NEW TPG ADSL2+ 150GB $69.99 "Super" Plan Available Now

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Falls, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. vec

    vec (Taking a Break)

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    will reply back here in a few days when it's all up and running.
     
  2. Chocco

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    Hey guys this plan is great!

    70 bucks for 150 gig? off peak/on peak times is well worth it!

    5 bucks more then then 30 gig plan I was on and yeah I can download 5 times as much now :)

    TPG FTW!
     
  3. davidw89

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    Whats the catch to this plan? Also TPG doesnt have Annex M for those who wants to have incredible upload speed (iam still waiting for iiNet to release it)
     
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    From what I can tell huawei (something like that) Dslams that TPG & Optus use dont support Annex M.

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  5. richielah

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    currently wanting to switch to this plan from Bigpond cable. Just wanting to ask wat the realistic speed gains are from cable to adsl2?

    This is my exchange info:
    Line of Sight: 1245 m
    Estimated Cable: 1930 m
    Estimated Attenuation: 27
    Estimated Maximum Speed: 14666
     
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    I reckon speed will probably would be similiar. Ping probably worse to bigpond game servers. I get 30 ms ping in game on games arena with TPG ADSL2+ vs probably 10ms when I had BP cable. Uploads much better. Value better.

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  7. bolex17

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    I am very tempted to switch over to this plan. Does anyone remember the really cheap broadband deal awhile ago that TPG had. $49.95 1.5mbits 20GB download and then they changed their plan pricing and everyone churned? :mad:

    I'm scared the same thing might happen to this one.
     
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    Falls

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    I was on that plan also. Happened whe teltsra gave ISP limited time discounts. TPG were first to offer the discount, and when it ended were first to take it away.

    Some ISP's kept giving the discount and went broke, or eventually up the price also.

    People were only asked to change plan after their contact expired.

    If your concerned you can lock yourself into an 18 month contract. :eek:

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  9. cpl punish

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    just signed up a few days ago to this plan after leaving bigpond cable. had a chat to the bigpond lady in cancellations and they offered me a $20 discount for one year to stay (10gig @ $40p/m). You will find that the 12gig (10gig with the old billing system) plan is the ONLY one that doesnt have excess usage fees. (excess usage fees is not an option for me, a ridiculous scam IMO) I told her about 40/gig for $70 and she said words to the effect of "oh...... well fair enough". told her about the extra 110gig off peak and she giggled.

    Have had the adsl2+ running for about 5 days now and im very happy. great speed and i dont have to worry about seeding my linux iso's (huge upload speed and not having to worry about it effecting your usage is mind blowing compared to BP cable).

    Have had no issues and am hoping i wont in future (never called bigpond tech support in 2 years except to cancel :p ). I do know TPG phone support is laughable and will only ever call them as a last resort.

    My advice.... sign up for 12 month contract only, and sign up to the TPG support forum here. The hard (and seemingly overworked) mods there seem to help anyone with issues.

    Now onto the all important speeds!

    richielah, im about the same distance if not further from my exchange, i certaintly dont get FULL ADSL2+ speeds but im still happy.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Download speed is pretty horrid. not alot better than 1500.

    What distance are your from the exchange? Whats your attenuation?

    did you run the test download/uploading other files?

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  11. mr sti

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    1500 would be around 256kb-s. That is quite fast compared to 1500.
     
  12. zaim

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    we just signed our shop up to this..... should be up by either wednesday~friday

    let u know on speeds.

    we are under a kilometer from the exchange too... south melbourne
     
  13. Rezin

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    No, it would be a maximum of 192.
     
  14. KRiSX

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    that is VERY slow... his 2328 kb/s is in relation to the connection speed... meaning 1500... or 512... or 24,000 or 8000.

    i just did the same test on my ADSL2+ with iiNet... sync speed is somewhere between 5000 and 6000 down and about 900-1000 up

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    as you can see... you are getting KB/s confused with kbps... i have no idea why they display it as kb/s... as when you run the test it shows it as kbps

    then again... as far as i know there is actually a difference between KB/s and kb/s...
     
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  15. Rezin

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    kB = kilobytes
    kb = kilobits
     
  16. xtortion

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    I got

    Line of Sight: 1084 m
    Estimated Cable: 1680 m
    Estimated Attenuation: 24
    Estimated Maximum Speed: 16000

    And my average DL speed it 120Kbps.. is this about right ?
     
  17. corefreak

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    For me TPG so far have been great.

    Good constant speeds and well seeded torrents are hitting up to 900kbs which is something Bigpond never did.

    I'm 1.8km from my exchange.


    AND the fact that uploads are counted is fucking awesome lulz.

    Been on it for a week and a bit and have clocked up 25gb, 10 peak and 15 off peak.

    :D
     
  18. ChinoPD

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    i'm happy with iinet home 5 in terms of dl quota, so i wont bother changing. my summary:

    Line of Sight: 2187 m
    Estimated Cable: 2952 m
    Estimated Attenuation: 41
    Estimated Maximum Speed: 7666

    currently connected @: DL = 5.5Mbps UL = 1.02Mbps
     
  19. simche

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    Hey guys must admit I know absolutely nothing about ADSL2 but since telstra have indicated they're moving me to the new billing system and the fact that I've had 2 long outages in my area in the last month I'm well and truly fed up and was considering churning to this plan. My question is with the following stats:
    Line of Sight: 1886 m
    Estimated Cable: 2735 m
    Estimated Attenuation: 38
    Estimated Maximum Speed: 9000

    Would I experience any loss in speed from Bigpond Cable moving to this plan or in fact any ADSL2 plan on my particular exchange and if the speed is greater how much by?
     
  20. corefreak

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    Speeds would roughly be the same for you.
     

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