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Topic # 87345 26-Jul-2011 14:58
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Half a million Kiwis get huge increase in broadband data for free

Half a million New Zealanders on Telecom’s most popular residential landline broadband plans will soon benefit from twice the amount of data than they’ve ever had before.

Telecom customers are using, on average, a third more data than last year so in response to customer demand, Telecom has dramatically increased broadband data allowances.

From 1 August, 2011, broadband customers on Total Home, Total Home Starter and Total Home Lite will receive a whopping twice the amount of data, while customers on Total Home Broadband and the Total Home suite of optional add on packages (excluding Go and Pro add-ons) will receive up to 20GB more data, at no extra cost.

Kieren Cooney, Chief Marketing Officer for Telecom Retail, said giving customers a huge data increase on their broadband plans was in direct response to customer demand.

“As the use of computers and tablets grows, so does the demand for data. With twice the amount of data, our customers will receive fantastic value for money.

“Kiwis on the standard Total Home plan will now receive 10GB more at no extra cost so they can now watch up to 14 hours of TV over the internet, view 2,500 web pages, watch 6 hours of HD YouTube, spend 250 hours playing Xbox online gaming and still have data to spare,” said Mr Cooney.

Telecom’s permanent increase in broadband data will automatically take effect from 1 August, 2011. Customers on Total Home plans and optional broadband extra packages will be notified by letter and will be able to see the change to their plan on their August bill.

For more information please visit http://www.telecom.co.nz/moredata 

 




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  Reply # 498053 26-Jul-2011 15:04
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I wonder if they will do anything to the customers that are not using total home (like me due to my employer paying my bb. Telecom cant split bill total home pakages) we would like extra as well

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  Reply # 498058 26-Jul-2011 15:11
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hmm interesting.. can save $20 a month by moving to total home from one of the basic total home packages with 20gb addon. good work telecom :D

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  Reply # 498059 26-Jul-2011 15:13
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sweet :)


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  Reply # 498061 26-Jul-2011 15:20
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Great news !




 

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  Reply # 498063 26-Jul-2011 15:22
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In the case of Starter, it seems a bit strange having a 1 GB increase described as "whopping" :)

Having said that, more competition is always a good thing!

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  Reply # 498067 26-Jul-2011 15:28
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Nothing for Total Home Broadband 80GB users?

Sniff.

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  Reply # 498070 26-Jul-2011 15:31
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ALTRON: Nothing for Total Home Broadband 80GB users?

Sniff.

Increasing to 100.

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  Reply # 498071 26-Jul-2011 15:31
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ALTRON: Nothing for Total Home Broadband 80GB users?

Sniff.


Yes, click on the down arrow beside the total home BB  plan

total home BB 60GB users go to 80, and total home BB 80GB to go 100

Cheers  - N


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  Reply # 498072 26-Jul-2011 15:34
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Talkiet:
ALTRON: Nothing for Total Home Broadband 80GB users?

Sniff.


Yes, click on the down arrow beside the total home BB  plan

total home BB 60GB users go to 80, and total home BB 80GB to go 100

Cheers  - N



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Thanks :)

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  Reply # 498075 26-Jul-2011 15:36
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Yep as per link, upped to 100 jiggabytes

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  Reply # 498077 26-Jul-2011 15:40
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Best news all day, well done Telecom!

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  Reply # 498078 26-Jul-2011 15:43
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So, if we are on Total Home Adventure (20GB) we can change to standard Total Home, still get 20GB and save $10/mth?

refer: http://www.telecom.co.nz/totalhome/detail




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  Reply # 498079 26-Jul-2011 15:44
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JimmyLizar: So, if we are on Total Home Adventure (20GB) we can change to standard Total Home, still get 20GB and save $10/mth?

refer: http://www.telecom.co.nz/totalhome/detail


yup, altough you could stay on Adventure and get 40GB for the same price as you were paying before.

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  Reply # 498081 26-Jul-2011 15:46
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We dont really need 40GB yet, we only really use 13-17GB/month.....so will take the take the $120 and put it in my pocket (ssshh, dont tell my wife)




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  Reply # 498082 26-Jul-2011 15:47
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I just hope that TCL will follow suit and up their plans to match or exceed Telecoms.




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