View Full Version : paying to much for internet?

06-04-2010, 06:46 PM
im home from uni and i saw that my parents had only used like 1.5gb in 20 days of internet. they have vodafone phone and internet for like $105 a month. 5gb broadband, phone, toll calls off peak and i think $6 for the call a vodafone mobile unlinited times thing. i just thought its a bit excessive for so little isnt it? is there a cheaper internet we should move to? i was thinking the pay for how much you use on xnet. any ideas?

06-04-2010, 06:55 PM
Telecom phone line + 10GB is about $90ish

06-04-2010, 06:58 PM
I'm prob on one of the cheapest plans. $45 ish phone and $30 internet - 3GB plan.

Me doesn't think Xnet is great, I just came off them. True with Xnet you choose the GB plan but they only charge you what you actually use. If you bought 10GB but used 1.5GB, they only bill you 1.5. What you could do is specifically with the other ISPs is choose a small GB, approx 1GB = $1.

Re: the plan, I am with Actrix now $30 3GB I get FS/128, the same plan with Xnet cost $34 with no data, with 3GB Xnet is $37 .....

They have discontinued the 256/128 that used to be $27 + $1/GB. I was on the 3GB $30 plan before.

06-04-2010, 06:59 PM
yeh but they dont really use much internet tho... maybe the 3gb one. they might even give me a new modem lol

06-04-2010, 07:06 PM
Xnet for me I don't like cos I think it not that slow I was only on 256 and I did get that, haha, but b/c of network outages and unreported on their homepage.

Actrix is one of the better deals available I think. Their $30 plan, switch your tolls to them, your phoneline can still be with Telecom.

Free joining I think, with a 12 month contract free modem.
If you wanna transfer, free again but no contract, you can go at any time but no free modem.

I think Xnet now have introduced a joining fee :D
Xnet don't have contracts so you buy your own modem always :D

06-04-2010, 08:11 PM
Slingshot are the cheapest if you have your phone with them :)

06-04-2010, 08:19 PM
Whatever you do, DON'T stiff them by going to Xnet.

06-04-2010, 08:33 PM
Telstra Clear have a 1gb plan plus phone line Here. (http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/homeplan/packages/broadband.cfm)

06-04-2010, 11:42 PM
for the toll things, do you have to have made toll calls or is it just having your phone with them? im not much of a toll call person

07-04-2010, 07:43 AM
NO you don't have to make any just pay for the privilege of having the service available

07-04-2010, 08:09 AM
Telstra Clear have a 1gb plan plus phone line Here. (http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/homeplan/packages/broadband.cfm)

Which is $79, or if you break it down approx $45 for the generic phone line and another $34 for 1GB broadband.

Telstraclear do have a cheaper 500MB option, but you'd find you'll easily go well over that, even if you're a light dial-up user, as suddenly your PC will find everything can auto-update etc.

If you're looking for the best value-for-money then you can't go past Slingshot on their $25 entry-level plan:

Or the next one up even. As an ISP, I've got no idea about how well they perform, but if bottom-dollar is your main concern then there you go :)