It means they will take the median user, and if your usage is greater than
10 times what they use, then they will contact you to discuss you plan.
E.g. if the median user always uses 500MB, then those who consistently use
5000 or more will be contacted. If you believe Telecom, the average user
uses less than this.
The Other Guy
"TEX" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:3f603040$(E-Mail Removed)...
> PJ wrote:
> > Hey Group,
> > I'm sure by now we all heard of the new woosh wireless service. And
> > reading various articles today, I'm still puzzled by the statements
> > <quote from computerworld>
> > "We'll take a median usage level and set the bar at about 10 times that
> > level. If you're consistently over that we'll be in touch to see if you
> > aren't better suited to a different plan." Smith says it will be a
> > service" contact rather than an "unpleasant experience"
> > </quote from computerworld>
> > What exactly is the median usage level? Does anyone have any info on
> > Regards,
> > Pete
> I think what they are saying is that if you go over the usage median for
> the plan you are on, more than 10 times (10 billing months I assume),
> then they will ring you up and ask to to potentially change to another
> plan. Big discussion on it on the broadband mailing list. Will bring
> some interesting competition to the industry. The latency is quiet good
> I hear, since one of the guys working for woosh is a big time gamer.
The Other Guy
> the key will be if they are going to actually wait and see what their
> median usage is or if they already have a preset number in mind (most
They would have to have a preset number in mind... it would be part of their
business planning stage, somewhere along the lines of "Jo Average will dl x
amount of warez, so we have to charge x to get a decent return on it"
The Other Guy wrote:
> It means they will take the median user, and if your usage is greater than
> 10 times what they use, then they will contact you to discuss you plan.
> E.g. if the median user always uses 500MB, then those who consistently use
> 5000 or more will be contacted. If you believe Telecom, the average user
> uses less than this.
They're too scared to use more.
If they aren't scare, they will use more.
I couldn't exist within 500MB. I'd go back to using a dial-up connection.
I have a 3GB cap on my TC cable modem account...and I stay under that
95% of the time.....probably averaging 1.5GB / month.....and bear in
mind TC measure domestic NZ traffic as 10% of international. A Gigabyte
within NZ is only worth 100MB of your quota.
That extra GB would cost me $200 / month - minimum....and far more if
they valued domestic traffic the same as international traffic.
Telecom is a rip-off, frankly. Vurtually every other option is
better......but limited by the fact that it costs too much to build
parallel infrastructure...and some monkey (Richard Prebble) sold the
local loop for some fraction of $4.4Billion......when it would cost 10
times that to build the equivalent from scratch.
When prebble tells you governement doesn't know what its doing, best to
assume he's speaking for himself.