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  #336224 30-May-2010 10:44
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crazed: Just to jump in here, I have noticed a sizable drop in performence since the announcement was made, but I put that down to the fact that everybody and their dog is now downloading the internet 1 file at a time before BT is withdrawn.


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  #336225 30-May-2010 10:46
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Well I know for a fact, our wiring has nothing wrong with it. My speeds have gone to the dogs for the last few days. Speed tests to Auckland server end up with about 200ms ping and the down speed is about 35KB/s and up is usually a few KB/s higher which I know is messed up since download is usually 2MB/s down and about 91KB/s up. YouTube used to go fast as, but now I have to pause a video and wait for it to load for about a minute or 2 before I can even play it otherwise I get that stupid spinning thing. One of my mates down the road who lives closer to the roadside cabinet than I do and is also on big time, has noticed these speed drops too. Its not our wiring, its Telecom. I haven't been able to get over 100KB/s either way on any downloads and even to www.telecom.co.nz/speedtest ; I get stupid speeds as well. Its basically a cruel way to get us off BigTime at the user's expense.




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  #336226 30-May-2010 10:48
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freitasm:
crazed: Just to jump in here, I have noticed a sizable drop in performence since the announcement was made, but I put that down to the fact that everybody and their dog is now downloading the internet 1 file at a time before BT is withdrawn.


Bringing again confirmation that a few spoil for many...


Agree




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  #336228 30-May-2010 10:53
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crazed:
freitasm:
crazed: Just to jump in here, I have noticed a sizable drop in performence since the announcement was made, but I put that down to the fact that everybody and their dog is now downloading the internet 1 file at a time before BT is withdrawn.


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Agree


Why not just take those people off the plan then? rather than spoil it for everyone else




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  #336236 30-May-2010 11:16
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Telecom wouldn't remove a plan unless there was a major issue with it, or it was costing them money rather than making them money. So I suspect that the issues with the bigtime plan are larger than a few users using TB's of bandwidth. Plus from what I have read there is no allowance for removing users under those situations in the T&C's and there is no fair use policy in place.

Therefore to remove a user for using to much bandwidth and damaging the performance of a plan would be a breach of the T&C's on Telecoms part.




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  #336256 30-May-2010 12:45
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Quick solution, make a new plan with edited terms and conditions then with a fair use policy in place.




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  #336627 31-May-2010 15:14
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The Big Time plan is being dropped. Telecom have confirmed that. So why then bother wasting time and money to 'manipulate' things to get people off it. All they have to do is wait a couple of weeks.

BTW I'm on Big Time and my speeds are slower than before. I don't monitor them but I used to be able to download a WRC event (torrent of about 600MB) in about 2 hours starting around 7pm when I got home from work (told you it was slow), so allowing me to watch it later that night. Downloading the same size file at around the same start time now takes in excess of 5 hours. Nothing else in my setup has changed. Now I know that the off-peak times are from 2am, but I also download F1 races (usually 1GB or more and several of them) and they are still running at 7am.

 
 
 
 


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  #337585 2-Jun-2010 22:00
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I have definitely noticed a reduction in speed - mine halved this morning and has stayed half the speed since an outage / connection dropping. I am right by an ADSL+2 Exchange (100m) and I have since ADSL+2 introduced had consistently 15Mbps download, now I have consistently 7.5Mbps (it's conveniently 50% reduction). i switched last night from a 40GB to a 60GB plan and since the switch it has not gone well - it could be just co-incidence but usually these things happen as a result of a change.

I have been onto them twice today - and will try again tomorrow.

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  #337603 2-Jun-2010 22:53
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Prime example here, because we all know 469 Bytes/second is a resonable broadband speed:



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  #337615 2-Jun-2010 23:42
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Completely off topic, but it's a torrent, so

1.How many seeds?
2.Where are they located?
3.Are there any seeds in New Zealand?
4.Do you what UP speeds those seeds have? What if they impose a limit themselves?





 

 

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  #337619 3-Jun-2010 00:13
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That's a http request for the .torrent file before even starting the actual download.

Anyway yes those (http response of application/x-bittorrent) are slow on BT.  Presumably because they get classified in with p2p and in peak time I'm sure the bandwidth allocated to p2p (vs other things) is maxed out.

You could use https or a proxy to get the, given it's basically a small txt/binary file.

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  #337941 3-Jun-2010 17:09
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I know, Most of my torrents get to that speed, and start going slower and slower by about 2bytes a second until it stops and I have to cancel and retry it about 10times or so until it will let me download it completely.




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#337966 3-Jun-2010 18:18
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Ragnor: That's a http request for the .torrent file before even starting the actual download.



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  #337984 3-Jun-2010 18:44
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freitasm:
Ragnor: That's a http request for the .torrent file before even starting the actual download.




My absolute fail. I will retire to the cave now...


 

Now now, When I clicked the link for this page from Outlook and the screenshot of the download appeared, I was franticly clicking it for about... 5 seconds before I realized it was a picture. lol




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  #338362 4-Jun-2010 20:01
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Lemme guess coming from a sauce like torcache.com, i couldnt think of better way to annoy people than to manage traffic to cache sites for torrents XD

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