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bk T
07-09-2004, 12:30 PM
Jetstream Surf 256 is super fast now. Any others experiencing this as well? Just downloaded my NAV definition update of 5.3 MB and it took <5 seconds to complete the download!!

Hope it's always at this speed :D

Rob99
07-09-2004, 12:40 PM
**** your update was how big

Spartacus
07-09-2004, 01:05 PM
Is this something that Telecom does every now and then to show you what you don't have??

A workmate had his 128K connection downloading at a sustained 140kbit for a weekend when he's usually limited to about 15-20.

Apparently Sky does this as well with channels you don't subscribe to...

george12
08-09-2004, 01:06 AM
Im gona sign my router onto xtra NOW!

I like speed.

I'm on orcon but Im on xtra too until the 23rd.

Cheers

whiskeytangofoxtrot
08-09-2004, 01:10 AM
> Is this something that Telecom does every now and
> then to show you what you don't have??

Nope - post from other thread:

It happens to people all the time, most probably don't even notice. Certainly nothing to get that excited about.

The only prolonged one I'm aware of is a mate who's folks are paying for JetStart, however since the changeover to the new "QoS enabled" DSLAM's (Nokia --> Alcatel) they have been on full speed uncapped, so thats going on maybe 9 months or longer now.

george12
08-09-2004, 01:12 AM
Download time: 7.05 seconds
Size of file: 1000 Kilobytes
Estimated line speed: 1157.4 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 141.8 (kilobytes/second)

Oh yeah.

Greg S
08-09-2004, 01:21 AM
Yeah I noticed it as well. Seems to happen every few months. It lasted for a couple of hours as far as I could tell

barmypom
08-09-2004, 11:28 PM
> Is this something that Telecom does every now and
> then to show you what you don't have??
>
> A workmate had his 128K connection downloading at a
> sustained 140kbit for a weekend when he's usually
> limited to about 15-20.
>
> Apparently Sky does this as well with channels you
> don't subscribe to...


yeah they just get you into it and watching it for a few days or so. That happened a while ago just as the Euro soccer was starting. Then you get hooked and they take it away.
I suppose a few people subscribe after that pretty quickly. Personally, I look at the Sky schedule and realise I'm not missing much.
(apart from the one program once a week when good old hvcplus comes in handy).
I've never had the full speed gifted from Telecom yet, but if I did I think I would quickly realise that 1GB is a measly data-cap. If anything it would give me less incentive to upgrade it as soon as I found out how quickly you could chew through it.

barmypom
08-09-2004, 11:30 PM
As I understand, 256k will be the new "jetstart' from 3rd October?

paulw
09-09-2004, 10:22 AM
In that case by 2020 we should have 1Meg Jetstart..