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Topic # 9971 27-Oct-2006 18:02
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I changed to Go Large from Explorer

I have noticed yesterday and today that BT is capped constantly

Last night 8-10pm i was getting 50-100k ( usually would be getting 250k+, but thats cool i expected it to be capped during that time)

this morning 6am onwards was lucky to reach 10-15k  ( usually would get 350k+ )

HTTP speed tests are the same,

bleh!



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Reply # 50036 28-Oct-2006 09:15
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HI Dan

yes i'm experiencing the same thing. Changed to Go Large yesterday, scheduled some torrents to start at midnight and woke up expecting them to be done, turns out they were downloading at around 6kB/s all night. What gives? I feel conned!

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Reply # 50039 28-Oct-2006 10:02
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Hi there,

I switched to GoLarge on Thursday morning and it came into effect that afternoon. I subscribe to a paid usenet service (Giganews) which uses NNTP (port 119) which like BitTorrent is on the "managed applications" list that Xtra say they will throttle if they want during peak hours.

Set a download stream going for after midnight Thursday and had no problem with speed - all done by morning.

However, set a Friday midnight download going and was also cut back to 5k-6k (less than dialup) Basically useless.

Rang Telecom and got passed around for about 30 minutes. They really had no idea why. Most of them didn't really speak english too well.

HTTP seems to be OK... definately some extreme off-peak capping going on... anyone else?

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  Reply # 50040 28-Oct-2006 10:15
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I think you have to give Telecom a chance... the plan started only around 48 hours ago, so I'd give them a bit of leeway around getting it all set up correctly - a week or so??

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  Reply # 50042 28-Oct-2006 10:26
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Sure!  And will they give me some leeway to pay them correctly?

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  Reply # 50055 28-Oct-2006 13:20
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I am too having that problem, I use Playstation Net and I am lagging terribly on there  




      

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  Reply # 50057 28-Oct-2006 14:00
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from what i have read and heard from some people is that by "Default" every one on the go large plan has been put into the "naughty users" pool where people are getting anything between 4-60kbps.....telescum engineers are fixing this problem.....either telescum did this intentionally to show Go Large users that what speeds they will get when they go over 700mb between peak hours or they are REALLY trying to fix the default naughty pool users problem here.....ETA might be any where between 2 days to a week.....

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  Reply # 50061 28-Oct-2006 14:14
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well, that might explain why BT is still hopeless, either 0kbs or max of 15k off peak,
even HTTP speed is not preforming well, last night i wasnt even getting .5mbits on the Xtra download tests.

Im still on the 3.5mbit speed, they havent upgraded our area to "unleashed ;) speeds yet"

Considering changing to clears PDQ if its not sorted soon




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Reply # 50081 28-Oct-2006 17:52
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kwaan: from what i have read and heard from some people is that by "Default" every one on the go large plan has been put into the "naughty users" pool where people are getting anything between 4-60kbps.....telescum engineers are fixing this problem.....either telescum did this intentionally to show Go Large users that what speeds they will get when they go over 700mb between peak hours or they are REALLY trying to fix the default naughty pool users problem here.....ETA might be any where between 2 days to a week.....


We aren't the hate Telecom club around here... there is a site for that though.
In future please refrain from referring to Telecom as Telescum.




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  Reply # 50154 29-Oct-2006 13:14
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I'm also experiencing like cut outs from the internet is anyone else experiencing that on their computers etc? coz its also happening on Playstation net and not just my laptop and other computer.  




      

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  Reply # 50156 29-Oct-2006 13:24
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cokemaster:
kwaan: from what i have read and heard from some people is that by "Default" every one on the go large plan has been put into the "naughty users" pool where people are getting anything between 4-60kbps.....telescum engineers are fixing this problem.....either telescum did this intentionally to show Go Large users that what speeds they will get when they go over 700mb between peak hours or they are REALLY trying to fix the default naughty pool users problem here.....ETA might be any where between 2 days to a week.....


We aren't the hate Telecom club around here... there is a site for that though.
In future please refrain from referring to Telecom as Telescum.


i never said that this website hates telecom.....i said that i hate telescum and thats how i like to pronounce their name.....

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  Reply # 50157 29-Oct-2006 13:33
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kwaan:
cokemaster:
kwaan: from what i have read and heard from some people is that by "Default" every one on the go large plan has been put into the "naughty users" pool where people are getting anything between 4-60kbps.....telescum engineers are fixing this problem.....either telescum did this intentionally to show Go Large users that what speeds they will get when they go over 700mb between peak hours or they are REALLY trying to fix the default naughty pool users problem here.....ETA might be any where between 2 days to a week.....


We aren't the hate Telecom club around here... there is a site for that though.
In future please refrain from referring to Telecom as Telescum.


i never said that this website hates telecom.....i said that i hate telescum and thats how i like to pronounce their name.....

Everyone is allowed their own opinions, but remember that this forum encompasses staff from many different ISPs and Telcos, including Telecom.

It is unacceptable here to be throwing around insult names like that, and this would also apply to other company names as well, not just Telecom.

Your opinions are welcome here, but the term "Telescum" is not (except to refer to the website carrying that name).







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  Reply # 50167 29-Oct-2006 16:08
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telecom it is then.....for geekzone only :)

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  Reply # 50179 29-Oct-2006 18:29
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Funny, i only found this site because i was looking for information on what was wrong with the "Go Large" plan. Has anyone worked out a workaround for this? Quite frankly its very annoying -fancy offering up 5 - 20k service after all the effort i put into scheduling my download tools to work in with the new "rules".

Im on the phone now to 123 to point out my annoyance at the service, I suggest the more that do this the quicker we will see some action.

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  Reply # 50181 29-Oct-2006 18:37
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Lothar: Funny, i only found this site because i was looking for information on what was wrong with the "Go Large" plan. Has anyone worked out a workaround for this? Quite frankly its very annoying -fancy offering up 5 - 20k service after all the effort i put into scheduling my download tools to work in with the new "rules".

Im on the phone now to 123 to point out my annoyance at the service, I suggest the more that do this the quicker we will see some action.

Good idea Lothar - its important that customers voice their displeasure through official means, as well as unofficially through sites like Geekzone.

Welcome to the Geekzone forums by the way.

A few days into it, and I must say that in general, Go Large is an improvement for me, im getting predominantly higher speeds than usual.







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  Reply # 50183 29-Oct-2006 18:47
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I’m getting poor service on peer to peer and also if I have peer to peer running it somehow degrades internet surfing which is weird, also lots of 404’s for website that I know work so not sure how they are implementing the "traffic management" but it seems weird. I haven’t noticed any faster speeds either – 2 – 2.5M tops and I live in auck city.

I finally got through to 123 man and he said that all the go large plans had been put in the high use throttled pool as kwann said and that it was a stuff up by TNZ. Would have preferred it if they had stuffed it up the other way and left everyone uncapped and unthrottled but I don’t think that’s how they do business. He had no idea how long it will take to fix but he guessed someone might be able to on Monday.


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