Telecom has changed the log-on page for JetStream users checking their traffic usage, however the changes are only cosmetic at this stage and do not herald the arrival of the long-promised new usage meter.
The meter has been plagued with problems over the past few months. On more than one occasion a message was posted by Telecom on the site saying the meter was currently inaccurate and not to trust its readings. Telecom has said it will replace the current system with a new as yet unannounced system in the future however no date has been set.
The new page is simply a new look to the old log-in page, bringing its style in line with the rest of Telecom's website however the old style still lurks beyond the log-in page.
Telecom says the change will allow it to "provide more opportunities for Telecom to post information of interest to JetStream users, for example information about offers". The site includes a one-line "system status" status as well. Telecom says it has also increased the threshold for courtesy calls for customers approaching their monthly traffic limit from 50 MB to 100 MB. Users wishing to be warned of their usage in such a way will have to email or call Telecom, as there is no way to request the courtesy calls from the website itself.