TPG ups quotas, standardises shaping

Summary:TPG has increased the monthly usage quota on its stand-alone ADSL2+ plans, and has standardised shaping speeds for when quotas are exceeded.

TPG has increased the monthly usage quota on its stand-alone ADSL2+ plans, and has standardised shaping speeds for when quotas are exceeded.

The internet service provider announced the new plans yesterday, which increase quotas, but also sees users that exceed them limited to 256Kbps.

TPG's former $49.99 plan had a 200GB quota, which could be used at any time of the day, with speeds shaped to 1Mbps if the quota was exceeded. This plan now gives users 500GB, but that limit is divided equally into two 250GB peak (8:30am to 2:30am) and off-peak (2:30am to 8:30am) periods. The shaping speed has also decreased from 1Mbps.

It's worth noting that under the new 500GB plan, if users decide to bundle their home phone into the plan, the price is the same as TPG's unlimited plan at $59.99. Additionally, TPG's unlimited plan is the same price irrespective of whether users' line rental is bundled or not.

TPG's new $39.99 plan has also seen its 60GB (30GB peak, 30GB off-peak) quota increased to 150GB (75GB peak, 75GB off-peak). The shaping speed for the plan remains the same at 256Kbps.

Similarly, its cheapest $29.99 plan has seen its 15GB (5GB peak, 10GB off-peak) quota increased to 50GB (25GB peak, 25GB off-peak), but its shaping speed has increased to 256Kbps from 128Kbps.

Uploaded data previously counted towards quotas, but TPG in recent weeks has removed this limitation and now only counts downloaded data in users' quotas.

Topics: Telcos, TPG

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