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solaybro
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  #1046430 16-May-2014 17:44
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johnr: @Kodiack nice results and we have some other improvements coming soon I can't talk about it just yet

John


This always happens to me, whenever I go to upgrade some thing new comes out or is hinted at and so I don't upgrade because I want to see how things go with it before being locked into a contract. Can you put a date on when an announcement will be made? 







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  #1046433 16-May-2014 17:46
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solaybro:
johnr: @Kodiack nice results and we have some other improvements coming soon I can't talk about it just yet

John


This always happens to me, whenever I go to upgrade some thing new comes out or is hinted at and so I don't upgrade because I want to see how things go with it before being locked into a contract. Can you put a date on when an announcement will be made? 


There will be no announcement it will just be a BAU change but good change, I might mention something here

 
 
 
 


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  #1046434 16-May-2014 17:47
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Kodiack: Vodafone, THANKS AGAIN for finally implementing unlimited plans. A couple of techs were here to install the Internet, television, and phone services, and the difference is night and day. The speeds have improved over 1000% from the ADSL line!

From Slingshot:


To Vodafone:


The power levels blew my mind when I viewed them as well - all of the power levels were no more than ±1 dBmV away from 0!

I've put out the good word on Twitter and told some friends about these plans. I simply can't find anything else that competes, short of waiting a ridiculous amount of time for UFB. Even then, UFB still doesn't offer downstream speeds that are this fast, outside of the 200 Mbps trials in some select areas.

It's nice to see 8 downstream DOCSIS channels and four upstream channels too. For the longest time, my ISP in the United States only had 4/1 channel bonding for a 100/5 Mbps line, and then bumped that up to 8/1 after upgrading the nodes due to several complaints about congestion/oversubscribing. 

This connection looks like it'll continue satisfying for a long time to come.


great to hear you finally have a success story :) 




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  #1046504 16-May-2014 19:22
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johnr:
solaybro:
johnr: @Kodiack nice results and we have some other improvements coming soon I can't talk about it just yet

John


This always happens to me, whenever I go to upgrade some thing new comes out or is hinted at and so I don't upgrade because I want to see how things go with it before being locked into a contract. Can you put a date on when an announcement will be made? 


There will be no announcement it will just be a BAU change but good change, I might mention something here


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be at least getting rid of that horrible transparent proxy that breaks all the time :)

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  #1046581 16-May-2014 20:27
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Rumour is there is something in the air, possibly in the next few weeks - not related to the proxy but probably would make things a bit better...






 

 

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  #1046611 16-May-2014 20:31
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What is the purpose of a transparent proxy?







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  #1046614 16-May-2014 20:33
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A transparent proxy will cache files that are requested by one user and serve that file to another user, instead of going to the origin server - it's local (inside the ISP network) instead of having to go some overseas server for the same file over and over.

The one Telstraclear used (and Vodafone got with the cable network) requires some "special attention" every few weeks to kick it hard in the back and start working again...






 

 

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  #1046870 17-May-2014 10:56
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The cable offer summary has been saying 20Mbps up for a while even though it's 10 everywhere else - typo or message from the future?

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  #1046907 17-May-2014 12:00
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It seems this is a typo and being corrected soon, although I did hear rumours about different speeds offerings some time in the future...






 

 

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  #1047418 18-May-2014 12:53
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I have always had a love/hate relationship with Vodafone staff who answer queries on geekzone. If I was in Vodafone marketing I would be cringing at the way some answer questions and insist that you either answer in a friendly manner or NOt at all. But I am not in Vodafone marketing.

Teasing customers with titbits just infuriates customers....so why bother?

It is quite sad that due to appalling customer service (although we are told this is being worked on) a lot of folk have no choice but to resort to geekzone for their troubles.

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  #1047430 18-May-2014 13:39
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Kodiack: Vodafone, THANKS AGAIN for finally implementing unlimited plans. A couple of techs were here to install the Internet, television, and phone services, and the difference is night and day. The speeds have improved over 1000% from the ADSL line!

To Vodafone:


The power levels blew my mind when I viewed them as well - all of the power levels were no more than ±1 dBmV away from 0!

I've put out the good word on Twitter and told some friends about these plans. I simply can't find anything else that competes, short of waiting a ridiculous amount of time for UFB. Even then, UFB still doesn't offer downstream speeds that are this fast, outside of the 200 Mbps trials in some select areas.

It's nice to see 8 downstream DOCSIS channels and four upstream channels too. For the longest time, my ISP in the United States only had 4/1 channel bonding for a 100/5 Mbps line, and then bumped that up to 8/1 after upgrading the nodes due to several complaints about congestion/oversubscribing. 

This connection looks like it'll continue satisfying for a long time to come.


What part of Wellington are you?




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  #1047493 18-May-2014 16:13
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antoniosk: 
What part of Wellington are you?


I am in Kelburn. It was a really frustrating before Vodafone rolled out their unlimited plans since I had to use really crummy ADSL as shown for that. The signal strength was too poor for excellent speeds, and VDSL was unfortunately entirely out of the question even though this building is about a two minute walk from the exchange. I'm guessing the phone lines were routed in some weird fashion for the signals to be so poor. Nevertheless, I doubt there would be any improvements on the phone lines anytime soon, so going with Vodafone was a no-brainer. The connection quality is nothing short of superb. 

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  #1047495 18-May-2014 16:17
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Kodiack:
antoniosk: 
What part of Wellington are you?


I am in Kelburn. It was a really frustrating before Vodafone rolled out their unlimited plans since I had to use really crummy ADSL as shown for that. The signal strength was too poor for excellent speeds, and VDSL was unfortunately entirely out of the question even though this building is about a two minute walk from the exchange. I'm guessing the phone lines were routed in some weird fashion for the signals to be so poor. Nevertheless, I doubt there would be any improvements on the phone lines anytime soon, so going with Vodafone was a no-brainer. The connection quality is nothing short of superb. 


how much data are you doing each month?  because before VF were forced to launch unlimited, they did have 500GB plans,  so presumably you are doing a lot in excess of that?

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