Telkom R599 uncapped LTE fair use limit

Dan C

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"Throttling will occur during peak network periods, from 6pm to 12am"

Weird peak times
 

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Don't get lured.. Just a saving of RR100

http://www.telkommobile.co.za/deals/?price=5&brand=1&model=3147&plan_type=

ISDN dial up speeds are terrible will take forever to load a website
I don't follow.

Here they give you uncapped with 50GB FUP. You finish your cap, then some protocols will be throttled to 128Kbps from "from 6pm to 12am".

So it seems like you can download at full LTE speeds for whatever protocols they don't throttle from 12:01am to 5:59pm.

Yes?
 

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Hmmm.. Now I'm rather glad I'm going with Neotel LTE/Wimax. Their FUP appears to be a lot less restrictive.
 

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How will they know what's P2P or will they just limit everything besides port 80?

It will also limit the number of uncapped users to 150 per base station to ensure the quality of service remains high.

The introductory offer will start at R599 for the first 50 customers, R699 for the second 50, and R799 for the final 50 available packages at each base station.
So it's locked to a base station? If not I can see a lot of problems with this scheme. Even if it is I see problems like people being locked to the wrong base. Either way not a service I'll take then even if I could afford it.
 

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I don't follow.

Here they give you uncapped with 50GB FUP. You finish your cap, then some protocols will be throttled to 128Kbps from "from 6pm to 12am".

So it seems like you can download at full LTE speeds for whatever protocols they don't throttle from 12:01am to 5:59pm.

Yes?
So P2P, HTTP, FTP and NNTP throttled after 50GB.

@ R599 50GB ,it's R11.98/GB
@ R699 50GB, it's R13.98/GB
@ R799 50GB, it'sR15.98/GB

Then after cap you can still download without throttle at midnight, in the early morning and throughout the day.

Am I missing something?

Edit:
"Normal fair usage policy". (which is???)
24 month contract.
 
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Sounds like a very good deal. LTE speeds can be decent in most cases but how fast the service will be will be once the people start piling up on the towers will be interesting...
 

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Would Netflix/Hulu/HBOnow be throttled?
So before 50GB, maybe, due to this "Normal fair usage policy".

But after the 50GB FUP. Yes. It's HTTP taffic ini't?

But same time would be able to use after the 50GB from 12:01am to 5:59pm.

Sounds like a very good deal. LTE speeds can be decent in most cases but how fast the service will be will be once the people start piling up on the towers will be interesting...
Too damn good a deal.

Don't know where the cynicism stems from.

This is what we've been waiting for. LTE speeds as well (I'm under coverage)...

Albeit it's 24 months. Darn, if it was 12 months.
 

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So before 50GB, maybe, due to this "Normal fair usage policy".

But after the 50GB FUP. Yes. It's HTTP taffic ini't?

But same time would be able to use after the 50GB from 12:01am to 5:59pm.
They're not throttling HTTP traffic as far as I could make out
 

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They're not throttling HTTP traffic as far as I could make out
These bandwidth-intensive protocols and applications were defined as BitTorrent, application to application traffic, application to server traffic, and news servers (NNTP)
BitTorrent (P2P) application to application (HTTP), application to server traffic (FTP) and news servers (NNTP)

That's how I put it at #7.

What is app to app traffic?
 

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Too damn good a deal.

Don't know where the cynicism stems from.

This is what we've been waiting for. LTE speeds as well (I'm under coverage)...

Albeit it's 24 months. Darn, if it was 12 months.
For R699 Neotel has a much better 200GB cap and FUP.
 

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BitTorrent (P2P) application to application (HTTP), application to server traffic (FTP) and news servers (NNTP)

That's how I put it at #7.

What is app to app traffic?
HTTP is not application to application. It is Server (to client).
Application to application is peer to peer.

And another correction : application to server traffic does not necessarily mean FTP. It just means large amount of uploads to a server (Could be FTP but also things like Megaupload)
 

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HTTP is not application to application. It is Server (to client).
Application to application is peer to peer.

And another correction : application to server traffic does not necessarily mean FTP. It just means large amount of uploads to a server (Could be FTP but also things like Megaupload)
Ok. Yes, still find hard to believe HTTP isn't throttled. That's a crux.

EDIT: And why mention P2P two times, as I see things?
 
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These bandwidth-intensive protocols and applications were defined as BitTorrent, application to application traffic, application to server traffic, and news servers (NNTP).
Although not explicitly stated, will the FUP/SoftCap apply to the likes of youtube, vimeo, gaming, Netflix, VPN?
How would they know if you BitTorrent over a VPN?
 

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Are speeds throttled.. yes or no. I am confused
Apparently everything besides HTTP is shaped* to hell between 6PM and 12AM. Pretty weird time slot though but seeing as it's aimed at residential the rationale is probably that most people will be using it within that time. Don't know about the regular speed. If this is Telkom's normal package it's also throttled to 2Mbps during all times.

*EDIT: Only after reaching the 50GB cap.
 
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