iiNet Releasing 1TB Bundled Data Plans From August 20th

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  1. Hive

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    I hope you know that is physically impossible.

    The ITU G.992.5 standard rates ADSL2 at a max of 24,576Kbit.

    derp
     
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    haha sadface indeed :p


    it is legit. honestly

    Here's an old piccy i sent to a mate whilst getting a large patch
     
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    The wallpaper impresses me more than the DL speed. :thumbup::leet:

    If I had that for my wallpaper...well let's just say I wouldn't be married anymore. :(
     
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    iiNet 1Tb for $100

    Ok, so I personally wont be getting that plan, currently on the old home 5 plan, 70Gb/70Gb.

    Was thinking about a downgrade to the new home 2 plan 100Gb/100Gb, but with uploads counted :wired: may hold out.

    http://www.iinet.net.au/broadband/plans.html

    mM
     
  5. Whisper

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    Why?

    Were you even coming close to your 70GB/70GB?

    Also, you do realise that for exactly the same price you are paying for your 70GB/70GB, you can have the 200GB/200GB plan, right?

    So you have 3 choices:

    1. Pay the same amount you are paying now, and stay on the same 70GB/70GB plan.
    2. Pay the same amount you are paying now, and move to the 200GB/200GB plan.
    3. Pay less than you are now paying and move to the 100GB/100GB plan.
     
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    Maybe they upload heaps? Or sometimes just going back to an 'uploads counted' type arrangement is too hard to accept. I know it took me a bit to get used to, but the new plans certainly help to alleviate any concerns of mine :weirdo:
     
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    unless you have a good sync rate you can't upload more then 200gig going flat stick.. Even the. The max is around 220 gig....
     
  8. Whisper

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    Can you do the calcs on that one?

    I get a 1Mb Upload Sync.
     
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    On 1mbit, im assuming a capped upload speed of ~95kbyte/s. Real world maximum is actually around the 100-105k byte/sec but im taking into the account to keep that last few bits free for a more responsive QOS experience.

    The max at 95kbyte/sec 24x7x30 is 246GB. | (95*3600*24*30)/1000

    The max i have logged though my gateway is actually ~280GB / 30days on the WAN interface as an rough idea on real world loggings.

    But that put aside, even on the 200+200GB plan you can NOT realistically have less download than on the older 70+70. And it just impossible on the 1TB plans.
     
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    derp derp http://waffs.servaus.net/adsl2+/
     
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    Pretty much my conclusion as well.

    200/200GB is simply way more than you could realistically use if you are concerned about uploads and your previous cap was only 70/70GB.
     
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    so i'd be 9th on that list :D with 24.4mbit.
     
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    A person who is able to watch 1Tb worth of legitimate video data each month *really* should find something more productive to do.

    Nonetheless it begs the question(s) - when did wholesale data all of a sudden became a hell of a lot cheaper that allows a provider to offer such huge quotas?; and, why were these download quotas not available earlier?

    Alas, the way I see it is this:
    An end-user can download 1Tb of data over their own connection (which would near-enough saturate a healthy ADSL2+ connection for most of the month), so they're going to need to have a considerable amount of storage at that end-user's premise. But, why would they spend all that money on storage (and quota) when it's quite cheap to pay for data storage services on off-site equipment that is backed by UPS and backup with 99.9% uptime? Plus, the added costs of hardware to connect the dots and energy to power the suckers, it would equate to being a rather expensive exercise .. and, for what? Being a data hoarder?

    It's almost as though data-hoarding is like a disease and massive quotas are only egging on those who are vulnerable in thinking that they can soak their connection simply to say they were able to go 'over quota' on a 1Tb plan.

    Either way - cant see a point to it.

    Tbh it just seems that with bandwidth ISP's have found out that its the honey outside the ants nest to lure the n00bs who are cheap.

    seriously when i used to work for an ISP the amount of times you hear "but TPG are offering THIS MUCH GB!!ONEONEoneone" you looked at there quota of 20gb and could see they werent even using 5 for a whole month.
     
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    Data hording and mammoth servers is a hobby, just like gaming, or photography etc.

    I know a few guys with well in excess of 100tb of full storage, that grows daily, there will never be a limit.
     
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    Indeed - but how much of said storage is legitimate?
     
  17. Copie

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    Its only illegal if you get caught.
     
  18. Dutch Wink

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    protip: no, it's not.

    iinet gamer profile + broadcom modem + snr hax = 26mb on my 300m line.

    :) :)

    they could offer eleventy billion TB, it's all just marketing nowadays it seems. well except those on fibre - they can still do some damage @ 100mbit.
     
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  19. Hive

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    Yeah... but it's still fake.

    Even if you can fool your router into thinking it's 26Mb the DSLAM would still be running at the maximum ADSL2 rate only.

    So now i ask you, speedtest
     
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  20. Copie

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    Got anything to prove its fake? the screencaps says it all....
     

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