To be expected…Orcon and their new pal Kim Dotcom lie like flatfish

I am an Orcon customer…but not for much longer. They have crawled into bed with a fugitive and convicted insider trader, and fraudster.

I thought that I’d shed some light on their supposed “unlimited” new plans that the fat Kraut is waxing lyrical over.

Krim Dot-Con has partnered with Or-Con and they are promoting their new offerings and the idiot media lapped it all up.

Or-Con claims their service is “unlimited”, but if you read their T&Cs, it says they are limiting the bandwidth…

If customers on unlimited plans download data in excess of Orcon’s estimates then all customers on unlimited plans may see download/upload speeds drop temporarily.

To make sure that people who are downloading heaps don’t adversely affect our fixed data plan customers we have two ‘pools’ of bandwidth. One for the people on the unlimited plan, one for all the rest.  We have based the size of these “pools” on estimated average customer usage.

So if people on the unlimited plans start downloading more than we expect (especially during busy times like in the evening), all people in the unlimited pool may see speeds drop temporarily. This is done so that the usage by customers on unlimited plans doesn’t affect the speed and network performance of customers on fixed data plans. 

They will also be shaping (which has been the subject of Fair Trading Act breaches for other companies)

And they have a “Fair Use Policy” that lets them kick you off – and still charge you an early termination fee. Lovely.

If, in Orcon’s sole opinion, your usage is so heavy that it materially exceeds estimated use patterns over any month or Orcon believes that your usage of our services will adversely affect the quality of the service received by other customers, then Orcon may (in its sole discretion):

  • de-prioritise your access to the network;
  • apply charges to your account for the excessive and/or unreasonable element of your usage;
  • suspend or restrict access to your service; or
  • terminate your service.

Where reasonable, Orcon will provide you with notice before suspension, restriction or termination. If we terminate your services and you have agreed to a fixed contract term you may have to pay the applicable early termination fee.

That, with the ridiculous claim that New Zealand has “Third World Internet”, shows this little campaign up for the stunt it is…unadulterated crap.

Oh for a media that actually resarches the claims of anyone associated with the Fat Kraut.

I will be cancelling my Orcon service forthwith…I refuse to have anything to do with anyone willingly entering into a business arrangement with a crook like Krim DotCon

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.