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Mauler5150

$1700 internet bill! WTF?

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I just got off the phone from my Dad who got my internet bill (as it is thru his business for tax purposes) for the past month and apparently Telstra were trying to charge us $1700 for one months usage.

 

Now I know you all bitch and complain about your USA ISPs but damn, all I did was upgrade my usage plan in the middle of the month and upgrade to ADSL2 so that I could hopefully cut down on lag while playing games online. They tried to pull this bullshit saying I was only entitled to 30GB of up/downloads per month when the plan I was on said it was 60GB.

 

Fuck these wankers, on the phone now trying to sort shit out. Wish us luck.

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oh and ive been dling a stupid amount of shit for the last 5years and mine hasnt been over 50CDN. ever. most ever it was was 20£/m.

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They have ridiculous caps in Australia, the one I am on is one of the worst as even uploads are metered (my torrent ratios are almost down to 1:1 since we switched ISPs a while back). We aren't going to pay it, they have now agreed that we only have to pay $150Au (which is the price of the plan I am on, surprisingly enough, this is actually competitive when I checked other ISPs pricing out).

 

But Anyway let this thread serve as a warning to people to not use Telstra as an ISP (if you live in Oz that is).

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Must be the geographic isolation and expensive satellite links, that really sucks.

Most urban areas here you pay around $50 a month for 10 megabits per second speed, no caps.

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Must be the geographic isolation and expensive satellite links, that really sucks.

Most urban areas here you pay around $50 a month for 10 megabits per second speed, no caps.

 

I highly doubt out location has anything to do with it, what with satellites being able to move...

 

It is the fact that Telstra got sold off piece by piece yet they still own most of the hardlines wired throughout Australia and the new owners (our government) are using that to fuck us over as hard as possible by charging all ISP's to use their lines.

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Ah whatever the cause, it is totally fucked as we are getting so ripped off it isn't funny.

 

What happened to Rudd's internet promise he made, about upgrading all the lines and shit?

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Mauler, we got sent an 8,000 dollar bill one month, there are companies you can contact that do the work for you so you dont have to pay that shit. If you want i'll get you the name of the company we used.

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Its all sorted, but thanks mate. It is highway robbery, but they agreed that there was nothing explicit in the contract to say that I only had half the cap or whatever, they just assume this is the case. After coming off my 1500/256 plan I went a bit crazy and downloaded a shitload, especially since I had to catch up on seasons of shows since I was on holiday, but when I left utorrent running for a couple of days I didn't realise I had uploaded 7GB (as I was used to upping at 1/10 the speed of what it runs at now). If it was just downloads I would have been fine I reckon, but I got right to the 60GB mark at the end.

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Man, thats heinous.

 

I pay 25 a month and my house mate pays the same and we have unlimited downloads and very fast interwebs,. i dont know what plan were onm because it was already up and running when we movedd in but we have never had anything like that happen.

 

good on you mauler for beating the internet.

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Damn Fruity, who the fuck are you with that you get that deal? Hit us up on the PM when you find out as that sounds too good to be true.

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that sucks mauler.

right now I'm in seoul, the internet here is fucking lighting fast. I pay about $50 US a month for wireless and english language cable as a package, last night I was getting entourage dling at 2.7 megabites(not bits) a second. never saw anything that fast in england

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Damn man, I thought 500kps for the same show was fast but fuck, I am better off just getting a hookup over there and getting them to mail me dvds, would be a shitload cheaper than buying net here.

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I called bullshit on this, then looked up the currency difference between steve irwin land and our more sophisticated, intelligent country, the u.s., and it's only like an 11% difference.

 

Post a copy of the bill.

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Haha, NO WAY MAN YOU'RE TOTALLY LIEING ON THE INTERNET ABOUT A BILLING ERROR INVOLVING YOUR INTERNET. POST PROOF DAWG.

 

 

Shut the fuck up, faggot.

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i didn't know this even happened. maybe the internet was invented by Al Gore, so the US gets faster speeds with no usage restrictions?

 

sucks brah.

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I didn't know places had internet with download caps

 

I also think it's funny my Opera spell checker always demands I capitalize (or type in all my caps) the word internet

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