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ArranH
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  #313763 1-Apr-2010 10:26
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clark007e: Ok, This is horrible tonight. I wonder if how bad this is a breech of any acts?


Probably not in breach of any acts, but possibly in breach of contract under the common law if the service is unusable or has been misrepresented by Telecom (which may be the case if they have contradictory statements over when throttling will occur which may be the case).

But if they say they are working on it then probably not a breach as they will have allowances for issues within the contract, but they do need to start being more vocal about what is going on and when it will be fixed. After the XT fiasco you'd think they would be more forthcoming with such information rather than just hoping people either don't notice or have come to expect such bad service from NZ ISPs, which is probably the case.

But that's just my 2c and I'm not a lawyer yet so that's just a layman's opinion.

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  #313798 1-Apr-2010 11:43
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ArranH:
clark007e: Ok, This is horrible tonight. I wonder if how bad this is a breech of any acts?


Probably not in breach of any acts, but possibly in breach of contract under the common law if the service is unusable or has been misrepresented by Telecom (which may be the case if they have contradictory statements over when throttling will occur which may be the case).

But if they say they are working on it then probably not a breach as they will have allowances for issues within the contract, but they do need to start being more vocal about what is going on and when it will be fixed. After the XT fiasco you'd think they would be more forthcoming with such information rather than just hoping people either don't notice or have come to expect such bad service from NZ ISPs, which is probably the case.

But that's just my 2c and I'm not a lawyer yet so that's just a layman's opinion.


Theres one slight difference between this and the XT problem, the XT problem was in the media.




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Crucius
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  #313814 1-Apr-2010 12:08
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Ok, it seems to be a little better today, downloads are running at about 20kb/s.

However, I've been emailed a large amount of photos for one of my third year engineering lab reports, and I can't download them, which is causing me no end of stress.

EDIT: Working now, and fanging along at a good 80kb/s.
 



CrushKill
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  #313878 1-Apr-2010 13:51
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Crucius: Ok, it seems to be a little better today, downloads are running at about 20kb/s.

However, I've been emailed a large amount of photos for one of my third year engineering lab reports, and I can't download them, which is causing me no end of stress.

EDIT: Working now, and fanging along at a good 80kb/s.
 



The trick will be to see how it holds up this evening I guess. Plus the easter break starts tomorrow - oh the fun we'll have. You know, when we all go and do something else while waiting for web pages to load and such :(

CrushKill
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  #314020 1-Apr-2010 21:04
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As I feared - the lag monster has returned this evening. Games unplayable online, and Gmail hopeless.

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  #314024 1-Apr-2010 21:13
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I gather these issues with Bigtime arent just me then.

Cant play BC2 at all because I get timeouts and drop outs, even ANZ's Internet Banking is impossible.




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  #314031 1-Apr-2010 21:37
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Yeah same here.  No Gmail, no gaming, facebook is almost unusable.  I hope this is something that can/will be fixed.



clark007e
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  #314046 1-Apr-2010 22:10
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BigMal: Yeah same here.  No Gmail, no gaming, facebook is almost unusable.  I hope this is something that can/will be fixed.


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DravidDavid
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  #314056 1-Apr-2010 22:45
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Gaming fine, facebook fine, gmail fine (in HTML mode)

But VoIP is so soooo crap :(

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  #314059 1-Apr-2010 23:04
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Seriously starting to think of switching to Telecom Pro




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  #314062 1-Apr-2010 23:12
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+1 for epic fail currently.

10mb file from the us is running at a whopping 3.1kb/s and will be here in an hour.. I wonder if I can hit 1200 baud modem speeds later and relive my early days on the internet..




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pasho
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  #314065 1-Apr-2010 23:26
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i believe gamin in AU is possible. but EVERYTHING that is hosted in the US is unreachable. connection drops out or even if I get a connection going pings are insane. SSH times out as well =\\
so today i canceled my wow subscription. 3rd week in a row unable to play. waste of money really ...

CrushKill
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  #314070 1-Apr-2010 23:36
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crazed: Seriously starting to think of switching to Telecom Pro


People have been having trouble on that plan too :(

I wonder if this problem is limited to Telecom? Or does thier problems effect other ISP's as well?

On a side note, what is this Global Gateway that seems to be the source of the problems?

mattk
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  #314076 2-Apr-2010 00:01
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I'm to scared to allow my wdtv live to update incase it craps out!  Rubbish night... 50ms to telecom.co.nz and ~100 to aussie

Sheagae
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  #314082 2-Apr-2010 00:43
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And guess what? Still no update on the Telecom website to let Joe and Jane Bloggs know what the heck is happening with their internet connection. You know what will happen like most other faults? When they know a fix is near, they will put the fault up on the website, and within a couple of days they will have 'resolved' the problem in a swiftly manner. "Oh wow you're so fantastic Telecom for fixing the problems so fast" Joe and Jane Bloggs will say to themselves.

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