Back To The Future?

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Ravenous
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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by Ravenous » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:10 pm

I have looked across the Tasman Sea and I am sure you are all aware of the availability of an "Uncapped Data Allowance - Managed Traffic Speed - Optimised for ADSL2+" internet plan. Also notable was in addition to this was a higher tiered plan option with a relatively large data allowance cap for "Home Businesses, Gamers and Heavy usage" who rely on an uncapped traffic speed.

Can something similar to this able to be offered?

State upfront that traffic is managed on the "uncapped data allowance" plan.

In the same instance, for those who need the speed, offer an unmanaged traffic plan with a very generous data allowance cap at a slightly higher premium.

:| If any sort of "unlimited off-peak" gets up, just keep it simple, what has been discussed is getting quite complex.

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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by vk3xem » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:15 am

Ravenous wrote:If any sort of "unlimited off-peak" gets up, just keep it simple, what has been discussed is getting quite complex.
I would have to agree, multiple time bands, etc is just too complicated.

I like the idea of unlimited 3 AM - N AM option for the P2P types provided interactive usage is still protected.

Also NON-P2P 24 hour Unlimited option for VoIP, gamers, ABC iView and other interactive users would be a winner too in my opinion.
The views I present are that of my own and NOT of any organisation I may belong to.

73 de Simon, VK3XEM

LordS
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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by LordS » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:02 pm

or....

Just remove off-peak all together.

Offer a competitive quota for the month, and spread out the user's anniversary (monthly start/finish) to spread the load.

Don't block or remove any protocols, prioritise VOIP and HTTP above the rest, and you'll have a winner.

sedaai
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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by sedaai » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:16 pm

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/159193,my ... dband.aspx

Seems someone had a similar idea to Exetel when it comes to unlimited broadband.

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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by ForumAdmin » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:17 pm

sedaai wrote:http://www.itnews.com.au/News/159193,my ... dband.aspx

Seems someone had a similar idea to Exetel when it comes to unlimited broadband.
I think a few ISPs will copy the AAPT free download period as it's such an appealing thing to offer.

DarkLotus
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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by DarkLotus » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:09 pm

Just noticed 1.5mbps and lower plans are showing up as N/A for offpeak so i assume that means you have gone unlimited on them.
Amazing progress for broadband when others are still going backwards, come so far from 11months ago when people who did a little to much in offpeak got asked to leave, can we come back now?
Either way its great value.

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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by CoreyPlover » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:44 am

DarkLotus wrote:11months ago when people who did a little to much in offpeak got asked to leave, can we come back now?
People don't get asked to leave if "they download a little too much in offpeak". Something else would be at play in these circumstances. Either way, you can contact residentialsales@exetel.com.au to enquire

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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by DarkLotus » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:30 am

Thanks Corey sent a email off now.

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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by LordS » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:40 am

wheres the 8mbit unmetered off peak?

Seems stupid I'm now paying $20 more for less.

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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by CoreyPlover » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:47 am

LordS wrote:wheres the 8mbit unmetered off peak?
Don't want much, do you?

8Mbit unmetered could potentially rack up about 1TB of data in a month.
LordS wrote:Seems stupid I'm now paying $20 more for less.
Firstly, compared to what? If you are comparing to old plans that have not yet been discontinued then surely you mean "I *would* be paying $20 more for less": you are not yet under any obligation to switch if the new plans are not to your liking

Secondly, 8Mbps ADSL1 plans are bad relative value; you can blame Telstra for that. Exetel can't offer low cost services if their carrier costs are high.

ozblogger
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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by ozblogger » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:21 pm

So the "No Charge" for Off-Peak in base plans for ADSL2 means UNLIMITED Off peak ?
and ADSL1 (upto 1.5Mbps) has gone totally Unlimited Off-Peak

Wow Exetel, you continue to surprise me :)

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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by Ravenous » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:01 pm

Nice to see the plunge into ADSL2 unmetered off-peak.

Any chance of an 8192/384 unmetered off peak? TL-CA perhaps?

Orkon
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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by Orkon » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:31 pm

For Members currently on the TL-A* and TL-B* plans, will the new posted plans by the same name automatically update from 1/11? or do we need to change plans and select the same plan?

I have looked through this thread and other threads on the boards and was unable to glean the answer.

Scott

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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by caspersky » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:59 pm

Nice change. It's awesome to see all these wonderful changes!

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Re: Back To The Future?

Post by CoreyPlover » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:45 pm

Orkon wrote:For Members currently on the TL-A* and TL-B* plans, will the new posted plans by the same name automatically update from 1/11? or do we need to change plans and select the same plan?
If the plan has the exact same name, I think it is reasonable to assume that the change will be applied automatically.

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