 3-May-2014 19:29
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it must be the placebo effect, as the 150gb plan doesnt come under the traffic shaping T&C's

im maxing out my VDSL connection on torrents at the moment 6.5MB/s on telecoms 500GB plan

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  Reply # 1036182 3-May-2014 20:04
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Speed seems fine for me.




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  Reply # 1036199 3-May-2014 20:44
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Perhaps you're in a different bandwidth pool now - I don't work for telecom so I can't speak for them however it is always a wise move for ISPs to segment their bandwidth.



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  Reply # 1036232 3-May-2014 23:13
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It would good to know if Telecom also sets some kind of limit for unlimited plan even during off peak times.
Seems strange that Telecom's own speed test site shows a considerable drop in speed and my downloads hit a brickwall at 5MB/s(was 8)
the day I'm switched over from the 500GB plan. I will definitely consider changing to BigPipe when my 12 months is up.

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LittleDude: It would good to know if Telecom also sets some kind of limit for unlimited plan even during off peak times.
Seems strange that Telecom's own speed test site shows a considerable drop in speed and my downloads hit a brickwall at 5MB/s(was 8)
the day I'm switched over from the 500GB plan. I will definitely consider changing to BigPipe when my 12 months is up.


Any slowdown you have seen so far is not as a result of traffic management or being on the unlimited plan.

Cheers - N


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