View Full Version : Big Time Question

05-11-2009, 06:01 PM
Just a quick (and probably obvious question) regarding Telecoms Big Time plan:

Is normal web browsing and VPN (mainly remote desktop) speed managed (if so, is it by much)?

I've read the stuff on the Telecom website about P2P applications, but it doesn't really say anything about other forms of internet traffic.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

05-11-2009, 06:07 PM
They say it's not managed. During the day it's fine, in the evenings it can slow down.

05-11-2009, 06:36 PM
It's a fair bit faster than Go Large and the upload speed is no longer at a mere 14kb/s, but at $10 higher it better be.

05-11-2009, 08:30 PM
Thanks for that guys :).

05-11-2009, 08:35 PM
I just changed to big time, my browsing speed is awesome. Similar to when I was on 20GB plan.

I am downloading torrents atm and the fastest two are at 35sh KBps.

But I am also downloading something from rapidshare and am getting a grand 17.1KBps max lol.

06-11-2009, 07:17 AM
They say that VPN & SSL is managed, I know that SSL is but haven't tested high-speed throughput with VPN (PPTP GRE traffic) as I mostly only use it for gaming, and it's fine for what I do (<15KB/sec). As far as I can tell RDP is *not* slowed ...

06-11-2009, 11:09 AM
Can't comment on VPN or RDP but everything else (apart from rapidshare) goes as fast as my connection speed can handle (most of the time)

06-11-2009, 04:59 PM
Thanks guys, for file sharing sites is it just Rapidshare thats slowed down or are others such as mediafire and zShare slowed down as well?

06-11-2009, 10:08 PM
Ive found Rapidshare has been bad as a whole the last few months, even prior to Big Time ..

07-11-2009, 11:23 PM
To be honest I hadn't used Rapidshare for quite some time, then I noticed people were complaining about it being bad on Big Time, I tried it, found it was completely **** (20KB/s to start and dropping from there)

Other people report that it's capped at 180KB/s

Maybe you only get that with premium and a download manager with multiple connections?

08-11-2009, 12:10 AM
Tried with and without a premium account a short while ago just prior to switching. I actually honestly got faster without the premium account ...

08-11-2009, 08:55 AM
What about after switching to Big Time?

08-11-2009, 09:18 AM

08-11-2009, 09:50 AM
I have a mate on big time who has a premium rapidshare account. He gets around 200KBps.