I'm seriously contemplating leaving TelstraClear cable as it's extremely hard to justify the high cost.
My situation is as follows:
I'm currently on the $150 cable only 80GB plan. My wife and I both have cellphones so a landline is just an opportunity for telemarketers to call us and not much more. We use ~80GB a month and would easily use more if we weren't going to be stung (as it is I'm rationing my Steam downloads & movie rentals out over several months).
Since Telstra just bumped the cable plans for those on the lower end plans and gave nothing to me, I've started looking to see what I could be getting elsewhere, and this one sticks out in particular.
On Slingshot I'd be paying $80 a month for naked ADSL (ADSL2 to come later when Vodafone upgrade the Karori exchange). For that I'd get only 25GB, but uncapped downloads between 2am and 8am. It wouldn't be hard to schedule whatever downloads I practically can to this window, and if I were to go over well I can just buy a 50GB datablock for $50, and any not used would roll over to the following month.
This is substantially cheaper than what I'm paying Telstra and while the speeds on Telstra will be faster (much no doubt), it's extremely hard to justify paying almost double for the same service.
On the other hand if I switched to Slingshot and they announced their DOCSIS 3 upgrade with newer more competitive plans I'd regret changing. But as it stands now we've gone what.. 4 years and all I've got to show for it is a $10 price increase? It's hard to reward that with loyalty.
What would you do in my situation?