Possible Change To Off Peak Period

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aussierod
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by aussierod » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:51 pm

No. is our vote.
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Gidget » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:51 pm

frugalest wrote:Gidget on Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:33 pm:

There's a pretty silly comment. Most people not wanting the change are not downloading 24/7. They are saying they want to be AWAKE so they can start their downloads.
I don't make silly comments - I make reasoned observations :D . My point is that they feel they must download every day during the uncounted period or they feel they are missing out. However, this is a discussion for a different thread.

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BillV
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by BillV » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:57 pm

either way it doesn't matter to me

frugalest
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by frugalest » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:59 pm

vk3xem wrote:I'm amazed at the number of first time posters in this thread that have registered after the thread started.

It would be interesting to see how many are legitamate and how many are TROLLS that are not even customers of Exetel.
I can make tin foil hats if you'd like one. :? There are a bunch of first timers posting because the email was sent to all Exetel customers. Seriously, who on earth could be bothered posting about changes to an ISP they're not even with!? One thing I have definitely noticed about Exetel - when someone expresses an opinion against changes - they get accused of being fake/trolls.

It is entirely possible that different people simply have a different opinion to you - and neither is more morally pure.

carltonmember
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by carltonmember » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:00 pm

I am not in favor of changing the start time of the off peak period from 12 midnight to 2am
this would inconvenience me a lot. please don't change it.

trooper79
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by trooper79 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:03 pm

2 to 2 is good for my family. Any chance of making it 6 to 6?

vert02
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by vert02 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:07 pm

sounds wicked, 2-2 is a lot better for me

Shadowcats
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Shadowcats » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:08 pm

Well Id say leave it as it is cause I'm 2 hr diff time to east anyway so it would start at midnight for me with the new arrangement and not 10pm as it is now.
But then on the flip side I don't download much during the "free time" anyway :|
I do however play an online game (Guild Wars) so maybe the speed would be better for it I dunno.
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by mcgel » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:09 pm

I'm in favour for the 2am start as the midnight slowdown does really impact gaming.

Good luck with the decision,
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maxipes76
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by maxipes76 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:09 pm

I'm happy with offpeak time as it is. But if the majority thinks that 2am-2pm would be better then let it be like that.

vbitter009
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by vbitter009 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:11 pm

i don't want the off peak period to change especially to the later time. So I vote 'No'

daza
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by daza » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:14 pm

I would oppose this possible change.

I think it's an interesting idea and it's great Exetel are allowing us to discuss this change but personally it would not benefit me.

If I am doing any off-peak downloading I queue it when I go to sleep (usually around midnight) and then the computer shuts down automatically when it's finished.

If off-peak is delayed by 2 hours then my computer will have to run for a further 2 hours before it can do anything useful. I would find this rather wasteful. I know it is possible to have the computer turn on at select times and turn off at select times but I find this would be a complication.

If we were allowed to choose our own 12 hour off-peak block it would be very useful (i.e. choose your own 12 hr block between 10pm and 4pm, 11 to 11, 12 to 12, 1 to 1, etc). But I would prefer to leave the system untouched as it seems to be working rather well at the moment.

In the past I had experienced the midnight slow-down, but I don't believe that's an issue any longer. I have reduced my downloading habits so perhaps that is why.

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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by cyk » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:14 pm

No is my vote

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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by vk3xem » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:18 pm

I cannot see Exetel creating a 10PM - 10 AM off-peak option, the concept of moving it to 2AM - 2PM is for the leachers to start downloading later to prevent the network from slowing down while many people are still using the Internet for browsing, gaming and other interactive applications.

By introducing a 10PM - 10AM would just encourage the leachers to start their downloads earlier and hinder other users with their interactive applications, so it will NOT happen.
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Ghossst » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:19 pm

Dear Exetel

The new 2am to 2pm off peak download period will greatly affect my off peak downloading experience.

If Exetel changes the off peak time to 2am then it will be similar to other internet providers such as TPG.
The 12 to 12 off peak session is one of the reason why I stayed with EXETEL after my contract.

Lets follow the economic theory of pareto efficency where you should only make changes where no one is made worse off.

Do not change what is not broken in the first place.

Regards

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