Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


673 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 112


Topic # 59367 3-Apr-2010 21:50
Send private message

The Big Time trouble thread has gotten far too long and cluttered. I have created this thread for everyone to post their issues with Big Time but without the excess conversation.

This allows us to list our issues without any verbal rallying.

In this thread please only post if you:

1) Have a problem - Post the issue but nothing else
2) Have a update to a problem (ie has it been resolved?)
3) If you have a solution to the problem
4) Your Telecom

Nothing else.

This means our current issues are clearly visible to the Telecom employees that monitor this forum.

I must emphasise that you keep your posts clear and as short as possible without avoilding necessary detail.

I'll lead by example.


[Mod (N8): Please post your discussion about Big Time here.  Any off topic posts will be deleted]

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4


673 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 112


  Reply # 314495 3-Apr-2010 21:54
Send private message

Problem:


  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 experiences frequent connection issues when connecting to EA in the US.

  • Steam is extremely slow to connect and update.

  • Steam content downloads are extremely slow.











1394 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 255

Subscriber

  Reply # 314505 3-Apr-2010 23:07
Send private message

If you update using the Microsoft or Apple update service the download speed is ok but as soon as you download a driver from HP, a browser from Mozilla or some other major website and the speed drops to dial up (5KBs) with it occasionally speeding up after 2am, and even after 2 am, don't assume you'll get close to your full speed.

I've decided to move to a normal plan (40GB Pro deal) after putting up with big time for over several months. It is quite clear that telecom doesn't give a toss as so far as providing the necessary bandwidth to allow everyone at least a modest download speed of 20KBs.




Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone X 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny

 


124 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 314512 3-Apr-2010 23:26
Send private message

ArcticSilver: Problem:








  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 experiences frequent connection issues when connecting to EA in the US.





  • Steam is extremely slow to connect and update.





  • Steam content downloads are extremely slow.

















I'm having these problems also.
It'd be great to get a telecom hosted steam content server.

67 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 314520 4-Apr-2010 01:17
Send private message

• Gmail won't load - must op for low bandwith option.
• Steam sloowto connect and update.
• Web pages slow to load up, international pages more so.
• Online games have excessive rubber banding.
• Downloads at very low speeds (5-10kb's).

4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 314524 4-Apr-2010 01:48
Send private message

kawaii: If you update using the Microsoft or Apple update service the download speed is ok but as soon as you download a driver from HP, a browser from Mozilla or some other major website and the speed drops to dial up (5KBs) with it occasionally speeding up after 2am, and even after 2 am, don't assume you'll get close to your full speed.

I've decided to move to a normal plan (40GB Pro deal) after putting up with big time for over several months. It is quite clear that telecom doesn't give a toss as so far as providing the necessary bandwidth to allow everyone at least a modest download speed of 20KBs.

Just to use this as an example, one might put this in the format like he suggested:


  • Downloading from HP, Mozilla and many other major websites is very slow (5kb/s). However sites using content distribution networks (Microsoft, Apple) are fine.

  • This sometimes speeds up after 2am however not even close to full speed


1256 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 64


  Reply # 314765 4-Apr-2010 17:28
Send private message

SSH & SSL are too slow to be usable. SSL sites load slower than dialup, and SSH becomes unresponsive (appears to have response packets discarded) for minutes at a time.

Steam can take ages (up to 30 minutes) to log in, and updates appear to be limited to dialup speeds or slower.

Halo for PC is unplayable (even on Aussie servers) due to warping and "rubber-banding".




rm *


860 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 118


  Reply # 314793 4-Apr-2010 20:34
Send private message


  • Unable to play PS3 games online

  • Unable to login to gmail

  • facebook is so slow its practically unusuable

  • Unable to install applications like doubleTwist which need to download packages to complete installation.

  • Almost any site using https loads slower than dialup


731 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 314794 4-Apr-2010 20:41
Send private message

yes its with me too. cannot see streams on ustream justin.tv and other sites its just all buffer




               The Biggest and the Best.

1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 314825 4-Apr-2010 22:19
Send private message

Problem:



  • International download speed fluctuate between 0-5KB in peak time

  • International download speed fluctuate between 10-20KB in offpeak time

  • international pages take longer to load.


479 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 26

Trusted

  Reply # 314874 5-Apr-2010 09:42
Send private message


  • Software downloads from HP.com are slow, less than 9kb/s most times, which can result in 4 hr download time for a 100mb graphics driver.

  • Steam is slow and in some cases unresponsive when login

  • Steam downloads are less than 10kb/s most times

  • Banking websites are hit and miss when using internet banking, especially ANZ

  • Facebook is slow and has several timeouts

  • Bad Company 2 gameplay is useless in the evening especially to NZ servers connection dropouts, timeouts and in some cases login can be painful. 


These are my main problems. 




CraZeD,
Your friendly Southern Geeky Fellow :P
Want a free 21 day trial of Eve online? Click here

100 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 315002 5-Apr-2010 16:16
Send private message

Problems:

*WoW would only have acceptable pings on certain servers, other servers were 10second plus pings. This resulted in me moving my character to a server that had a decent ping. This is def a BigTime issue.

*Have just purchased Bad Company 2 and can only connect/join a game once in about every 10 times. Friends of mine on different Telecom plans have no problems at all.

*The above two problems do relate to games and I know Big Time is not for games but with these cases it makes the games totally unplayable, ie I cant even connect to servers 90% of the time and if i can it is normally unplayable anyway with huge pings.



673 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 112


  Reply # 315003 5-Apr-2010 16:17
Send private message

Problem:



  • Constant timing out in Counter-Strike: Source and Battlefield Bad Company 2 (unplayable).


66 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 315029 5-Apr-2010 17:37
Send private message

Problem:




  • Gmail doesn't load unless using slow connection 

  • International web pages load but take ages national are pretty slow as well. 

  • Fifa 2010 Xbox Live worse than it use to be now lags when playing NZ people. 

  • Downloads are really slow sometimes speeds can be in bytes. 


3296 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1797

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 315118 5-Apr-2010 21:20
Send private message

Gaming of any sort outside NZ is unusable.
Frequent disconnects when gaming in NZ due to EA master serves being US based.
Steam updates painfully slow.
VPN traffic painfully slow.
General http/ftp downloads run slower than dialup.

And yet torrents are still high speed *sigh*







Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


188 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 315267 6-Apr-2010 11:32
Send private message

Problems:



  • General HTTP downloading via web browser is abysmal - slower than or equal to dial up.

  • HTTPS slower than or equal to dial up. Usually just times out.

  • Live online streaming unusable. Buffers for 10 seconds, lucky to get 1 second of stream.


 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.