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#233864 7-May-2018 13:25
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Good afternoon peeps!

 

I'm considering going on Sparks $79.99 unlimited plan with the $10 option for 10GB of hotspot. Is there anyone on here who can please give me a quick review of the quality of service of this plan? are there any noticeable shaping or speed reductions before their 22GB limit?

 

Also after reaching 22GB, which speed are you reduced to?

 

 

 

Cheers heaps!


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  #2009205 7-May-2018 13:36
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Shaping After the limit will bring you down to SD Video performance level.

 

 

 

It's still very usable.





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  #2009208 7-May-2018 13:37
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Zero speed reduction before cap reached

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  #2009211 7-May-2018 13:43
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Linux: Zero speed reduction before cap reached

John

 

wops, read that as after not before!

 

 

 

as above, before limit there is no shaping :)





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  #2009212 7-May-2018 13:46
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Awesome thanks guys! 


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  #2009227 7-May-2018 14:13
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I believe shaping after 22GB is now 512kbps. I know it was 1Mbps previously.

 

 


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  #2009240 7-May-2018 14:23
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VodafoneAU launched new unlimited plans and caps start at 40GB then speed limited to 1.5Mbp/s after cap exceed I wonder if VodafoneNZ will follow suit

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  #2009312 7-May-2018 15:46
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I’m on it. Find it great. Gone over a few times. From my tests it’s 1mbps if you go over.

I usually go over right at the end of the billing cycle so no big deal.

As I say I think it’s great.

 
 
 
 


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  #2009357 7-May-2018 16:32
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sbiddle:

 

I believe shaping after 22GB is now 512kbps. I know it was 1Mbps previously.

 

 

i believe you are mistaken as per above post :)





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  #2009695 8-May-2018 08:20
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Use it to, and no issues ;) gone over a few times .... maybe see a little struggle on video watching at times but other than than as long as you are not wanting to do anything major the speed reduction is ok and can still get the usual things on the phone like email, sync updates etc 


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  #2009698 8-May-2018 08:24
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Starting to sound like a no-brainier to me! Cant go wrong with $80/month to not have to actively worry about data usage :)

 

Thanks again guys.


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