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Ultimate Geek

# 64676 20-Jul-2010 11:54
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At the moment we're on the top business plan, which gives us a whopping 60GB a month. As we're an web development company and our servers are in the US we transfer a lot of data each month. I think we're up to 100GB this month already.

Does anyone know if there's any other plans with Telecom with higher caps? The call center rep from Manilla didn't give us any options when we called and we're being stung with a $300+ bill a month just for broadband.

I had looked at moving to Orcon, but their business plans suck unless you're on their Orcon+ network and we'd like to keep our faxibility service. Can anyone suggest any other ISPs that offer good business broadband?

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Master Geek

  # 353894 20-Jul-2010 13:24
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AFAIK the 60Gb Business DSL plan has the highest data cap in Telecom's current line up.

Depending on your actual monthly usage you may be better off looking at the basic 40Gb Pro plan at $80. The excess usage charge has dropped to $2/Gb compared to the $3/Gb you are currently paying.

Just based on your 100Gb usage you would be paying $120 in excess usage whether you were on the Business 60Gb or the Pro 40Gb and already saving $30/month.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 354176 20-Jul-2010 20:50
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Have you tried talking to gen-i? Altho i suspect going that direction would cost more than what you are paying for excess usage.

Disclaimer: Comments I make are NOT on behalf of my employer, these comments are mine and mine alone.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 354610 21-Jul-2010 20:34
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Have you considered putting a second broadband line in? Hook up your servers to one ADSL, and use the other one for office PCs.  That'd double your monthly cost, but I think you'd still be paying less than the overage you are probably paying now, and definitely less than going for a premium data product from Gen-i or similar.

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