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  # 281977 13-Dec-2009 17:20
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Well, I checked to make sure, and it still happened when I was the only one with a computer on, and I had nothing going (I even stopped a couple of steam games from updating)

I'm going to turn interleaving off, and in a couple of days I'll switch to Pro if it's not fixed. If any problems persist, I'll know they're not due to the plan and I can work on fixing them. I really hope that's what happens, since I don't like the idea of paying $200 for going 10Gb over my cap.

(Pro doesn't have the option of getting speed capped if you hit your cap, does it?)

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  # 281980 13-Dec-2009 17:35
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Crucius: Well, I checked to make sure, and it still happened when I was the only one with a computer on, and I had nothing going (I even stopped a couple of steam games from updating)

I'm going to turn interleaving off, and in a couple of days I'll switch to Pro if it's not fixed. If any problems persist, I'll know they're not due to the plan and I can work on fixing them. I really hope that's what happens, since I don't like the idea of paying $200 for going 10Gb over my cap.

(Pro doesn't have the option of getting speed capped if you hit your cap, does it?)


no, but for a little more you can sing up to a business plan.  you get a better modem (2wire gateway) and access to priority customer service (no waiting around on the phones) but and much cheaper overage (relative to the normal plans)

https://www.telecombusinesshub.co.nz/Internet/Broadband/Pages/Pricing.aspx






Intermediate
$79.95
40GB
$3.56/GB



Order Now






Advanced
$97.73
60GB
$2.67/GB



Order Now







(those prices are excluding GST)


 


 


ETA: not sure why the picture looks all screwy.  it looked fine in the preview window.  it;s just a copy/paste of the screen from the linky above


 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 281987 13-Dec-2009 18:12
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As good as that looks, the 24month contract is a bit much I think.

Also we have the telecom Total Home plan, and I don't know if you can add business internet to that.

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  # 282450 14-Dec-2009 19:34
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Moved to Big Time yesterday, and the lag's a killer - IRC during peak times lags by *minutes*!!


Youtube runs fine though. Some videos buffer, but pausing a bit and reloading the page does the trick. Haven't tested VoIP yet. Websites in general seem to open at their usual speeds. One good news - Mibbit and other web-based IRC clients seem to work relatively lag free.

Speed Tests
Auckland:

California:

Miami:



Btw, what's with this whole Interleaving business? Where can I turn it on/off?

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  # 282514 15-Dec-2009 03:45
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People still use IRC woah!

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  # 282529 15-Dec-2009 07:15
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d3Xt3r:

Btw, what's with this whole Interleaving business? Where can I turn it on/off?


Ring Telecom and ask them to turn it off if your a gamer. I did so just after coming onto Bigtime from TCL Cable, and dropped my NZ ping from 80ms to just on 35ms.




CraZeD,
Your friendly Southern Geeky Fellow :P


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