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  Reply # 1041147 9-May-2014 21:49
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Obviously my previous screenshot won't be the standard usage pattern - just needed to download a couple of VHD (vitual HDD) to test replication, Hyper-V 2012 R2, etc. I don't expect our usage to go much higher than previous levels - we were on 150GB plan and without any thought we pretty much stayed either below or 5 - 10GB over.






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  Reply # 1041149 9-May-2014 21:50
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solaybro:
TimA:
dejadeadnz: It's early days but thus far I have no noticed any speed decline after the introduction of this unlimited plan. So pretty happy so far :)




This wont occur. So dont expect it. :)


Are you able to release any stats on how close it's getting to capacity? I assume it's not even close from what you have just said.


Not that i could say any accurate stats. Nor would i currently know metrics.
I do know we have sufficient bandwidth.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1041150 9-May-2014 21:51
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freitasm: Obviously my previous screenshot won't be the standard usage pattern - just needed to download a couple of VHD (vitual HDD) to test replication, Hyper-V 2012 R2, etc. I don't expect our usage to go much higher than previous levels - we were on 150GB plan and without any thought we pretty much stayed either below or 5 - 10GB over.




Wouldnt want to fair use policy you!





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  Reply # 1041153 9-May-2014 21:58
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Remember, I have a Snap connection here as well - the HP Microserver used that one to upload its backup in the last couple of months (300GB). The big chunk of data has been uploaded before (60GB on OneDrive, 500GB on Crashplan). I am uploading my iTunes library to Crashplan now though, and that's another 100GB. But after this... I can't see us using much more than the usual (cue "640KB is enough memory" mention here).





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  Reply # 1041154 9-May-2014 21:59
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Just signed up :3

Been on the fence all week as I'm sceptical about unlimited plans but given there's more than one ISP offering them I figure all the leechers will spread out this time

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  Reply # 1041163 9-May-2014 22:22
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Has anyone is the Lower Hutt region on cable noticed a deterioration in speed during 8pm - 10pm the past few nights since the unlimited change?

 

 

I'm normally able to achieve 50mbit/s on the vodafone speedtest but it has dropped to 5mbit/s these few nights. Streaming gets extremely choppy when multiple people are accessing the net and webpages take a lot longer than usual to load.

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  Reply # 1041164 9-May-2014 22:24
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Are you doing some heavy uploads?

Yesterday I was downloading my massive VHD files (about 120GB) and doing a Crashplan backup at the same time. Crashplan was going full speed up, so my download was really suffering. Once I paused my Crashplan backup the download completed in 1/4 of the time. 

I could ovbviously configure Crashplan to use just a fraction of the upload speed, but I rather it is paused for a while then full steam ahead when we're not using the network.

If this is not the case, then yes, valid question.




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  Reply # 1041175 9-May-2014 22:31
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KineticNZ: Has anyone is the Lower Hutt region on cable noticed a deterioration in speed during 8pm - 10pm the past few nights since the unlimited change? I'm normally able to achieve 50mbit/s on the vodafone speedtest but it has dropped to 5mbit/s these few nights. Streaming gets extremely choppy when multiple people are accessing the net and webpages take a lot longer than usual to load.


Check your home network. Make sure this isnt WiFi testing. provide a pathping or traceroute with speed tests to back it up at peak. (Helpdesk will ask for these)

If there was an issue you would hear it from more than yourself.

If that troubleshooting has completed please make sure to log a ticket with the helpdesk if it persists. Could be the single node.





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  Reply # 1041191 9-May-2014 22:47
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No uploading is done simultaneously, mainly just streaming on Twitch.tv and browsing on the side.

 

 

My computer is wired so it definitely is not a problem with wifi. I will keep monitoring it over the next few of days, but I spoke with a person on the same internet plan that lives about 5km away from me and they seem to suffer a similar drop in bandwidth at the specified time periods.

