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JamesStewart
24-04-2003, 07:37 PM
We are heading for a "high" speed internet connection and I am wondering, Is MaxNet a good ISP to go with? I mean, you hear of ISP's coming and going like tides but MaxNet seem to put up a good deal. I just want to know if any one knows if they are going to be around for a while. If they seem at all dodgy I will just go with Telecom but I would really like 12.6GB limit instead of 5Gb's.

Thanks

James

whiskeytangofoxtrot
24-04-2003, 08:22 PM
Why not any of the other higher end ISP's...

Xtra caps at 5GB $unsure
Paradise at 10GB $30.00
iHug at 10GB $34.95
Actrix at unlimited GB $149.95

All excluding the Telecom charge of $29.95

I personally wouldn't bother with Xtra imo they are one of the worst ISPs quality, price, and service wise... plus giving more money than you need to to Telecom isn't good.

whiskeytangofoxtrot
24-04-2003, 08:24 PM
Oh and Maxnet seem fairly reliable - they have been in the game for awhile and seem to have held up pretty well.

I know a couple of people with them who seem satisfied with the service they are getting...

stu140103
24-04-2003, 08:36 PM
> Why not any of the other higher end ISP's...
>
> Xtra caps at 5GB $unsure
> Paradise at 10GB $30.00
> iHug at 10GB $34.95
Quicksilver 10GB $34.95 (More information http://www.quicksilver.co.nz/QuickFireJetStream.htm)

> Actrix at unlimited GB $149.95
>
> All excluding the Telecom charge of $29.95
also have a look here: http://www.netguide.co.nz/isp_directory/index.php?directory=highspeed

Hope this helps

flying_green_leprachaun
25-04-2003, 04:57 PM
I delt with them briefly while looking round for my connection, I was politely told to bugger off, as when I advised them what sort of traffic I would likely be generating (50-60gb/month) they found me to be unprofitable :-(

But hey you gotta respect em for that, they were polite, & if I wont make em money... why would they want me? So I recommend 'em for that at least.

Greg S
25-04-2003, 06:08 PM
Move to Pukekohe, and you'll soon get UNCAPPED 256 or 512 Kbs :D

Greg S
25-04-2003, 06:11 PM
Move to Pukekohe, and you'll soon get UNCAPPED 256 or 512 Kbs :D

whiskeytangofoxtrot
25-04-2003, 06:50 PM
> Move to Pukekohe, and you'll soon get UNCAPPED 256 or
> 512 Kbs

Elaborate...

Greg S
25-04-2003, 07:32 PM
> Elaborate...

Jawohl!

If one moves to Pukekohe and nearby districts, a local service will soon be available supplying uncapped 256 and 512 Kb/s Internet connectivity. Clear enuff? :D

(or you could just read the local IDG IT news (http://computerworld.co.nz/webhome.nsf/UNID/8ADCCA18CB8DF3D3CC256D110016FA74!opendocument))

flying_green_leprachaun
25-04-2003, 09:37 PM
I currently have uncapped 256, but ooooooohhh 512 would be better!

& its the same(ish) price as what I am paying currently.

too bad its in the middle of nowhere :-(

JamesStewart
26-04-2003, 02:52 AM
Kinda off the subject (but that always happens in these posts :|)

Mike
26-04-2003, 08:00 AM
> We are heading for a "high" speed internet connection
> and I am wondering, Is MaxNet a good ISP to go with?
> I mean, you hear of ISP's coming and going like tides
> but MaxNet seem to put up a good deal. I just want to
> know if any one knows if they are going to be around
> for a while. If they seem at all dodgy I will just go
> with Telecom but I would really like 12.6GB limit
> instead of 5Gb's.

James,

I think Maxnet would be considered one of the big ISPs alongside Xtra, Paradise, IHUG, and Clear (although I don't think Clear do jetstream). So I think you can count on them being around for the long-haul.

I have heard that Neuron or someone has uncapped Jetstream.

Mike.