Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

167 posts

Master Geek

# 34653 27-May-2009 07:40
Send private message

I am on HighSpeed 10G. The next plan, LightSpeed 20G is $25 more. If I already exceed my monthly usage by 5 blocks ($2.95*5=$14.75) and then change from HighSpeed to LightSpeed, do the extra data blocks go towards the 25GB (and only get charged the $25 upgrade) or what?

TCL still charges $25 more (than the HighSpeed 10G) if you are on LightSpeed 20G and only use <10GB so I would have to downgrade manually, correct? No data stacking or automatic discounts.

Create new topic
147 posts

Master Geek


  # 218219 27-May-2009 08:29
Send private message

I'm not sure about the first part of your question, in relation to whether you'd be charged for the overused data PLUS $25 upgrade, though you will only get charged a pro-rate amount of the $25 based on where you are in your billing cycle.

With regards to the second part, yes, you will have to downgrade manually, which you can do on a month by month basis if you think you're going to use heaps one month and less the next.

Telstra rung me to advise me that I had been going over my data limit by quite a lot each month and maybe I would be better off going to the 20Gb plan. Of course, I keep a close eye on my use and in fact in the 4 months I've been with them I've used 0Gb, 7Gb, 1Gb and 8Gb over. I find it's better to pay for what I use, if I was regularly using 9+Gb more a month I would switch, but if I'm using 8 ($24) or less then I'm better off just staying put and paying for however much I want to use, I can stop downloading at any time if I don't want a bigger bill.

The person who rang me also tried to fool me into thinking my billing period still had a couple of weeks to go, but when I asked for a precise date (knowing what it was already!) she was forced to say 'oh, that's only 6 days away'. I rewarded them by cancelling television and phoneline services the next week, more than halving my bill :D

nOOb alert

85 posts

Master Geek


  # 218254 27-May-2009 10:32
Send private message

Your overusage stands and you will have to pay that regardless of whether you upgrade to another plan.

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27

New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18

Norton LifeLock Launches Norton 360
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:11

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36

MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28

Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29

Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24

Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59

Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07

Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02

Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41

Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.