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Topic # 56889 27-Jan-2010 18:46
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Just got an email from TCL posted below saying the 40GBg plan is now 50GB.  Checked their plans page and it's been updated there.

The Usage meter seems to be down though at the moment.


Here's an early Valentine's present from TelstraClear... an extra 10GB
of broadband usage every month!         50GB

       On 27 January 2010 we upgraded your LightSpeed 40G plan to 50G.

For no extra cost, you can now enjoy an extra 10GB of surfing,
downloading or gaming every month with TelstraClear InHome.

Happy Valentines and thank you for choosing TelstraClear.

The Team at TelstraClear

Note: Depending on your billing period and how much usage you have
currently used, usage notification emails you have already received may
no longer apply. You may also receive additional notification emails
this month as your usage allowance has been increased. The online usage
meter will reflect this change and your current situation.

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  Reply # 293587 27-Jan-2010 18:52
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  Reply # 293588 27-Jan-2010 18:53
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freitasm: They should fix YouTube and other problems too...


That could be a Waitangi day present since Valentines day is still a couple of weeks away!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 293604 27-Jan-2010 19:46
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So now I'm paying an extra $40 for another 30GB. Hmmm..

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  Reply # 293612 27-Jan-2010 20:06
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No change to the 20GB :-(







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  Reply # 293631 27-Jan-2010 21:13
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I was going to make this thread myself, with the title "Lightspeed 40 plan now slightly less terrible". Because seriously, until it's bumped up to 80GB for the same price, it's still bad compared to many ADSL plans.

I'd like to take this opportunity to tell everyone that this is the only improvement to a TelstraClear cable plan since 28 March 2006 - 3 years and 10 months ago. That's when Lightspeed 40 was introduced for $99.95/mo (essentially increasing the cap from 10GB to 40GB). In that time there has been a $10 INCREASE in price, and now this 10GB increase. That's pathetic no matter how you look at it. So a 25% increase in data cap along with a 10% increase in price in 3.8 years. So I guess on 27 November 2013 we can look forward to 62.5GB for $120.95. 78GB / $133 on 27/9/2017, and 97GB / $146.35 on 27/7/2021. Wow, that's almost 100GB! Thanks TelstraClear, I can't wait!



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  Reply # 293651 27-Jan-2010 21:45
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And in this time the 80GB plan has gone from $140 a month to $150 without any other changes.

You now pay $30 more to go from 20GB to 50GB and then $40 to go from 50GB 50 80GB.

Lame.



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  Reply # 293658 27-Jan-2010 22:02
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Hey this is what we get for Subscribing/Selling our souls to the "BEST ISP in NZ" that's what they keep on telling us, some survey or something! :-P

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  Reply # 293659 27-Jan-2010 22:02
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No change to the 20GB plan is pretty stink. All we've ever had was a $10 increase.

If I could get 50GB for $99 I'd actually spend more with TCL. I'm not paying $109 however on principal!


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  Reply # 293712 27-Jan-2010 23:56
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Wow, I have been a Telstra customer since 2000, and a cable customer since mid 2001 until the end of 2008. I have been generally impressed by the reliability and speed (up and down) and the data size was once reasonable for the price when compared to the competition. The 1/10th cost for local traffic (until dropped in 2005) was also appreciated

I moved to the UK end of '08 and have been enjoying the cheap as chips ADSL2+ with no data caps. Am returning to NZ in the middle of the year and was considering going back to Telstra but now I am not so sure. When I look at the price and data offered, Telstra looks a lot less reasonable when compared to the competition. As pointed out by Screeb, nearly four years since an improvement is a very long time to wait and I get the feeling that Telstra are milking it. It really feels like they have stayed still while other ISPs have moved forward.

It seems there are some good ADSL plans out there at the moment and Slingshot has made some inroads so might consider them. Also good to hear that unbundling has taken place in Wellington - is there a site where I can see what areas are unbundled?

Are Telstra still considered the best ISP in New Zealand? I get the feeling they have been superceded!

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Interesting about the 50G. I didn't realise that and when I got the notice about exceeding my monthly limits I thought I was exceeding 40G. But a quick check shows I am up to 52.5G. Now that I know I think I can stay in 50G each month




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  Reply # 297176 8-Feb-2010 19:33
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Foo: Wow, I have been a Telstra customer since 2000, and a cable customer since mid 2001 until the end of 2008. I have been generally impressed by the reliability and speed (up and down) and the data size was once reasonable for the price when compared to the competition. The 1/10th cost for local traffic (until dropped in 2005) was also appreciated

I moved to the UK end of '08 and have been enjoying the cheap as chips ADSL2+ with no data caps. Am returning to NZ in the middle of the year and was considering going back to Telstra but now I am not so sure. When I look at the price and data offered, Telstra looks a lot less reasonable when compared to the competition. As pointed out by Screeb, nearly four years since an improvement is a very long time to wait and I get the feeling that Telstra are milking it. It really feels like they have stayed still while other ISPs have moved forward.

It seems there are some good ADSL plans out there at the moment and Slingshot has made some inroads so might consider them. Also good to hear that unbundling has taken place in Wellington - is there a site where I can see what areas are unbundled?

Are Telstra still considered the best ISP in New Zealand? I get the feeling they have been superceded!


telstra have lost their sense of customer value over the last year or two and their competition are stepping up fast. In my opinion they will drop the cable service when the Govt starts its rollout. They are still milking profit from it and investing little in comparison. They dont seem to care.

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  Reply # 297181 8-Feb-2010 19:49
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It's easy. The 40GB Lightspeed plan is one with the plans with less customers, so "giving away" the 10GB won't impact their final numbers.




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