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#11479 25-Jan-2007 21:44
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I use to be on the Explorer plan 5gig for $49 amonth speed not too bad, Thought I would change to go large due to viewing alot of streaming video, now speeds are half what it was streaming video lags!! Even though I`ve read bad things about go large I needed to due to using up my 5gig before the end of the month. time for a change Orcon or Xnet here I come, the only thing that bums me out is I'll loose my email addy that I`ve had for the past 7 years:(

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  #58862 25-Jan-2007 21:50
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You can keep your email address as a 'Xtra mail account' ($2.81 a month) while you're moving over... once everyone knows your new address you can close it. 

Alternatively consider using a non-isp based mailbox to avoid such problems in future. 




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  #58866 25-Jan-2007 22:11
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Aww cool didn't know that I don't mind paying $3 to keep my email:)

 
 
 
 


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  #58869 25-Jan-2007 22:48
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$3 a month... its cheaper to get your own domain name for $29.95 at discount domains, and just forward all your email to a gmail account. Then you can never lose your email address.

I currently use Google Apps For Your Domain, which is free...







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  #58986 27-Jan-2007 06:03
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cokemaster: You can keep your email address as a 'Xtra mail account' ($2.81 a month) while you're moving over... once everyone knows your new address you can close it. 

Alternatively consider using a non-isp based mailbox to avoid such problems in future. 


Hmm, personally, I have disconnected from Xtra almost 1.5 years now... And till now, I could still access the "webmail xtramail"....  So if you're cool with that, maybe you can still keep it!

But try asking whether it's their policy to be sure!

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  #58992 27-Jan-2007 08:05

If you had a TelstraClear account you can just change the account type to Usage Based, that way you get to keep your email address and can dialup using it if you ever need to, otherwise you dont pay anything!!

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  #58995 27-Jan-2007 08:40
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tonyhughes: $3 a month... its cheaper to get your own domain name for $29.95 at discount domains, and just forward all your email to a gmail account. Then you can never lose your email address.

I currently use Google Apps For Your Domain, which is free...


Or register a .com for US$8.95 per year with a provider such as godaddy.com and get free webmail. It amazes me that so many people (particularly businesses) still rely on tyheir ISP's email address. If you ever want to move ISP it makes it such a huge hassle.




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#58996 27-Jan-2007 08:49
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tonyhughes: $3 a month... its cheaper to get your own domain name for $29.95 at discount domains, and just forward all your email to a gmail account. Then you can never lose your email address.

I currently use Google Apps For Your Domain, which is free...


You don't lose your e-mail address, but there's nothing saying your e-mails are actually safe.





 

 

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  #58997 27-Jan-2007 09:06

freitasm:
tonyhughes: $3 a month... its cheaper to get your own domain name for $29.95 at discount domains, and just forward all your email to a gmail account. Then you can never lose your email address.

I currently use Google Apps For Your Domain, which is free...


You don't lose your e-mail address, but there's nothing saying your e-mails are actually safe.


Also you cannot ring up a helpdesk and complain when something goes bad.

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