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Master Geek


  Reply # 319763 17-Apr-2010 20:57
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shiroshadows:
Cymro:
mortiis33:
Cymro: In all honesty I think you have pretty unrealistic expectations.

For $60 you are getting as much data as you can use (probably many hundreds of GB) but the trade-off is that the speed to some of that data is managed, especially in regards to File sharing which is what you are complaining about.

Alternatively you could be spending $60 and only getting 20GB, but no speeds would be artificially reduced.

You seem to want unlimited data and no restrictions on speed, that kind of service isn't available in NZ and for very good reasons.


I never mentioned bloody file sharing!! HTTP is not filesharing.
56-64 is NOT fair 24/7!!!!!

get your facts right.


Downloading files via HTTP is quite blatently file sharing, Rapidshare, megaupload etc. are all file sharing sites, to try and claim otherwise would be a little silly to say the least.

If you are complaining that general HTTP webpages are being throttled then thats a valid complaint, but that doesn't seem to be the case.


They were already throttling speeds from those particular filesharing sites without throttling HTTP downloads etc, fool.

Now they are throttling most HTTP transfers (downloads and webpages etc)
I've already had my computer n00b family complain bout slow loading sites etc.


Yep, you got it one dude - they were throttling those file-sharing sites, now the c__ts are throttling
everything!!!

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Master Geek


  Reply # 319764 17-Apr-2010 20:58
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mortiis33:
nzpossum: My speeds have gotten worse. Now maxing out at around 25-30 Kb/s using the best download manager. What is the minimum speed to be considered broadband anyone. This has to be a glitch otherwise they are looking at another huge legal fiasco like what they had with the Go Large plan.


Nspossum, they have CONFIRMED to me that it's a severe technical problem, and I garuntee you that they will be heading for another legal fiasco such as what happened with the dreaded GO LARGE plan.

'Big Time' should be now called "Small Time - DIAL UP SPEED FOR A BROADBAND PRICE!!"


I doubt legal action will be taken.
Otherwise it would be all over the news, which is isn't



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Master Geek


  Reply # 319767 17-Apr-2010 21:06
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shiroshadows:
mortiis33:
nzpossum: My speeds have gotten worse. Now maxing out at around 25-30 Kb/s using the best download manager. What is the minimum speed to be considered broadband anyone. This has to be a glitch otherwise they are looking at another huge legal fiasco like what they had with the Go Large plan.


Nspossum, they have CONFIRMED to me that it's a severe technical problem, and I garuntee you that they will be heading for another legal fiasco such as what happened with the dreaded GO LARGE plan.

'Big Time' should be now called "Small Time - DIAL UP SPEED FOR A BROADBAND PRICE!!"


I doubt legal action will be taken.
Otherwise it would be all over the news, which is isn't


THAT is why this is a technical issue, otherwise if it WAS deliberate it would be all over the news like flies on ...Well, you know!.
x

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Geek


  Reply # 319781 17-Apr-2010 22:13
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mortiis33:
shiroshadows:
mortiis33:
nzpossum: My speeds have gotten worse. Now maxing out at around 25-30 Kb/s using the best download manager. What is the minimum speed to be considered broadband anyone. This has to be a glitch otherwise they are looking at another huge legal fiasco like what they had with the Go Large plan.


Nspossum, they have CONFIRMED to me that it's a severe technical problem, and I garuntee you that they will be heading for another legal fiasco such as what happened with the dreaded GO LARGE plan.

'Big Time' should be now called "Small Time - DIAL UP SPEED FOR A BROADBAND PRICE!!"


I doubt legal action will be taken.
Otherwise it would be all over the news, which is isn't


THAT is why this is a technical issue, otherwise if it WAS deliberate it would be all over the news like flies on ...Well, you know!.
x


I REALLY want to be positive REALLY i do. But fact is do you honestly believe it is a technical issue ?


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Geek


  Reply # 319788 17-Apr-2010 22:52

Here's an interesting post from someone over at the gpfoums site

Guys, i've just tried downloading stuff from a non big time connection (my folks house up in AKL) and the 100K cap is on this plan as well... wtf is going on?

Edit: also a RS download hovers around 30-40 KB/s so this sheds a little more light on the whole situation.

Maybe there is hope if it's affecting everyone

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 319800 17-Apr-2010 23:39
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nzpossum:

Maybe there is hope if it's affecting everyone



No problems on my connection from Mediafire, appscene or 2shared. On adventure plan!

Actually couldn't be any happier with Telecom Laughing

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Geek


  Reply # 319806 18-Apr-2010 00:02
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stagnant16:
nzpossum:

Maybe there is hope if it's affecting everyone



No problems on my connection from Mediafire, appscene or 2shared. On adventure plan!

