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Topic # 10177 8-Nov-2006 18:17
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Does anyone know?

Im sick of having to pay if i go over. because i can only have the cable one.

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  Reply # 51637 8-Nov-2006 18:18
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you could always bump up to 80GB 10Mbps/2Mbps which is more than realistically enough!




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  Reply # 51638 8-Nov-2006 18:19
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I hope it never does.. If you want poor quality flat rate broadband move to Telecom.






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  Reply # 51639 8-Nov-2006 18:20
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sbiddle: I hope it never does.. If you want poor quality flat rate broadband move to Telecom.







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  Reply # 51640 8-Nov-2006 18:20
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America and Australia have unlimted why pay for something you have to watch, fast unlimted broadband is the way to go.

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  Reply # 51641 8-Nov-2006 18:24
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well, why not start by "don't compare" as traffic costs are different from country to country, and if you still want to compare, why not start by moving to those unlimited countries and do yourself a great favour?!




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  Reply # 51642 8-Nov-2006 18:26
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You don't have to be so rude, Its not my fault Newzealand lacks in technology :)
If its a problem to asnwer my Question then don't answer it at all.

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  Reply # 51644 8-Nov-2006 18:29
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Because that one was old and im not little anymore haha,
thanks for asking :)
What are you view's on unlimted broadband?

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Reply # 51645 8-Nov-2006 18:30
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ryansan: You don't have to be so rude, Its not my fault Newzealand lacks in technology :)
If its a problem to asnwer my Question then don't answer it at all.


FYI, we are not being rude in posting here. If you are taken with shock by our replies, I apologise for that, however you must understand that we get a lot of moaners that don't fully comprehend the economic of traffic/bandwidth cost in NZ.

True, in some way NZ is severely lacking behind, in many ways NZ are leading the way, although not very significant or visible.




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  Reply # 51646 8-Nov-2006 18:31
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then they should stop being such tight [removed] and make things for valueable for newzealand people who are willing to pay.

Its not fair to pay for something that other people get for pennies.

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Reply # 51647 8-Nov-2006 18:31
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ryansan: Because that one was old and im not little anymore haha,
thanks for asking :)
What are you view's on unlimted broadband?


You could have easily asking the admin to "rename" your username instead of creating a new one. geez.




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  Reply # 51648 8-Nov-2006 18:32
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I don't see the big deal in this issue, i can make what i like.

goodbye.

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  Reply # 51649 8-Nov-2006 18:34
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ryansan: I don't see the big deal in this issue, i can make what i like.

goodbye.


??? I don't understand this topic, and its usefulness in it. Complete waste of forum members' time, in participating the forum.




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Reply # 51650 8-Nov-2006 18:34
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ryansan: then they should stop being such tight [removed] and make things for valueable for newzealand people who are willing to pay.

Its not fair to pay for something that other people get for pennies.


I think you don't realise the true cost... In the U.S. they have a single continental sized country to supply with Internet content, almost all of that coming from that same country.

In New Zealand almost all content comes from overseas.

While there are 120 million Internet users in the U.S, there are only 3 million Internet users in New Zealand (approximate numbers).

It's obivious the cost is very different. There's no way it would be economically viable to offer unlimited traffic here. By the way, even in the U.S. the ISPs use Fair Use Policy and will cut people that use too much.





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  Reply # 51659 8-Nov-2006 19:50
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ryansan: then they should stop being such tight [removed] and make things for valueable for newzealand people who are willing to pay.

Its not fair to pay for something that other people get for pennies.


I think you don't realise the true cost... In the U.S. they have a single continental sized country to supply with Internet content, almost all of that coming from that same country.

In New Zealand almost all content comes from overseas.

While there are 120 million Internet users in the U.S, there are only 3 million Internet users in New Zealand (approximate numbers).

It's obivious the cost is very different. There's no way it would be economically viable to offer unlimited traffic here. By the way, even in the U.S. the ISPs use Fair Use Policy and will cut people that use too much.



and that's true of everything here. So much of what is available is imported to NZ - domestic goods are limited to primary products.

All the telco stuff comes from overseas, priced in US$. Big telco spend mega-millions on technology -Telecom NZ spent a total of $50m on their mobile network! that's a rounding error in other countries.

But, I find it interesting that as a country collectively we are SO aware of how this technology works and where the bottlenecks are. Try going to the UK or the US and asking about their broadband challenges... you can just see the look on their faces now....




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