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Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:36 pm
by possum22
381,169= 284kB/s average, only someone on a 8mb/Adsl2+ plan?
174915 is possible on 1500 adsl1 plan.
Getting over 72GB on a 512 plan would bit of task! if at all possible, need an average of 53+ kB/s.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:55 pm
by DarkLotus
How are people getting so high?
I thought we had yellow orange etc pools to stop anyone getting to 380gb :o

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:06 pm
by ForumAdmin
DarkLotus wrote:How are people getting so high?
I thought we had yellow orange etc pools to stop anyone getting to 380gb :o
As you can see - nothing will stop some, very, very few people.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:15 pm
by possum22
DarkLotus wrote:How are people getting so high?
I thought we had yellow orange etc pools to stop anyone getting to 380gb :o
I was in orange, I went just over 72GB, I only notice a slowdown about 9.00am Qld time the morning.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:42 pm
by DarkLotus
Well 72gb for $65 at 1.5mbps is still the absoloute best value in australia, Less than $1 per GB :).

Closest competition is like 30-35gb.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:15 pm
by MarkWepps
DarkLotus wrote:
Still we cant complain about $3p/gb it beats being shaped or god forbid 15cents per mb
Shaping is better than $3gb. No excess charges

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:50 pm
by DarkLotus
MarkWepps wrote:
DarkLotus wrote:
Still we cant complain about $3p/gb it beats being shaped or god forbid 15cents per mb
Shaping is better than $3gb. No excess charges
I have to disagree.
I originally moved to Exetel because they did not shape, How people can call 64kbps DSL is beyond me.

64kbps makes online gaming, web browsing or hosting a server impossible.


The reduced bw of off peak was ok though since most of the time you got decent speeds till you went allot over anyway.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:11 am
by Spanner_Man
MarkWepps wrote:Shaping is better than $3gb. No excess charges
Well as i'm sure that several other people are thinking the same as this;
If you want shaping, churn away from Exetel.
If your still under contract then pay the $100 exit fee and begone with you.
The vast majority of End users that do churn to Exetel are users that don't want to be shaped, but willing to pay $3/GB, because they want to pay for the service they want, not to be on slightly better dial up speeds.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:13 am
by TrentG
MarkWepps wrote:
DarkLotus wrote:
Still we cant complain about $3p/gb it beats being shaped or god forbid 15cents per mb
Shaping is better than $3gb. No excess charges
Dont know how you can complain about the charges...I like the idea because I was strangled for usage when I was at Westnet and got shaped.

48GB should be enough for most people in off-peak as long as you are not getting into mass-pirating.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:37 am
by austdata
TrentG wrote:48GB should be enough for most people in off-peak as long as you are not getting into mass-pirating.
I agree with Trent, 48GB of "free" download is amazing and even thought I don't use much of it, I applaud Exetel for giving us this amazing deal.

Cheers,

Mike

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:22 am
by MarkWepps
TrentG wrote: 48GB should be enough for most people in off-peak as long as you are not getting into mass-pirating.
Maybe for Mum or Dad users like you that go to a few websites and send a few emails but start downloading TV shows, games and porn and it takes up alot of download limit

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:06 am
by DarkLotus
MarkWepps wrote:
TrentG wrote: 48GB should be enough for most people in off-peak as long as you are not getting into mass-pirating.
Maybe for Mum or Dad users like you that go to a few websites and send a few emails but start downloading TV shows, games and porn and it takes up alot of download limit
I think thats a bit harsh, Most mum and dad users use < 1gb a month.

if 48gb isnt enough for you, you can always go over! Exetel doesn't shape you to 64kbps , so download away :)

*sigh* every time i tried to write something else it came out all piratey, so ill leave it as this.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:58 am
by CoreyPlover
MarkWepps wrote:
TrentG wrote: 48GB should be enough for most people in off-peak as long as you are not getting into mass-pirating.
Maybe for Mum or Dad users like you that go to a few websites and send a few emails but start downloading TV shows, games and porn and it takes up alot of download limit
48Gb is plenty for everybody, not just Mums and Dads. I have not yet met a single person who requires more than 48Gb in legimate usage. Everybody who exceeds 48Gb does so voluntarily and can easily cut back on their usage. So Mark, if that means you have to do without your Season 2 of Heroes, Call of Duty 4 and Hairy Peter and the Chamber of Fetishes (or be charged $3/Gb) so be it.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:01 pm
by Legend
CoreyPlover wrote:48Gb is plenty for everybody, not just Mums and Dads.
I quite agree. I use my account for business. I build/rebuild a lot of PCs and Windows and Office updates contribute significantly to my quota each month but I've never bothered installing WSUS on the server because my quota has always handled it and the extra effort to install and configure WSUS just wasn't worth it. How anyone could download 381GB, and more importantly use that data, each month is beyond me.

It will be interesting to see the January figures to see if the charges have affected the leechers. If not, perhaps Exetel should start charging Telstra prices for downloads over 72GB, or even 64GB.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:44 pm
by DarkLotus
@corey its pretty easy to rack up over 48gb in legit downloads these days.
With porn in HD now, game updates in the 100+mb range as well as software updates being 100+mb, its very easy to go though 100gb in a month if you let a whole household download what they want.