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  Reply # 628691 22-May-2012 07:45
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New plan from tomorrow.

By the way, this sentence doesn't seem clear to me...

ORCON GENIUS (30GB with standard calling rates) with 200GB Data

Does that mean 230 in total? I think it does?

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  Reply # 628714 22-May-2012 08:56
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hangon: The base plan needs another hard look

Telstraclear $75 = phone line + bb 40GB + wireless modem, 12 mon term and first 2 month free, $150 value upfront.

Orcon provides either national calls or 30 GB for the same price, and longer contract term (plus you "renting" the modem, you can't sell it at end of term).

Maybe Orcon just want to move everyone to the 60 GB/$89 plan, which is a bit of hit n miss to start with.

The 200GB/$99 plan is a star though, but for a small household there aren't much we could do to use even 40 GB a month, legitimately.


 

TBH if you start using streaming services then you will blow that cap in no time

 

You can stream 1080P films now throu apple tv/insert plenty of other services etc now.. some films can chew around 8GB each

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 628716 22-May-2012 08:58
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Snackos: New plan from tomorrow.. 


For whom.  Genius or non Genius plebs??




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  Reply # 628718 22-May-2012 09:04
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Genius

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  Reply # 628724 22-May-2012 09:12
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My terabyte cap kicked in overnight :) Time to start backing stuff up online!!!!!

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  Reply # 628751 22-May-2012 09:42
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moxpearl:
TBH if you start using streaming services then you will blow that cap in no time
 
You can stream 1080P films now throu apple tv/insert plenty of other services etc now.. some films can chew around 8GB each


Apple TV $24.99 to watch Tintin, thanks but no thanks. I'd rather go to the movie theatre.

Quickflix has extremely limited choices.

Netflix is probably the only one I'd pick, once we had more time at hand for tv




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  Reply # 628784 22-May-2012 10:18
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hangon:
moxpearl:
TBH if you start using streaming services then you will blow that cap in no time
 
You can stream 1080P films now throu apple tv/insert plenty of other services etc now.. some films can chew around 8GB each


Apple TV $24.99 to watch Tintin, thanks but no thanks. I'd rather go to the movie theatre.

Quickflix has extremely limited choices.

Netflix is probably the only one I'd pick, once we had more time at hand for tv





Surely you mean $24.99 to BUY Tintin....which isn't far off the mark for physical media.

It's only $6.99 to WATCH Tintin....which again isn't far off the mark for physical media from the rental stores.

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  Reply # 628808 22-May-2012 10:39
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And alot cheaper at other on demand services ..

 

Anyways.... a 1080P back catalog @ 99c is still the same size

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  Reply # 628810 22-May-2012 10:40
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gehenna: 

Surely you mean $24.99 to BUY Tintin....which isn't far off the mark for physical media.

It's only $6.99 to WATCH Tintin....which again isn't far off the mark for physical media from the rental stores.


umm thanks for pointing that out.

I'd say its UI not helping much. The only $ figure on the page is $24.99. Even if the figures are not far off buying/renting physical media, I don't see any cost saving for the consumer.

Like e-books (quite often) selling no cheaper than paper copies.

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  Reply # 628836 22-May-2012 11:11
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hangon:
gehenna: 

Surely you mean $24.99 to BUY Tintin....which isn't far off the mark for physical media.

It's only $6.99 to WATCH Tintin....which again isn't far off the mark for physical media from the rental stores.


umm thanks for pointing that out.

I'd say its UI not helping much. The only $ figure on the page is $24.99. Even if the figures are not far off buying/renting physical media, I don't see any cost saving for the consumer.

Like e-books (quite often) selling no cheaper than paper copies.


Strange...on my aTV I get a Rent and Buy button in the details of the movie.  In iTunes I get the same.  You have to actually go into the movie (select it) to see those details though, maybe that's what you haven't done yet?

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  Reply # 628841 22-May-2012 11:17
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gehenna:
Strange...on my aTV I get a Rent and Buy button in the details of the movie.  In iTunes I get the same.  You have to actually go into the movie (select it) to see those details though, maybe that's what you haven't done yet?

/shrug
click on the movie link from apple tv what's on http://www.apple.com/nz/appletv/whats-on/ brought me to "iTunes preview"

The Adventures of Tintin   PGSteven SpielbergView More In Action & AdventureExtraOpen iTunes to preview, buy and download this movie.
  • $24.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2011
  • © 2001 DW STUDIOS, L.L.C. and COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES, INC. All Rights Reserved

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  Reply # 628846 22-May-2012 11:21
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hangon:
gehenna:
Strange...on my aTV I get a Rent and Buy button in the details of the movie.  In iTunes I get the same.  You have to actually go into the movie (select it) to see those details though, maybe that's what you haven't done yet?

/shrug
click on the movie link from apple tv what's on http://www.apple.com/nz/appletv/whats-on/ brought me to "iTunes preview"

The Adventures of Tintin   PGSteven SpielbergView More In Action & AdventureExtraOpen iTunes to preview, buy and download this movie.
  • $24.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2011
  • © 2001 DW STUDIOS, L.L.C. and COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES, INC. All Rights Reserved


Click on View in iTunes.  The web browser has limited details compared to actually comes up in iTunes or on the aTV interface itself.

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  Reply # 629072 22-May-2012 18:03
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Ok I got an email saying my new cap is good to go "Start using it!"... but
1) billing cycle starts on 23rd right?
2) my usuage meter is still on the last (or current I guess) billing cycle

Update: Their twitter confirms that is tomorrow/midnight tonight so be warned....

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  Reply # 629115 22-May-2012 19:19
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Indeed.. what the hell @

 

"So, you are now good to go and can start using your new plan."

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  Reply # 629492 23-May-2012 15:27
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bameron:
NonprayingMantis:
bameron:
Snackos: Sounds awesome for me. Currently I pay $105 for 60 gigs, but on the new plan I get 200gigs for $99. 

I presume orcon auto-changes us to the new plans, or do we need to contact them and do it ourselves?


You will need to contact the Helpdesk on 0800 13 14 15 or via our website here: https://www.orcon.net.nz/support/request


wait, what?

you mean you aren't migrating customers over to the new plans?   that's pretty poor.



As both the pricing AND content of the plans are changing, it would not be right for us to automatically switch customers over as it may not suit certain customer's particular situation (in fact it's not actually legal for us to do so anyway).


I just called to upgrade my Orcon@Home to Genius and I was told that I have to pay a $100 connection fee to change plans! Ridiculous! The cheek of it, especially considering the huge amount that I have spent on additional data over the last 12 months (Probably about $400ish extra). I expected more than that from Orcon. They have totally encouraged me to look elsewhere!


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