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#147085 8-Jun-2014 17:42
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Long time Xnet / WxC supporter, but with Netflix / Roku our data use last month hit 175GB. Looking around, it seems there are lots of "unlimited" ADSL/VDSL/UFB deals out there at the moment.

As I'm not wishing to keep paying $200 plus each month, are there any Xnet/WxC unlimited plans in the pipeline to compete? The current offerings don't really reflect how I'd like to use the modern interwebs.

Looks like I'd be staying with VFx in any instance, but not sure about the broadband.....



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  #1061392 8-Jun-2014 18:22
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I wouldn't expect so. They're not in the race to zero. They do a great product for low to average user, but unfortunately they have also lost some flexibly. Base price on their plans for using open VFX or old hardware is now $96.50.
However at the entry level with their new router, I do feel they still have a very good and great value product.






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  #1061395 8-Jun-2014 18:28
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If there is no movement with the plans, you can always port your VoIP number to someone like 2Talk and then after that change your broadband provider.  This is what we did for my small office.  Personally foe home now we are on Vodafone and take advantage of the 'best mates for home phone' part of our plan.




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  #1061417 8-Jun-2014 19:10
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coffeebaron: I wouldn't expect so. They're not in the race to zero. They do a great product for low to average user, but unfortunately they have also lost some flexibly. Base price on their plans for using open VFX or old hardware is now $96.50.
However at the entry level with their new router, I do feel they still have a very good and great value product.




Yeah, neither would I, given their "we're above all this" response when the other ISPs started upping their data caps a couple of years back. Still, always happy to be pleasantly surprised :)

I am sensitive to the "race to zero" as well, and certainly don't mind paying a bit extra for a premium service. However, even the other "premium" niche ISPs such as actrix, inspirenet and snap are offering more data for the $$$. Comes a time when "race to zero" means your customer base. Again, I know WxC hasn't *seemed* to worry about the residential mob previously, so don't expect them to aggressively compete now. However,  I'd hate to go to the fuss of moving if they are about to reveal some new plans for we loyal customers.

Two of the great initial attractions of Xnet were a) no term contract and b) pay as you go (~$1/GB). Very forward thinking at the time, and rightly appreciated. VFx another feather in their cap. Still, as the saying goes "but what have you done for me lately?".


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  #1061581 9-Jun-2014 01:45
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Lol... I like it

As for something in the wind... I would say there's a good chance




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  #1061661 9-Jun-2014 10:28
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maverick: Lol... I like it

As for something in the wind... I would say there's a good chance


That's encouraging to hear, maverick. Looking forward to news in due course.

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  #1062289 10-Jun-2014 06:15
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Ditto, not that I'm conplaining about the $5-$10 I have to pay for extra data a month.  Our data usage went from about 5GB a year ago to over 20GB - kids hit teenager stage and do homework on-line.  But would love to watch You-Tube stuff without thinking about a cap.




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  #1065167 13-Jun-2014 19:51
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Congrats to WxC for meeting Google's "HD Verified" approval in Christchurch (http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/60102042/kiwi-isps-hd-verified-for-youtube.html)

Now, if only the data caps can get into line to allow decent HD video.... ;)

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