 

 

I'll keep monitoring but I just find it so strange that once 10ish pm strikes, the speed suddenly restores to 50mbit/s.

 

 


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  Reply # 1041253 10-May-2014 10:11
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Just got an email upgrading us to unlimited, so woo hoo!

Hopefully that means I can now use Backblaze to back up my Mac off site.

Also just got upgraded to unlimited NZ and Aus calls and texts on my VF mobile so much unlimited love for VF this week!





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  Reply # 1041342 10-May-2014 14:54
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Vodafone sent out a tech through Downer. Tech couldn't proceed with the install since he couldn't reach the tap outside and needed a bucket truck. Apparently they don't run bucket trucks on Saturday.

*sigh* It's been one thing after the other trying to install a new connection here. Back and forth with ISPs for almost three months and still nothing to show for it. Hopefully everything can finally be sorted out this coming weekend, though. 





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  Reply # 1041462 10-May-2014 19:08
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Signed up over the phone today as the website wouldn't let me change my plan from my current Naked ADSL connection (no longer on contract) to VDSL - it would only give me other ADSL options >< The install date was scheduled through CSR for Friday 23rd May but the email I've received doesn't match the phone call:

"Your request to change broadband plans is underway.

 

Thanks for your request to change your broadband plan (Naked Broadband Play) to Naked Broadband Entertain.

 

When will your new plan be active?

 

  • If you're switching between our current plans, this change will happen on
    01-Jun-2014.
  • If you're upgrading from one of our old broadband plans to one of our current plans, it usually takes up to 24 hours for this speed change to be activated on your phone line (although in some cases it can take longer).
Either way, we'll send you an email as soon as you are on your new plan.

 

When you change plans, any data that you have already used on your previous plan for that month will count towards the allowance on your new plan. At the end of your broadband month, the data allowance is reset as usual and you'll get the full allowance of your new plan to use.

 

Thanks for choosing Vodafone, and we hope you enjoy using your new broadband plan.

 

Thanks

The Vodafone Fixed Line team"

No mention of VDSL and no mention of the scheduled install date. I'm taking it to be a generic email, but it's a super simple thing to have these sorts of things templated so the sender quickly fills out a few fields and an accurate email goes out...

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  Reply # 1041467 10-May-2014 19:29
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Dratsab: Signed up over the phone today as the website wouldn't let me change my plan from my current Naked ADSL connection (no longer on contract) to VDSL - it would only give me other ADSL options >< The install date was scheduled through CSR for Friday 23rd May but the email I've received doesn't match the phone call:

"Your request to change broadband plans is underway. Thanks for your request to change your broadband plan (Naked Broadband Play) to Naked Broadband Entertain. When will your new plan be active?

 

  • If you're switching between our current plans, this change will happen on
    01-Jun-2014.
  • If you're upgrading from one of our old broadband plans to one of our current plans, it usually takes up to 24 hours for this speed change to be activated on your phone line (although in some cases it can take longer).
Either way, we'll send you an email as soon as you are on your new plan. When you change plans, any data that you have already used on your previous plan for that month will count towards the allowance on your new plan. At the end of your broadband month, the data allowance is reset as usual and you'll get the full allowance of your new plan to use. Thanks for choosing Vodafone, and we hope you enjoy using your new broadband plan. Thanks

The Vodafone Fixed Line team"

No mention of VDSL and no mention of the scheduled install date. I'm taking it to be a generic email, but it's a super simple thing to have these sorts of things templated so the sender quickly fills out a few fields and an accurate email goes out...


Send me account details. Ill look now. Im not available for long.





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  Reply # 1041473 10-May-2014 20:12
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10 days into the unlimited plan, speed still feels the same as if we were on a capped plan so we're happy.

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  Reply # 1041475 10-May-2014 20:17
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DjShadow: 10 days into the unlimited plan, speed still feels the same as if we were on a capped plan so we're happy.


Like earlier. I am not expecting any slowdown.





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