TPG Standalone ADSL2+, Naked ADSL2+ & Unlimited ADSL2+/Homephone Bundle Plans Revised

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  • -3 votes

    Bet you any money that it's not available for existing customers….

    though I'm glad they brought back the 1mbps shaping. 256kbps is unusable.

    • +11 votes

      try telstras 64k shaping. Then you'll know unusable. 256k would be heaven for me

      • +2 votes

        As a tip try changing your MTU to 576 when you are shaped.

        The main issue is that the default of 1500 is only good for fast internet connections. An MTU of 576 is is line with that needed for dial up.

        Generally 64k shaping issues are related to hardware/windows issues with the MTU being set too high. Once adjusted for the slower speed the connection is as good (well slightly better) then dialup.

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          thanks for the tip, didnt know that!

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        I'm with TPG (pretty old plan) and I've got 64k shaping. In fact, I'm on it right now because I'm capped.. except it actually feels faster than 64k.

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        haha tell me about it. im one of those poor saps on it right now!!!

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      The Whirlpool post state that it's available for everyone.

      I still think people should stop posting these unreleased plans.

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    TPG etc…oh wait.

  • +6 votes

    I thought you can always upgrade your plan (as many times as you want). But can only downgrade once every 6 months for free

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      is that something new? There has always been a fee for downgrades?

      • +1 vote

        Downgrade fee applies for ADSL1 at all time, and ADSL2+ while within contract.

        • +2 votes

          As thangcuoi said. ADSL2+ only within contract you cannot downgrade without penalty (no penalty is downgrading after 6 months as Jcharak58 pointed out). Outside of contract you can upgrade and downgrade as you please. Again, for ADSL2+.

  • +1 vote

    TPG….I just upgrade my plan to 180G 49.99 within….2 weeks….can I upgrade it without charge? (That's why TPG can keep themselves busy…LOL)

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      you can upgrade as many times as you want lol .. they won't charging you fee for giving them more money every month.

      Just a question, how this this plan different from their current plan ?

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        1. Current plan for $49.99 is 180GB (90 peak + 90 off-peak). So they're giving you 10GB more for peak and off-peak.
        2. The latest revision of the 180GB $49.99 plan lowered the capped speed dramatically to 256kbps. They're upping it again to what it was previously, at 1Mbps.
        3. Current $59.99 plan only gives you 200GB worth of download, so 20GB for $10/month is not really good value.
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          An upgrade is considered a plan of equal or greater $ value, so yes you can upgrade to the new $49.99 plan.

  • +1 vote

    Just checked TPG website, This plan hasn't been released yet :(
    So this is not exactly a deal until it's available. It's more of an info…

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    when is this plan supposed to be released?

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    i'd say the 1st of september.

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    Nothing news on 500G plan. I am on this plan for the past two months.

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      yeah but at least they're making it available on ALL exchanges now

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    If the deals aren't released yet. Looks like this thread is GG!

    Wish TPG would look after their existing customers more with the bundles though.

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      there's no process to transfer from LSS to ULL unfortunately.. and it's Telstra's fault that we existing customers are getting shafted

      only way to do it is if u re-signup.. which I will be doing since they re-introduced the unlimited bundle with a cheaper price now of $79.99 (as opposed to the previous $75 + $1 +10).. not looking forward to the down time though =\

      • +1 vote

        I'm considering doing this.

        The good thing about TPG is that they always upgrade/update their plans regularly.

        The bad thing is.. they always upgrade their plans regularly.. so it's hard to keep track and see what's best value for money.

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        TPG advised me NOT to do this because my exchange is full and they couldn't reserve me a port if I cancelled. I agreed to the cancelling and resign up and down time, but it could be months before a port becomes available for me so I'm stuck.

  • +2 votes

    $50 plan will always be the BEST value for money. hands down.

  • +1 vote

    I'd prefer 1T plan @$69.99 and save my 10 bucks.

  • +2 votes

    Details on the NEW (soon to be released) Naked ADSL plans below:

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1521266

     - Naked 200GB for $59.99 per month with 100GB Peak/100GB Off-peak and 1MB/1MB shaping 
    
     - Naked 250GB Premium for $69.99 per month with no Peak/Off-peak split and 2MB/1MB shaping 
    
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    Conditions look better than the other plans

    • Consists of peak (8am - 2am) and off peak (2am - 8am) monthly usage quota.
    • Speed will be shaped to 1Mbps/1Mbps for the period in which the monthly usage quota has been exceeded (peak and/or off peak).
    • Download only counted
    • Uploads not counted.
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      Are you sure uploads are "not counted"?
      I quickly went through the forum links and did not find any mention of uploads not being counted.

      TPG offer both types of plans, being uploads counted, and uploads not counted.
      I'm crossing my fingers it's not counted tho, i've been waiting all winter to get NAKED :p

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      don't know yet if these new/upgraded plans will count uploads or not.. but it will most likely follow suit from the current plans

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    Is upload counted for the 1TB plan?

    Can upload used up a lot of the limit? Just wondering for anyone who has the upload counted for their plan

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      the 1TB plan looks to be scrapped atm.. but for arguments sake, if it wasn't.. tpg would most likely count uploads on it since it would've been bundled with the home phone and all the homephone plans have uploads counted (except of course the newly re-introduced unlimited bundle)

      say you uploaded @ 100KB/s for 24/7 the entire month.. that'll total a bit over 250GB.. so deduce whatever u like from that

  • +1 vote

    these plans would be great if they don't count uploads. counting upload sucks!

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    Where is ADSL1? The 8Mbps. Increase the quota please.

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    I am bit confused. So, this is only for new customers right? I signed up with them few months back on ADSL2+ + Home Bundle ($49 + $1 for line rental) which gave 130GB a month. So, does that now automatically go to 180GB a month?

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      NO You have to manually upgrade your plan. I have done several times.

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        Do you have to pay anything to make the change?

  • +1 vote

    This deal is pretty confusing with the URLs in the post.

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    Bear in mind not all exchanges have access to any of the 500Gb or higher plans. Check here… http://mattgallagher.com.au/cgi-bin/tpgexchanges

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      Could you please tell how to check the exchanges for other ISPs?
      thanks

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        I havent seen anything like the TPG one for others. Need to check individual ISP websites

    • +1 vote

      the whole point of the whirlpool post was the announcement of all adsl2+ exchanges having 500gb

  • +1 vote

    I guess revising their plans too often isn't a bad thing in this instance … this time probably due to all the TB plans popping up, and Bigpond's plans.

    … I'm more interested in the same offerings at a lower price point.

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    Great, my contract just finished. Planning to change to unlimited broadband + home phone.

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    deal is not on