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After living in California for 10+ years, and an Australian born citizen. We do get screwed over majorly in AUS; with almost ever think. Internet especially i pay $200 a month for ADSL+2 500GB download frown.gif
and get horrible speeds like this
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Wish I had that sort of speed, at the moment max i can get is 2MB/s. Even after I connect to the NBN later in the year max I will most likely get is 12.5MB/S
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U should come over here Haf 912 for 130$,&7950 for 500$ i7 3770k for 399$ Coolermater TPC 812 100$ the mother board z77 up4 for 380$ 16gb 1600mhz ram for 100$ seagate slim drive 500GB 89$ a Cooler master Blade master 120 is for 25$ Cooler master GX 750w for 190$ internet 4mb with 20gb bandwith for 60$ biggrin.gif
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At night times i get around 9-15 mbps.. But yeah theres room for improvement. My area will have NBN in a couple weeks.biggrin.gif I will have speeds of 100mbps down and 50 up.. can't wait biggrin.gif
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Every one of those companies sets up their pricing in the way that makes them the most money. Entire teams of marketing agents, legal advisers and PR reps discuss regional pricing to discover how to make the most profit. The fact that software is more expensive in Australia means that Australians either have more money to buy such things (which considering the minimum wage there is significantly greater than what I make with a college degree and 5 years of experience is VERY likely) or have fewer alternatives. I pay over $100 a month for phone and internet with speeds that are more often than not along these speeds:


When the hotel I work for sells product, the amount of money the client has to spend is a VERY relevant factor. I have no problems with selling a salaryman in a 3 piece suit a $3.50 can of pop or a $2 coffee in a 350ml cup. If they don't want to pay $2 for a small pastry they could get from a vending machine elsewhere for half that, then they can leave the comfort of the hotel and drive 20 minutes to the grocery store. $35 (per person) dinners and wine at $8 a glass is more than I would pay for, but that's why I can't afford to live in that part of town. On a global scale, you're in a nice neighborhood. You're making enough money to whine about the cost of software. And from the sounds of things, no efforts have been made by Australian companies to become competitors in your market. If you don't want the foreign businesses to rip you off, be competitive with them. You want workers in other countries to work for half of your wages and then sell you a product for the same price? Hire your own programmers locally and make a similar product. If you can undercut the prices of the competition it will drive the price down (people will buy a slightly lesser product if it is way cheaper). If you can't do that, then you shouldn't need any more explanation of why the prices are how they are. (And Adobe's laughably small reduction of their prices were an awesome PR move. xD )
 
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After living in California for 10+ years, and an Australian born citizen. We do get screwed over majorly in AUS; with almost ever think. Internet especially i pay $200 a month for ADSL+2 500GB download frown.gif
and get horrible speeds like this
2528575861.png

Wish I had that sort of speed, at the moment max i can get is 2MB/s. Even after I connect to the NBN later in the year max I will most likely get is 12.5MB/S

DERP

MB/s vs. Mb/s

He's getting 18 megabits per second.

1024 x 18 = 18432

Divde that by 8 and you get your maximum theoriticaal speed in megabytes per second.

Or 2.3MB/s....
post #196 of 238
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After living in California for 10+ years, and an Australian born citizen. We do get screwed over majorly in AUS; with almost ever think. Internet especially i pay $200 a month for ADSL+2 500GB download frown.gif
and get horrible speeds like this
2528575861.png
Ouch that's pretty bad. We're on a 500GB plan w/ 100Mbps down and 2Mbps up, and we only pay $130.
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Ouch that's pretty bad. We're on a 500GB plan w/ 100Mbps down and 2Mbps up, and we only pay $130.
Yeah with NBN il be switching to iinet which is $100 per month for 100 mbps down, 40 up with 500gb download
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Ouch that's pretty bad. We're on a 500GB plan w/ 100Mbps down and 2Mbps up, and we only pay $130.
Yeah with NBN il be switching to iinet which is $100 per month for 100 mbps up 50 down, with 500gb download
Sweet... 100Mbps up and 50 down? Is that right, or should it be the other way around?
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*40mbps up
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Dont make me cry T_T 10Mb/s is insane for me
     
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