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Topic # 82654 3-May-2011 23:05
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Theres a new Snap site, new prices and anyone checked out the all you can eat page 3 , things like I tunes facebook youtube will not count towards your data , as a Snap customer im both excited and afraid of Snap turning into Slingshot, but go Snap




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  Reply # 465071 3-May-2011 23:44
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link?

ETA:ah found it
http://www.snap.net.nz/home/naked/step3


sounds like you'll be able to buy a bolt on that gives you unlimited access to x website

e.g. $10 for unmetered youtube,  $3 for unmetered facebook,  etc etc

pretty cool.  if the price is right I would definitely buy a youtube one.  I get through about 20GB of youtube every month.

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  Reply # 465085 4-May-2011 00:20
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Copying much with the AYCE name  =/




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  Reply # 465088 4-May-2011 00:26
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well, good luck to them, but history shows these slow to a crawl after being oversold, will watch with interest.




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  Reply # 465100 4-May-2011 06:13
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valtam: well, good luck to them, but history shows these slow to a crawl after being oversold, will watch with interest.


Doesn't indicate they're offering a true unmetered plan, just unmetered access to some specific sites. I don't see this being an issue, but it'll be fantastic for those users who like legit content from iTunes.

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  Reply # 465202 4-May-2011 11:04
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sbiddle:  don't see this being an issue, but it'll be fantastic for those users who like legit content from iTunes.


Providing they buy sufficient international data, which some ISP's have not done in the past.




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  Reply # 465254 4-May-2011 12:44
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Snap have google/youtube caching hardware/servers (like Telecom, Telstraclear and Orcon) so shouldn't be a big deal to un-meter that.

Pretty sure they also have akamai servers in their core network too so should be fine for iTunes and static resources from Facebook.

Are they still offering Snap nights?

Not sure I like the "net neutrality" implications of + $x/month for un-metered access to y service... Why not +$x/month for un-metered to anything that is coming from servers in Snap's core network (ie; own network local traffic as opposed to domestic or international)?

Less marketing appeal I guess.

Consider Xnet don't count usage for local/own network traffic and neither do most ISP's in AU.




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  Reply # 465475 4-May-2011 21:51
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Ragnor: Snap have google/youtube caching hardware/servers (like Telecom, Telstraclear and Orcon) so shouldn't be a big deal to un-meter that.

Pretty sure they also have akamai servers in their core network too so should be fine for iTunes and static resources from Facebook.

Are they still offering Snap nights?

Not sure I like the "net neutrality" implications of + $x/month for un-metered access to y service... Why not +$x/month for un-metered to anything that is coming from servers in Snap's core network (ie; own network local traffic as opposed to domestic or international)?

Less marketing appeal I guess.

Consider Xnet don't count usage for local/own network traffic and neither do most ISP's in AU.






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  Reply # 465478 4-May-2011 21:55
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You're correct on the akamai servers and yes to our $5 night cap :D


What is a $5 night cap? 

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  Reply # 465484 4-May-2011 22:06
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i liek the idea of unlimited youtube for a set addon price!!! :P




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  Reply # 465507 4-May-2011 22:39
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Drat, lose 5GB a month if I switched from Advanced Plan to Naked. Hope I stay put.



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  Reply # 465511 4-May-2011 22:45
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jjnz1:
 
You're correct on the akamai servers and yes to our $5 night cap :D


What is a $5 night cap? 



for $5 you get unlimited data for three days between 1.00am and 7.00am, its a good deal




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  Reply # 465521 4-May-2011 23:28
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I moved from Slingshot to Snap last week - as have several of my friends within the last month - Snap will be moving me onto the new plans. However my fear now is that Snap will simply become another Slingshot, bogged down and slow due to all the extra users. At the moment the $5 unlimited for 3 nights is great - looks like it's going to stay.

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  Reply # 465539 5-May-2011 01:54
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RalphFromSnap:

You're correct on the akamai servers and yes to our $5 night cap :D


The $5 night cap option seems to have disappeared with the new site, could you confirm it is still there?

If it is, where should i now be looking for it?


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  Reply # 465560 5-May-2011 07:53
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ArcticSilver:
RalphFromSnap:

You're correct on the akamai servers and yes to our $5 night cap :D


The $5 night cap option seems to have disappeared with the new site, could you confirm it is still there?

If it is, where should i now be looking for it?


Cheers


That part of the site is "under construction".

Which is a little unfortunately as I have been capped and can't purchase another data block. Cannot check usage either.
They should have moved the old site and kept it live before testing this new one publicly. 

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  Reply # 465571 5-May-2011 08:23
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Psilan:

That part of the site is "under construction".

Which is a little unfortunately as I have been capped and can't purchase another data block. Cannot check usage either.
They should have moved the old site and kept it live before testing this new one publicly. 


If you go here: https://myaccount.snap.net.nz/login/?next=/summary this will allow you to access the support pages once you've logged in and purchase more data or see your usage etc.

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