It's a good time to be a TelstraClear user this weekend – the telco is switching off its meters from 6pm on Friday December 2 until midnight on Sunday.
In other words, customers are getting all-you-can-eat broadband to surf the web, download content and watch videos with no holds barred.
“We say we’re the home of broadband and we’re putting our money where our mouth is,” said Steve Jackson, TelstraClear’s head of consumer markets.
TelstraClear already offers unmetered access to certain sites, including TradeMe and the Mediaworks/TV3 family of sites.
"Because people often have more time outside the working week, we’re helping Kiwis make the most of the Internet with our unmetered weekend.”
But he acknowledges speeds may decrease as a result.
"With lots of people online for longer, some customers could experience slower than normal connection speeds," he said.
"But we think that being able to do much more online without using any of your data pack makes it worth doing .”
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