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  Reply # 1459429 31-Dec-2015 10:12
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joker97: I smell a move to no more unlimited. Which is fine. Why should a 151GB user pay for 151TB people.


Hang on, WOT?

A) I don't follow your logic and

B) No, you're imagining things.

Cheers - N


A - surely there are a small proportion of people on unlimited who uses more than everyone else's share of bandwidth?
B - ok since you're a Spark rep ... I gather it's status quo then  cool

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  Reply # 1459439 31-Dec-2015 10:27
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Talkiet:
joker97: I smell a move to no more unlimited. Which is fine. Why should a 151GB user pay for 151TB people.


Hang on, WOT?

A) I don't follow your logic and

B) No, you're imagining things.

Cheers - N


A - surely there are a small proportion of people on unlimited who uses more than everyone else's share of bandwidth?
B - ok since you're a Spark rep ... I gather it's status quo then  cool


There is always going to be the proportion of users who use a lot more than others..

im sure Spark have plenty enough bandwidth that they are okay with that small population..




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  Reply # 1459446 31-Dec-2015 10:52
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And I think the days of "look what I did last month" are gone. These days people have freedom to watch what they want, when they want. BB is cheaper, unlimited is here and works well. And the premium from X GB to Unlimited is very low.

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  Reply # 1459453 31-Dec-2015 11:10
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joker97: I smell a move to no more unlimited. Which is fine. Why should a 151GB user pay for 151TB people.


This does not make sense at all. (facepalm)

They capped the extra GB at the unlimited price.







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michaelmurfy:
pjamieson: Ahh, first time I've been PeterReader'd lol.

What is your sync speed? Do you have a master filter installed?

Lols, yes it's a box in the cupboard and has "Optical Network Terminal" written on it.


It reads like existing customers will lose the option.  I'm not quite ready to go to Unlimited yet, only use 60GB a month, but will see how the MySky OnDemand stuff goes.  Spark should be getting rid of the 40GB cap too, at least on Fibre (Voda doesn't have it at all).

I think all providers should be simplifying things and removing as many systems as possible, the only way to increase their margins.  $50 is a bit steep, but will prompt a discussion, where the answer may be, we will move you onto Unlimited permanatly and credit the difference ($40) maybe?

PS:  This change will stop idiot fiascos like the one from this dumba$$...  http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/6446889/Fry-broadband-rant-a-misunderstanding.

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  Reply # 1459519 31-Dec-2015 13:49
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pjamieson: 

PS:  This change will stop idiot fiascos like the one from this dumba$$...  http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/6446889/Fry-broadband-rant-a-misunderstanding.


This won't change the fact some people will never be happy and will always find things to complain about... I'm sure we'll have some film maker who'll try and upload 4K content over a standard ADSL connection then complain about how slow NZ broadband is in the future.




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  Reply # 1459521 31-Dec-2015 14:03
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pjamieson: 

PS:  This change will stop idiot fiascos like the one from this dumba$$...  http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/6446889/Fry-broadband-rant-a-misunderstanding.


This won't change the fact some people will never be happy and will always find things to complain about... I'm sure we'll have some film maker who'll try and upload 4K content over a standard ADSL connection then complain about how slow NZ broadband is in the future.


Gee, how inconvenient. Some idiot film maker comes here, injects millions into the economy, creates jobs all over the place, and then complains because our Internet is too slow! Ungrateful wretch.





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  Reply # 1459524 31-Dec-2015 14:13
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Rikkitic:
michaelmurfy:
pjamieson: 

PS:  This change will stop idiot fiascos like the one from this dumba$$...  http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/6446889/Fry-broadband-rant-a-misunderstanding.


This won't change the fact some people will never be happy and will always find things to complain about... I'm sure we'll have some film maker who'll try and upload 4K content over a standard ADSL connection then complain about how slow NZ broadband is in the future.


Gee, how inconvenient. Some idiot film maker comes here, injects millions into the economy, creates jobs all over the place, and then complains because our Internet is too slow! Ungrateful wretch.



You missed the part where this multi-millionaire film-maker, injecting millions into the economy (and collecting more than a few concessions I bet) then uses a $100/month residential service and complains that it's not suitable for his multi-million dollar product.

I'm confident had any production company turned up and said they needed a connection suitable for uploading very large files, daily, to an overseas site, many providers would have been able to supply them with something suitable.

Personally, I'm disappointed that not all rental cars in Italy are Ferraris.

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  Reply # 1459538 31-Dec-2015 14:22
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Personally, I'm disappointed that not all rental cars in Italy are Ferraris.

Cheers  N


I'm confident if any film production company turned up there and said they needed Ferraris suitable for high-speed action sequences, many rental companies would have been able to supply them with something suitable.






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  Reply # 1459553 31-Dec-2015 15:28
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Talkiet: 

Personally, I'm disappointed that not all rental cars in Italy are Ferraris.

Cheers  N


I'm confident if any film production company turned up there and said they needed Ferraris suitable for high-speed action sequences, many rental companies would have been able to supply them with something suitable.


No. What you've done there is deliberately stretch a reasonable analogy to a silly extent. High speed action sequences with supercars would have a significantly non-zero chance of damaging the cars, plus those cars in NZ are relatively rare.

Unlike, I dunno, a high speed internet connection, which is available at reasonable commercial rates most places in NZ, and for which the company would use it for generally it's normal use.

Cheers - N


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I personally have never found Stephen Fry to be funny.

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  Reply # 1459661 31-Dec-2015 21:46
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quickymart: I personally have never found Stephen Fry to be funny.


Same. I'd call him a Richard. (Complying with FUG)

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  Reply # 1459662 31-Dec-2015 21:48
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tdgeek: Same. I'd call him a Richard. (Complying with FUG)


HEY!! Dont tarnish the name!




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tdgeek: Same. I'd call him a Richard. (Complying with FUG)


HEY!! Dont tarnish the name!


Sorry Buddy!

Disclaimer: Normal Richard's excluded from said comment!

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I personally think this is heavy handed of spark to just assume they know what is best for the consumer, what they should have done was move everyone over but leave the option for them to opt out.

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