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  Reply # 619591 4-May-2012 15:02 Send private message

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


I agree, what have they done to it. I think they need to hire a designer. It doesn't play nicely in opera either.

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  Reply # 619614 4-May-2012 15:37 Send private message

mattwnz:
attewell: Website .. not that flash? bit slow as well?


I agree, what have they done to it. I think they need to hire a designer. It doesn't play nicely in opera either.


It doesn't give the impression of a top notch internet provider..



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  Reply # 620767 7-May-2012 08:18 Send private message

+1 on that front - appauling site now. Doesn't play nice at all.

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  Reply # 620774 7-May-2012 08:47 Send private message

I'm glad I made the switch to Slingshot unlimited last December. Can download whatever I want when I want and not have to worry about caps. Speed isn't an issue, at peak times it might drop to 200kbps but most of the time I can download at over 500k. I really find it hard to see why anyone would be an xnet customer anymore.

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  Reply # 620779 7-May-2012 08:55 Send private message

k14: I'm glad I made the switch to Slingshot unlimited last December. Can download whatever I want when I want and not have to worry about caps. Speed isn't an issue, at peak times it might drop to 200kbps but most of the time I can download at over 500k. I really find it hard to see why anyone would be an xnet customer anymore.


200kbps?

I wouldn't touch an ISP that offered peak time speeds that are 1/80th of what is available elsewhere from any other major ISP.


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  Reply # 621143 7-May-2012 18:00 Send private message

sbiddle:
k14: I'm glad I made the switch to Slingshot unlimited last December. Can download whatever I want when I want and not have to worry about caps. Speed isn't an issue, at peak times it might drop to 200kbps but most of the time I can download at over 500k. I really find it hard to see why anyone would be an xnet customer anymore.


200kbps?

I wouldn't touch an ISP that offered peak time speeds that are 1/80th of what is available elsewhere from any other major ISP.


He means 200KBps which is 1/12th of what is available elsewhere but then it all depends on your area and what your local cabinet can provide.

k14

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  Reply # 621165 7-May-2012 18:31 Send private message

sbiddle:
k14: I'm glad I made the switch to Slingshot unlimited last December. Can download whatever I want when I want and not have to worry about caps. Speed isn't an issue, at peak times it might drop to 200kbps but most of the time I can download at over 500k. I really find it hard to see why anyone would be an xnet customer anymore.


200kbps?

I wouldn't touch an ISP that offered peak time speeds that are 1/80th of what is available elsewhere from any other major ISP.


Typo B/b. Download speed of 200 kilobytes per second is the absolute worst I have experienced since I have signed up. On regular occasions it is able to hit 1 megabyte per second (so I don't get my b and B back to front). Xnet = fail imo and will have to pull their finger out if they want to stay afloat. Lucky they are the best voip provider in NZ otherwise they would really struggle to justify their existence.

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Reply # 621847 8-May-2012 19:25 Send private message

So dissapointed with the new plans
currently on VFX + 18Gb @ @ $90
new plans have VFX + 15Gb @ $102
 WTF
ive been with them for years but i think they just shot themselves in the foot with these plans.

on the plus side when i emailed the customer support to see if i was correct with how i priced things
they rang me back not 10min after i sent it. so nothing wrong with customer care...but im not sure its enough to make me stay... low $ and fat data is what im afta' .


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  Reply # 621873 8-May-2012 20:06 Send private message

Homy: So dissapointed with the new plans
currently on VFX + 18Gb @ @ $90
new plans have VFX + 15Gb @ $102
 WTF
ive been with them for years but i think they just shot themselves in the foot with these plans.

on the plus side when i emailed the customer support to see if i was correct with how i priced things
they rang me back not 10min after i sent it. so nothing wrong with customer care...but im not sure its enough to make me stay... low $ and fat data is what im afta' .



stay on $75 plan.. no contract.. you get 5Gb free.. and $1/gb there after.. so $88.. 

Not a huge saving.. have you seen www.fyx.co.nz

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  Reply # 621919 8-May-2012 21:41 Send private message

Nakied Fyx $59.34
Xnet VFX $11.50
18GB @ 0.34c/1GB $6.12

= $76.96

Rather Nice

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  Reply # 621926 8-May-2012 21:55 Send private message

Come on Xnet, release some proper plans. :)

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  Reply # 622017 9-May-2012 00:08 Send private message

If we're going to do a comparison please get it right or at least the same for each provider

Naked Fyx $59.34
Xnet VFX $11.50 + $20 for the toll calls
5gb @ $0.34 = $1.70
Total $92.54

Xnet for the above $75 so Xnet is cheaper it's not until you start adding data @$0.34 that the two start to even out

If you change the data amount to 30 gig they're basically the same $101 or $100 all figures obviously give or take a few cents.

Xnet have put plans out that for high data users are not that attractive and athough $0.34 cents per gig is a lot better than Xnets price both for high data users are not that attractive eg add $100 worth of data on to each of the above you've got one plan at $192 for 300 gig and the other at 105 gig for $175 and to take a look at other providers high end offerings for that mney your getting a lot more data. With Fyx and Xnet though you literally pay for what you use so if only use 10 gig in a month your better off than the other providers.

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  Reply # 622021 9-May-2012 00:33 Send private message

^^^^ Thats me... 15GB Max user... Better off with Xnet but will still need to monitor my usage a little. I wish they just offered a bit more with the plan 10GB... Pretty please for being a great customer :-)

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  Reply # 622029 9-May-2012 06:07 Send private message

Ah, it is not just me getting tired of people saying XNet is not competitive. In reality XNet is competitive, as it is reported (by Com Com?) the average usage in NZ is 10GB per month so XNet is competitive in their target market which is average data usage + phone, and tolls. You want lots of data and no interest in phone/tolls - go to someone that targets that.

Furthermore please read the Fyx FAQ, they say they run on skeleton staff and also they are not suitable for business use. XNet on the other hand is more than suitable for business use, currently the only ISP suitable for providing carrier grade VoIP.




You can never have enough Volvos!


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  Reply # 622043 9-May-2012 08:08 Send private message

jtbthatsme: If we're going to do a comparison please get it right or at least the same for each provider

Naked Fyx $59.34
Xnet VFX $11.50 + $20 for the toll calls
5gb @ $0.34 = $1.70
Total $92.54

Xnet for the above $75 so Xnet is cheaper it's not until you start adding data @$0.34 that the two start to even out



Not sure if you can just arbitrarily add $20 to the cost for 'Tolls', that's really an extra cost over and above the Internet charges...

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