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  # 498350 27-Jul-2011 08:57
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Makes me tempted to switch from Orcon.. Orcon . Are you listening??




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  # 498359 27-Jul-2011 09:27
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NonprayingMantis:
wreck90:
l43a2:
Talkiet:
wreck90: I expect the reason is due to the new copyright laws beginning in Sept 1st .

Telecom rightly believe that network utilisation will drop, therefore they know they can add customers without needing additional bandwidth.

Makes sense to me.



LOL.

(I'm assuming you're joking)

Cheers - N :-)



theres always one..


The new laws will make a difference. The question is , by how much. 

Not everyone has the intelligence or spare cash (such as GZ subscribers) to pay for the various work arounds of which there are many. 

 


Getting a bit off topic now, but I seriously doubt people will need to bother with VPNs, invite only torent etc.

Rights holders have to pay $25 per complaint. They need at least 3 complaints before it can get to court and they have to pay a further $200 to get it that far.  There is no way they can afford to go out spamming people who dload a few movies or songs here and there with complaints.  They will have to restrict their complaints to a few of the most egregious users. 

Besides which, torrenting as a proportion of net traffic has been dropping steadily year on year. Things like streaming video (e.g. youtube, which this law does not affect at all) take up a much bigger percentage of traffic nowadays


It is just an opinion, I freely admit I could be completely wrong :) Perhaps the fear of being caught is the deterrent. 

I question telecoms timing, offering extra data simultaneously to the new copyright law. Is it coincidence? Possibly. 



 

 
 
 
 


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  # 498363 27-Jul-2011 09:41
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wreck90: [snip]

I question telecoms timing, offering extra data simultaneously to the new copyright law. Is it coincidence? Possibly. 

 


How about I clear it up for you?

It's a coincidence. They are two unrelated things. There is no conspiracy. One is not necessarily a causal factor on the other. There is a temporal correlation only.

Unless of course, _I_ am part of the conspiracy - placed, years in advance, by the Illuminati within Telecom - so that, at the appropriate time, I could be activated by my Recording Industry handlers to increase caps just as the expensive and not ideal copyright law enforcement changes are made.

Or, as I say above, you could believe me when I say it's a coincidence.

Cheers - N

ps. This post is (even more than usual) my personal exasperation, and in no way reflects the opinion of Telecom.




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  # 498364 27-Jul-2011 09:42
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wreck90:
I question telecoms timing, offering extra data simultaneously to the new copyright law. Is it coincidence? Possibly.  


I'd believe you if they had also announced a new VPN bolt-on for their bundles :)

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  # 498380 27-Jul-2011 10:10
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Talkiet: 


Unless of course, _I_ am part of the conspiracy -

ps. This post is (even more than usual) my personal exasperation, and in no way reflects the opinion of Telecom.



I KNOW WHO YOU ARE MR SMOKING MAN. YOUR LIES AND SMOKESCREEN SHALL NOT PREVENT THE TRUTH FROM BECOMING APPARENT TO THOSE WITH AN OPEN MIND AND UNTAINTED VISION! 

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  # 498388 27-Jul-2011 10:21
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ISP's periodically refresh their plans usually offering more data for the same price (roughly correlated with falling transit costs), nothing new here.

What's nice to see is that Telecom, formerly a big slow to turn ship who'd be the slowest to refresh their prices... is doing things in a timely manner these days.

Great!

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  # 498407 27-Jul-2011 11:04
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fobski:
Talkiet: 


Unless of course, _I_ am part of the conspiracy -

ps. This post is (even more than usual) my personal exasperation, and in no way reflects the opinion of Telecom.



I KNOW WHO YOU ARE MR SMOKING MAN. YOUR LIES AND SMOKESCREEN SHALL NOT PREVENT THE TRUTH FROM BECOMING APPARENT TO THOSE WITH AN OPEN MIND AND UNTAINTED VISION! 




Wrong show, this is Geekzone not X Files!  

 
 
 
 


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  # 498414 27-Jul-2011 11:12
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tdgeek:
Wrong show, this is Geekzone not X Files!  


I've now got a horrible mental image of SBiddle in a ginger wig, thanks.

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  # 498419 27-Jul-2011 11:42
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I've now got a horrible mental image of SBiddle in a ginger wig, thanks.


LOL!

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  # 498439 27-Jul-2011 12:00
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Didn't realise until today that we aren't on the total home that includes toll calls for free. Haven't really been looking at the bill for a while




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  # 498508 27-Jul-2011 13:56
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Not bad ... even though I understand why, I still find it annoying that if you're on the most expensive Total Home package (THBB with the upgrade to 80GB's) you actually get the thinnest end of the wedge as far as these data bumps go.




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  # 498535 27-Jul-2011 14:40
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Talkiet:
wreck90: [snip]

I question telecoms timing, offering extra data simultaneously to the new copyright law. Is it coincidence? Possibly. 

 


How about I clear it up for you?

It's a coincidence. They are two unrelated things. There is no conspiracy. One is not necessarily a causal factor on the other. There is a temporal correlation only.

Unless of course, _I_ am part of the conspiracy - placed, years in advance, by the Illuminati within Telecom - so that, at the appropriate time, I could be activated by my Recording Industry handlers to increase caps just as the expensive and not ideal copyright law enforcement changes are made.

Or, as I say above, you could believe me when I say it's a coincidence.

Cheers - N

ps. This post is (even more than usual) my personal exasperation, and in no way reflects the opinion of Telecom.


I could believe a coincidence.  

Certainly not complaining either :)



   

 

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  # 498577 27-Jul-2011 16:52
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doozy: Not bad ... even though I understand why, I still find it annoying that if you're on the most expensive Total Home package (THBB with the upgrade to 80GB's) you actually get the thinnest end of the wedge as far as these data bumps go.


Maybe you should go back to working for Teleocom and tell them that Tongue out

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  # 498602 27-Jul-2011 17:20
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Talkiet:
wreck90: [snip]

I question telecoms timing, offering extra data simultaneously to the new copyright law. Is it coincidence? Possibly. 

 


How about I clear it up for you?

It's a coincidence. They are two unrelated things. There is no conspiracy. One is not necessarily a causal factor on the other. There is a temporal correlation only.

Unless of course, _I_ am part of the conspiracy - placed, years in advance, by the Illuminati within Telecom - so that, at the appropriate time, I could be activated by my Recording Industry handlers to increase caps just as the expensive and not ideal copyright law enforcement changes are made.

Or, as I say above, you could believe me when I say it's a coincidence.

Cheers - N

ps. This post is (even more than usual) my personal exasperation, and in no way reflects the opinion of Telecom.



I bloody knew it Neil .... and it was you on the grassy knoll as well




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# 498783 28-Jul-2011 08:06
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Cymro:
tdgeek:
Wrong show, this is Geekzone not X Files!  


I've now got a horrible mental image of SBiddle in a ginger wig, thanks.


Oh dear. So disturbing! Please do not be alarmed by the black helicopters circling your home, or the men in white coats knocking at your door. It will all be over shortly!

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