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Topic # 150409 21-Jul-2014 19:53
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just feeling nostalgic tonight

Wayback machine is such fun

http://web.archive.org/web/20050208024118/http://jetstream.xtra.co.nz/chm/0,5123,203086-202343,00.html

Pricing isn't actually to bad

How many of you had ADSL back then?

My problem was that i had just got back from Japan where i had been enjoying fibre at the office and ADSL2 at home :-)

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  Reply # 1093248 21-Jul-2014 19:59
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err 1GB....




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  Reply # 1093250 21-Jul-2014 20:03
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mentalinc: err 1GB....


There are is a 2gb :-)

Beats dial-up

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1093251 21-Jul-2014 20:03
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bear in mind that the pricing back then was separate from the landline (but you still needed the landline)
so you can add $45-50 on top of all those prices for the equivalent to today's 'bundles'

i.e. the 10GB plan (the biggest one!) was $69.95 but you also had to have a landline at $45, for a total of around $115

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  Reply # 1093258 21-Jul-2014 20:31
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I remember those days. Had Jetstream Starter back in 2003 with a mighty download speed of 128k. 10GB of international traffic with Inspire.net. Still managed to rack up a $1000 bill one month thanks to torrents.

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  Reply # 1093277 21-Jul-2014 20:54
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Was on ADSL shortly after it came out.....  ended up testing IHUGs new satellite product with it (the one where you could use any ISP as your outgoing) - so had IHUG Ultra Satellite in, and ADSL 128k out :) They were the days.... ;)





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  Reply # 1093310 21-Jul-2014 21:38
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Jetstream starter was awesome - my ni500 kept overheating though.

Upgraded to 256k then to orcon bitstream - worst mistake ever couldn't use the internet for 3 months - still haven't forgiven them!

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  Reply # 1093344 21-Jul-2014 22:11
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i remember it costing me hundreds of dollars to get it and  all i remember was that Telecom couldnt tell how much data you were using, so  for months  it was essentially free . Ah those were the days.

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  Reply # 1093353 21-Jul-2014 22:40
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This time 10 years ago I had just returned to 128k Jetstart on Paradise after a poor experience with Woosh Wireless. 10GB of international data, and 100GB of national data (as they rated them differently back then). All for the princely sum of $30 a month :) didn't go anywhere near my limit as I didn't do any torrents back then!

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  Reply # 1093355 21-Jul-2014 22:50
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I started off on the 1mbit 1gb plan, yeah those were the days!




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  Reply # 1093362 21-Jul-2014 23:10
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Does anyone have positive memories of the PCI adsl modems?




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  Reply # 1093367 21-Jul-2014 23:31
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Dynamic: Does anyone have positive memories of the PCI adsl modems?


i still have the thompson modem that i had to buy to get jetstream, looks like a small silver turtle. 

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  Reply # 1093384 22-Jul-2014 02:41
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I still remember the day the Telecom rep came to the door and I begged mum to switch because 'everyone at school has it!' 

Still don't know how we rarely blew the 1GB allowance though, few mobile plans come with less than that now days.




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  Reply # 1093392 22-Jul-2014 05:30
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Dynamic: Does anyone have positive memories of the PCI adsl modems?


I still have a dynalink attached to an old pc. It probably still have the drivers installed with those funny red-green tray icon :-)

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  Reply # 1093395 22-Jul-2014 06:51
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Dynamic: Does anyone have positive memories of the PCI adsl modems?


I've got a box of ADSL2 PCI modems :)




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  Reply # 1093413 22-Jul-2014 07:41
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You poor people on your slow connections. Off the top of my head TelstraSaturn cable was 2Mbps or 3Mpbs down and 512kbps up back then.


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