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  Reply # 1050543 21-May-2014 16:17
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D1NZ:
SilverwolfNZ:
nzgeek: I got switched over at 6pm tonight. My previous cap was 200GB, but I never went past about 80% usage. It's actually costing me a few dollars more per month, but I like not having to worry about the cap. It'll come in handy when the next Steam sale rolls around, which is usually in June.

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Evening: Would it be safe to assume that as most ISPs will be jumping on the Unlimited bandwagon and as SNAP is not the cheapest of the pack that we might be safely insulated from the "linux enthusiasts" as one could assume they would be hitting the cheapest options on the market ala Bigpipe etc?
Hopefully you are right.

I suspect that Evening is correct here. Snap weren't the first to go unlimited, and they're not the cheapest. I would say that the worst of the bandwidth leeches have already gone elsewhere, and those that are left were probably paying for a higher data cap anyway.

Also, you can't compare the situation today with how things were a year or 2 ago. It wasn't all that long ago that a 30GB cap was "massive", and now it's common to find plans with 100GB or more. There are also a number of ISPs doing unlimited data, so the customer load will be spread around quite a bit more than in the past.


Out of curiosity has anyone been noticing strange speed issues since this has launched?


What sort of speed issues?

Ping monitor on my connection seems fine, and it's the same as before the switch took place for me onto unlimited plan last Friday.


damn. thats quite alot of stats you collect there!




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  Reply # 1050545 21-May-2014 16:20
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D1NZ:
SilverwolfNZ:
nzgeek: I got switched over at 6pm tonight. My previous cap was 200GB, but I never went past about 80% usage. It's actually costing me a few dollars more per month, but I like not having to worry about the cap. It'll come in handy when the next Steam sale rolls around, which is usually in June.

marmel:
Evening: Would it be safe to assume that as most ISPs will be jumping on the Unlimited bandwagon and as SNAP is not the cheapest of the pack that we might be safely insulated from the "linux enthusiasts" as one could assume they would be hitting the cheapest options on the market ala Bigpipe etc?
Hopefully you are right.

I suspect that Evening is correct here. Snap weren't the first to go unlimited, and they're not the cheapest. I would say that the worst of the bandwidth leeches have already gone elsewhere, and those that are left were probably paying for a higher data cap anyway.

Also, you can't compare the situation today with how things were a year or 2 ago. It wasn't all that long ago that a 30GB cap was "massive", and now it's common to find plans with 100GB or more. There are also a number of ISPs doing unlimited data, so the customer load will be spread around quite a bit more than in the past.


Out of curiosity has anyone been noticing strange speed issues since this has launched?


What sort of speed issues?

Ping monitor on my connection seems fine, and it's the same as before the switch took place for me onto unlimited plan last Friday.


damn. thats quite alot of stats you collect there!


believe it or not that's a very small portion of it. xD

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1050547 21-May-2014 16:21
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believe it or not that's a very small portion of it. xD



you have my interest even more! 




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  Reply # 1050548 21-May-2014 16:24
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hio77:
D1NZ: 

believe it or not that's a very small portion of it. xD



you have my interest even more! 


:) now now let's get back on topic, I am still waiting to see what sort of speed issues SilverwolfNZ has.

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  Reply # 1050558 21-May-2014 16:34
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D1NZ:
hio77:
D1NZ: 

believe it or not that's a very small portion of it. xD



you have my interest even more! 


:) now now let's get back on topic, I am still waiting to see what sort of speed issues SilverwolfNZ has.


I'll run a few tests and post in another thread later in the day, I'm thinking its just DNS issues however but was curious to see if anyone else had noticed problems since this ball started rolling.  Webpages have been loading ridiculously slow at the best of times, tested with IPv6 on/off with no difference.

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  Reply # 1050578 21-May-2014 17:45
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SilverwolfNZ: 
I'll run a few tests and post in another thread later in the day, I'm thinking its just DNS issues however but was curious to see if anyone else had noticed problems since this ball started rolling.  Webpages have been loading ridiculously slow at the best of times, tested with IPv6 on/off with no difference.


If you have DNS issues you might want to try something like OpenDNS and see if that gives you a better experience.




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  Reply # 1050594 21-May-2014 18:31
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Definitely no speed problems here. Speed tests to Telecom and Vodafone in Auckland and Snap in Christchurch show me pretty much maxing out my VDSL connection.

A good way to test for DNS issues is to use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as your DNS servers. These are run by Google and are open for anyone to use. There are actually quite a few servers hidden behind these 2 addresses, and requests are routed to whichever server is closest. I'm not sure if there are servers in NZ, but at worst you'll be rooted through to Sydney.

I'd do some DNS checks myself, but I'm already using a custom DNS provider order to get Netflix and Hulu access.

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  Reply # 1053196 25-May-2014 23:22
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I'm on snap 30/10 UFB plan here in CHCH. Before unlimited plans were offered I was constantly getting 29down and 9.5up. Since snap started offering unlimited plans I am getting 27down and just under 9up (+/- 0.3mb). I'm making no judgements as to why this has happened, as snap offers a great service, i'm just stating the facts to see if anyone is in the same boat as me.

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bigbadkiwi: I'm on snap 30/10 UFB plan here in CHCH. Before unlimited plans were offered I was constantly getting 29down and 9.5up. Since snap started offering unlimited plans I am getting 27down and just under 9up (+/- 0.3mb). I'm making no judgements as to why this has happened, as snap offers a great service, i'm just stating the facts to see if anyone is in the same boat as me.

Apparently that is due to the LFC in CHCH changing the way they dimension UFB connections. See this thread.

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  Reply # 1053221 26-May-2014 00:02
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bigbadkiwi: I'm on snap 30/10 UFB plan here in CHCH. Before unlimited plans were offered I was constantly getting 29down and 9.5up. Since snap started offering unlimited plans I am getting 27down and just under 9up (+/- 0.3mb). I'm making no judgements as to why this has happened, as snap offers a great service, i'm just stating the facts to see if anyone is in the same boat as me.


nothing to do with snap at all

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  Reply # 1053603 26-May-2014 14:22
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Got switched over last night.

Be good not having to check usage anymore

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  Reply # 1053853 26-May-2014 19:22
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RalphFromSnap: No changes are being made to existing customers or their plans unless they request it. ^MC


Hi Ralph

can an existing SNAP business customer also change to an unlimited plan ?

thanks !

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  Reply # 1053880 26-May-2014 19:56
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RalphFromSnap: No changes are being made to existing customers or their plans unless they request it. ^MC


Hi Ralph

can an existing SNAP business customer also change to an unlimited plan ?

thanks !


just contact snap and ask for the change to be made.




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  Reply # 1053887 26-May-2014 20:04
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I don't think business are eligible for the unlimited plan, unless you switched to a residential plan

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  Reply # 1053888 26-May-2014 20:05
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jnimmo: I don't think business are eligible for the unlimited plan, unless you switched to a residential plan


wups. i missed the word business there!




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