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pctek
08-09-2010, 10:58 AM
TelstraClear will increase the price, speed and data caps of its most popular cable broadband plans in Wellington and Christchurch from next month when the rise in GST to 15 per cent takes effect.

TelstraClear will increase the price of its four cheapest plans by between 4.3 per cent and 5.5 per cent.

But because customers on two of those plans could get a still-improved service at a lower cost by "downgrading" their plan, it is only customers on its two cheapest plans that could lose out.

The big silver lining is that the company will double the data caps on its most popular plans and increase the speed of its 4 megabit per second (4Mbps) and 10Mbps plans to 15Mbps.

A phone and 15Mbps broadband plan with a 10 gigabyte traffic cap will now be priced at $85.88 a month, and a plan with a 20Gb cap $95.89 a month.

Parent Telstra also operates Docsis3 cable networks in several Australian state capitals. There, Telstra offers cable broadband plans with 30Mbps download speeds and a 50Gb traffic cap for A$49.95 a month, and another with a 200Gb traffic cap for A$69.95. Those prices do not include the cost of a phone line.

In Wellington and Christchurch, the monthly bill for using 200Gb of data on TelstraClear's cable networks would be more than $400.


Rude - an excuse to up prices more than the 2.5% it should be.

wratterus
08-09-2010, 11:21 AM
Everyone's going to be doing this unfortunately. :(

Gobe1
08-09-2010, 11:23 AM
They need to update their website they dont even have a 20 gb plan

A 25gb plan is $110 minimum

wainuitech
08-09-2010, 11:25 AM
Dont know where that Clown at Stuff (http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/4105548/TelstraClear-broadband-improvements) got his Information from. The actual Letter from Telstra (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/image2.jpg). This is the PACKAGE prices, phone, TV, Internet etc. With the package deals, the internet is cheaper than stand alone.

Also in the article
The new base speed exactly matches that which will be available over some Telecom phone lines later this year, when Telecom Wholesale expects to launch a broadband service using the latest copper-based technology, VDSL2.

Mr Jackson said Telecom's forthcoming service had a bearing on its plans "if I'm being honest". TelstraClear could offer even faster speeds now, but wanted to "keep some of our powder dry".


They need to update their website they dont even have a 20 gb plan Oh yes they do -- See linked letter above

george12
08-09-2010, 02:28 PM
Seems like people are MORE than getting their 2.5% worth. I'm looking forward to the 15Mbps and extra 10GB!

pctek
08-09-2010, 02:35 PM
Dont know where that Clown at Stuff got his Information from. The actual Letter from Telstra (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/image2.jpg). This is the PACKAGE prices, phone, TV, Internet etc. e

Wow, that's even worse than he said, $106.17 to $115.88!!!

wainuitech
08-09-2010, 03:50 PM
I'm on the Lightspeed 80GB plan, on the1st Oct, I go up in speed (time will tell on that), up in usage amount + 10GB, But drop in $$$

Mine also has two phone lines, TV, couple of extra Channels that SWMBO Likes.

Whats interesting is the comment in the article
Telecom's forthcoming service had a bearing on its plans "if I'm being honest". TelstraClear could offer even faster speeds now, but wanted to "keep some of our powder dry". Unlock it and give us all it can deliver :D ----- Yeah Right.

KenESmith
09-09-2010, 01:27 PM
Your in the wrong Country - Telstra Australia package.
Landline with all Local and Interstale calls free, free calls to Telstra mobiles, discounted International calls.
Plus
ADSL2 High Speed Broadband with 100GB downloads per month.
Package costs AUD128.
Invite them to match it in NZ
Everybody thinks Telstra is terrible, its just that any credible opposition is more expensive and even worse.

Chilling_Silence
09-09-2010, 04:23 PM
Everyone's going to be doing this unfortunately. :(

Telecom aren't, they're bearing the cost of the GST rises.

Good time to be with the devil you know :devil :punk

PaulD
09-09-2010, 07:18 PM
Telecom aren't, they're bearing the cost of the GST rises.

Good time to be with the devil you know :devil :punk

Possibly for some things but "We have reviewed all our Home and Mobile products and services and will be increasing most prices to reflect the change in GST."

The GST change implemented on 1 Oct and an increase related to rising costs and inflation will be implemented on 16 Nov.

To sup with the devil you need a long spoon :p

wainuitech
09-09-2010, 07:26 PM
and an increase related to rising costs and inflation Theres the catch -- any excuse to increase prices.

An increase is small, just remember its only a $2.50 increase for every $100.

Battleneter2
10-09-2010, 02:05 AM
Telecom aren't, they're bearing the cost of the GST rises.

Good time to be with the devil you know :devil :punk

As Telecom supply most of the connections and data to so called competing ISP's forced to deal with them, its hardly surprising Telecom will use this GST opportunity to create another market edge.

Why start playing fair now?, this dance has been going on for 10 years. But fair not Chilling FTTD is coming, Telecom will get there's :)