Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1129504 15-Sep-2014 22:27
Send private message

NZtimbo: Oh Noes here's that broken record agai,..

Tim


Well they are all valid points you can get a faster service but you need to pay for it, Not that difficult at all

If I want a house here in Takapuna I will need to pay more it compared to a house in Outram

2885 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 268


  Reply # 1129542 15-Sep-2014 23:46
Send private message

I was very interested until I saw that the off peak time is 12am-6am. :(
So that 50GB of data is basically useless unless I want to illegally download content and schedule it to happen during those hours.

Unless someone can point me to a legit Lightbox/Netflix type site that allows you to schedule downloads for later offline viewing?




 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
3524 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 698


  Reply # 1129567 16-Sep-2014 06:19
One person supports this post
Send private message

johnr:
NZtimbo: Oh Noes here's that broken record agai,..

Tim


Well they are all valid points you can get a faster service but you need to pay for it, Not that difficult at all

I get the feeling that a $10 increase in price is what he feels is warranted.

5546 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1607

Trusted

  Reply # 1129569 16-Sep-2014 06:44
2 people support this post
Send private message

johnr:
NZtimbo: Oh Noes here's that broken record agai,..

Tim


Well they are all valid points you can get a faster service but you need to pay for it, Not that difficult at all

If I want a house here in Takapuna I will need to pay more it compared to a house in Outram


But John, Even though my house is worth over 1,000,000 i still ONLY get VDSL. I think this needs to go to the CommComm.




Steam: Coil (Same photos as profile here)
Origin: Scranax
Currently playing on PC: Rust, Subnautica, CS:GO, AOE2 HD, BeamNG Drive, BF1.




3535 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 125

Trusted

  Reply # 1129624 16-Sep-2014 08:46
Send private message

CYaBro: I was very interested until I saw that the off peak time is 12am-6am. :(
So that 50GB of data is basically useless unless I want to illegally download content and schedule it to happen during those hours.

Unless someone can point me to a legit Lightbox/Netflix type site that allows you to schedule downloads for later offline viewing?

Just after midnight I kicked off some downloads using BBC iPlayer, and there they are waiting for me this morning.  I don't know if you're interested in any BBC programmes, but it's one possible option for you.





64 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 1129628 16-Sep-2014 09:04
Send private message

grant_k:
CYaBro: I was very interested until I saw that the off peak time is 12am-6am. :(
So that 50GB of data is basically useless unless I want to illegally download content and schedule it to happen during those hours.

Unless someone can point me to a legit Lightbox/Netflix type site that allows you to schedule downloads for later offline viewing?

Just after midnight I kicked off some downloads using BBC iPlayer, and there they are waiting for me this morning.  I don't know if you're interested in any BBC programmes, but it's one possible option for you.


If rbi wireless is the best thing out since adsl and its such a robust service then why not make data plans straight 50gb or 80gb none of the off-peak crap . RBI wireless must have congestion/limitation issues of its own I guess.

886 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 275


  Reply # 1129634 16-Sep-2014 09:14
Send private message

How much money did we taxpayers throw at the big telcos to get rural broadband with caps that seem small by today's standards and will seem even smaller a few years down the track?

I bet if we'd cut up the RBI wireless contracts into regions and had smaller players in the game, we could have got more bang for our buck.



3535 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 125

Trusted

  Reply # 1129654 16-Sep-2014 09:27
Send private message

deadlyllama: How much money did we taxpayers throw at the big telcos to get rural broadband with caps that seem small by today's standards and will seem even smaller a few years down the track?

I bet if we'd cut up the RBI wireless contracts into regions and had smaller players in the game, we could have got more bang for our buck.

We have such a 'small player' in our region, but I won't name them.  Friends and neighbours who have used their service have been very disappointed in the lack of reliability, and lack of service.  Yes, their prices are cheap, but you get what you pay for, and Vodafone's RBI Wireless service has been delivering the goods at our place for 2.5 years now.

It does have outages from time to time, but the service we get from Ultimate is exemplary, the best I've found anywhere.  I get quick responses when I need them, and they've increased the data caps several times, as shown by this latest improvement.





886 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 275


  Reply # 1129734 16-Sep-2014 10:59
Send private message

grant_k:
deadlyllama: How much money did we taxpayers throw at the big telcos to get rural broadband with caps that seem small by today's standards and will seem even smaller a few years down the track?

I bet if we'd cut up the RBI wireless contracts into regions and had smaller players in the game, we could have got more bang for our buck.

We have such a 'small player' in our region, but I won't name them.  Friends and neighbours who have used their service have been very disappointed in the lack of reliability, and lack of service.  Yes, their prices are cheap, but you get what you pay for, and Vodafone's RBI Wireless service has been delivering the goods at our place for 2.5 years now.

It does have outages from time to time, but the service we get from Ultimate is exemplary, the best I've found anywhere.  I get quick responses when I need them, and they've increased the data caps several times, as shown by this latest improvement.


WISP-style networks can be done right. Unfortunately they frequently aren't. My previous employer had service through Araneo and it was brilliant. If you gave the RBI funding to people like that you'd get a good, well priced service.

