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# 37395 13-Jul-2009 11:20
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Unfortunately http://www.nzconnection.net/ is down so I can't research there :(

I am on the Xtra Pro plan (40GB) atm.   We use between 30-50 gb per month so if we go over, I get stung badly.

I want to move to a provider with a less painful overage charge.  However I want to keep my phone calling with Telecom.  Orcon and Snap seem to have accommodating plans.  Is there anyone else I should look at?

Sean




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  # 234643 13-Jul-2009 12:05
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have you considered Telecom's new Big Time plan?

$20 cheaper thant Pro, but unlimited downloading.

P2P is shaped though (heavily it seems!), which may or may not bother you.



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  # 234706 13-Jul-2009 13:59
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I don't mind p2p being shaped, but i am concerned that the daytime download speeds will be too low. Comments on the forums suggest that daytime speeds are pretty bad.




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  # 234723 13-Jul-2009 14:34
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What's the reason you want to keep your phone calling with Telecom? You know you can keep your number if you change to another provider right...

Almost every ISP charges $10 more for ADSL when your phone is not with them.

Another alternative if you want to stick with Telecom is their "business" broadband which I know several people are using at home for the lower overage charges.

https://www.telecombusinesshub.co.nz/Internet/Broadband/Pages/Pricing.aspx



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  # 234751 13-Jul-2009 15:18
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THe main problem with the Telecom business plans is the 2 year contract. Otherwise it looks ok. Needing to stay with Telecom for phones is due to instructions from the wife. Given that she thinks I spend too much time on the internet already, it's not something I want to raise with her :).




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  # 234766 13-Jul-2009 15:39
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im with snap with everything and slow down for anything in Peak time is a rare occurrence, happiest i have been with a isp in years




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