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pcuser42
03-10-2009, 07:25 PM
My parents are sick of us busting our cap (already 20GB), and are considering Big Time, and since it's the same price as what we're paying now ($60), there's not much holding us back. I realise speeds are managed (though they can't be worse than our current dial-up speed - despite not busing our cap).

Big Time - should we get it?

Blam
03-10-2009, 07:42 PM
It seems that its great for some, with only a minute speed difference from their old plan, but worse for some.

Only way to find out is to try it!

Only takes a few minutes to switch online:)

Blam

pcuser42
03-10-2009, 08:14 PM
And if it's not good enough, how easy is it to change back to Vodafone? ;)

gary67
03-10-2009, 08:16 PM
Ah well then you would be breaking your new 24 month telecom contract, if it is 24 months they make you sign which i think it is, probably cost $199 to break then have to sign a new deal with Vodafone probably 24 month as well with similar cost involved if you broke that one as well

pcuser42
03-10-2009, 08:19 PM
:stare:

I think if it's not good enough we'll just change plans.

Speedy Gonzales
03-10-2009, 09:34 PM
And if that sucks move to korea, or sweden :p

Sweep
03-10-2009, 10:09 PM
My parents are sick of us busting our cap (already 20GB), and are considering Big Time, and since it's the same price as what we're paying now ($60), there's not much holding us back. I realise speeds are managed (though they can't be worse than our current dial-up speed - despite not busing our cap).

Big Time - should we get it?

Do your Parents pay for the ISP?
Do your Parents download heaps and thus going over the cap?
When you say US I assume that includes all people who have access to the ISP you use currently.

If the whole place needs more than 20 Gb per month then who is using the data.

I was on a 20Gb plan with Xtra and realised I was not using that much per month so why pay for it. Stayed with Xtra and now have 3 Gb per month and a price that suits me.

Go get what the whole family wants I guess.

Chilling_Silence
03-10-2009, 10:50 PM
Ah well, I'm gonna on Monday so as soon as they hook me up I'll let you know.

Got another email from TiVo, so I'm signing up in anticipation, and that's the main deciding factor.

I *will* be pissed if VoIP calls suffer, or Gaming too... So I'm gonna see if I can get an out / clause in the 12 month contract if it sucks...

pcuser42
04-10-2009, 08:14 AM
Do your Parents pay for the ISP?
Do your Parents download heaps and thus going over the cap?

Dad pays for the ISP, however both our old plan and Big Time cost the same. ;)

My brother and I use most of the data :xmouth:

Chilling_Silence
04-10-2009, 09:53 AM
What do you use the data on ?

pcuser42
04-10-2009, 09:56 AM
Virtually everything, though mostly in the browser.

pcuser42
04-10-2009, 09:25 PM
One more question before we switch - is it possible to migrate our current ihug email address to Telecom?

Speedy Gonzales
04-10-2009, 09:29 PM
I doubt it

stu161204
04-10-2009, 10:52 PM
One more question before we switch - is it possible to migrate our current ihug email address to Telecom?

I donít think so, but you should not have any problems accessing it from Xtra, I donít know if ihug / Vodafone have any plans that let you keep your current e-mail address.

Maybe worth asking on the Vodafone forum: http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/

gary67
05-10-2009, 06:34 AM
Not as far as I know that's why I don't use my Ihug address only my gmail ones

Chilling_Silence
05-10-2009, 07:09 AM
Nah you can't, so it'll cost you aroond $3 a month with Ihug to keep it...

pcuser42
05-10-2009, 08:18 AM
Not as far as I know that's why I don't use my Ihug address only my gmail ones

I suggested Gmail to Dad and he said it gave the impression of being disorganised. :stare:

(He's actually the only one without Gmail as his main address.)

Chilling_Silence
05-10-2009, 01:07 PM
So tell him to use Outlook / IMAP / POP3 with it then if he doesnt like the WebGUI ;)

wratterus
05-10-2009, 02:54 PM
So tell him to use Outlook / IMAP / POP3 with it then if he doesnt like the WebGUI ;)

Yeah he'd never know the difference.

pcuser42
05-10-2009, 03:26 PM
So tell him to use Outlook/ IMAP / POP3 with it then if he doesnt like the WebGUI ;)

It wasn't that he was worried about. It was probably the fact that is wasn't ISP email. :confused:

Chilling_Silence
05-10-2009, 03:28 PM
If anything you could sell him on the fact it is *more* reliable because it uses a "cloud" of computers, rather than just a single one or two at the ISP level ;)

gary67
05-10-2009, 06:15 PM
I don't use the web mail part of gmail only to check once a week in my spam folder. I use Outlook with gmail

pcuser42
05-10-2009, 06:34 PM
If anything you could sell him on the fact it is *more* reliable because it uses a "cloud" of computers, rather than just a single one or two at the ISP level ;)

I don't think I'll ask him any more :xmouth: