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Old 27th May 2017, 4:20 PM   #661
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Oh yeah Telstra would never do that.

Good thing we gauge internet on smell though.

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&s...xrC5ZqhZELQSDA
In all fairness it was their cheaper 'Belong' service
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Old 27th May 2017, 4:25 PM   #662
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In all fairness it was their cheaper 'Belong' service
What fairness is that, oversubscribe your budget offering deliberately?
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Old 27th May 2017, 4:32 PM   #663
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What fairness is that, oversubscribe your budget offering deliberately?


Putting my business hat on, why would anyone pay $15 more for Telstra if Belong was just as fast?
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Old 27th May 2017, 4:36 PM   #664
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Show me a residential isp that doesn't oversubscribe and i will show you a politician who doesn't lie.
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Old 27th May 2017, 4:58 PM   #665
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The TPGs and Internodes of the NBN world all smell oversubscribed to me. I can't see them buying the same amount of bandwidth per customer that Telstra would for the prices they're charging.

Still not as bad as dodo though
I've been with TPG for many years for ADSL2 and have never had a problem but I basically just do web browsing. I was thinking of trying Dodo if I move to my investment property which has NBN but I'll think twice about it after seeing your post. Dodo has stands in shopping centres and a guy I spoke to at one made it sound like a good alternative to TPG but he wasn't exactly unbiased and gets a commission for each customer he signs up. Dodo was bought by M2 Telecom I believe.
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What fairness is that, oversubscribe your budget offering deliberately?
well, if people are going to buy on the basis of price over all else, the provider has to cut their costs in line with what they can see it for.

as Embercide said - there has to be some sort of quality differential or they are just going to cannibalise their own premium brand. that's what irritates me most about TPG buying iiNet/Internode - I'm afraid they are not going to maintain the premium offering for those who want it.

that said, TPG have quite surprised me of late. I can't comment on the quality of their customer service etc, but their network offering seems to be improving so credit where credit is due.
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well, if people are going to buy on the basis of price over all else, the provider has to cut their costs in line with what they can see it for.

as Embercide said - there has to be some sort of quality differential or they are just going to cannibalise their own premium brand. that's what irritates me most about TPG buying iiNet/Internode - I'm afraid they are not going to maintain the premium offering for those who want it.

that said, TPG have quite surprised me of late. I can't comment on the quality of their customer service etc, but their network offering seems to be improving so credit where credit is due.
well their email service (internode) has degraded to shit since the tpg takeover.

their spam filters dont work, and manual settings are reset account wide if your filters cause even the slightest bit of extra work for the email server. (i had spam filter turned up to 9 for each mailbox, and 1 mailbox had about 43 strict vanish rules for spam that made it pass the generic spam filter, which gets reset to default every 2nd day).

So now that FTTN has been activated in my area, im not only looking for a different, premium ISP, but looking into getting my own domain/hosted email service on top.

Been a loyal internode customer since 2006, will be jumping ship ASAP
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