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Topic # 26444 23-Sep-2008 08:06
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I got an email last night from TelstraClear saying until mid-December they will not count the data traffic to their own ClearNET video page and to Trade Me.

From what I see the video page also lists TV3 News content. Not bad...

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  Reply # 166455 23-Sep-2008 08:55
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when you are actually 'unmetered' does the logo actually appear in full colour? when i'm viewing it (at work ie not telstraclear) the unmetered logo appears in greyscale

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  Reply # 166462 23-Sep-2008 09:23
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freitasm: I got an email last night from TelstraClear saying until mid-December they will not count the data traffic to their own ClearNET video page and to Trade Me.


The free traffic to the video page is a great idea, though I'm wondering would the data usage to and from Trade Me amount to much at all?

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  Reply # 166498 23-Sep-2008 12:42
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nate:
freitasm: I got an email last night from TelstraClear saying until mid-December they will not count the data traffic to their own ClearNET video page and to Trade Me.


The free traffic to the video page is a great idea, though I'm wondering would the data usage to and from Trade Me amount to much at all?


Sounds to me like a easy way for TelstraClear to sound like they are giving you alot.




Hmmmm


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  Reply # 166546 23-Sep-2008 16:20
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Sure, no company is completely altruistic. However I think it's a great way to shift the focus of data locally. This is what's needed now with our highpriced overseas pipe. Expect more once this is deployed and well-received.

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  Reply # 166555 23-Sep-2008 16:44
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This is great, however i believe what xnet offers (or did offer until a server crash a couple of weeks ago), is a lot better. Unmetered traffic to gameplanet and recoil servers, including gpdownloads which has a lot of greats files. An unmetered steam content server is also provided, which is great because steam downloads are often greater than 2gb. They also had free akamai (microsoft) too, though there seems to be issues with the xnet content server.

I noticed how it said "Until 21st December 2008" also, does this mean it all will become metered or just trademe?

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  Reply # 166659 24-Sep-2008 07:07
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It would be nice if they went back to how they were a couple/few years ago where all nz traffic was rated at 1/10 of normal traffic...

There move is in the right direction but really of limited value. The videos are low res anyway so don't take much bandwidth and trademe is a joke tbh.







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Reply # 166664 24-Sep-2008 08:00
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Nety: It would be nice if they went back to how they were a couple/few years ago where all nz traffic was rated at 1/10 of normal traffic...


I agree!




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  Reply # 166701 24-Sep-2008 11:20
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joker97: when you are actually 'unmetered' does the logo actually appear in full colour? when i'm viewing it (at work ie not telstraclear) the unmetered logo appears in greyscale


I see it (the logo on the video player) in grayscale too on cable in chch.

Mauricio, do you see it in colour, or gray?




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  Reply # 166755 24-Sep-2008 14:54
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hmm perhaps it's unmetered for everyone?
or the unmetered logo only applies if you are telstraclear customer ... and should be disregarded if you're not

regardless ... i won't be using it! someone can check it out i guess :) make it the unimportant job of the day :)

done my 2cents now better dig a hole and hide :)

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  Reply # 173340 24-Oct-2008 13:08
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The unmetered logo is always grey. We never thought of making it look different if you are actually unmetered. (A bit hard to do given the way we have implemented unmetered.)
Obviously, you will only be unmetered if you are on TelstraClear broadband (aka Clearnet and paradise.net).
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Reply # 173811 27-Oct-2008 08:57
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What does it involve to become "unmetered"? Some special peering, or just a handshake?

Can we have Geekzone unmetered as well?




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  Reply # 173812 27-Oct-2008 08:59
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freitasm: What does it involve to become "unmetered"? Some special peering, or just a handshake?

Can we have Geekzone unmetered as well?

It involves configuration on our routers. Will raise it with management. 




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  Reply # 173875 27-Oct-2008 17:03
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Is it possible to get a list of the IP addresses for the servers which are unmetered (so I can factor these in to the ip accounting setup on my home network)?

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  Reply # 173885 27-Oct-2008 17:57
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olof:
freitasm: What does it involve to become "unmetered"? Some special peering, or just a handshake?

Can we have Geekzone unmetered as well?

It involves configuration on our routers. Will raise it with management. 


Hmm that sounds like too much work. Here's a better solution: Make ALL traffic unmetered Tongue out

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