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Topic # 83504 18-May-2011 01:14
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Hey guys, i live in Christchurch and since the feb earthquake, my broadband has been unlimited. My usual plan is 40gig.. but it keeps going up and does not cap.

Is anyone else having this? or does anyone know anything about it? is telecom doing this on purpose or is it a glitch or something. Also, how long is it for?

Thanks guys!

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  Reply # 470364 18-May-2011 04:53
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Not sure if this is on purpose, but if it's not, sure it will be "fixed" soon and you will lose it... There are Telecom people around here reading the forums (although they can't identify you).




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  Reply # 470365 18-May-2011 06:04
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I'm in Christchurch too. I still receive an email advising when I've reached 80% and watch carefully not to exceed it. I had no reason to think the limit would be ignored.




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Reply # 470540 18-May-2011 14:57
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Xzamin: Is anyone else having this? or does anyone know anything about it? is telecom doing this on purpose or is it a glitch or something. Also, how long is it for?


If you'd kept your mouth shut you would've probably enjoyed it for a long time.

Now that the techs know, it'll be fixed shortly.

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  Reply # 470555 18-May-2011 15:13
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I got around two months of unlimited data and it was great !

I didn't blab about it but about a week ago my usage meter starting working again.

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  Reply # 470618 18-May-2011 16:26
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i think the lines were unmonitered for around a month after the febuary earthquake but since then the caps have been enforced(i have allready been slowed down from fullspeed internet after blowing my cap)




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  Reply # 470887 19-May-2011 00:30
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This has happened to me a few times.



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  Reply # 471179 19-May-2011 16:14
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what will happen if i use HEAPS of it? will they charge me? 

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  Reply # 471181 19-May-2011 16:18
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Nope.

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  Reply # 471183 19-May-2011 16:19
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I dont think you can be charged for anything unless you are on a plan which allows overage charges, however I do think that abusing the unrated data you currently have would then mena htat you forfit any right to complain about data in the future :P




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  Reply # 471189 19-May-2011 16:23
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Xzamin: what will happen if i use HEAPS of it? will they charge me? 


Only if you are on a plan where they charge you for going over your cap.  If your plan is set to throttle when you go over then there is no charge.

They might, however, decided they don't like you and terminate your contract.  I doubt that will happen though.

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Reply # 471292 19-May-2011 20:42
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Xzamin: what will happen if i use HEAPS of it? will they charge me? 


From the things I've read on another .co.nz forum I would be very wary of going substantially over your cap if you're on a "slow to dialup" plan.

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  Reply # 471295 19-May-2011 20:47
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Just don't go crazy.

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  Reply # 471299 19-May-2011 20:54
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bfginger:
Xzamin: what will happen if i use HEAPS of it? will they charge me? 


From the things I've read on another .co.nz forum I would be very wary of going substantially over your cap if you're on a "slow to dialup" plan.


why? if you are on a throttle plan and go over, and they forget to drop your speed, they cannot charge you.
period.

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  Reply # 471303 19-May-2011 21:00
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ROLF ... so funny at so many levels!

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  Reply # 471312 19-May-2011 21:17
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NonprayingMantis:
bfginger:
Xzamin: what will happen if i use HEAPS of it? will they charge me? 


From the things I've read on another .co.nz forum I would be very wary of going substantially over your cap if you're on a "slow to dialup" plan.


why? if you are on a throttle plan and go over, and they forget to drop your speed, they cannot charge you.
period.

In other words, they can't charge you for there mistakes. 

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