Actually couldn't be any happier with Telecom Laughing


I thought this would be the case. I was going to try another connection 2moro but I wont need to now. It really doesn't add up to a technical fault 

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  Reply # 319808 18-Apr-2010 00:25
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haha telecom.

Have you checked out their website? www.telecom.co.nz:

"Telecom

Website maintenance


Unfortunately the www.telecom.co.nz website is unavailable due to maintenanc e until 07:00am 18 April 2010.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."


Even if you wanted to change your plan you couldn't !

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 319811 18-Apr-2010 00:57
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Hi All,

I've been experiencing download issues with Telecom (I'm on their Big Time plan) since approx March 10th and have been in correspondance with Telecom Support via email since that time... they have acknowledged to me that there does indeed appear to be an "international" connectivity issue - although they claim (again) that the issue is actually external to their network.... the original problem I had was explained by a major international event (so far as internet connectivity is concerned) in the Arab Emirates which was resolved after a few days and my connection went back to normal before more recently falling back down again.

They haven't said what the problem is this time, but have (apparently) accepted my complaint and the tracerts I sent them and as mentioned, have stated that there does appear to be a problem external to their own network but have forwarded my complaint on in order that it be investigated and resolved.

To those of you suggesting it's only related to file downloads, you're simply wrong.

I now live in New Zealand but I (along with my colleagues in the UK) run a UK business... over the past two weeks or so, I can't maintain VPN connections, Remote Desktop Connections time out frequently... I get timeouts when downloading emails from my UK hosted Pop3 Email Accounts, accessing my company (and all related) UK hosted websites is temperamental to say the very least... AND like other users of this forum, my GMail account will now rarely load and when downloading ANYTHING (that I've tried) from a website external to NZ... via HTTP, my previous transfer rates of up to 700k/s are now sub 100k/s.

However, ALL (that I've tried) locally (NZ) hosted websites work absolutely fine!

This isn't acceptable in anyone's book and I also hope that it is as Telecom have explained to me, a technical problem that can be resolved soon.

Regards.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 319858 18-Apr-2010 10:40
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the problem seems to be fix at my end ive just downloaded 2 videos off youtube and got 1.3mb per sec and downloaded an app of download.com and got 997kbps so it looks like my speed is back to nominal



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Master Geek


  Reply # 319861 18-Apr-2010 10:46
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cassadee: the problem seems to be fix at my end ive just downloaded 2 videos off youtube and got 1.3mb per sec and downloaded an app of download.com and got 997kbps so it looks like my speed is back to nominal


NOPE, not fixed this end. I'm in Blenheim. Just tried to download a 40MB file on www.download.com and could not get higher than 23KB/s using a bloody download manager!!!

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 319864 18-Apr-2010 10:51
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mortiis33:
cassadee: the problem seems to be fix at my end ive just downloaded 2 videos off youtube and got 1.3mb per sec and downloaded an app of download.com and got 997kbps so it looks like my speed is back to nominal


NOPE, not fixed this end. I'm in Blenheim. Just tried to download a 40MB file on www.download.com and could not get higher than 23KB/s using a bloody download manager!!!





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Master Geek


  Reply # 319865 18-Apr-2010 10:58
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cassadee:
mortiis33:
cassadee: the problem seems to be fix at my end ive just downloaded 2 videos off youtube and got 1.3mb per sec and downloaded an app of download.com and got 997kbps so it looks like my speed is back to nominal


NOPE, not fixed this end. I'm in Blenheim. Just tried to download a 40MB file on www.download.com and could not get higher than 23KB/s using a bloody download manager!!!




Well, nice for some I guess... But mine's still crawling at a snail's pace everywhere I try to dl from :(

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 319866 18-Apr-2010 11:00
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mortiis33:
cassadee:
mortiis33:
cassadee: the problem seems to be fix at my end ive just downloaded 2 videos off youtube and got 1.3mb per sec and downloaded an app of download.com and got 997kbps so it looks like my speed is back to nominal


NOPE, not fixed this end. I'm in Blenheim. Just tried to download a 40MB file on www.download.com and could not get higher than 23KB/s using a bloody download manager!!!




Well, nice for some I guess... But mine's still crawling at a snail's pace everywhere I try to dl from :(


there is only about 3 sites ive been to that have still download  slow for me with is the only 3 sites i usely download from :(

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Geek


  Reply # 319867 18-Apr-2010 11:01

Not fixed on my end either, still maxing out at around 80Kb/s using multi threading. I think Telecom was probably lying when they said it was a technical error (wouldn't be the first time). The fact that they have recently installed new traffic management software as described in recent stuff.co.nz article says it all. Also the fact that traffic seems to be micro-managed with pin point precision is another sign it's no mistake. Sites like youtube are still blazing fast while others are extremely slow. I plan on calling Telecom myself sometime today and i encourage everybody to do the same. Lets these bastards know what you think of them.

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