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Topic # 115431 25-Mar-2013 20:53
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I really liked my 100 megabit Telstra Warp Speed connection here in Kapiti but the paltry 100 gig limit forced me over to Telecom.

I am finding Telecom great for downloads but really bad for uploads - especially as i backup HD movies to flickr and dropbox now (Hence why I have the 500 Gig package).

Anyone have any word on any refreshed Warp Speed plans from Voda?

I've contacted Telstra/Voda a few times via email and had the usual 'we will get someone to contact you' and they never do.

Cheers

Sam

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  Reply # 786930 25-Mar-2013 21:03
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No one has contacted you back as nothing has officially happened yet, Please wait for any news in April when the official stuff happens and the dots slowly get connected

If services / plans had changed they would be up on the Vodafone / Telstraclear site for public viewing

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  Reply # 786935 25-Mar-2013 21:16
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I was going to start the same thread a few days ago, almost worth me breaking my contract and paying the early fee and go with someone else than to be stuck with our 150gb cap and 2.95 for every 2GB after that, which we always go over 50-100% more.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 786943 25-Mar-2013 21:22
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Vodafone has always made it clear that things are staying as is till April and this does not mean come April 1st the world is going to change :P

Vodafone will send out official comms for any changes



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  Reply # 787076 26-Mar-2013 10:52
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Thanks JohnR

Hopefully you can communicate that a bit of a bump in the plan allowances would go a long way.

I love having a 500 gig plan - even if I only use ~100-200 gigs per month I really like not having to worry about it or throttle what I do - especially if a big game/IOS/Steam patch comes out that month.

I know the Telstra/Voda speed is better - but it's useless if you use up your allocation within the first 2 weeks and are watching what you do like a hawk for the last 2 weeks.

Anyway just my 2c!

Thanks JohnR for the feedback. I will just stick to what I have for now and see what Voda comes up with in April.

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  Reply # 787082 26-Mar-2013 10:59
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I can't communicate anything at this stage sorry,

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  Reply # 787616 26-Mar-2013 22:59
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I'm hoping they match Telecom's 500GB plan for a similar cost. NZ ISP's seem to lag way behind the rest of the western world, especially with the fact that updates, games, video etc are now delivered by Digital Download more often than via DVD. An average Steam game now especially the likes of COD or Battlefield are now above 10 GB in size.




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  Reply # 787634 26-Mar-2013 23:57
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Don't commit to anything yet. This next month or so should bring various plan announcements for ufb, hopefully vdsl and maybe even extending to cable and adsl if the competition heats up.

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  Reply # 787951 27-Mar-2013 13:48
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I have hope that Vodafone will increase the data caps on Cable plans, but I fear they don't fully understand just how long it has been since the plans were refreshed.

The current 20GB, 40GB and 60GB plans have been stuck since October 2011. All other ISP's have increased their data at least once since then, the majority of them twice and some even three times. The only reason I have not switched ISP's is because other people in my household enjoy the cable TV services. I've had cable since 2003.

The last decade of internet usage has been constant paranoia over whether what i'm doing is going to blow my data cap, and frankly it would be huge relief if Vodafone finally fixed this for me and countless others who see an infinitely expanding internet but lack the data to fully appreciate it.

Also it is impossible under any TelstraClear data cap to do online backups. At least the 500GB Telecom one leaves wiggle room for that.

And the price of over-usage has remained the same since 2005.



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  Reply # 788174 27-Mar-2013 18:37
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Just an FYI that Telecom has announced new UFB plan prices (UFB sales begin tomorrow i believe):

UltraFibre 100
From $125 p/m on a 12 month contract (speeds of up to 100Mbps download/up to 50Mbps upload).

· 50GB ($125) 150GB* ($139) 500GB* ($159)

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So:



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  Reply # 788216 27-Mar-2013 20:14
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Since UFB is about 14 months at least away for me, I have signed up for the Telecom 500G plan with installation mid April. I plan to keep my TCL plan but reduce it about 20GB. I don't need ultrafast uploads but having good caps for streaming for video is essential.

But if Vodafone announces something decent in April I have time to cancel the installation. 




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  Reply # 788251 27-Mar-2013 21:19
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morganjterrill:...Also it is impossible under any TelstraClear data cap to do online backups. At least the 500GB Telecom one leaves wiggle room for that.

And the price of over-usage has remained the same since 2005.


Yeah doing large backups is something I've been wanting to do but can't, realistically, on our 90gig (discontinued) plan. Don't trust spinning magnetic drives anymore ha.



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  Reply # 788254 27-Mar-2013 21:22
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Just food for thought, it would be interesting if Vodafone upped the cable speeds to reflect the two speed options on UFB. I dont know if 30/10 is possible on the standard surfboard modems used for 15/2mbps. Fun thought anyway.

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  Reply # 788260 27-Mar-2013 21:39
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jermsie: Just food for thought, it would be interesting if Vodafone upped the cable speeds to reflect the two speed options on UFB. I dont know if 30/10 is possible on the standard surfboard modems used for 15/2mbps. Fun thought anyway.


the surfboards are DOCSIS 2.0 which from memory can support around 40down 30up

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  Reply # 788263 27-Mar-2013 21:50
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jermsie: Just food for thought, it would be interesting if Vodafone upped the cable speeds to reflect the two speed options on UFB. I dont know if 30/10 is possible on the standard surfboard modems used for 15/2mbps. Fun thought anyway.


30/10 is possible on the original DOCSIS modems but any more than a handful of users and it'd be saturated! In the real world to deliver a 30/10 service a DOCSIS3.0 modem would be required.

I'd heard that there were plans to align things across UFB and cable which would be a great idea. 

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  Reply # 788391 28-Mar-2013 08:59
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Had a telstra/vodafone door knocker 2 days ago and he had nothing to offer me it was really weird? he asked what plan i was on (telecom 150) and he said they cant beat that price... I'm in a cable area and house is already wired for it (previous owner) why cant you beat the telecom 150 plan with the cable?

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