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Gum Digger
27-04-2004, 10:38 PM
Hi
Is there any 256 kb/s connections which provides no data cap and unlimited time for between 70 bucks. or does anyone know how much a another telecom line costs.

godfather
27-04-2004, 10:50 PM
Second Homeline from Telecom is $30/month plus installation costs

You want 256 kb no data cap and unlimited time "for between 70 bucks"

Between $70 and what??

whetu
27-04-2004, 11:20 PM
dunno about fiji, but currently I'm on 256k international / 3bit national with no data caps for $78 per month

Jester
28-04-2004, 12:19 AM
The JetSurf 256Kb 10 gig plan is unlimited as far as time goes - total is $69.95 month. There is no need to get another line for this.

Whilst there is no data cap that would incur extra cost, Telecom reserve the right to limit your speed to 64kbs after you exceed 10 gigabytes within a billing cycle (a month).

J
:D

whetu
28-04-2004, 09:11 AM
>3bit national

I swear I typed 3mbit ;) only 3bit would be a bit of a worry...

Big John
28-04-2004, 06:41 PM
> The JetSurf 256Kb 10 gig plan is unlimited as far as
> time goes - total is $69.95 month. There is no need
> to get another line for this.
>
> Whilst there is no data cap that would incur extra
> cost, Telecom reserve the right to limit your speed
> to 64kbs after you exceed 10 gigabytes within a
> billing cycle (a month).

They don't reserve the right. They say it will happen as soon as you go over the 10GB no questions asked. Read the terms and you will see that it quite clearly states they will drop the rate. I also checked this up with Telecom thrmselves and three different people there told me exactly the same thing.

However after yesterday that must be taken with a grain of salt as well because I got my visa bill and it showed $133 charge had been placed on there by them. I had already paid my bill of $101. When queried they said they had not taken anything out and it must be visa's fault. They could not be convinced even when I asked them how visa know how much to take out of my account for a phone bill. So I asked them if they were happy for me to have the charge reversed and they said no problem. So I got visa to reverse it. Now to sit back and wait for the fireworks to start but the comment from visa was that Telecom do this all the time and it seems they can't be bothered checking up.

Jester
28-04-2004, 07:15 PM
by "reserve the right" I mean don't flame/sue me if you go over whatever your cap is and they don't charge or reduce your speed.

As you discovered there are two types in this world who's prerogative is to change their mind. Telecom is one.

J
:)

static reanimated
29-04-2004, 10:56 PM
where did you get that plan from? I was looking for something like that. But is this unlimited really unlimited? Or is it just 10gigs and then the throttle?

Jester
29-04-2004, 11:13 PM
Most ISP's offer Jetsurf 10 gig plan. Here are two links:

Xtra:
http://jetstream.xtra.co.nz/chm/0,5123,203086-202343,00.html

Orcon:
http://orcon.net.nz/products/jetstream/jetsurf/

Welcome to Press F1

:D

static reanimated
30-04-2004, 01:36 PM
thanks :)
I was intrigued cause he said that he had 'uncapped 256k' connection with 3mbit national? Is that true? Does that mean that if i have that plan i can share files with my friends in auckland at 3mbit?

Jester
30-04-2004, 01:39 PM
oh I see, sorry, the 256k plans are256 national and international.

The 3 mbit national plan sounds intriging though .... I'd be interested to see who that is from?

whetu
30-04-2004, 02:58 PM
oh whoops.. thought I'd mentioned it.. my bad.. must have been waking up or something

it's through wireless:
www.nzwireless.co.nz Only in parts of wellington and auckland at the moment

static reanimated
30-04-2004, 05:15 PM
oh i see. Although, a truly 'unlimited' 256kb connection both ways (upload and download and with no caps and no throttled speeds) would be really good. I've heard rumours of orcon releasing such a plan and another 512kb connection plan later this year. I wish thats true because 128 really gets me down and with my heavy download schedule :P a capped 256k plan isn't really worth it for me.

whetu
30-04-2004, 05:27 PM
>a truly 'unlimited' 256kb connection both ways (upload and download and with no caps and no throttled speeds

as far as I know the connection is syncronous. It definately has no data caps at all and therefore does not throttle

static reanimated
30-04-2004, 05:30 PM
what about ping rates for online games? Are those good?

whetu
30-04-2004, 05:33 PM
results vary.. I get a reasonably solid 25ms to the xtra BF1942 servers...

static reanimated
30-04-2004, 05:33 PM
sorry about the double post but i can't seem to find the plans for the connections at nzwireless.co.nz

whetu
30-04-2004, 09:35 PM
the link is sitting right there on the front page:
http://nzwireless.co.nz/SITE_Default/SITE_About/GASP.asp

MrBeef
30-04-2004, 10:29 PM
I reckon thats a damned good deal, espesh the 3mbit download in national.

static reanimated
01-05-2004, 10:53 PM
my bad :P
Anyway, i was wondering how much the install cost you? Cause i just payed telecom installation charges for my jetstart connection and i don't feel like paying another company installation charges all over again. Oh and is the service ever down?

whetu
01-05-2004, 11:39 PM
a site survey is free, installation cost is normally about $150 but if you know what you're doing they'll let you skip that, but they wont guarantee any level of service quality if you DIY (It's not hard if you know the general area of the AP and know how to use netstumbler and ping)

On top of that you've got the cost for the antenna - between 50 to 80 bucks, and a "modem" for about 200. You can buy your own access equipment, any bridge or AP with an external antenna jack should get you going...

It can potentially be quite a costly setup, it can potentially be quite a cheap setup.. it's really up to you

As for dropouts - never. It was going slow for a day or so, that was when our AP was struck by lightning. As our AP is on Somes Island in the middle of Wellington Harbour (or should I say, Port Nicholson) it took them a day or so to get out there and fix it

Pete O\'Neil
02-05-2004, 10:13 AM
if you live in counties manukau you can get 1mbit wireless for $60 a month with unlimited national

stu120404
02-05-2004, 12:00 PM
> if you live in counties manukau you can get 1mbit
> wireless for $60 a month with unlimited national

Who is that with?

Pete O\'Neil
02-05-2004, 12:15 PM
Wired country, but you go through the ISP. There are about 6 of them from memory. The most well known is Ihug. Its also avaliable throughout Hamilton now. I think there is a $100 setup cost, but the monthly fee includes modem rental.

http://www.wiredcountry.co.nz/