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  # 231021 4-Jul-2009 17:24
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When i rang up telecom i was told there not forcing people on go large to switch plans since of the $10 increase.

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  # 231188 5-Jul-2009 16:24
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I think anyone switching to this plan should have 0 expectations of having usable internet between 9am-2am. If all you do is watch youtube and download nationally this plan will suit but anything outside of that or non cached then expect bad performance



Sunday 9am speedtest:










Private torrent:




Same torrent removed and added back, on 10mbit cable, in less than a minute it obtained FS:





4pm:





Between 9am-2am you'll be lucky to get 180KB/s through FTP as well.

What amuses me is that this plan isn't even mainstream yet so I only expect it to get even worse. In reality this is just go large with a different name, FS/FS and Telecom open about it being "shaped" aka rubbish.






 
 
 
 


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  # 231194 5-Jul-2009 16:37
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raab: I think anyone switching to this plan should have 0 expectations of having usable internet between 9am-2am. If all you do is watch youtube and download nationally this plan will suit but anything outside of that or non cached then expect bad performance


Yeah but I'm gett that at the moment with my current ISP, but being charged $1/GB for the privilage, and all most people do is watch youtube and surf the web.

baab:
What amuses me is that this plan isn't even mainstream yet so I only expect it to get even worse. In reality this is just go large with a different name, FS/FS and Telecom open about it being "shaped" aka rubbish.


Well, don't buy it then, it's not like Telecom lied to you, they were straight up and said it would be shapped... Perhaps it's got off to a rough start because the caching cluster had problems and put more load on the bandwidth pool???

Sounds like you need a Telecom Broadband Pro plan!




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  # 231199 5-Jul-2009 16:48
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I have 10mbit cable as my primary connection and had the Adventure plan as my backup. The only reason I changed it to Big Time was out of curiosity so I'll be switching back to Adventure after the 7th.



I know Telecom haven't lied but their "shaping" feels more like rate limiting to me.

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  # 231200 5-Jul-2009 17:02
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At 9am shouldn't that be full speed?
are we likley to get full speeds of torrents overnight?
surfing the net during the day is all I need to do

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  # 231203 5-Jul-2009 17:10
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You can probably expect full speed or close to it between 2am and 9am but between 9am-2am international traffic will be relatively slow which is in line with what people on Go Large currently get.




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  # 231247 5-Jul-2009 18:47
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raab, whould you be able to test torrent and http speed during the night? it would be very interesting to see the results.

~2mbit for torrents during the days sounds very OK to me at the moment :)




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  # 231252 5-Jul-2009 18:51
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First impressions are that this plan is perfect for downloaders!

My internet speed is capping at 200KBps during peak time which is completely acceptable for everyone in this household. I am still leaving downloads active during the day but HTTP traffic has priority on our network so web browsing is unaffected. None of us play online games that require low latency.

I have only been on this plan for nearly 3 days and already gone through 82GB. If these speeds continue it will be possible to easily download over 900GB per month. Looks like I'll need to upgrade the capacity of my server's RAID5 setup if the speeds don't deteriorate next week.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/8774/bigtime.jpg









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  # 231261 5-Jul-2009 19:10
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OmniouS: First impressions are that this plan is perfect for downloaders!

My internet speed is capping at 200KBps during peak time which is completely acceptable for everyone in this household. I am still leaving downloads active during the day but HTTP traffic has priority on our network so web browsing is unaffected. None of us play online games that require low latency.

I have only been on this plan for nearly 3 days and already gone through 82GB. If these speeds continue it will be possible to easily download over 900GB per month. Looks like I'll need to upgrade the capacity of my server's RAID5 setup if the speeds don't deteriorate next week.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/8774/bigtime.jpg




are you downloading to torrents?

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  # 231267 5-Jul-2009 19:13
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at the moment, yes. Speed opens up starting at approx 2am







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  # 231283 5-Jul-2009 19:53
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O. None of us play online games that require low latency.



Is the latency particularly bad?

I'm both a gamer AND a leecher so i want the best of both worlds.. Currently I'm on xnet and get crap latency, so unless telecom's is really bad I will probably change but would be nice to know the numbers.

Could you (or oneof you others whos on the plan already) pretty please do a few pings and post the results?

Various game servers:
203.26.94.26
150.101.183.69
150.101.172.75
59.167.241.91
210.48.71.170
203.97.27.202
64.37.129.43

Thanks in advance.




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  # 231297 5-Jul-2009 20:15
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NOTE: The following pings might not be a true representation as there are other people using the connection at the moment that I can't kick off ;)

8:14p.m. Sun 5 July

203.26.94.26 - 101ms
150.101.183.69 - 92ms
150.101.172.75 - 135ms
59.167.241.91 - 77ms
210.48.71.170 - 49ms
203.97.27.202 Timeout
64.37.129.43 - 174ms







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# 231305 5-Jul-2009 20:29

Has anyone on this plan tried uploading via FTP and if so what kind of speeds are you getting. I'm dying to know

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  # 231334 5-Jul-2009 21:24
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OmniouS: NOTE: The following pings might not be a true representation as there are other people using the connection at the moment that I can't kick off ;)



Cheers.

Those are pretty much on par with my current Xnet pings (IE laggy as buggery).





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  # 231358 5-Jul-2009 22:31
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OmniouS: First impressions are that this plan is perfect for downloaders!

My internet speed is capping at 200KBps during peak time which is completely acceptable for everyone in this household. I am still leaving downloads active during the day but HTTP traffic has priority on our network so web browsing is unaffected. None of us play online games that require low latency.

I have only been on this plan for nearly 3 days and already gone through 82GB. If these speeds continue it will be possible to easily download over 900GB per month. Looks like I'll need to upgrade the capacity of my server's RAID5 setup if the speeds don't deteriorate next week.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/8774/bigtime.jpg





i would be amazed if Telecom let people download that amount every month, will be interested to know if the speeds  are maintained when more and more people switch to the plan





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