I'm a heavy internet user. I'd change plans in a second if this plan
differentiated National/International Data.
But as far as I can see it doesn't. That's why Telecom can afford to offer a
10GB plan, depending on the user, much or all of this 10Gb will be the
'almost free' national variety.
Telecom could remove the incentive for other broadband players to go for the
ADSL market by just making a 256/256 with reasonably large (10GB)
International plans and free National data, and then pricing it at $89. They
would appear to have listened to the vocal minority wanting better
broadband, yet have protected their market and lined their own pockets even
more. Anyone that REALLY wants to setup alternatives with wireless would
still have markets to go for (Higher speed, more geographically spread
population etc) to target, so they couldn't complain that Telecom is being
monopolistic. Even then, Telecom would wholesale the new plans and the ISPs
would have something to offer.
No, I know it doesn't fix the root cause of Telecom being able to decide on
the plan, the cost and the caps - but if Telecom listened and upped the
plans once the masses started grumbling - they could stay ahead of the
problem and keep the marketspace clear and collect for every (virtually)
home broadband connection in the country for the forseeable future...
Cheers - N.
 The national packets are packed in blain brown paper headers, the
International ones get gold plated by hand before shipping.
Cheers - Neil Gardner
Networking and Security Support Engineer
(09) 968-3681 / (021) 746-345
From: Bryan Manson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, 9 February 2004 2:37 p.m.
To: 'Jeremy Brooking'; 'Juha Saarinen'
Subject: RE: [nznog] New Telecom Jetstream Plans Leaked?
Another interesting point... there is *again* no national/international
differentiation. We have this with 128/128 jetstart plans, one would think
telecom will have put some consideration into this with their new plans..
Sure, 10 gig is a bit. But 10 gig national? What's that costing telecom? I
guess it is a step in the right direction, but we are still stuck banging
our heads on brick walls stuck in the Stone Age to some extent.
Juha Saarinen wrote:
Not leaked -- annnounced today.
Note that the pricing will be $10 less for customers who put all their
calls through Telecom.
$39.95/$49.95 for the 1GB plan with 5c/MB excess $49.95/$59.95 for the
3GB plan with 5c/MB excess $59.95/$69.95 for the 10GB plan with no
excess charging, but throttling
That's retail, with/without Telecom Calling. Resale is $10 less.
Surely this must be seen as anti-competitive behaviour by the commerce
Who in their right mind is going to use another tolls provider, to save
themselves $5 a month on calls, when being Telecom dangle this carrot
infront of them.
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