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cajetan
01-10-2008, 08:51 AM
Hi All
just took over a business and they are with xtra - i would like to change to a different ISP (for many reasons!) but is there any way to keep the same email with xtra.co.nz?

kersonan
01-10-2008, 11:49 AM
*edit*
if your intent is to cancel the businesses xtra account and take the @xtra.co.nz addresses to another ISP, Nope not possible. Xtra wont give you free email addresses.

What I'd suggest is putting those email addresses on the cheapest plan you can get them onto and then diverting any mail sent to them to your actual email address with the ISP your wanting to use.

The technical reason is that Xtra own the domain name xtra.co.nz thats associated with the address and will only provide service to it if they are paid :)

bevy121
01-10-2008, 11:53 AM
Yes it is! - he's not asking for it free, just is there any way...

You can have an "email only" account that costs 3 or 4 dollars a month.

Unless they have changed it, but has been available for a long time

wratterus
01-10-2008, 11:54 AM
Yes it is!

You can have an "email only" account that costs 3 or 4 dollars a month.

Unless they have changed it, but has been available for a long time

x2

I haven't checked for quite a while, but I think it was $2.50 a month per address? They don't advertise it, but hopefully they'll still do it.

Erayd
01-10-2008, 11:58 AM
Yup, they still do it for $2.50/month.

pctek
01-10-2008, 12:03 PM
is there any way to keep the same email with xtra.co.nz?

Yes.
Ring them and ask for it to be changed to an email only account ($2.50 a month), and get them to put a forward on it - to your new email address.

cajetan
01-10-2008, 12:04 PM
woooohoo $2.50 - i'll be happy wit that - : )

i'll call them soon n chk

on the GO plan 3 GB for $40 - sooo "2005"

am on Xnet at home n get much more for my $40

:clap

thks all!

utopian201
01-10-2008, 12:28 PM
Arent xtra increasing all the data caps on all of their plans?

cajetan
01-10-2008, 01:00 PM
are they? - am actually surprised that xtra's data caps are so low with all the competition these days

bevy121
01-10-2008, 01:13 PM
yep - their new plans look surprisingly good!

(would take a lot more improvement in everything else to make me consider them again tho)

I suppose other ISP's will follow up with something similar soon enough now tho

cajetan
01-10-2008, 02:52 PM
when is that happening?