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  # 241463 2-Aug-2009 16:30
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It most definately does rygrass.
When I signed up they asked me if I wanted it on or off, so if they don't ask you, then make a point of telling them if you want it off.

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  # 241522 2-Aug-2009 18:44
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rygrass: Well after reading most of this Forum post i desided that i will choose this plan. Mind you can't hurt if i trail it for a month.

Currently on Pro plan Connection is on Max Adsl Data Rate 8160 1024 kbps ( Can't wait for Adsl2+ to come to my exchange! ) So in theory i should get the same connection

Also does this plan offer interleaving off ?





Will post results to see what i get when i get moved over




All Plans 10GB and over have the option of turning interleaving off

 
 
 
 


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  # 242546 4-Aug-2009 17:55
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Well i just spoke with Help desk and they said that this plan doesn't have the ability to turn it off? so hmm do i need to speak with someone else at the desk

Connection Rate has dropped a bit and ping :(

Speed test's are the same but just want my pings back to normal

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  # 242556 4-Aug-2009 18:03
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Call 123, say to the automated lady "broadband plan change" that is essentially what they have to do(goes through at midnight on the day they input the request). if you get the same response that It cant be turned off from the rep, insist with them that it can and tell them to look it up (i know it is so stupid that you have to tell them how to do there job).

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  # 242559 4-Aug-2009 18:08
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what are the reasons to get interleaving turned off i have good sync rates very limited noize etc would it be any good for me, i would love the lower pings of course.




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  # 242562 4-Aug-2009 18:08
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My big time has been useless over the last 3 days.

HTTP has been slow as, I have been unable to stream low bitrate radio. Even youtube has been only only going 30.

Rage

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  # 242564 4-Aug-2009 18:10
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what times of the day you been experancing these problems, most internet streams use non stardard ports when i was on go large some years ago i couldnt stream 128k radio unless it was on port 80




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  # 242567 4-Aug-2009 18:13
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Well i getting slow downloads atm and taking ages to view some pages

Interleaving is good if you have a good stable connection. lowers your ping can raise your connection rate which why i can tell i don't have it on.

First day on it for me shouldn't complain i give it a month i guess.

Will ring Xtra up after and say i can have it off


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  # 242581 4-Aug-2009 18:26
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My advise dont ring xtra, ring 123 :)

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  # 242607 4-Aug-2009 19:07
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9am - 12am, is really really bad. After 2am is 'ok'.

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  # 242638 4-Aug-2009 19:47
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I've been on this plan for a few weeks now and haven't noticed any drop in speed on general web browsing - including places like youtube. Of course have seen my torrents and emule throttled but this usually starts flat out again about midnight.

It does say on the Telecom website that this plan shouldn't effect general web browsing - and if it does you should call 123 - which is probably what all those who are seeing a slowdown in general web usage should do.

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  # 242720 4-Aug-2009 22:37
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Just switched to Big Time from xnet pay-per-gig.  So far so good, but I don't seem to be getting faster downstream sync:

Downstream Rate: 7547 kbps

Upstream Rate: 733 kbps


Upload is much faster than the 128k before though.

Speed is pretty good during peak times too (10:30pm)

Auckland speed test

San Francisco speed test

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  # 242737 4-Aug-2009 22:55
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Cheer's Diggzzy Worked like a charm or just that i got someone who know's what there doing.


Takes 24-48 hours after the plan has been changed over for them to turn interleaving off so hopefully that fixes my proplem well sorta!


Anyone else getting effected playing online games on this plan ? 

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  # 242758 4-Aug-2009 23:47
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rygrass: Cheer's Diggzzy Worked like a charm or just that i got someone who know's what there doing.


Takes 24-48 hours after the plan has been changed over for them to turn interleaving off so hopefully that fixes my proplem well sorta!


Anyone else getting effected playing online games on this plan ? 



No Probs man, let us know how you get on!!

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  # 243041 5-Aug-2009 15:11
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PlatinuM195: Just switched to Big Time from xnet pay-per-gig.  So far so good, but I don't seem to be getting faster downstream sync:

Downstream Rate: 7547 kbps

Upstream Rate: 733 kbps



you wont get faster downstream. the only difference here is bigtime has uncapped upstream, so if with xnet you had cap at 128 or 256 or what have you, here youll get as much as your line will allow. if xnet's downstream was uncapped, you wont get anymore as that's limited by the line, modem and the exchange.

in other words, if you are on an upcapped plan with one ISP, changing ISP's wont affect your connect rates, its only limited by the line and the hardware itself. youre still sitting on the same cabinet, dslam, modem, etc. your throughput may change, but not the connect rates.

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