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Ultimate Geek

#46744 9-Nov-2009 09:09
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I recently switched to Telecom Adventure 20gb plan... plans states slowed to dial up speed when 20gb limit reached.

I have reached 80% usage around 17GB, and received a email stating that my plan 'may' be slowed to dial up speed. Note the words 'MAY'..

Is this a definite? or is there a possibility that I can continue to surf at full speed after reaching 20gb...

Is there a tolerance of a few GB, or is it pretty certain that after 20480mb, I will be down to dial up for the rest of the month?

Any assistance appreciated. Thanks.

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  #271222 9-Nov-2009 10:51
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down to dial up for the rest of the month, maybe not instantly but definantly over night.


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  #271269 9-Nov-2009 12:45
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I'm on the same plan and the only time I went over 20GB I didn't get slowed down. I reached 20GB about 5 days before the end of billing period and kept expecting it to be slowed but it didn't. I ended using about 24GB at full speed.

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  #271283 9-Nov-2009 13:35
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I used to be on that play, and they put you back to full speed the day before the billing period rolls over, so you can go nuts on the downloads on the last day

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Ultimate Geek

#272625 13-Nov-2009 08:53
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I deliberately went over my 20GB 4 days before the end of my first month just to see what would happen. The day after I went over, my speed dropped to about 7.5KB, so roughly 60Kb

It was awful, I don't remember dial up being so slow. Google maps was imposssible to use.
I guess the size of the average web page has increased significantly since I was on dial up.

It makes me wonder why they deliberately make it so slow, I guess so you will plump up the extra $20 for the 40GB service.
This month I am trialing the managed service.  And during peak evening time i am still getting only 10KB on p2p but at least web pages are loading at an acceptable speed. The overnight speeds must be ok as I had downloaded 4GB+ worth when I got up today.


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  #272646 13-Nov-2009 09:46
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Umm, dial-up does not describe the speed what so ever. It's more 64k, also when we used to be capped our upload was not capped.

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Ultimate Geek

  #272656 13-Nov-2009 09:58
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You sure on that? 56Kb was all dial up was when I had it back in the day, and when my speed was reduced in October I was getting roughly 55-60Kb [7 to 7.5KB] so that is pretty much dial up speed to me.

Or do you mean it doesn't describe it because it is about 1.5KB faster than dial up speed?

I never had a Telecom BB account before Adventure/Big Time so I can't comment on the upload cap.



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  #272658 13-Nov-2009 10:00
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Did most of my downloading on the last day of the billing cycle as I believe that telecom activate the speed cap at midnight (which is when I would get my new monthly allocation).

Reached 29GB on my 20GB plan, full speed. Was trial and error this time as wasnt sure whether the speed cap would be enforced before midnight, but might be able to pull down even more next month..

Will keep this in mind for next month..

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Ultimate Geek

  #272668 13-Nov-2009 10:25
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I changed to big time after one month of Adventure just for the uncappedness, I just have to get used to downloading overnight or during the day. Not seeing something new and being able to get it within 5 minutes like I was on Adventure.
I was getting 120KB earlier on in the evening [6pm-7] but I miss the 1.5MB I was getting on Adventure.

Who knows, I might switch back next month since they make it so easy to do that.


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