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  Reply # 762382 14-Feb-2013 15:21 Send private message

ChrisNZL:
Snap: 50 GB, $75.00

Worldnet: 45 GB, $75.00

Orcon: 30 GB, $75.00

Xnet: 40 GB, $79.95


These are all in the same ballpark. You then need to also factor in reliability, quality of the product, quality of service and technical support, contract lengths and termination fees etc.



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  Reply # 762385 14-Feb-2013 15:26 Send private message

Oblivian: 

Then I'm confused. Why all the moaning about being in a BoF area if you have shared copper services already and are perfectly happy.


I am not happy with my current dial-up speed fibre. And I can't change it to another plan because I can't control my family Internet usage. 

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  Reply # 762387 14-Feb-2013 15:31 Send private message

maverick:
Oblivian:
ChrisNZL:
I'm locked into contract with Xnet until later this year with this BOF stuff (unless I wanna pay a break fee), but at this point, the other ISPs' UFB offerings aren't that much better.



If we prod Maverick again.. he may be able to confirm.

But from reading the new plan release thread I got the idea you can switch to one of those new ones with the same priceband (IE more features or data) and live out the rest of your contact still on that.

Maverick?


absolutely the call center have also tried to call all BOF customers to advise and I believe emails were sent as well 




Just to clarify & confirm - hopefully I don't add further confusion. 

Phil & Oblivian are spot on,  if you were/are on a contract with us on BoF/FTTH you are free to change to one of our new plans (http://www.wxc.co.nz/great-value-plans/) without breaking that contract.  As Oblivian states you just live out the rest of your contract on the new plan. 









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  Reply # 762407 14-Feb-2013 15:54 Send private message

vgamail:
Oblivian: 

Then I'm confused. Why all the moaning about being in a BoF area if you have shared copper services already and are perfectly happy.


I am not happy with my current dial-up speed fibre. And I can't change it to another plan because I can't control my family Internet usage. 


you COULD if you got a router that you could set time and usage limits for certain computers, it'd work by mac addresses and if someone in your family is smart enough to know how to change their mac addresses just block all other mac addresses completely.

and if you cant you could've got someone in to do it for you!













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  Reply # 762415 14-Feb-2013 16:00 Send private message

vgamail:
Oblivian: 

Then I'm confused. Why all the moaning about being in a BoF area if you have shared copper services already and are perfectly happy.


I am not happy with my current dial-up speed fibre. And I can't change it to another plan because I can't control my family Internet usage. 



$70 for a Mikrotik router and 15 minutes to configure a hotspot with individual logins for each family member with a monthly quota would easily fix that.




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  Reply # 762440 14-Feb-2013 16:13 Send private message

sbiddle: 

$70 for a Mikrotik router and 15 minutes to configure a hotspot with individual logins for each family member with a monthly quota would easily fix that.



Thanks for that! Never thought in this way. I'll do it when I'll change Xnet to another provider. 

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  Reply # 762463 14-Feb-2013 16:32 Send private message

vgamail:
sbiddle: 

$70 for a Mikrotik router and 15 minutes to configure a hotspot with individual logins for each family member with a monthly quota would easily fix that.



Thanks for that! Never thought in this way. I'll do it when I'll change Xnet to another provider. 


I still don't know why anyone would be so keen to change away from a current provider for the sake of $7? difference of other UFB 30/10 prices and contend with churn fees and outtages during change over.

Skip a few takeout meals a month.. paid for.

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  Reply # 762489 14-Feb-2013 16:54 Send private message

vgamail:
sbiddle: 

$70 for a Mikrotik router and 15 minutes to configure a hotspot with individual logins for each family member with a monthly quota would easily fix that.



Thanks for that! Never thought in this way. I'll do it when I'll change Xnet to another provider. 


Why not do it now? A least then then you could move off a rate shaped plan and wouldn't have to keep complaining..




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  Reply # 762678 14-Feb-2013 22:24 Send private message

steve98:
andrewcnz:

Great news! Hope the promo last's till the end of April new house will be ready then!


Which subdivision are you moving to? Are you certain it's BOF and not UFB already? I know of at least one subdivision where the more recent stages skipped BOF and went straight to UFB.


It's in Wigram Skies, Christchurch. George West neighbourhood. Early stages are bof and latest are Enable UFB.



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