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Topic # 84397 30-May-2011 13:00
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I got all excited when i heard the advertisement on the telly touting "we're changing the way we do broadband"- all new plans-   as my 24 month contract for my XT data stick comes up for re-newel in a few months. but no, same old plans, same old $100 a gb if you go over your allowance .
i cant even sign up for a plan as good as i have now (4gb + 4gb free). as far as i can tell nothing has changed in two years.
Come on Telecom. you can do better than this.

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  Reply # 475740 30-May-2011 13:20
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new: http://telecom.co.nz/totalhomebroadband

changed mine recently, way better value for me

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  Reply # 475741 30-May-2011 13:21
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Oh you're talking about Mobile Broadband, not regular broadband.
 disregard my post then

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 475743 30-May-2011 13:29
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Maybe the Telecom ad on TV is referring to new regular fixed line broadband plans not mobile broadband?

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  Reply # 475767 30-May-2011 14:25
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Yes, the ads on TV are certainly related to fixed line broadband. You have to make the distinction, and when a telco says "broadband" is usually fixed line, otherwise it's "mobile data" or "mobile broadband".






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  Reply # 475774 30-May-2011 14:55
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i hate to nit pick but it says in the ad that hot new pricing on all our broadband plans
the key word being all,

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  Reply # 475784 30-May-2011 15:22
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Ok... Go and file a complaint with the ComCom then. But seriously, it is missing "mobile" so I wouldn't assume it.




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  Reply # 475786 30-May-2011 15:27
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Someone considered XT "broadband"? :P




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  Reply # 475787 30-May-2011 15:27
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tristanp: i hate to nit pick but it says in the ad that hot new pricing on all our broadband plans
the key word being all,


this ad?

http://www.youtube.com/user/TelecomNZLtd?blend=10&ob=5#p/a/u/0/BMT-SruAxuQ

it doesn't say anything like what you think it said though, so maybe you are watching a different ad?



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  Reply # 476027 30-May-2011 23:18
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Beccara: Someone considered XT "broadband"? :P


I get faster uplink (~4Mb) and downlink (~12Mb) speeds on my HSPA+ card than I do on my home DSL... So it's pretty fast IMHO.





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  Reply # 478734 7-Jun-2011 21:09
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Telecom's XT Network can deliver ~4Mbit on the Uplink??? Since when??

Generally speaking HSUPA delivers ~1-1.5Mbit, definitely not ~4Mbit.

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  Reply # 478761 7-Jun-2011 22:00
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I constantly get 2-2.5Mbit uplink 24hrs day. 

HSUPA is different to HSPA+, check wikipedia.

[edit] but I agree, $81 for 4GB is too much!!! 

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  Reply # 478767 7-Jun-2011 22:07
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tristanp: I got all excited when i heard the advertisement on the telly touting "we're changing the way we do broadband"- all new plans-   as my 24 month contract for my XT data stick comes up for re-newel in a few months. but no, same old plans, same old $100 a gb if you go over your allowance .
i cant even sign up for a plan as good as i have now (4gb + 4gb free). as far as i can tell nothing has changed in two years.
Come on Telecom. you can do better than this.


What (old) plan is the 4+4GB? And how much do you pay each month? 

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  Reply # 478782 7-Jun-2011 22:40
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I've got a stick on 4+4 deal - it's the same price as the 4gb plan but I get double the data for 24 months.

HSPA+ speeds are fantastic - I get just under 2mb upload - speed test here

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=84211

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  Reply # 478796 7-Jun-2011 23:21
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disregard this post - I need to use google more :D

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