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Topic # 13790 29-May-2007 18:01
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A few of my friends including me who are on the woosh unlimited plan seem to be having problems torrenting. We all have port forwarded etc correctly and used to get 250+kB/s. Now we only archieve 20-40Kb/s on well seeded torrents from private trackers. Is woosh shaping us non stop?


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  Reply # 73126 1-Jun-2007 11:16
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A few of my friends including me who are on the woosh unlimited plan seem to be having problems torrenting. We all have port forwarded etc correctly and used to get 250+kB/s. Now we only archieve 20-40Kb/s on well seeded torrents from private trackers. Is woosh shaping us non stop?



I had this problem also and Woosh recommended changing off their unlimited plan for a capped one. This has made the situation no better, and now I can't move back to unlimited plan.




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  Reply # 73317 3-Jun-2007 17:27
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Yea looks like the shape torrents 24/7 now, which is pretty gay

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  Reply # 75148 19-Jun-2007 10:25
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When I worked at Woosh the philosophy was to cater for customers who only wanted email and lite surfing. This is because they could maximize their customer numbers (revenue) per cell site better (with less customer complaints about speed) if they didn't have downloaders and gamers. Although they were forced to introduce higher GB plans (to stem the flow of customers to competition), they will do anything/everything feasibly possible to prevent them from compromising the limited bandwidth the Woosh network can offer/sustain so as not to upset their bread & butter customers - lite surfers/email.

The Woosh "experience" may be great for students who move residence every few months and hate paying the connect/disconnect fees or for people who must be mobile. But for someone who makes true use of the internet and has access to a fixed line you're wasting your time with Woosh. Even on a bad day when everyone is one line you'll be getting speeds 3 times faster than Woosh. Forget about slingshot, ihug, orcan and check out Xnet - the best ISP plan going today. No joining fee, no early leaving fee, no minimum contract period, no special equipment, no requirement to put tolls with them, and pay only for the GB you use rather than buying in blocks, plus the price per GB is among the lowest in NZ.

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