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Wannabe Geek

#40277 27-Aug-2009 16:39
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Hey guys. Here's a little story (Please move this if it is in the wrong forum.)

A few weeks ago, say around August 9th(Sunday). I was downloading things as usual. So as I was downloading, I thought I'd leave my download to go overnight. Seeing as I only get to download 3gb per month, I expected to be capped the very next day.

But on August 10th(Monday) I wasn't capped! To my amazement, I chucked a few more things to download and head off for school. (I actually thought my internet was bugged... since I didn't get any mail about this)

The next day August 12th(Wednesday), I got mail saying that my area was now upgraded to ADSL2+. (I was so happy... It would've been like permanent broadband for me....)

Now day after day, my download speed stayed the same (Around 300kb/s-400kb/s).

Until today, August 27th (Thursday) my download speed was dropped down to speeds around 10kb/s.
I thought "Ouch! Was that supposed to happen?". And now, I am here telling my little tail of something close to 'free' net.

What I need though, is a clarification if my net was indeed bugged
(I.e. From downloading overnight, excessive downloading etc)


Was it all ADSL2+'s doing. And that Telecom decided to cap my speed on this very day cause I downloaded WAY too much.

And yes, I am with Telecom. And I am currently using the "Go - 3gb/month" plan.

Feel free to ask any questions.

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Wannabe Geek

  #251046 27-Aug-2009 17:14
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No you are not being punished by Telecom.I changed to Explorer last month and I had great speeds,1.5MB/sec and for where I live thats great.Now its dropped back to 3.5K to 65KB/sec.I have complained to Xtra and am expecting a reply soon.

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Wannabe Geek

  #251047 27-Aug-2009 17:17
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Ahahaha, I thought I was blessed with a permanent 300kb/s broadband for only $40 per month. But now I guess it was just Telecoms fault.


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Uber Geek


  #251055 27-Aug-2009 17:42
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The 3GB Go plan is throttled to dial up speed after you use the 3GB, basically it was anomaly that you didn't get restricted straight away. It was probably related to the ADSL2+ upgrade in your exchange, your port probably got reset or moved or something like that.

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Wannabe Geek

  #251067 27-Aug-2009 18:22
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Well that's just sad to hear @_@

Quite disappointed that I'm back onto dial up.... And I thought ADSL2+ removed the download cap speeds.. could it possibly remove the throttled dial up speeds as well?..

I enjoyed the speed while it lasted 'nyways... =/

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Ultimate Geek

  #251077 27-Aug-2009 19:13
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When you go over, you get throttled. ADSL2+ or not. It'll go back to 400KB's speeds next month, after your cap resets.

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Master Geek

  #251164 28-Aug-2009 04:57
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that is the problem with adsl 2+ with the low caps we have here in nz people will use up ther caps quicker but i guess its what they want so you can pay more money to them to have a larger cap.

if you have a problem with your cap change to big time if your downloading a bit.

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  #251249 28-Aug-2009 11:22
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Rpwle4673: Well that's just sad to hear @_@

Quite disappointed that I'm back onto dial up.... And I thought ADSL2+ removed the download cap speeds.. could it possibly remove the throttled dial up speeds as well?..

I enjoyed the speed while it lasted 'nyways... =/

If you're only willing to pay for a 3GB plan then you will only get 3GB of data per month at full speed, after that your speed is restricted.

Upgrade to a plan with a larger data allowance if you want to use more data at fullspeed, eg:  The 10GB Explorer plan is only $10/month more than the 3GB Go plan.

Check Telecom's site for the plan options and pricing.


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Wannabe Geek

  #251400 28-Aug-2009 18:34
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I'm currently fine with my 3GB plan at the moment.

And no, you do not get restricted straight away. =]

I believe there is a system that checks if you are capped at a certain time everyday. And that is why I don't get capped straight away, but the next day.

But I still find it quite strange how I managed to use the internet at full speed even though I must've used at least x7 over my limit...

Hope I don't get a kick in the bumb for this? =S

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