iiNet to kill off AAPT 'leechers'

 

Unlimited plan users in ISP's crosshairs

IiNet will end AAPT's high-volume plan ending the heyday of bandwidth "leechers", some of whom boast of downloading more than 75 terabytes of data.

The west coast  ISP that bought AAPT in July for $60 million sent letters to about 2000 customers of the former Telecom NZ provider's unlimited 24x7 plans telling them it will end the service next month.

"AAPT Limited still owned the business up until handover to iiNet on Friday 1 Oct[ober]," an ISP representative wrote on Whirlpool's broadband forum.

"The first batch of letters to 24/7 unlimited customers were in the mail that afternoon."

iiNet chief executive officer Michael Malone made plain he would cut the plan even before it halted trading pending the acquisition.

"All you end up with on unlimited are the leeches," Malone said at the time.

iiNet representative Joe Selvaggi, posting to Whirlpool yesterday, pushed the ISP's 400GB Home 3 ADSL2+ plan as a replacement for those "with relatively modest needs".

"There's our ADSL2+ Home 3 plan with 200GB + 200GB with 256Kbps shaping for $69.95 plus $29.95 for Home Phone, which comes in at the same $99.95 price point as the Livenet 24/7 Unlimited package," Selvaggi said.

Another iiNet representative, 'Joseph C' reassured customers on other AAPT plans that the ISP would not shift them to its broadband products.

"The rest of the AAPT customer base isn't going to be affected - [they] can stay on their existing plans," he said.

"Only the 24/7 unlimited plans are being removed from use."

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.


iiNet to kill off AAPT 'leechers'
 
 
 
Top Stories
Inside the stalemate on Australia's piracy code
Still not registered almost five months on.
 
IT staff outline deep anger in Macquarie Uni survey
‘Morale at lowest point in a decade’.
 
Cost blowout to push NBN past $41bn budget
But government funding cap to remain.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Say goodbye to OneDrive Groups
Aug 28, 2015
If you've a) actually been using OneDrive and b) gone so far as to actually have been using ...
Libreoffice 5 review
Aug 24, 2015
It's free! It's open! But does LibreOffice deliver on its promise of a powerful office suite for ...
How to disable Cortana in Windows 10
Aug 21, 2015
Stop Microsoft's personal assistant snooping around.
Uni is optional: 5 tech leaders without a degree
Aug 17, 2015
Already running a business, but thinking about going back to uni? From Bill Gates to Steve Jobs, ...
New features coming to Xero
Aug 17, 2015
Use Xero? Here are some of the things you can look forward to in the coming months.
Latest Comments
Polls
New Windows 10 users, are you upgrading from...




   |   View results
Windows 8
  47%
 
Windows 7
  44%
 
Windows XP
  5%
 
Another operating system
  3%
 
Windows Vista
  2%
TOTAL VOTES: 708

Vote