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  Reply # 550912 28-Nov-2011 12:38
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A sneak preview of the TV ad for you guys :)


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  Reply # 550919 28-Nov-2011 12:48
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SS AYCE > One weekend unlimited with TC.





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  Reply # 550930 28-Nov-2011 13:04
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is this for wellington people only? stuff tells me it is!



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  Reply # 550934 28-Nov-2011 13:13
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th3r3turn: is this for wellington people only? stuff tells me it is!


This is already answered here. All residential customers whether on InHome (cable) or HomePlan. 

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  Reply # 550950 28-Nov-2011 13:29
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th3r3turn: is this for wellington people only? stuff tells me it is!


This is already answered here. All residential customers whether on InHome (cable) or HomePlan. 

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thanks!

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Reply # 551063 28-Nov-2011 16:14
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Fantastic!
 

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  Reply # 551148 28-Nov-2011 18:40
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I have some older neighbours who are still on old and much revenue earning 512k speed capped and homephone plan. Are they going to see a speed increase ?

They've got 15Mb outside the house and they video Skype to their kids overseas on 512k
Yeah , I know I've told them to get on the phone but they don't really see the point.



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  Reply # 551152 28-Nov-2011 18:43
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Something is wrong, because all HomePhone Plans are always maximum speed of line. They should call TelstraClear and ask to have the account reviewed and fixed.

I know that when TelstraClear implemented the change some account were left behind (or something like this, don't quote me on that). Just call the help desk.

 




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  Reply # 551160 28-Nov-2011 19:02
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r2b2: The more cynical person inside me thinks that they're performing an upgrade to the "data counter" and they don't have any backup ;)


The more cynical person inside me (well, when it comes to TelstraClear, there's not much else) thinks that they're simply going to use this as an excuse as to why large datacaps/unmetered is a bad idea (because performance will go out the window). Ignoring of course that people are going to make the most of this small window of opportunity - so of course it'll slow down.

Although I am intrigued by "first free broadband weekend" in the video - implying there will be more. Though that's probably just marketing bull.

And I do like this bit from the press release:

If you’ve been waiting to check out those YouTube videos or try your hand at online gaming, now’s your chance.


So they're admitting that their caps are actually a deterrent to using the internet properly?

And this:

With lots of people online for longer, some customers could experience slower than normal connection speeds, but we think that being able to do much more online without using any of your data pack makes it worth doing


Ok, so why not have unmetered all the time then? If it's worth it for a weekend (where performance will be much worse due to everyone jumping on the gravy train before it leaves), then why isn't it worth it permanently (where performance will be better due to people downloading stuff over a longer period, and after the novelty wears off)?

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  Reply # 551189 28-Nov-2011 21:04
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Well my first thought was to watch all those Netflix, Hulu+ and Vudu movies I had been eyeing to watch but didn't want to blow my bandwidth but in reality if everybody takes advantage of it, they just might be non watchable.

Of course all the BT users will go to town since download speed doesn't really impact on the final result, only the time taken.




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  Reply # 551197 28-Nov-2011 21:21
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Screeb: The more cynical person inside me (well, when it comes to TelstraClear, there's not much else) thinks that they're simply going to use this as an excuse as to why large datacaps/unmetered is a bad idea (because performance will go out the window). Ignoring of course that people are going to make the most of this small window of opportunity - so of course it'll slow down.

They can use that excuse now without doing a free weekend. If they so choose.

Life must be pretty miserable if you believe they are using this offer to screw you.

 Although I am intrigued by "first free broadband weekend" in the video - implying there will be more. Though that's probably just marketing bull.

'First' does not imply there will be more. What marketing has Telstra been using 'marketing bull' in? I'm not aware of any myself.

So they're admitting that their caps are actually a deterrent to using the internet properly?

Now you are just putting words in their mouth. Plenty of people on low plans (because of price points etc) likely steer clear of content indicated because they choose not to pay for a larger plan.

Their website indicates 150GB data caps available. What part of a 150GB cap is "actually a deterrent to using the internet properly". Utter nonsense.

