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Chris Keall
24-04-2007, 02:13 PM
Our broadband world continues to fall apart here (http://blogs.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/techsploder/2007/04/how_much_is_enough.html).

Dannz
24-04-2007, 05:13 PM
I'm going to be arguing till im blue in the face. Either to stay on it (i did sign a 12 month contract) or to get the $99 churn fee removed.

Even if i dont get either, im changing to slingshot.
$50 for 25gb plus $10 per 10GB.
Have to move tolls though...

Agent_24
24-04-2007, 05:19 PM
Had Go large here for 3 months now, no problems, used ~56GB this month so far... telecom hasn't complained yet

somebody
24-04-2007, 05:38 PM
I'm going to be arguing till im blue in the face. Either to stay on it (i did sign a 12 month contract) or to get the $99 churn fee removed.

Even if i dont get either, im changing to slingshot.
$50 for 25gb plus $10 per 10GB.
Have to move tolls though...

I'd be interested to hear a (proper!) legal opinion on how consumers stand with these 12-month contracts.

--Wolf--
24-04-2007, 06:28 PM
"Who uses that much? I get by on 500MB a month," some people protest whenever data usage is discussed

IMO, the only way to go these days is 0.1c (or is it 0.01c?) per mb / $1 per gb

Obviously capping is still needed to some point. I personally (am on Xnets FS/FS plan) have a cap of 10gb...simply because I don't want to pay more than $60 a month ($10 of that being mb usage if I use the whole 10gb)

Metla
24-04-2007, 06:48 PM
Screw them all, I gave up ADSL, None of the plans are value for money.

Safari
24-04-2007, 07:55 PM
Screw them all, I gave up ADSL, None of the plans are value for money.

Yeah - right.
After posting this I doubt it.

Originally Posted by Metla Mar 31
You wont get much useful info, From what I have been told all lines out of Wanganui are controlled by Xtra, and when times are busy Xtra give themselves peferential treatment, all the other ISP's get whatever is left.

That aside, The internet has moved on from Dialup, Even sites like Pressf1 are difficult to use unless the connection is performing well, Many other sites are impossible to use.

And what would you save?,5 or 10 bucks a month?

Personally If I couldn't have ADSL at a minimum I wouldn't even bother, Even emailing a couple of photo's is a sad joke on dialup.

Rubbish, Websites look nothing like they did five years ago, They are saturated in content, media and advetising, The Internet in general doesn't give a rats arse what people in NZ are still using, Nor does it wait for them to catch up.

The amount of data being retrieved and the fact that the content is stored on multiple servers all cause series lag when viewed on a poor connection.

End of freakin story.

As for Wanganui, As I have already said, there is a fixed amount of lines out of Wanganui, When its busy Telecom give themselves preferance and leave whats left over for the use of customers using other ISP's, Hence nearly every night at certain times the Internet dies for many many dial up users.

You can challenge that all you want, You just dont know your arse from your tounge, Though if you still insist then get on a bus and I'll show your ignorant arse what the reality is.

Metla
24-04-2007, 07:58 PM
Lmao.

And as per my provided info, Im using an Xtra dial up account.

Provided at no cost as well.


Muhahahaha:D:D

Oh yeah, ADSL was cut off because I didn't pay the bill.

Though Im particularly proud of this


Personally If I couldn't have ADSL at a minimum I wouldn't even bother, Even emailing a couple of photo's is a sad joke on dialup.

trinsic
24-04-2007, 08:02 PM
IMO, the only way to go these days is 0.1c (or is it 0.01c?) per mb / $1 per gb

Does xNet's website still say 0.1c/MB?

Maybe I am wrong but 1000MB x $0.1c is $100
They do say $1GB after but still $0.1c is not correct.

1000MB x $0.001c = $1

Or have I gone loopy :waughh:

Graham L
24-04-2007, 08:25 PM
$0.001c and $0.1c ?. :groan: Using both "$" and "c" is nonsense, and just increases the arithmentic confusion.

You can use the format "$0.001" or you can use "0.1c" . Those examples are the same amount.

robbyp
25-04-2007, 12:37 AM
I'd be interested to hear a (proper!) legal opinion on how consumers stand with these 12-month contracts.

Has anyone read the fine print in the terms of service. I pressume they have an exit clause.

Chilling_Silence
25-04-2007, 02:09 AM
*aaaah its good to be with ihug*

Greven
25-04-2007, 02:31 AM
The deal looked too god to be true, and it was. At least Xtra lets current users keep their plan for a reasonable period of time.

Woosh have once again proven that they are almost as trustworthy as a used car salesman.

When Orcon killed their 256k unlimited plan, they moved users onto a 30 or 40Gb plan - perfectly reasonable - but 10Gb is not an acceptable replacement for an unlimited plan.

somebody
25-04-2007, 09:51 AM
Has anyone read the fine print in the terms of service. I pressume they have an exit clause.

I've had a read through the fine print, but it doesn't mention anything about Woosh's rights and obligations if they terminate a plan - they only mention what will happen to you, the consumer, if you were to change plans, or end the contract early.

Erayd
25-04-2007, 11:20 AM
I've had a read through the fine print, but it doesn't mention anything about Woosh's rights and obligations if they terminate a plan - they only mention what will happen to you, the consumer, if you were to change plans, or end the contract early.
I'm not a lawyer, but the way I read it the customer is still liable for the termination fee.
...and the plan is terminated for any reason prior to the end of the minimum term, termination does not affect your obligation to pay any applicable termination fee and any other charges you have incurred.It doesn't specify any distinction based on who terminates it - merely what happens if it is terminated.

stu161204
25-04-2007, 01:30 PM
At least Xtra lets current users keep their plan for a reasonable period of time.

Thats what I want to know is how long Xtra will keep peple on Go Large before they force evaryone off it.....

rogerp
25-04-2007, 02:20 PM
Thats what I want to know is how long Xtra will keep peple on Go Large before they force evaryone off it.....

Didn't xtra also wave the termination fee / churn fee, if their customers went to another provider.

Agent_24
25-04-2007, 03:06 PM
http://jetstream.xtra.co.nz/chm/0,8763,204548-203090,00.html

Greven
27-04-2007, 07:46 PM
Saved by the contract :D


Hi

Thank you for your email. If you are still bounded by a contract your flat rate plan will not be forced to another plan. Your contract expire on 2/03/2008 1:00:00 p.m. . Im sorry we do not have a plan that is 20 GB and 128k upload.

Thank you for your enquiry. If you need any further info or there is anything else we can help with, please don't hesitate to get in contact on 0800 4WOOSH (0800 496 674).

pctek
30-04-2007, 07:19 PM
Xnet.

0.1 cents per MB

.1 x 1000 = 100. Thats a 100 cents per GB.
I have this plan with them, not that I'm a huge downloader, but its convienient for those times I do download more than usual. Haven't had any surprise nasty bills yet either.

lightfoot
30-04-2007, 10:09 PM
Xnet.

0.1 cents per MB

.1 x 1000 = 100. Thats a 100 cents per GB.
I have this plan with them, not that I'm a huge downloader, but its convienient for those times I do download more than usual. Haven't had any surprise nasty bills yet either.

That means 1 whole dollar for 1GB. Which ISP is economical if download about 15 GB per month?

Dannz
30-04-2007, 10:34 PM
Saved by the contract :D

Oh thank god :D