I really don’t know what is going on. When I was 21 I had a 10GB cap on my internet, that’s like, 9 years ago. Then I moved overseas and had uncapped broadband, then moved back to New Zealand to be pleasantly surprised we had uncapped broadband here too. Ok, so it was only 256/128, then it went up to 2mb/128, and then 3.5mb/128. So currently I’m on 3.5/128. Looking at that I’d say New Zealand was moving forward, at a fricken snails pace, but still forward right?
Then what happened? They removed all the uncapped plans and brought back the caps. Originally coming back in at 1GB. 1GB! Or you could pay more and get 5GB, then even more and get 10GB. $60 for 10GB?
Then we have TVNZ which is partly govt funded. And TVNZ with it’s govt funding is now launching the TVNZ Ondemand service, where you watch your shows online. Now why would the govt fund a service like that when they know that NZ broadband is too slow to watch it and also is too capped to watch more than one or two shows per month. I guess I should also mention that it’s not even hosted in New Zealand too, which makes it even slower. Each show comes in at ~250mb (reports are saying that most of them are ~500mbâ€¦) Fucking retards!
God knows you can’t stream video in NZ, you need to download it. I can’t even watch YouTube without pausing it and letting it download before I press play. It goes all start-stoppy on me. >:( Makes you wonder if it’s worth buying that Xbox360 or PlayStation 3 because you couldn’t play online. I wonder what those WoW addicts do
I can download a tv show off bitorrent at about 180mb and it’ll be better quality than what is offered by TVNZ Ondemand. Plus if you download it as a torrent then it’s only going to take 180mb away from your data cap.
What on earth am I going to do with 10gb? I currently download over 50gb per month! I’ll have no movies or TV to watch. Everything on NZ television I saw already last year, I’ll have to wait about a year for NZ to catch up to what I’m watching.
I have no idea what to do. I think I’m screwed. I shouldn’t even bother having broadband or internet anymore and just spend the $50+ per month hiring out DVDs.
Woosh is currently undertaking a review of rate plans & services offered, and have identified that you are on Quicksilver flat rate, a plan which is no longer being offered to customers.
This plan will be removed from our system on 1st July 2008.
We want to ensure you continue to get a good deal so we will be changing you to the best equivalent price plan (Orbit 10) on 1st July 2008. This plan costs the same as you are currently paying ($49.95) and offers the same speeds; but does however have a monthly data cap of 10GB.
If this is not suitable to you, we recommend you select an alternative suitable to your data requirements to avoid getting speed limited when your plan is automatically changed over on the 1st July 2008.
(Download/Upload) Monthly Data Cap Cost per month
Orbit 5 (2M/128k) 5GB $39.95
Orbit 10 (Full Speed / 128k) 10GB $49.95
Orbit Pro 20 (Full Speed 128k) 20GB $79.95
Email us now with your plan change request at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your username and address for verification. We will endeavour to change it within 24 hours after receiving your email and will send you a confirmation to advise that your plan has been changed.
The Woosh Customer Services Team
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does this plan withdrawal affect me?
If you do not change your Flat rate plan by 1st July 2008, we will automatically change it to a 10GB plan for you. If you use more than 10GB, your connection will be speed limited until the end of the month. You can top up your data online throughout the month if required. You are free to use your data allowance at any time of the day.
Can I choose another plan?
Yes, you are free to choose any of the current Woosh DSL plans. There is no fee to change your plan
Should you have any queries, please visit our website www.woosh.com for pricing plan, Terms and Conditions information.
Here’s what on offer in New Zealand when it comes to broadband: An easy comparison of Internet plans offered by New Zealand ISPs
Wow, mid-May and nothing has been posted? You’d think that everything was dying off! But no, rest assured that I’m still alive, and still around and still managing to exist by the skin of my teeth…
Just looking at my calendar for tomorrow, it looks pretty packed o_O I was hoping to go down to town and get a new pair of boots. I swear to God my toes are going to fall off, my feet are freezing. My toes look like Smurf toes!
So it’s a while later now… I went down to get boots but I couldn’t find anything that I liked. There is bugger all size 8 left of anything too. I’m thinking that all the ladies in Wellington are size 8 and went and bought everything up already I hate shopping, I can never find things I like!!!
I think I’ll now go and play on my PSP for a bit and have a break. I am playing Astonishia Story. I just completed Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony yesterday and in the weekend I completed The Sims 2: Castaway (I can’t believe this isn’t in Mobygames o_O). Totally into this PSP thingy eh. I’ll never grow tired of it!!
Ciao for now.