iiNet ditches peak and off-peak data

iiNet ditches peak and off-peak data

Summary: Internode has already begun to have a positive influence on its parent company, with iiNet deciding to remove peak and off-peak downloads for its on-net ADSL2+ and Naked DSL plans and replace them with a single "anytime" quota.

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Internode has already begun to have a positive influence on its parent company, with iiNet deciding to remove peak and off-peak downloads for its on-net ADSL2+ and Naked DSL plans and replace them with a single "anytime" quota.

Previously, monthly data allocation would be evenly split between peak and off-peak times, with off-peak generally between 2am and 8am every day, but iiNet has followed in the footsteps of recently acquired company Internode by now allowing customers the full limits of their plans at any time of the day.

iiNet CEO Michael Malone said that in addition to iiNet offering data packs for customers who go over their limit, it also offers them flexibility.

"I'm really pleased to launch these significant changes to our plans. Both of these options have been introduced in response to feedback from our customers. It is very satisfying that we are now in a position to release them to the market," he said in a statement.

iiNet customers in off-net areas, or on the National Broadband Network, will, for now, be left out of the changes and will continue to have peak and off-peak data.

Topics: Broadband, Telcos, NBN

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  • Now if they would only offer a plan with half the 100GB quota on Naked DSL to compete with the entry level of the market, they'll have everything covered
    atg1981
  • Might sounds good, but..... this change really benefits the ISP more than the user. If a user schedules their larger downloads (podcast updates, software updates etc) for off peak time and they go over their quota, only their off peak time is shaped.

    However, under the new no-peak, no-off peak system, reaching your quota means shaped speeds for all times until the next billing cycle. It sounds like a perfect change for iinet to restrain people who go over their off-peak quota but not their peak quota.

    It also discourages those users from using off peak times so the peak traffic will increase. I really don't see much of an advantage here for the customer.

    Are there many users at the moment that go over quota on-peak times but have bundles of quota left in their off-peak time?
    Martin Danger
  • i changed from netspace to internode just for this reason. To have no peak/off peak times really made it easier to actually track and plan my downloads. I can easily say that i have X amount of data left and can just start downloading some files that are about the same size. With the peak/off peak i was constantly not-downloading demos on my ps3 because i didn't want to use on-peak data in case i needed it later - going to a single allotment actually creates less stress.
    iwashere33@...