2499 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 897

Subscriber

  Reply # 1132447 19-Sep-2014 23:16
One person supports this post
Send private message

Axeman480:
grant_k:
CYaBro: I was very interested until I saw that the off peak time is 12am-6am. :(
So that 50GB of data is basically useless unless I want to illegally download content and schedule it to happen during those hours.

Unless someone can point me to a legit Lightbox/Netflix type site that allows you to schedule downloads for later offline viewing?

Just after midnight I kicked off some downloads using BBC iPlayer, and there they are waiting for me this morning.  I don't know if you're interested in any BBC programmes, but it's one possible option for you.


If rbi wireless is the best thing out since adsl and its such a robust service then why not make data plans straight 50gb or 80gb none of the off-peak crap . RBI wireless must have congestion/limitation issues of its own I guess.



My understanding is the RBI wireless is provided over the Vodafone cell network. meaning there would be limited capacity. And due to limited radio spectrum available, no easy way to increase capacity. So encouraging everyone to shift their data use to off peak makes sense. Having that free off peak data makes it feasible to do things like cloud backups, Large OS updates ect. Like the iOS 8 release - almost 1GB.





19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1132483 20-Sep-2014 06:34
Send private message

deadlyllama: How much money did we taxpayers throw at the big telcos to get rural broadband with caps that seem small by today's standards and will seem even smaller a few years down the track?

I bet if we'd cut up the RBI wireless contracts into regions and had smaller players in the game, we could have got more bang for our buck.


Data caps are not static and as more and more 4G on 700 / 1800Mhz goes live in rural areas this will offer more capacity

2432 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 651


  Reply # 1132512 20-Sep-2014 08:04
Send private message

johnr:
deadlyllama: How much money did we taxpayers throw at the big telcos to get rural broadband with caps that seem small by today's standards and will seem even smaller a few years down the track?

I bet if we'd cut up the RBI wireless contracts into regions and had smaller players in the game, we could have got more bang for our buck.


Data caps are not static and as more and more 4G on 700 / 1800Mhz goes live in rural areas this will offer more capacity


I'm thinking how you said your 25gb Red signup months could 'easily' be handled and how RBI just got 80gb for $100 and wonder when data might just be seen as 'data' and sold at a set price per GB that was reasonable for any heavier data users, AND lighter ones... Eg $5/GB on ANY contract... Sell it as a per GB amount at whatever wholesale+margin works out to and REALLY make mobile work an a pay-as-you-like way, without silly per mb charges or huge data blocks that arent really used by half the population anyway.

Make it truely 'user pays' at a realistic cost and reap the rewards?

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1132514 20-Sep-2014 08:17
Send private message

PhantomNVD:
johnr:
deadlyllama: How much money did we taxpayers throw at the big telcos to get rural broadband with caps that seem small by today's standards and will seem even smaller a few years down the track?

I bet if we'd cut up the RBI wireless contracts into regions and had smaller players in the game, we could have got more bang for our buck.


Data caps are not static and as more and more 4G on 700 / 1800Mhz goes live in rural areas this will offer more capacity


I'm thinking how you said your 25gb Red signup months could 'easily' be handled and how RBI just got 80gb for $100 and wonder when data might just be seen as 'data' and sold at a set price per GB that was reasonable for any heavier data users, AND lighter ones... Eg $5/GB on ANY contract... Sell it as a per GB amount at whatever wholesale+margin works out to and REALLY make mobile work an a pay-as-you-like way, without silly per mb charges or huge data blocks that arent really used by half the population anyway.

Make it truely 'user pays' at a realistic cost and reap the rewards?


RBI is a regulated product



3535 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 125

Trusted

  Reply # 1132740 20-Sep-2014 14:48
Send private message

johnr: Data caps are not static and as more and more 4G on 700 / 1800Mhz goes live in rural areas this will offer more capacity

Our local 3G site (Kawakawa East) is very heavily loaded at times, so I notice quite a drop in download speed.  During Off-Peak hours it can reach almost 15Mbps, but at very busy times it can drop as low as 5Mbps, together with greatly increased latency, which is not too good for VoIP.  Average speed is around 10Mbps which I'm more than happy with, but it would be good to have a more consistent performance.

I for one would be very keen to switch to 4G / 700MHz as soon as Vodafone opens it up for use on RBI plans.







3535 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 125

Trusted

  Reply # 1132741 20-Sep-2014 14:51
Send private message

Aredwood:My understanding is the RBI wireless is provided over the Vodafone cell network. meaning there would be limited capacity. And due to limited radio spectrum available, no easy way to increase capacity. So encouraging everyone to shift their data use to off peak makes sense. Having that free off peak data makes it feasible to do things like cloud backups, Large OS updates ect. Like the iOS 8 release - almost 1GB.

I'm finding it very useful for downloading BBC iPlayer content.  I use Windows Scheduler to start the iPlayer download app at midnight, and when I wake up in the morning, there are some programmes ready for viewing.  Easy peasy.





1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.