NZ rejoices

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by jamesmcd, May 2, 2006.

  1. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a

    jamesmcd

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    Thank god, the Government has decided to force Telecom to unbundle the local loop! This means we will have faster, cheaper broadband! (at least I hope so)

    For those who don't know how stuped it is, this is what I have:

    3.5Mbit Download Rate (fastest in NZ)
    128Kbit Upload rate
    10GB per month data
    $60 per month
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    Saw this a few minutes ago, it's about time! I'll be so glad to ditch this connection and give Telecom the finger :D
     
  3. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    I saw this too :D Cheers me up after a day lying in bed with the flu.
     
  4. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I wish they'd improve broadband prices here too. Compared to everywhere else, we pay too much and the speeds aren't even that great. I'm on 512 at the moment, with 15GB and it's $70. Thank god I'm not paying for it!

    PS Drink lots of honey and lemon tea (and if you're brave, a bit of garlic) Glenn, that's always my flu fighter ;)
     
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    Yikes! That's worse than what we're complaining about here! :eek:

    3.5 Mb/s down, 512 kb/s up, 30 GB, $80 (which is a little less than AU$70).
     
  6. jamesmcd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That can't be for the whole of Australia, according to what I have read, aussies can get 24Mbit for same cost as our 3.5. Heck we shouldn't even have data caps.

    Edit (addition): Ok, so the next step is to take the CEO and top executives of Telecom, put them on trial for crimes against humanity and see what happens...
     
  7. kretzy macrumors 604

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    For ADSL, the fastest you can get is 1.5MB and that's about $80 with 20GB. Faster is available via cable - up to 30MB, with 20GB costs $130 per month. Plus 11c for every MB over :rolleyes:
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    By the thread title, I thought the iTMS had finally come to NZ. ;)

    I'm pleased — any good news from home is worth celebrating.
     
  9. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    I only wish we could get broadband with no capping, 10GB is just not enough for me anymore in a month...

    The speed is fine for me, and the price would be fine too if it was unlimited usage.
     
  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    This will come as no comfort but do you have any idea how long it was before FM stereo radio came to NZ when I was younger? :(

    Point is though, it eventually got there.
     
  11. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Wow, I don't even know who she is, yet I found it strangely cathartic. Maybe I'll bookmark it under 'stress relievers'.

    :)
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Your internet now is 3.5 Mb/sec, but what numbers do you normally get through real world use (in MB/s)?
     
  13. jamesmcd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    um... I download at about 420 Kilobytes per second, which is just right. Most servers are fast enough.
     
  14. ecche macrumors regular

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    you're lucky! i'm on the same plan than you and i usually have a max download speed of 250-300 Kps
     
  15. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    www.iinet.com.au ;) I would love it but I'm stuck on a Telstra contract untill next year. At the moment I pay $70 for a 512k connection with 10GB bandwidth including uploads :mad:

    Edit, direct link: http://www.iinet.com.au/products/broadband/
     
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    Telecom or TelstraClear? My TC connection performs at its advertised speed, but I've heard heaps of complaints from Telecom customers.
     
  17. ecche macrumors regular

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    Telecom. I was so looking forward to the new speed enhancements but it did nothing for me.
     
  18. jamesmcd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For my ISP I use iHug, no way I was going with Xtra, them and their misleading ads.
     
  19. Nermal Moderator

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    She's Theresa Gattung, the boss of Telecom (current monopoly) and the richest person in the country. Yellow, blue and green are Telecom's corporate colours, as seen here:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    *An old git writes* Have you any idea how long TV took to get to N.Z. mind you that was a blessing in many ways.:)
     
  21. Meromo macrumors newbie

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    And don't forget that this is the company that has for weeks if not months been bombarding TV and newspapers with ads promising "faster, cheaper broadband" ...and then has the arrogance to say that because there was no "and" between the words "faster" and "cheaper", that it was only promising faster OR cheaper, but not both.


    Meromo.
     
  22. jamesmcd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I know about that, my brother works in the advertising media business. Very funny, them having to change the ad.
     
  23. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Lucky you, poor monopoly. They've been having stock price troubles after the unbundling according to this.
     
  24. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    Hold on, you can get 3.5 downspeed in enzed, you lucky little sheep shaggers, i would love that speed, i am actually starting to beleive telstra is far more evil than telecom, i really want broadband over power 200Mbps:D and i can finnally ditch telstra for good.
     

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