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  Reply # 553009 3-Dec-2011 10:54
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wow - getting to dial up speeds now :-

 


No you're not... Read this ( http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=49&topicId=78340 ) to find out just how wrong you are.

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  Reply # 553011 3-Dec-2011 10:54
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wow - getting to dial up speeds now :-

 


this server IS the vodafone server in Auckland

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  Reply # 553012 3-Dec-2011 10:55
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DonGould:

3.25mbit up... are you on the DOCSIS3 modem like MF?

What results do you get to .us?




No I am on a 5100 (Docsis 2).




Ok, I'm confused... how is it that you get more than 2.2mbit up load then?





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  Reply # 553013 3-Dec-2011 10:57
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Not too bad but still less than half what I normally get...

Steam servers are also constantly busy.

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  Reply # 553014 3-Dec-2011 10:58
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TCL Wellington Speedtest Server

Last Result:
Download Speed: 10441 kbps (1305.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 3621 kbps (452.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 13 ms
Saturday, 3 December 2011 10:58:03 a.m.

TCL Auckland Speedtest Server

Last Result:
Download Speed: 9544 kbps (1193 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 3713 kbps (464.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 23 ms
Saturday, 3 December 2011 10:58:59 a.m.

TCL Christchurch Speedtest Server

Last Result:
Download Speed: 7589 kbps (948.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 3664 kbps (458 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 14 ms
Saturday, 3 December 2011 10:59:59 a.m.

I have no complaints whatsoever with speed, considering everyone going mad with the free data




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  Reply # 553015 3-Dec-2011 11:02
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stocksp: Well my comment is that I am not getting what I paid for. 

I pay for 40g a month (which is more than enough for me), but want low latency and good speed (I tried playng BF3 last night - couldnt even latch on to a server).  These are the reasons I am with TC - if I wanted something else I would go somewhere else.

I'm bloody unhappy.

And as for all the users sucking down loads of content, this pretty much guarantees that uncapped wont be offered in NZ in the medium term.  I suspect everyone is taking it to the max(yes I know that is how TC has incentivised you), and  that the current usuage patterns dont reflect what would actually happen if it were unmetered all the time.

TC - Am I getting a discount for this weekend's shocking service?




i couldn't agree more - unhappy? i'm furious!!! 


I'm with you guys, I'm fuming about this.

I pay for 60GB per month which is more than I need but I like to keep it as a buffer so an unlimited weekend is no advantage to me at all. All it has done is taken away normal usage for me so I can't use what I pay for.

I have nothing against TC doing this if their network could cope but it obviously can't! My latest speedtest gave me 0.52Mbps download and 0.67Mbps upload which is pathetic. 

What is the point in TC giving something to the customers who don't pay them as much money and dump on the ones who do!?

TelstraClear say this is the first of these weekends, just makes me think I might as well drop my cap down to a lower lever and just be greedy when a weekend like this comes along again (if I could get a decent speed to actually use it), but more than likely I'll look to another ISP instead as don't want to have this again!


 

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  Reply # 553016 3-Dec-2011 11:05
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TCL Speed Tests - Matamata 12.4mb ADSL2+ connection:

Auckland

Download Speed: 2142 kbps (267.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 796 kbps (99.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 56 ms

Wellington

Download Speed: 1089 kbps (136.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 786 kbps (98.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 68 ms

Christchurch

Download Speed: 1598 kbps (199.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 780 kbps (97.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 70 ms

done from this link: http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/customer-zone/speedtest/ 

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  Reply # 553017 3-Dec-2011 11:05
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I have no complaints whatsoever with speed, considering everyone going mad with the free data


I get the impression that my download speed has dropped so much because I live in one of Wellington's dormitory suburbs. Everyone is home from their office jobs in Central Wellington and they're downloading like crazy.




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  Reply # 553019 3-Dec-2011 11:08
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Its a bit sad, some of the complaints here, I guess there can be a level of frustration but some of the posts here are wayyy over the top, suppose that is the life some people live now.

 

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  Reply # 553020 3-Dec-2011 11:11
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Last Result:
Download Speed: 691 kbps (86.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1891 kbps (236.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 164 ms
Saturday, 3 December 2011 10:58:50 a.m.

Still shockingly low speeds, can't watch YouTube Videos, surfing the web in general in slow.  We're in a flat but no one is on their computers because game pings are up in the 1000ms+.

I'm trying to download things for my business but can't as it would take ridiculous hours to even achieve that.

Considering we just upgraded to the 120warpspeed plan...this is shocking.

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  Reply # 553021 3-Dec-2011 11:11
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Crowbar: Its a bit sad, some of the complaints here, I guess there can be a level of frustration but some of the posts here are wayyy over the top, suppose that is the life some people live now. 


People are paying for a service they would normally get fine, but they can't this weekend because of a promotion. Some people (Mauricio, for example) are trying to do work over this weekend - and they can't do anything either. It's not all about everyone downloading every single thing under the sun.
If I was in their shoes, I wouldn't be very happy either.

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Crowbar: Its a bit sad, some of the complaints here, I guess there can be a level of frustration but some of the posts here are wayyy over the top, suppose that is the life some people live now.

 


So you think it fair that we don't get what we pay for so others can get something for free? That says more about a certain section of society who expect something for nothing rather than the ones who pay for a service and get it taken away from them!

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  Reply # 553024 3-Dec-2011 11:19
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quickymart:
Crowbar: Its a bit sad, some of the complaints here, I guess there can be a level of frustration but some of the posts here are wayyy over the top, suppose that is the life some people live now. 


People are paying for a service they would normally get fine, but they can't this weekend because of a promotion. Some people (Mauricio, for example) are trying to do work over this weekend - and they can't do anything either. It's not all about everyone downloading every single thing under the sun.
If I was in their shoes, I wouldn't be very happy either.


His is hardware not the network, Can't keep everyone happy  

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  Reply # 553025 3-Dec-2011 11:24
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Ah right, my bad...but still my general point remains that some people are unhappy with TCL this weekend.

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  Reply # 553027 3-Dec-2011 11:38
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DonGould:

3.25mbit up... are you on the DOCSIS3 modem like MF?

What results do you get to .us?




No I am on a 5100 (Docsis 2).




Ok, I'm confused... how is it that you get more than 2.2mbit up load then?



Don, ignoring upstream rateshaping, a DOCSIS 2 channel running 3.2MHz wide at 32QAM is good for about 10Mb of real world bandwidth




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