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  Reply # 617351 30-Apr-2012 11:38 Send private message

iistudio: Question:

Will the FTTH price be aligned to the the UFB once UFB plans come out?

The new Fibre plans are pretty good,  thanks Xnet. But comparing with other ISPs
UFB plans seems there are still some gaps?

eg:
Orcon: $75 for 30GB of data, 30mb/10mb speed

cheers 


I believe the plans will be aligned, however it's to early to confirm that they will be at this point in time. 







gzt

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  Reply # 617362 30-Apr-2012 11:49 Send private message

These prices are all including GST? The website does not say, so I assume yes.

I'm currently on a very old download restricted plan. I'll initially move to a new plan and see if that makes a difference - the cabling in my area is so bad so I have not bothered with it until now. With the included data the cost difference is small.

Snap's unmetered sites are an attraction. Slightly more included data from xnet would have fixed that for me. The difference is not enough to make me move instantly, so far it's a win for xnet, but Snap is on my mind.


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  Reply # 617386 30-Apr-2012 12:23 Send private message

gzt: These prices are all including GST? The website does not say, so I assume yes.

I'm currently on a very old download restricted plan. I'll initially move to a new plan and see if that makes a difference - the cabling in my area is so bad so I have not bothered with it until now. With the included data the cost difference is small.

Snap's unmetered sites are an attraction. Slightly more included data from xnet would have fixed that for me. The difference is not enough to make me move instantly, so far it's a win for xnet, but Snap is on my mind.



Prices are including GST.

I'll raise the GST inc/exc confusion with our web development  team. 







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  Reply # 617416 30-Apr-2012 13:17 Send private message

Website .. not that flash? bit slow as well?

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  Reply # 617421 30-Apr-2012 13:29 Send private message

Lizard1977.. go with the $70 plan
and you then pay for 30gb as you get 5gb free.. so total cost $100

You save $15/mth

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  Reply # 617431 30-Apr-2012 13:51 Send private message

The Fusion $99 plan is a bit of an odd one, as you can do much the same with:
$70 Fusion
$10 +10GB
$20 Super Cap A

Advantage this way is your bundle of minutes can be used for overseas calling too! Obviously not unlimited calling, but for the average user 1000 calling minutes is plenty.

Good to see the mobile call rate has dropped, maybe time to include a few more mobile minutes in super cap mobile?




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 617435 30-Apr-2012 14:05 Send private message

coffeebaron: The Fusion $99 plan is a bit of an odd one, as you can do much the same with:
$70 Fusion
$10 +10GB
$20 Super Cap A

Advantage this way is your bundle of minutes can be used for overseas calling too! Obviously not unlimited calling, but for the average user 1000 calling minutes is plenty.

Good to see the mobile call rate has dropped, maybe time to include a few more mobile minutes in super cap mobile?


Yeah odd indeed, also raise the question if we can add Super Cap A as add-on to the $70 fusion plan?

cheers

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  Reply # 617479 30-Apr-2012 15:18 Send private message

iistudio:
Yeah odd indeed, also raise the question if we can add Super Cap A as add-on to the $70 fusion plan?

cheers

Yes, you can add Super Cap to $70 Fusion plan.




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  Reply # 617493 30-Apr-2012 16:05 Send private message

I've signed up for the $70 + $0.99/GB fibre plan. Cheaper than the $99 + $1.28/GB plan I've been on, as I use about 35 GB monthly.

Still hoping Chorus will let me onto their UFB network later this year, but there's no guaranteed timeframe so I'll take Xnet's cheaper offering for now.

Bit of a gamble with the $199 early disconnection fee before 12 months is up, but I don't think I'd lose much if it comes to it.

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  Reply # 617646 30-Apr-2012 21:04 Send private message

No VDSL plans? :(

Here's the updated comparison of the latest high usage options from the main ISPs:

ISP               Plan                         Total GB  Total $  $/GB
Orcon            Genius 200                    200          99      0.50
Snap             Naked Broadband           155          97      0.63
Telecom        Total Home Broadband    120        105      0.88
Vodafone       Ultimate Naked              120        108      0.90
Slingshot        Broadband 100              100          91      0.91
TelstraClear    HomePlan Call Local         100        140      1.40
X-Net            Naked HSI 50                 100        162      1.62

As you can see, X-Net are now firmly at the bottom of the pile which is a spectacular fall from what was previously the top spot!

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  Reply # 617849 1-May-2012 11:29 Send private message

ChrisNZL: I've signed up for the $70 + $0.99/GB fibre plan. Cheaper than the $99 + $1.28/GB plan I've been on, as I use about 35 GB monthly.

Still hoping Chorus will let me onto their UFB network later this year, but there's no guaranteed timeframe so I'll take Xnet's cheaper offering for now.

Bit of a gamble with the $199 early disconnection fee before 12 months is up, but I don't think I'd lose much if it comes to it.



I bet when UFB network is fully setup, Xnet will then release some new plans to compete with other ISPs so that they dont lose their customers who are currently on FTTH?

I am happy with XNet's service so far, and I took on the $70 fibre plan as well.

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  Reply # 617987 1-May-2012 17:05 Send private message

iistudio: I bet when UFB network is fully setup, Xnet will then release some new plans to compete with other ISPs so that they dont lose their customers who are currently on FTTH?


Based on how long it took Xnet to roll out these new plans, and how uncompetitive they are, I won't be holding my breath :P

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  Reply # 617994 1-May-2012 17:33 Send private message

I'm currently on fusion. I am guessing I can keep my VOIP with xnet and go get data from snap with their naked plan. Has anyone else done this and how do I go about it? Tell xnet first, or snap?

Ok, never mind I just rang snap and I'm sorted. Moving to them for data at the end of the month, keeping VOIP with xnet. Yay, reduced bills!!




http://www.speedtest.net/result/3121421499.png Speed test over wifi.

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  Reply # 618193 2-May-2012 08:26 Send private message

Yesterday I changed from my old legacy 'River' plan to HSI 5 'clothed' as it required no term. No cost advantage to myselft except I now get FS/FS rather than FS/128. WxC effected the changed prompty and i now get 9/1 rather than 4/128kbps 

However I use 15GB per month on average for the last year. Why doesn't Xnet have a more cost effective data add on like SNAP - with SNAP I can spend $10 and get another  20GB whereas with Xnet that will cost me another  $19.80 as it stands I use POTS and by staying with Xnet with current usage will cost me another $6 per month even more as my data usage increases. I 'patiently' waited since Dec gone and now find my patience has cost me !  



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  Reply # 618206 2-May-2012 09:06 Send private message

xlinknz: Yesterday I changed from my old legacy 'River' plan to HSI 5 'clothed' as it required no term. No cost advantage to myselft except I now get FS/FS rather than FS/128. WxC effected the changed prompty and i now get 9/1 rather than 4/128kbps 

However I use 15GB per month on average for the last year. Why doesn't Xnet have a more cost effective data add on like SNAP - with SNAP I can spend $10 and get another  20GB whereas with Xnet that will cost me another  $19.80 as it stands I use POTS and by staying with Xnet with current usage will cost me another $6 per month even more as my data usage increases. I 'patiently' waited since Dec gone and now find my patience has cost me !  




Totally agree, If they got data more cost effective I would stay but after being with them for 5 years I just can't justify staying with them.

I need 30 - 40gb a month with either VOIP or POTs

So I'm either going to go Telstra $75.00 40GB POTs Phone

Or Snap Nakied $60 30GB + $11.50 for a VFX line

If I used Xnet it would cost me between - $94.75 to $109.60

If that all works out well I'll move the other 6 Xnet accounts I manage over as well.

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