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  # 229889 1-Jul-2009 12:06
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So the popular current plans (Explorer/the default you get with Total Home) will have their upload speed cap removed from 7 July?

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RichardMcN: So the popular current plans (Explorer/the default you get with Total Home) will have their upload speed cap removed from 7 July?

Cheers,
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Correct.





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  # 229892 1-Jul-2009 12:10
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If only they didn't have the annoying 12 and 24 month terms.




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Will be interesting to see the details of the shaping, and how prepared they are for contention.

Things in particular that would be interesting to know the performance of:
- VoIP/SIP
- Streaming media (youtube etc).
- Itunes/other store Movie downloads (eg will they be throttled such that you have to wait hours before playing).
- Gaming

*crosses fingers that it won't be another fiasco like go large was in its early days*

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freitasm:
RichardMcN: So the popular current plans (Explorer/the default you get with Total Home) will have their upload speed cap removed from 7 July?

Cheers,
Richard


Correct.



I'll just correct that slightly, Explorer doesn't have an upstream restriction and the restriction will be removed from our (Telecom's) most popular plan 'Go' on the 22nd of July

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mushion22: Will be interesting to see the details of the shaping, and how prepared they are for contention.

Things in particular that would be interesting to know the performance of:
- VoIP/SIP
- Streaming media (youtube etc).
- Itunes/other store Movie downloads (eg will they be throttled such that you have to wait hours before playing).
- Gaming

*crosses fingers that it won't be another fiasco like go large was in its early days*


+1

Im worried about this too! I hope flv isnt one of the file types that is throttled! it all depends on what speed the throttle is as well.. 128k? 256k? surely not? 512k would be a reasonable rate to throttle stuff too

edit: upon further thinking about it, i could almost guarantee the throttle will be <=256k :(

 
 
 
 


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  # 229911 1-Jul-2009 12:31
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No larger data caps then? That is a shame. I was hoping they would revise overage pricing (Currently at $20/MB!)

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  # 229912 1-Jul-2009 12:33
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What?

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  # 229914 1-Jul-2009 12:35
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see also NBR article




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adamj: No larger data caps then? That is a shame. I was hoping they would revise overage pricing (Currently at $20/MB!)

Overage is 2c/MB, not $20!.
This works out to be approx $20/GB.  (you might be thinking of mobile BB)


If you want cheaper overage go with a business plan. They are ~$10 more per month, but you gt a (arguably) better modem.  Mostly though the benefit is the chepaer overage. Circa $3/GB on the top plan IIRC.

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NonprayingMantis:
adamj: No larger data caps then? That is a shame. I was hoping they would revise overage pricing (Currently at $20/MB!)

Overage is 2c/MB, not $20!.
This works out to be approx $20/GB.  (you might be thinking of mobile BB)


If you want cheaper overage go with a business plan. They are ~$10 more per month, but you gt a (arguably) better modem.  Mostly though the benefit is the chepaer overage. Circa $3/GB on the top plan IIRC.


Ah, yeah sorry I meant GB. $20/GB is still outrageous!

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checkout the comment on the nbr article:

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/telecom-offer-59-a-month-all-you-can-eat-data-plan-with-throttling-104476

contention ratio 100:1

youtube video views will not register because of caching.

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batmann: checkout the comment on the nbr article:



http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/telecom-offer-59-a-month-all-you-can-eat-data-plan-with-throttling-104476



contention ratio 100:1



youtube video views will not register because of caching.



that is only in a comment, so is probably entirely guesswork.   The article does not mentione anything about contention ratios.

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edit: old link no longer works for nbr article, new one is link


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