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grant_k

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#152086 15-Sep-2014 18:12
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Ultimate Broadband have released some new plans today which include 50GB of 'Off-Peak' data for no extra cost:

Ultimate Broadband RBI Wireless Plans

This means 65GB of data for $75 per month, or 80GB for $99 per month.  For the first time on RBI Wireless, it's now possible to download a decent amount of video during off-peak hours, for later viewing.  I can see many farming families being very happy about this.





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  #1129310 15-Sep-2014 18:28
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Might (finally) make Tim happy...

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#1129330 15-Sep-2014 19:06
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quickymart: Might (finally) make Tim happy...

Nah, pushing your luck a bit far there I'd say wink





 
 
 
 


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  #1129375 15-Sep-2014 20:24
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grant_k: Ultimate Broadband have released some new plans today which include 50GB of 'Off-Peak' data for no extra cost:

Ultimate Broadband RBI Wireless Plans

This means 65GB of data for $75 per month, or 80GB for $99 per month.  For the first time on RBI Wireless, it's now possible to download a decent amount of video during off-peak hours, for later viewing.  I can see many farming families being very happy about this.


$399 for install is still to steep for congested DSL customers to swap, considering the fact most UFB installs are FREE.


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  #1129441 15-Sep-2014 20:57
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Axeman480: $399 for install is still to steep for congested DSL customers to swap, considering the fact most UFB installs are FREE.

Yes, but you can't get UFB in the rural areas for which this service is designed, so that comparison is irrelevant.

It's a simple choice really:  Pay $399 and get excellent speeds, or do nothing and continue suffering.





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  #1129453 15-Sep-2014 21:09
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Yes absolutely getting better, BUT, last time we consistently used less than 80GB of data was September 2010, although my family is one less now so it might drop a little.  Plus $399 install, nope, not when I'm moving house into "The Renter" and it's current performance really isn't that vastly better that ADSL1.

Still waiting for that comparable service offering as stated on the MBIE website...

Tim

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  #1129456 15-Sep-2014 21:13
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grant_k:
Yes, but you can't get UFB in the rural areas for which this service is designed, so that comparison is irrelevant.

It's a simple choice really:  Pay $399 and get excellent speeds, or do nothing and continue suffering.


Its a steep price, the fact that customers have to pay it if  they get it installed doesnt change that fact, it doesn't make it somehow cheap or reasonable.

The comparison Axeman is making is a valid one. You make an assessment about whether the price is too expensive or not and proceed accordingly.



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  #1129458 15-Sep-2014 21:13
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grant_k:
Axeman480: $399 for install is still to steep for congested DSL customers to swap, considering the fact most UFB installs are FREE.

Yes, but you can't get UFB in the rural areas for which this service is designed, so that comparison is irrelevant.

It's a simple choice really:  Pay $399 and get excellent speeds, or do nothing and continue suffering.


Well,

NZtimbo: Yes absolutely getting better, BUT, last time we consistently used less than 80GB of data was September 2010, although my family is one less now so it might drop a little.  Plus $399 install, nope, not when I'm moving house into "The Renter" and it's current performance really isn't that vastly better that ADSL1.

Still waiting for that comparable service offering as stated on the MBIE website...

Tim


It is an option - you said you would pay for it so here you go. You might even get above 6mbit on it.




 
 
 
 


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  #1129466 15-Sep-2014 21:31
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@michaelmurphy
I said, and others I asked around Outram, I/we would pay more for a better service.  This offering is not better in Data or Speed so why would I or anyone want to spend $399 for less?

@MarkDn and @Axeman480 make good points as well, weighing up the decision and considering options then moving forward.

I still haven't found anyone in the township who has gone the Wireless RBI route, maybe they all agree with me...

Tim

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  #1129475 15-Sep-2014 21:42
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NZtimbo: @michaelmurphy
I said, and others I asked around Outram, I/we would pay more for a better service.  This offering is not better in Data or Speed so why would I or anyone want to spend $399 for less?
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Tim

I'd like to see any ADSL1 connection which could equal this:

  Speedtest Result





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  #1129476 15-Sep-2014 21:45
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Far better to just complain and wring your hands.

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  #1129479 15-Sep-2014 21:48
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NZtimbo: @michaelmurphy
I said, and others I asked around Outram, I/we would pay more for a better service.  This offering is not better in Data or Speed so why would I or anyone want to spend $399 for less?

@MarkDn and @Axeman480 make good points as well, weighing up the decision and considering options then moving forward.

I still haven't found anyone in the township who has gone the Wireless RBI route, maybe they all agree with me...

Tim


I have only found one dwelling in Warrington that has RBI Wireless they are approx. 1.8km away from the old Conklin that supplies 163 other homes with DSL, who are not willing to move to RBI wireless.

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  #1129496 15-Sep-2014 22:09
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Complaining isn't going to do anything. The ADSL1 connection you have is meeting the regulated speed requirements.

Where is sbiddle when you need him.

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  #1129499 15-Sep-2014 22:19

Wow, you want the service but aren't willing to pay for it? The mind boggles.

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  #1129500 15-Sep-2014 22:19
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Oh Noes here's that broken record agai,..

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  #1129503 15-Sep-2014 22:24
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I asked you a question in the other thread Tim...

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