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  Reply # 610608 17-Apr-2012 15:43
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TelstraClear:
Behodar: The problem with the current HomePlan services (which I'm currently using) is that they're so slow! I'm very interested in UFB, but when will that happen? I'm supposed to be getting pricing from Orcon in the next couple of weeks but I'd prefer to stay with TelstraClear because I know what the service quality is like.


Hi Behodar. You may be interested in this statement that we gave to the media when they asked the same question about pricing recently:

"TelstraClear prefers to offer consumers a package of services that provide real value rather than simply announcing prices for basic services. For example, our current new customer offer of $75 for phone, broadband and 40Gb of data, plus two months free and a free wireless modem, provides people with a complete package at a market-leading price. TelstraClear will develop and offer packages that deliver great value to customers no matter how their services are delivered. As we have stated many times, it is the content that matters and not the delivery mechanism, whether copper, fibre or wireless. We are working on UFB packages that provide our customers with products and services that meet their content needs. These will be announced as soon as the fibre terms and conditions are clear. Our advice to customers considering fibre is to wait until there is choice in the market before making a decision, and to carefully check the specific terms and conditions, particularly around installation costs and equipment requirements. We are confident that our UFB packages will be extremely attractive and highly competitive."

As Allan Freeth has stated, we're looking forward to bringing the type of products and services that our cable customers already enjoy to New Zealanders no matter where they live.

If your home is due to be connected to fibre before we announce the fibre services, packages and prices, please contact me and we'll see what we can do for you.

Cheers, Gary


Just make sure those Homemedia boxes are running sweet before letting the rest of NZ try them :)

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  Reply # 610653 17-Apr-2012 16:51
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Would love to get this. But despite being located smack bang in the middle of Wellington CBD, in a 2 year old apartment building, I don't have cable available. In only NZ...

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  Reply # 610656 17-Apr-2012 16:54
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what a bloody joke 100mbit and a pissant 100GB cap a massive slap in the face.




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  Reply # 610703 17-Apr-2012 17:52
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l43a2: what a bloody joke 100mbit and a pissant 100GB cap a massive slap in the face.

Except that it's not actually a 'cap'. It's the base amount you get as part of the package. If you use more, you pay for the extra usage.

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  Reply # 610708 17-Apr-2012 18:04
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@Telstra Clear

I upgraded via the call center earlier on and the lady didn't inform me of needing a new modem, how do I know if it will be sent out or not?

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  Reply # 610709 17-Apr-2012 18:04
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It has been noted that the 100Mbs only really helps you out on local sites or sites that are cached locally. Otherwise you are at the mercy of the international hops.

I currently pay $95.95 for 90GB and for this plan I would have to pay $115.95 for 100GB. That is an incresae of data of 10GB for $20.  For me anyway, I don't think the increase in cost for data is outweighed by the greater local speed.




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  Reply # 610712 17-Apr-2012 18:06
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Kopkiwi: Would love to get this. But despite being located smack bang in the middle of Wellington CBD, in a 2 year old apartment building, I don't have cable available. In only NZ...


chch cbd was the same.  now it's justified, cos the cbd is a write off ;)  but even before earthquakes they didn't.


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  Reply # 610714 17-Apr-2012 18:13
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lchiu7: It has been noted that the 100Mbs only really helps you out on local sites or sites that are cached locally. Otherwise you are at the mercy of the international hops.


You mean my quote on Computerworld today?

You will need a new modem, which I assume is being delivered to you by a technician since they need to be installed and configured.

Also note that if you use a crappy router you will get crappy results. A lot of cheaper routers don't have enough processing power to route 100 Mbps of packets. There are high end ones (like the Cisco Linksys E3200 and E4200, the Cisco SRP 521W) and some NETGEAR (including the Wireless Extreme WNDRMAC) that will perform really well. Cheap routers will have limits and your experience will be most likely crippled.






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  Reply # 610720 17-Apr-2012 18:29
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tried to upgrade to 150gig online but there isnt a option.

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  Reply # 610721 17-Apr-2012 18:32
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Just upgraded to the 100Gb 100/10Mbps plan. A downgrade in the data cap but then again it is $20 cheaper.

All TCL needs to do now is sort out iSky!!




 

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  Reply # 610722 17-Apr-2012 18:38
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lchiu7: It has been noted that the 100Mbs only really helps you out on local sites or sites that are cached locally. Otherwise you are at the mercy of the international hops.


You mean my quote on Computerworld today?

You will need a new modem, which I assume is being delivered to you by a technician since they need to be installed and configured.

Also note that if you use a crappy router you will get crappy results. A lot of cheaper routers don't have enough processing power to route 100 Mbps of packets. There are high end ones (like the Cisco Linksys E3200 and E4200, the Cisco SRP 521W) and some NETGEAR (including the Wireless Extreme WNDRMAC) that will perform really well. Cheap routers will have limits and your experience will be most likely crippled.




Interesting. Time to upgrade the E5200. 

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Also note that if you use a crappy router you will get crappy results. A lot of cheaper routers don't have enough processing power to route 100 Mbps of packets. There are high end ones (like the Cisco Linksys E3200 and E4200, the Cisco SRP 521W) and some NETGEAR (including the Wireless Extreme WNDRMAC) that will perform really well. Cheap routers will have limits and your experience will be most likely crippled.


My ancient Airport Extreme handles gigE traffic at full speed, no problem. Only four ports though :-( They go to the cable modem (a waste), my server, my main desktop, and the old Linksys WRT54g 10/100 router (another waste).


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  Reply # 610741 17-Apr-2012 19:08
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Tockly: Just upgraded to the 100Gb 100/10Mbps plan. A downgrade in the data cap but then again it is $20 cheaper.

All TCL needs to do now is sort out iSky!!


No, all they need to do now is sort out Wellington CBD.

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  Reply # 610748 17-Apr-2012 19:18
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brucehoult:

Also note that if you use a crappy router you will get crappy results. A lot of cheaper routers don't have enough processing power to route 100 Mbps of packets. There are high end ones (like the Cisco Linksys E3200 and E4200, the Cisco SRP 521W) and some NETGEAR (including the Wireless Extreme WNDRMAC) that will perform really well. Cheap routers will have limits and your experience will be most likely crippled.


My ancient Airport Extreme handles gigE traffic at full speed, no problem. Only four ports though :-( They go to the cable modem (a waste), my server, my main desktop, and the old Linksys WRT54g 10/100 router (another waste).



Routing performance and Switching performance are not always comparable.

A good place to start for comparing routers is:

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/bar

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  Reply # 610763 17-Apr-2012 19:47
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SilverwolfNZ: @Telstra Clear

I upgraded via the call center earlier on and the lady didn't inform me of needing a new modem, how do I know if it will be sent out or not?


You will need a wee visit from a Man-in-a-van with a D3 DSAM meter to do some line testing and speedtesting as part of the install and he should bring you out a new Cisco wideband cable modem to replace the Motorola surfboard you have.

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