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Slankydudl
14-10-2013, 09:17 PM
Many ISP's are offering seemingly cheap but unlimited data plans. Im aware that you get slower speeds overall but what can you expect on average?

Agent_24
14-10-2013, 09:31 PM
I expect it would depend a lot on the ISP in question.

Chilling_Silence
14-10-2013, 11:20 PM
Apparently Orcon are yet to enforce their fair-use policy. As somebody who's involved with that kind of thing now, I'd say that's a *bad* thing, coz there ARE people out there who do over 1TB a month, no lies, even on ADSL2+ (Not even VDSL2).

However, as Agent_24 mentioned, it depends on the ISP. It's a moving target too....

inphinity
15-10-2013, 08:21 AM
Orcon shape P2P traffic during busy hours, other than that there's no difference really. And as Chill points out, they're yet to enforce their fair-use policy (and, thus far, have no need to, as the vast majority of the heavy use is P2P traffic that is shaped on-peak to avoid causing an issue). 1TB is not really that much data when you're talking national ISPs, especially when average use levels for residential is still somewhere south of 100GB.

Chilling_Silence
15-10-2013, 08:49 AM
I drop by my mates place who's on the Orcon unlimited. During peak times he'll be pulling down via international HTTP somewhere around 300 -> 400KB/sec

During peak times, I pull down 3MB/sec :D


Orcon shape P2P traffic during busy hours, other than that there's no difference really.... 1TB is not really that much data when you're talking national ISPs, especially when average use levels for residential is still somewhere south of 100GB.

They always shape P2P. Yeah AFAIK the "average" is approx 80GB? Still.... One user is using the bandwidth of 10 :p

SolMiester
15-10-2013, 07:46 PM
best I have had is 4mb/s from microsoft download....

darkoverlord123
15-10-2013, 07:58 PM
Im on telstra clear, the 75$ a month for 40GB, speeds 150kb/s average downloading mp3 files, about 450kb/s for games

Chilling_Silence
15-10-2013, 08:57 PM
best I have had is 4mb/s from microsoft download....

Aaah see I get my speed (Max line speed) from US, Aus, France... Brother in law is syncing at 45mbps, he gets pretty damn close to that almost always ! :D Not just from NZ-local caches ;)