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davidmmac
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.

wratterus
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.

qazwsxokmijn
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.

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

xyz823
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.

Chilling_Silence
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 ...

Agent_24
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)

davidmmac
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?

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

Agent_24
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?

Chilling_Silence
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 ...

Agent_24
08-11-2009, 08:55 AM
What about after switching to Big Time?

Chilling_Silence
08-11-2009, 09:18 AM
Same

xyz823
08-11-2009, 09:50 AM
I have a mate on big time who has a premium rapidshare account. He gets around 200KBps.