Slight changes to ihug's broadband plans

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Stuart, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Stuart

    Stuart Guest

    Just noticed that to get the $10 discount per month you no longer have to
    take a calling plan as well as switch to ihug phone. They now have a
    "standard" calling plan which is the equivalent of the current tolls
    package.

    If you signup before the end of December you get the free modem and
    installation without any fixed term contract if you go onto ihug phone and
    take a calling plan (which presumably means you can take the standard
    calling plan).

    And finally, their $50 plan has a "fair use" policy instead of a set data
    cap. Your speed is based on how much you download over the previous three
    days.
    http://www.ihug.co.nz/help/broadband/faq/quotas.html#quotas_10


    All this means is that ihug would look a whole lot more appealing if you
    were new to broadband. If you're looking to download over a gig a day the
    fair use plan might not be for you (you'll get throttled down to 512k).

    Stuart
     
    Stuart, Dec 2, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Stuart

    poopbunny Guest

    It still doesn't help if you are a gamer, P2P, etc

    With all the throttling going on it doesn't matter if you have a 10gb cap or
    30gb cap because you are never going to come close to those levels anyway.

    And all that traffic prioritising, latency will be no better.

    Shuffle & change all the plans they want, the service is not going to
    improve.
     
    poopbunny, Dec 2, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. Stuart

    Vista Guest

    "poopbunny" <> wrote in message
    news:45720e6b$...
    > It still doesn't help if you are a gamer, P2P, etc
    >
    > With all the throttling going on it doesn't matter if you have a 10gb cap
    > or
    > 30gb cap because you are never going to come close to those levels anyway.
    >
    > And all that traffic prioritising, latency will be no better.
    >
    > Shuffle & change all the plans they want, the service is not going to
    > improve.
    >
    >
    >


    ISPs all over the world shape traffic and restrict p2p, it is a fact you
    have to live with.
     
    Vista, Dec 2, 2006
    #3
  4. Stuart

    Craig Shore Guest

    On Sun, 3 Dec 2006 12:27:39 +1300, "poopbunny" <> wrote:

    >It still doesn't help if you are a gamer, P2P, etc
    >
    >With all the throttling going on it doesn't matter if you have a 10gb cap or
    >30gb cap because you are never going to come close to those levels anyway.
    >
    >And all that traffic prioritising, latency will be no better.


    What sort of latency from them are you looking for when playing games?
     
    Craig Shore, Dec 3, 2006
    #4
  5. Stuart

    poopbunny Guest

    My latency has nearly halfed (better) since I moved from ihug to orcon

    And the number of servers under 350 has now more than doubled.
     
    poopbunny, Dec 3, 2006
    #5
  6. Stuart

    Craig Sutton Guest

    "Stuart" <> wrote in message
    news:ekssad$lcf$...

    > And finally, their $50 plan has a "fair use" policy instead of a set data
    > cap. Your speed is based on how much you download over the previous three
    > days.
    > http://www.ihug.co.nz/help/broadband/faq/quotas.html#quotas_10
    >
    >
    > All this means is that ihug would look a whole lot more appealing if you
    > were new to broadband. If you're looking to download over a gig a day the
    > fair use plan might not be for you (you'll get throttled down to 512k).
    >


    First they say On the Broadband 2 and 3 plans once you've hit your data
    allowance you'll simply surf at 64kbps for the rest of the month, but
    there's no excess fees.


    but furthur down the page it states this


    How does ihug's fair use policy work on broadband 3?
    The fair use policy works by calculating a rolling average for your previous
    3 days data usage. If your average data usage over the last 3 days exceeds
    the thresholds below then your download speed will be restricted until the
    next days calculation. The table below shows the thresholds that apply and
    the speed that your plan will be restricted to:

    average daily data usage over previous 3 days download speed
    < 500 MB daily Full speed (as fast as your phone line allows)
    > 500 MB daily 2 Mbps
    > 1 GB daily 512 kbps
    > 2 GB daily 64 kbps



    Why does ihug have a fair use policy on broadband 3?
    We wanted to provide a plan that didn't restrict customers to a set data
    allowance each month. However, providing unlimited data with no fair use
    policy is just not viable as the price we'd have to charge to make an
    unlimited plan profitable would make it too expensive for most people.
    Additionally, very heavy use of the network causes congestion for other
    users and reduces the performance of the network overall. The compromise was
    to provide a plan with no set data limit each month but instead to introduce
    a fair use policy that stopped very heavy users monopolising the network.

    Does the fair use policy apply to all broadband plans?
    No. Only broadband 3 has the fair use policy.

    Will the fair use policy affect everyone on broadband 3?
    No. Most people use less than 3GB over an entire month so keeping your
    average download over the previous 3 days at less than 500MB per day
    shouldn't prove restrictive. The aim is to only restrict those people who
    are putting a lot of load on the network and stopping others from enjoying
    the benefits of fast broadband.
     
    Craig Sutton, Dec 3, 2006
    #6
  7. Stuart

    Vista Guest

    "Stuart" <> wrote in message
    news:ekssad$lcf$...
    > Just noticed that to get the $10 discount per month you no longer have to
    > take a calling plan as well as switch to ihug phone. They now have a
    > "standard" calling plan which is the equivalent of the current tolls
    > package.
    >
    > If you signup before the end of December you get the free modem and
    > installation without any fixed term contract if you go onto ihug phone and
    > take a calling plan (which presumably means you can take the standard
    > calling plan).
    >
    > And finally, their $50 plan has a "fair use" policy instead of a set data
    > cap. Your speed is based on how much you download over the previous three
    > days.
    > http://www.ihug.co.nz/help/broadband/faq/quotas.html#quotas_10
    >
    >
    > All this means is that ihug would look a whole lot more appealing if you
    > were new to broadband. If you're looking to download over a gig a day the
    > fair use plan might not be for you (you'll get throttled down to 512k).
    >
    > Stuart
    >


    They also don't seem to advertise them as 7.6M plans any more, at least not
    in huge letters on their front page. They now say 'upto' 7.6'M, maybe
    someone complained to the CC about false advertising.
     
    Vista, Dec 3, 2006
    #7
  8. Stuart

    Greg Guest

    You will find that the CC has been talking to the big isp's about
    promoting speeds up to 7.6M, I guess same kinds of lines like an up to
    50% sale, only one crappie item at 50% off, only 1 person in 1000 able
    to get speed like that.

    Greg

    Vista wrote:
    >
    > They also don't seem to advertise them as 7.6M plans any more, at least not
    > in huge letters on their front page. They now say 'upto' 7.6'M, maybe
    > someone complained to the CC about false advertising.
    >
    >
     
    Greg, Dec 3, 2006
    #8
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Shane

    Ihug new plans

    Shane, Apr 3, 2006, in forum: NZ Computing
    Replies:
    24
    Views:
    638
    Craig Sutton
    Apr 6, 2006
  2. iascoot
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    397
    Vista
    Aug 11, 2006
  3. iascoot

    New ihug plans (crap!)

    iascoot, Oct 26, 2006, in forum: NZ Computing
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    315
  4. Dave Doe
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    499
    Ralph Fox
    Apr 11, 2008
  5. Katipo
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    461
    Geopelia
    Apr 10, 2008
Loading...

Share This Page