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# 69986 16-Oct-2010 03:10
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Hey guys,

I'm going to be switching to Telstra soon, although I am unfamiliar to their plan structures.

Q1) What websites does Telstra not count towards the monthly bill?

Q2) Is national data counted as international? (data towards monthly bill)

Q3) What happens when you go over your limit? I heard no capping, but does this mean your excess data cuts into the next month, or does it charge extra per unit of data?

Q4) Can you handle the truth?

Kris.

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  # 392461 16-Oct-2010 07:00
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Q1) What websites does Telstra not count towards the monthly bill?

Trademe, Ziln.co.nz and a couple of others nobody uses

Q2) Is national data counted as international? (data towards monthly bill)

Yes

Q3) What happens when you go over your limit? I heard no capping, but does this mean your excess data cuts into the next month, or does it charge extra per unit of data?

Extra data = Pay per gig. Price depending on plan

Q4) Can you handle the truth?

Yes, but it hurts

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  # 392478 16-Oct-2010 08:22
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blakamin: Q2) Is national data counted as international? (data towards monthly bill)

Yes



The question should be "Is national data metered?" since there is no distinction between national/internatioal. A byte is a byte is a byte. That's all, and most ISPs work like this.

Gone are the days TelstraClear metered national traffic at 10% of its face value.





 
 
 
 


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  # 392510 16-Oct-2010 10:58
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http://unmetered.co.nz/

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  # 392514 16-Oct-2010 11:05
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blakamin: Q1) What websites does Telstra not count towards the monthly bill?

Trademe, Ziln.co.nz and a couple of others nobody uses


People use Ziln.. Really?

I'd have thought ON3 would have been the next biggest free site by far after trademe.





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  # 392550 16-Oct-2010 12:30
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Lias:

People use Ziln.. Really?

I'd have thought ON3 would have been the next biggest free site by far after trademe.


That's why I put "ziln and other sites", it includes ziln in the "sites nobody could ever find interesting as they only update their content once a year and most of it was originally ads anyway" category.


I'd never seen ON3.  Must be huge compared to ziln! Might get on a CS:S server later. Never even noticed their servers in CS:S



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  # 392557 16-Oct-2010 12:53
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@ Q3)
That's kind of worrying, not having some kind of boundary. Is it possible to get your net shaped?

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  # 392559 16-Oct-2010 12:56
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Krisando: @ Q3)
That's kind of worrying, not having some kind of boundary. Is it possible to get your net shaped?


I asked TCNZ the same question about 2 years ago.

The short answer was: No
The long answer was: No, that's why we email you at 80% and again at 100%, use the usage meter.


 
 
 
 




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  # 392560 16-Oct-2010 12:58
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I suppose that'll do, people on here have been saying how inaccurate it is. Emailing at 80, 90, 95, 100% would be more useful than such a big jump, hmm.

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  # 392561 16-Oct-2010 13:00
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The bonus is you're always at fullspeed! And broke if you go over.

It's worked quite well in the last month for me as they've just doubled the caps and dropped the price (on my plan anyway)

Are you in a cable area?



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  # 392564 16-Oct-2010 13:05
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Sure am, we have cable hooked up to the house, but no further. (As previous owners moved from Telstra->Xtra, they literally cut the line).

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  # 392569 16-Oct-2010 13:13
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Also its worth mentioning Telstra are always excellent in emailing beofre you run out, when your into a data block, and when that one is coming close to up. So if you check your emails regurlarly there shouldn't*** be in big surprises!

***aside from if you leave your Wifi unprotected!!


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  # 392570 16-Oct-2010 13:14
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You'll find that if you do get hooked up, it's a pretty amazing thing! Nearly constant speed and very few hassles... just don't move house. I've been a cable user now for nearly 8 years and the only major problem was moving house about 6 weeks ago. Probably wouldn't have been so bad if the call centre wasn't out-sourced. Other than that, they're all good.
I have my phone, mobile, internet and TV with them.


edit: just remembered a dodgy cable join about 6 years ago, but that was the original installers fault. He should've replaced the whole run from the jucntion but he was lazy and put 2 joins in. it failed. They actually sent another 2 techs and 2 new modems to sort that one!



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  # 392573 16-Oct-2010 13:20
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Heh, that's kind of strange they would do such a thing in the first place.

Does the metre get updated at the end of day or passively?

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  # 392580 16-Oct-2010 13:45
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It seems to me that it's updated continuously but about an hour behind

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