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Geek4414
20-11-2013, 05:59 PM
I understand Xtra's UFB service is currently (unofficially) uncapped, hence I am on a lower volume plan for now (why pay more).

Does anyone know when that is likely to finish? I have a big migration to do onto the cloud, may have to upload about 270GB of data, thinking of using my UFB connection instead of the client one (which is not even installed yet, with no firm date!).

pablo d
21-11-2013, 02:03 AM
I would hazard a guess that they don't because they can't, and at this time of year it's probably not a big priority.

Geek4414
21-11-2013, 11:18 AM
I would hazard a guess that they don't because they can't, and at this time of year it's probably not a big priority.

Fingers crossed, will be migrating the big blob of data next week!

icow
21-11-2013, 11:32 AM
Whenever they get round to fixing it. I doubt an ISP would unintentionally give you free data that they could be profiting off (unless it's a promotion, in which case it's intentional anyway...). Could be hours, days, weeks, months.

Geek4414
21-11-2013, 10:59 PM
Whenever they get round to fixing it. I doubt an ISP would unintentionally give you free data that they could be profiting off (unless it's a promotion, in which case it's intentional anyway...). Could be hours, days, weeks, months.

It is not "Unintentional", it is sort of a well known secret. LOL.

dugimodo
22-11-2013, 11:47 AM
Generally XTRA uncap things whan they are having trouble with the functionality of capping it, as per TiVo which was uncapped initially, got capped once they sorted it out, and is currently uncapped again due to some change made a few months back. It'll stop when they figure out how to stop it or the customer base grows enough to make it necessary and it's unlikely anyone in the know will post it on a public forum, Jobs get lost over that sort of thing. Enjoy it while you can, I know i am with my TiVo causing my VDSL to be uncapped :)

inphinity
22-11-2013, 03:20 PM
Last I heard they were targeting sometime in Q1 2014, but that may have changed as bringing their Voice over Fibre product to market may have reallocated resource.

bk T
24-11-2013, 04:38 PM
This is my first month using Telecom's UFB and just received an email from Telecom that I have used 8% of my monthly data. Is this just a routine warning or they have actually started the capping?

zqwerty
24-11-2013, 06:21 PM
80% surely not 8%.

inphinity
24-11-2013, 07:13 PM
I note they no longer have the disclaimer about *not* monitoring it on their website, so perhaps they have started.

bk T
24-11-2013, 08:08 PM
80% surely not 8%.

Of course it's 80%. Silly me. Thanks for pointing out.

Did any of you UFB users receive this email alert before?

Nomad
24-11-2013, 11:16 PM
Of course it's 80%. Silly me. Thanks for pointing out.

Did any of you UFB users receive this email alert before?

I am with Snap so no unlimited data here. I got the email just some days ago.

Geek4414
25-11-2013, 12:27 AM
We have been on UFB couple of months, we did receive that 80% warning email both months and even a 120% usage warning email. There hasn't been any clamping or throttling yet, touch wood.

bk T
25-11-2013, 08:49 AM
Thanks guys. will wait and see how it goes. My billing cycle is on the 8th of the month, so, it's another 2 weeks.

Geek4414
27-11-2013, 04:11 PM
News Flash! Just got our Telecom bill ... with $56 excess charge on it, bugger! Oh well, I will just have to pass on the cost of big blob of data I am about to upload then.

dugimodo
27-11-2013, 04:19 PM
Well my VDSL is still un metered thanks to TiVO :)
I'm wondering if that will end with Caspa when QuickFlix takes over.

gary67
27-11-2013, 06:18 PM
About to go onto Snap fibre with 100Gb of data, it's going to be a real test getting up to 80% for us. But is way cheaper than our current plan on ADSL for twice as much data

paulw
27-11-2013, 09:23 PM
Well my VDSL is still un metered thanks to TiVO :)
I'm wondering if that will end with Caspa when QuickFlix takes over.

I hear rumors of such..

bk T
28-11-2013, 01:33 PM
Capping has already started! :(

They pushed me back to dial-up speed yesterday.

Geek4414
28-11-2013, 03:13 PM
Capping has already started! :(

They pushed me back to dial-up speed yesterday.

Buggered!

I just bumped my plan up from 80GB to 500GB after the bill yesterday. Uploading a big blob of data to the cloud right now, 1.5GB done another 60GB to go. >_<