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Post by trog @ 12:49pm 06/09/10 | 37 Comments
Internode have just announced they're joining iiNet in offering one terabyte of downloads in their latest round of plans - though they're throwing down the gauntlet by calling it the "first true terabyte broadband plan", by virtue of the fact that it is not separated into peak and off-peak:
Taking a lead from the over-size T-shirt shelf, Internode's 1000 gigabyte (GB) XXL Easy Broadband ADSL2+ service drapes its customers in a true one-terabyte data quota plan, costing $149.95 a month when bundled with NodeLine telephone service.

In a generous overhaul, Internode has doubled the data quota of its popular Easy Broadband plan ($49.95 bundled) from 50 GB to 100 GB per month and introduced 200GB ($69.95 bundled) and 300GB ($89.95 bundled) plans - dubbed respectively S, M and L. For customers with big data appetites, Internode provides the 600GB XL plan for $99.95 (bundled) as well as the true-terabyte XXL plan.
Check out the full announcement for more details about the latest plan changes.



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Latest Comments
Furgle
Posted 12:51pm 06/9/10
I got real excited -- until I read it was for everyone except those on Hellstra ports.

I'm lucky to get 250k/s. If I was renting I'd move, but I'm now anchored down by a mortgage.
eXemplar
Posted 12:57pm 06/9/10
I would have got excited if they were sincere in offering this as a great service to their customers instead of a knee-jerk response to competition. If they can suddenly do this now, why didn't they before kinda thing.
carson
Posted 12:58pm 06/9/10
Tell me about it. I'm stuck on a telstra port and the only cost effective plans I can get are ADSL1 plans. But I think I might make the switch to Internode now as I average about 100gig a month and for $50 bundled, it's win win!
Midda
Posted 01:00pm 06/9/10
Looks like Internode is finally becoming affordable. Their 240GB plan is pretty tempting.
Plasma
Posted 01:01pm 06/9/10
Their plans page is so confusing, needs a make over.
Furgle
Posted 01:03pm 06/9/10
Tell me about it. I'm stuck on a telstra port and the only cost effective plans I can get are ADSL1 plans. But I think I might make the switch to Internode now as I average about 100gig a month and for $50 bundled, it's win win!


If you're truely stuck on a tel$tra port (ie, there are no optus ports etc) then you won't get these prices. You will get 50GB for $50.
deadlyf
Posted 01:03pm 06/9/10
How do you get 100GB on node for $50 a month while on a telstra port? I'm paying $140 a month and would have ditched already for Telstra's much cheaper plans if it wasn't for their 2 year contracts.
Sc00bs
Posted 01:06pm 06/9/10
f***** telstra and there f*****g s*** lines making even simple built up areas unable to get any decent sort of internet.

me and the misses are moving to bulimba next yr in an apartment thats gettin built. Had a check to see what nets u can get and pretty much cant get the 3 main ones i would want due to some s*** with the telstra lines.
Tanaka Khan
Posted 01:08pm 06/9/10
Something I received from telstra the other day -




Dear ####,

Thanks to some recent network upgrades, you could now get even more speed out of your BigPond Elite Cable Broadband plan. The network can now provide speeds up to a maximum of 30 Mbps* (depending on the content you are downloading) – almost double the old 17Mbps maximum.

Getting the speed upgrade is easy. Simply switch off your modem, wait a minute or so, then switch it on again. When it reboots it will automatically access the faster network speeds.

There are just a couple of things to be aware of:

• If you have a Wi-Fi modem, you’ll get the optimum performance when connecting with an Ethernet cable (a yellow cable was supplied with your modem) rather than the Wi-Fi connection.

• Not all Cable modems are compatible with 30Mbps speeds. To check a list of compatible modems, please click here.

If you’d like to know more about this speed increase, visit BigPond.com.

Yours sincerely

Peter Jamieson
Executive Director
Customer Service and Sales


I'm quite happy about this.
Hogfather
Posted 01:13pm 06/9/10
I would have got excited if they were sincere in offering this as a great service to their customers instead of a knee-jerk response to competition. If they can suddenly do this now, why didn't they before kinda thing.

That's funny, because here I was getting a warm fuzzy about market competition driving prices down.
ravn0s
Posted 01:22pm 06/9/10
i got that email too tanaka. ive noticed a nice little speed increase.
carson
Posted 01:34pm 06/9/10
If you're truely stuck on a tel$tra port (ie, there are no optus ports etc) then you won't get these prices. You will get 50GB for $50.

So it seems! F***.

Want NBN please.
DM
Posted 01:34pm 06/9/10
I have no clue what type of port i'm on but i'm guessing telstra. So it looks like internode will lose my business and iinet will gain it, because i'm stick of paying $140 a month for 100gb. F*** them.
casa
Posted 01:38pm 06/9/10
you can get unlimited with dodo for $40
DM
Posted 01:40pm 06/9/10
$70 for adsl1 unlimited, with only 1500 speed. I'm getting 8000 atm so that doesn't really suit me.
Sc00bs
Posted 01:42pm 06/9/10
im sure internode are just funneling all the names of ppl with suss downloads to the government
trog
Posted 01:47pm 06/9/10
im sure internode are just funneling all the names of ppl with suss downloads to the government
Is that sarcasm? AFAIK Internode don't even bother to forward those stupid MPAA requests on to their users. They almost certainly do not bother logging anything else that you do; there's no obligation to do so (unless relevant authorties have issued a warrant for you and they're tapping your service, in which case you're already f***ed, but there's almost no chance that is happening to anyone for something as lame as copyright infringement).

