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Topic # 50180 24-Nov-2009 07:29
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Have just made the mistake of getting big plan and am only getting max 5k/bs on p2p networks.. didnt realise it would be so slow so the question is, what are some alternatives for downloading torrents etc for under $100 with big data??

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  Reply # 275716 24-Nov-2009 08:50
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I think they should stop selling this plan. Time and time again people complain about the same thing, obviously even though its stated in plain sight that torrents etc will be shaped, people are not paying attention, or thinking that its not going to apply to them.
Yes your downloads will go slow, its part of the plan. However, after midnight they kick into turbo and thats when you will get stuff downloaded.
Except from last night when their system seems to have broken ive had full speed from 5pm.. 1gb downloaded in roughly half an hour, was a big wtf moment, still getting ~300kB/s down (as at 8:49am).

If you want a large cap then bigtime is the plan to be on, generally its piss poor performance during the day and early evening.. around midnight the speed kicks  in though, and you can get around 2gb before morning.

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  Reply # 275723 24-Nov-2009 09:18
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The whole point of this plan is to throttle during peak time, I personally love the plan, can get 700kb http downloads from EU any time of the day, and I leave my torrenting until I go to bed and they are done by when I get up in the morning :)


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Reply # 275734 24-Nov-2009 10:00
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I changed from Big Time to Telecom 20gb Adventure full speed (same price $59.95).

I divide my 20480mb monthly usage by 31 days in the month which equates to 660mb. Just make sure that on average you do not exceed this. Some days I do more, some days I do less.

The goal is to not exceed your 20GB before the end of your billing cycle, then on the last day of my billing cycle I go crazy and download all of my torrents etc. I can normally pull in 40-50gb on the last day.

Reset your modem prior to midnight, and then none of this traffic is counted in your new monthly allocation.
Last months usage shows 59243mb on a 20GB plan!

This works because the Adventure plan slows to dial up with no excess charges, and the slow to dial up doesnt take affect until midnight on the day you exceed your allowance.

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  Reply # 275742 24-Nov-2009 10:38
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I'm another +1 for loving Big Time, not worrying about going over.  I'm free to download all the HD video podcasts I can find (Revision3,, online backups - not a big streaming user do that doesn't bother me and haven't noticed the browsing speed being too much of an issue.

If you're gonna sit there and watch your torrents then yes you'll probably be annoyed, but let thm run overnight or for a couple of days.

I'm feeling the Telecom love at the moment!!

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  Reply # 275935 24-Nov-2009 19:37
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has definintly been better today.. was pulling around 600kb about eleven and has slowed down now
think i might just give it a few days trial eh

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