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#268393 17-Mar-2020 11:03
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Hey Vodafone marketing..

 

I see some overseas isps are encouraging people to isolate or work from home by giving out increased data or upping speeds over the next few months.

 

It sure would be a nice freebee if Vodafone considered upping 100mbit fibre users to gbit speed

 

Mum and Dad can work from home and the kids who will be at home when schools shutdown wil lstill manage to watch their youtube.

 

just an idea

 

 


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  #2439919 17-Mar-2020 12:44
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I don't know how many people this would help. Given fairly few people are maxing out their connections 24/7. It's probably also more likely to lead to network overloading than just giving you some free data.


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  #2439948 17-Mar-2020 13:06
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I would be more concerned on RBI / Mobile Data rather than unlimited fixed line.





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  #2439952 17-Mar-2020 13:10
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On a related issue I'd like to see our power companies come to the party also, everyone who is working from home maybe using lights, heating, etc


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  #2439971 17-Mar-2020 13:57
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DjShadow:

On a related issue I'd like to see our power companies come to the party also, everyone who is working from home maybe using lights, heating, etc



Also if you are working from home you will be wearing out your carpet, so I would like to see carpet companies offer free carpet as well.

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  #2439983 17-Mar-2020 14:07
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And knock at least $100k off my mortgage while youre at it....

 

Dont forget, it costs the suppliers money to get stuff, so cranking up your speed for "free" could cost someone their job as the supplier could see the money from you is better for them than paying a staff member....

 

Ive been on 100/100 for quite a while now and only time Ive had complaints about slow connections, is when Ive got multiple external users viewing 1080 Plex material. Otherwise, not seen any network bottleneck and thats with running a server 24/7 doing Plex, mail, web, people gaming, streaming all at the same time.

 

 





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  #2440208 17-Mar-2020 18:20
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With 4 people in my house, three streaming Youtube and one working remotely, we had 0 instances of maxing out our 100 connection. I don't see how 1Gb/s would help.


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  #2440249 17-Mar-2020 19:12
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Personally I think free static IP's would be more useful. My employer is considering paying for certain essential staff to have a static IP rather than opening certain environments up more broadly.





 
 
 
 


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  #2440252 17-Mar-2020 19:13
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quickymart:

 

With 4 people in my house, three streaming Youtube and one working remotely, we had 0 instances of maxing out our 100 connection. I don't see how 1Gb/s would help.

 

 

The only thing I can think of is upload. 500 or even 100 up would beat the pants off the crippled old 20 up.





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  #2440282 17-Mar-2020 19:59
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Also if you are working from home you will be wearing out your carpet, so I would like to see carpet companies offer free carpet as well.

 

As a tradie I will be forced to work from my home also and my bathroom is looking a bit tired, but as it will be used more during the day I think someone should come and renovate it at someone else's expense (though I will be the one using it)




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  #2440438 18-Mar-2020 03:33
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quickymart:

 

With 4 people in my house, three streaming Youtube and one working remotely, we had 0 instances of maxing out our 100 connection. I don't see how 1Gb/s would help.

 

 

Better upload speed, 100 down is fine , but 20 up is poor if doing remote work e.g holding a work video call etc

 

 


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  #2440473 18-Mar-2020 07:39
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Upping to 1Gb for free is just silly and not something VF should do.  There would be very few people who could be constrained by a fibre 100/20 connection and using that for working remotely.  The /20 up could be better but is still pretty good.  This is just asking for a freebie.  


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Apsattv:

 

quickymart:

 

With 4 people in my house, three streaming Youtube and one working remotely, we had 0 instances of maxing out our 100 connection. I don't see how 1Gb/s would help.

 

 

Better upload speed, 100 down is fine , but 20 up is poor if doing remote work e.g holding a work video call etc

 

 

 

 

I think 20 up would be fine for that. Hell, I remember people used to make it work on Jetstart - which was 128k in both directions - back in the day. Although a slightly higher upload would be nice, it's not the end of the world.


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  #2441350 19-Mar-2020 15:09
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quickymart:

 

I think 20 up would be fine for that. Hell, I remember people used to make it work on Jetstart - which was 128k in both directions - back in the day. Although a slightly higher upload would be nice, it's not the end of the world.

 

 

Agreed.. but as Levi Vaoga used to say, 'Big is good', and 100 or greater up is a damned lot nicer than 20 up especially if the whole house is stuck at home.





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