Possible Change To Off Peak Period

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Steve.Rand
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Steve.Rand » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:26 pm

That's really eating into the peak times of the day... I notice a great reduction in speed during off-peak times, but since i'm in bed and asleep it doesn't affect me.

If it were to move to 2pm, I can imagine that it would be slow most of the day (up to 2pm). I would have suggested 10pm to 10am instead... so that we can have useable speeds while we're all awake.

cher
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by cher » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:26 pm

I would like to know why they want to change it. They have asked for my comments but not given me any information.

I really doubt it would affect me, as I work various different shiftwork hours the times I use the internet vary a lot. I usually use the VOIP mid morning and have no problems as long as I stop any downloads/uploads that my computer is doing.
I know how to schedule so I can set my computer to download anytime of day or night regardless of if I am home or asleep or awake.

So my answer is I don't care, but unless something is broken why change it, so what is the reason for wanting to change it??

starbug1
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by starbug1 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:27 pm

well i like it the way it is 12 to 12

and i wish thay wood leave it alone how it stands

its bad enuff thay cut the onpeek downloads to 30gig from what thay where

i have a hard enuff time trying to get my downloads started at 12 let alone now having to starting them at 2am no 1 is up at that time not even god so just leave it the way it is mabby u shoud try incressing the onpeek cap that might make things better

thanks starbug

Braddo
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Braddo » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:28 pm

I'm easy so long as we still have access to porn sites which I don't at work

Lonx
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Lonx » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:29 pm

I said this on the last page, but thought more about it. I am definitely worried about people (mainly schoolkids) who currently set download queues / torrents etc. to start around midnight and switch them off in the morning.... they're much more likely to start the downloading in the morning before school & just turn it off when they get home around 3pm - 4:30pm.

pcarlson
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by pcarlson » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:29 pm

I'm a Hardcore gamer and I usually play past the 12 midnight mark and nearly everytime without fail, Exetel drops my connection, and my adsl light has to re-sync, so I wouldn't mind a 2am switchover. I can always schedule my downloads for 2am start instead of 12

melham
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by melham » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:30 pm

Make it so !

Sp4nKy
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Sp4nKy » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:35 pm

cher wrote:So my answer is I don't care, but unless something is broken why change it, so what is the reason for wanting to change it??
Thinking the same, I dont care if it changes to 2am -2pm as if i do download anything on my offpeak its always scheduled late afternoon to go at 12am.

Would like to know why its been brought up only change i see happening is the slow down from 12am will be shifted to 2am.

omad
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by omad » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:35 pm

I much prefer the existing offpeak period of 12-12.

I'm usually awake past midnight browsing and use the time to watch HD video from the likes of youtube and vimeo. With the relatively low plan I'm on these sort of sites can make a big impact on my peak-time quota.

Steerpike
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Steerpike » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:41 pm

Disagree. There is no differentiation with other providers if you change to 2am.

dtklamf
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by dtklamf » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:46 pm

no thanks keep it at 12 to 12.
One of the reasons I chose Exetel was for this very reason.

shane101
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by shane101 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:47 pm

The time would not suit me so I would prefer it not to change

*edit: Someone mentioned a change from 10pm-10am rather from 2-2, this would make more sense for me.
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Yabbie
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Yabbie » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:47 pm

I'm in favour of this idea, as long as we maintain the 12hrs off peak quota (ie: no reducing the amount of time).

herbie
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by herbie » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:50 pm

This sounds fine by me. I work from home & this would mean better access to offpeak rates.

greenmynci
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by greenmynci » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:50 pm

I'd prefer things stay as they are, i like having the offpeak start at 10pm WA time.

Edit - forgot about daylight savings..
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