And if you use Usenet, there's (apparently) no logging done at all on the Usenet servers. See item #9, http://www.news.astraweb.com/privacy.html .
Sc00bs
Posted 01:49pm 06/9/10
Had no idea. Sounds awesome if they are like that
step
Posted 01:52pm 06/9/10
If they can suddenly do this now, why didn't they before kinda thing.
That's like asking why didn't iinet or tpg come out with the same plans when they first launched...
Eorl
Posted 02:02pm 06/9/10
I'm on telestra lines as well, cause internode is all, lolol, you want 100gb, pay $99. F*** that s***, I'll just stick with luldodo.
HeardY
Posted 02:03pm 06/9/10
Good news for everyone :)
gamer
Posted 02:51pm 06/9/10
F*** yeah, Internode still giving best value for buck to their customers.

Been with them for over 4 years now and love it. My only gripe was how long it took to get the naked line installed (6 weeks!) and that the naked plans take a while to get updated (not a main plan)
DM
Posted 03:26pm 06/9/10
Internode seem to be the place you go to if you are lucky enough to be in an ADSL2 area. They have seemingly given up on 1.
CSIRAC
Posted 03:51pm 06/9/10
I'm so confused with internode plans atm. I'm not evne sure I'm part of this new quota bump or not and the website is really not helping. Are these plans in force come next rollover or is it just announcing their intentions?

I'm on the Easy Naked plan ($59.95 for 70gig ups+downs) does anyone know if i'm getting any love? I'm on optus lines :(
Mordecai
Posted 04:04pm 06/9/10
A mate of mine would love this. Except he can't get anything like that. Moved in to a new apartment (for him anyway) in Melbourne (close to the CBD) and has been told because of telstras s***** lines the best he can get is ... Dialup! I had to laugh at him.

Telstra have told him they can fix the lines but won't unless he lodges all sorts of claims with His potential ISP. The techy who looked at the lines said its an easy fix but he can't do it as he isn't a bigpond user.
Whoop
Posted 06:47pm 06/9/10
Something I received from telstra the other day -

i got that email too tanaka. ive noticed a nice little speed increase.

I never got that email and, if anything, my internet has been a s***load slower than usual the past few days. Usually when I'm capped I can load QGL just as if I wasn't capped but at the moment I'm uncapped and still even QGL times out sometimes. What the hell are you doing telstra? Your internet is already s***, stop making it s******.
Dogmatix Man
Posted 06:56pm 06/9/10
I'm on the Easy Naked plan ($59.95 for 70gig ups+downs) does anyone know if i'm getting any love?


This internode blog post suggests that you will get some love.
Fireblood
Posted 09:36pm 06/9/10
I can't WAIT until September when my internet plan runs out....$120 a month for 50gig "8000mps" ADSL1 with line rental.....stupid phone lines. It's ok for downloads ie around 700kb, however it loses packets left right and centre which makes browsing a chore. 3 months after I signed up telstra dropped their cable plans which would be better value and faster! GRR
sLaps_Forehead
Posted 11:01pm 06/9/10
1000 gig
f** me that's alotta smut.
Shroud
Posted 11:18pm 06/9/10
seems like all the new apartments have s***** telstra lines

i moved into brand new apartment, only can get ADSL 1 here, if I want ADSL 2 i have to go with telstra.. fk that

im on ADSL 1, 400 gig a month with iinet.. not a bad deal.. top speed about 800k/sec
Crusher
Posted 10:54am 07/9/10
RE new plans/Easy Broadband on Telstra..

They were doing adsl2 on Telstra ports for a while with easy bb which was great, they have ceased new installations until the outcome of the group ACCC action is known after Bigponds last round of plans made it impossible to supply an ADSL2 port on Telstra Wholesale at the same price as Bigpond was selling it for retail.
bLaZe
Posted 02:12pm 07/9/10
this might actually be exciting if it didn't exclude the those on telstra ports, which is most of us :(
DM
Posted 03:12pm 07/9/10
Well it seems i can get ADSL2 if I go with bigpond but they are pretty crap aren't they? Still though price is right. $70 for 200gb
deadlyf
Posted 03:28pm 07/9/10
Bigpond is a lot better than it used to be, they still count uploads and still aren't the cheapest but they have much more competitive plans now.
koopz
Posted 10:46pm 08/9/10
Bah
Posted 11:06pm 08/9/10
If you live in south brisbane (west end, w'gabba area), you're getting it whether you want it or not
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/telecommunications/telstra-move-to-close-exchange-worries-rivals/story-fn4iyzsr-1225913520295
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