Ok, so why not have unmetered all the time then? If it's worth it for a weekend (where performance will be much worse due to everyone jumping on the gravy train before it leaves), then why isn't it worth it permanently (where performance will be better due to people downloading stuff over a longer period, and after the novelty wears off)?

It is not economically viable to do this in New Zealand. Otherwise Don Gould would have done it already. 

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  Reply # 551204 28-Nov-2011 21:40
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Screeb: The more cynical person inside me (well, when it comes to TelstraClear, there's not much else) thinks that they're simply going to use this as an excuse as to why large datacaps/unmetered is a bad idea (because performance will go out the window). Ignoring of course that people are going to make the most of this small window of opportunity - so of course it'll slow down.

They can use that excuse now without doing a free weekend. If they so choose.

Life must be pretty miserable if you believe they are using this offer to screw you.

 Although I am intrigued by "first free broadband weekend" in the video - implying there will be more. Though that's probably just marketing bull.

'First' does not imply there will be more. What marketing has Telstra been using 'marketing bull' in? I'm not aware of any myself.

So they're admitting that their caps are actually a deterrent to using the internet properly?

Now you are just putting words in their mouth. Plenty of people on low plans (because of price points etc) likely steer clear of content indicated because they choose not to pay for a larger plan.

Their website indicates 150GB data caps available. What part of a 150GB cap is "actually a deterrent to using the internet properly". Utter nonsense.

Ok, so why not have unmetered all the time then? If it's worth it for a weekend (where performance will be much worse due to everyone jumping on the gravy train before it leaves), then why isn't it worth it permanently (where performance will be better due to people downloading stuff over a longer period, and after the novelty wears off)?

It is not economically viable to do this in New Zealand. Otherwise Don Gould would have done it already. 


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I can't see why people arn't like yey free data ... I know that myself and everyone i know is doing that

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  Reply # 551211 28-Nov-2011 21:53
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tonyhughes:
They can use that excuse now without doing a free weekend. If they so choose.

Life must be pretty miserable if you believe they are using this offer to screw you.


They could, but the point is that this would give them "evidence". For what other reason does a privately owned company do things than to make money? I never said they were trying to "screw" me. Just suggested that there may be an ulterior motive. It was half sarcasm anyway, if you didn't notice.

'First' does not imply there will be more. What marketing has Telstra been using 'marketing bull' in? I'm not aware of any myself.


"First" does generally imply that. If the first and last are the same, then you would almost never call it the "first", just "only" or with no such modifier. It doesn't necessarily mean that, but it could be a hint.

I never said that TelstraClear has used any "marketing bull" in the past. Not sure what gave you that idea.

 Now you are just putting words in their mouth. Plenty of people on low plans (because of price points etc) likely steer clear of content indicated because they choose not to pay for a larger plan.

Their website indicates 150GB data caps available. What part of a 150GB cap is "actually a deterrent to using the internet properly". Utter nonsense.


Talk about putting words in mouths! So far you've done it a few times to me by the way (up there ^ see that?). I'm not talking about the people who are paying out the nose for huge caps, I'm talking about the average user. "Plenty of people on low plans (because of price points etc) likely steer clear of content indicated because they choose not to pay for a larger plan." That's the point! TelstraClear said that basic internet uses (Youtube, gaming) are too much strain on people's caps. If they'd said "you can download that 500GB torrent you always wanted!" I wouldn't have mentioned it.

It is not economically viable to do this in New Zealand. Otherwise Don Gould would have done it already. 


I never said it would be. You really seem to be taking this a bit too seriously. I'm just having a dig at their choices of words.


Morph, of course I like it. I just also like having a bit of fun at TelstraClear's expense, given their less-than-stellar record (which I don't want to derail and get into).

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  Reply # 551308 29-Nov-2011 09:59
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I have a feeling TelstraClear are going to be sent a lot of 'THIS IP WAS IN A TORRENT SWARM!!!!' letters on Monday morning.

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