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 
3401 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #732426 14-Dec-2012 10:29
Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
I think Snap unmeter quickflix, and are well regarded on this forum.


Snap are definitely outstanding, I'm with them and I highly recommend them, however I don't think they do zero-rate quickflix (yet?) Must admit I've not tried it myself, but when I last looked into it they had made some noise about zero-rating quickflix but hadn't done it yet and it's been in limbo ever since.

Having said that, if you're with them and buy one of their data add-ons it comes with oodles of data (smallest is 100GB and it's pretty cheap - I have this one) - you get zero-rated data\unlimited downdloads from 1am - 7am. In the couple of months since they added this I've literaly come nowhere even remotely near hitting my data caps - I just schedule backups and large downloads, steam downloads, etc for the 1am-7am window.

1828 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #732593 14-Dec-2012 14:44
Send private message

BAH HUMBUG thanks for the sh@t Xmas present Orcon perhaps you'd like to now give me an 250GB a month data allowance at no extra cost to compensate for the loss of steam being unmetered

 
 
 
 


1010 posts

Uber Geek


  #732596 14-Dec-2012 14:48
Send private message

As stated previously I am most upset with Orcon dropping Quickflix. I thought of moving to the unlimited Orcon plan but after reading the FAQ it appears that orcon put all the unlimited users in a separate pool and the rest of Orcon customers in another pool.
This could mean that using the Unlimitered pool could prove quite slow at peak periods.
Are there any users that are using the unlimitted plan that could comment on speed?




Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 


6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #732602 14-Dec-2012 14:55
Send private message

ronw: As stated previously I am most upset with Orcon dropping Quickflix. I thought of moving to the unlimited Orcon plan but after reading the FAQ it appears that orcon put all the unlimited users in a separate pool and the rest of Orcon customers in another pool.
This could mean that using the Unlimitered pool could prove quite slow at peak periods.
Are there any users that are using the unlimitted plan that could comment on speed?


I'm an unlimited customer and have to say (see my earlier post in this thread, on page 1) that while it's generally fast enough to max out my maximum line speed of ~10Mbits (~1MB/s) I have noticed that there are occasional speed issue around the 5 – 7pm on weekdays mark.

When these speed issue do crop up (and they don't happen regularly, just occasionally) they're pretty frustrating as they impact my downloads (non-P2P; I'm fine with P2P being shaped/throttled) to only run at around ~300KB/s (vs ~1000KB/s normally) and even more annoying that the download speed is the latency on normal web requests, page loads are slowed significantly especially to international sites during these periods.

Overall it's fine, but like I said in my first post in this thread, if more people move to Unlimited now that the higher capped data plans have been removed, Orcon will have to seriously step up their game and allot a lot more data to this 'pool' so that the plan scales with the influx of the userbase.

If you've got any more questions let me know, happy to give you my perspective as an unlimited customer.

156 posts

Master Geek


  #732610 14-Dec-2012 15:10

I've kinda been pleasantly surprised by the Unlimited Service.  I was one of the lucky ones previously who always got line speed on Big Time, so I went into it with an open mind.  The only downside would be very slight and infrequent ping spikes in WoW.

I'm a heavy Steam user so if I wasn't on unlimited I would have been a bit annoyed, but can totally understand the logic.  You can't please everyone (or explain why they have been billed) all the time..

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



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

New Vodafone mobile data plans with unlimited data
Posted 26-Feb-2020 06:55


Vodafone launches innovation initiatives to help businesses use 5G
Posted 26-Feb-2020 05:00


Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM brings massive sound and extreme bass
Posted 25-Feb-2020 09:00


Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.