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Topic # 95034 24-Dec-2011 12:43
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Ive been wanting to move to slingshot unlimited but my folks want to keep their xtra mailbox.
Is this possible?

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  Reply # 561182 24-Dec-2011 12:56
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From what I remember yes it is, but they will need to pay a fee each month for it. Call the 123 they'll be able to tell you the cost.

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  Reply # 561193 24-Dec-2011 13:26
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Yes you can, its $10/month for each @xtra.co.nz email address.

Quite expensive :S




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  Reply # 561205 24-Dec-2011 14:56
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Basically, there is no option to retain just your email address on it's own. But as long as you continue to have an internet relationship of some kind with telecom, you can keep your 'free' premium email service.

The cheapest way to do this is with dialup.

Dialup is $10 if you have your access line (landline) with telecom, or $20 if you don't.
(slingshot allow you to buy their unlimited plan but keep telecom landline, so should be ok to do this)


http://www.telecom.co.nz/internet/dialup
"From just $10 (plus your monthly home phone charge), you'll get unlimited hours of internet and free access to our collection of exclusive premium services."

"If you don't have your landline and calling with Telecom, you'll pay an extra $10 a month."




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  Reply # 561206 24-Dec-2011 15:00
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Ok thanks. Looks like id have to get the $10 dial up option.

I really should just get them off the @xtra and on to gmail.

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  Reply # 561217 24-Dec-2011 16:10
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Yep
1: Set them up with gmail ASAP
2: Setup gmail to pull their xtra email into gmail
3: Get them to email their contacts telling everyone the gmail address is there new address
4: Stop paying for the xtra email address after x months

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  Reply # 561221 24-Dec-2011 16:13
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Ragnor: Yep
1: Set them up with gmail ASAP
2: Setup gmail to pull their xtra email into gmail
3: Get them to email their contacts telling everyone the gmail address is there new address
4: Stop paying for the xtra email address after x months


Step 0: buy them a domain name so if you decide gmail sucks you can use any service or ISP you like without ever worrying about the email address every again. (Then use the free gmail apps)

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  Reply # 561234 24-Dec-2011 17:45
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tardtasticx: Yes you can, its $10/month for each @xtra.co.nz email address.

Quite expensive :S


Geez that is costly. You can buy a domain and get email hosting way cheaper, and that way you have an email address for life.

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  Reply # 561247 24-Dec-2011 18:45
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Orcon used to do free-for-life e-mail addresses, not sure if they still do tho (my guess is no?).

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  Reply # 561253 24-Dec-2011 19:16
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quickymart: Orcon used to do free-for-life e-mail addresses, not sure if they still do tho (my guess is no?).


They do - this was discussed on here a few days ago.

In all reality though there is absolutely no reason why anybody should need to, or should want to use an ISP email address these days when there are so many options to have your own domain and email address for life for $10 - $20 per year.

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  Reply # 561266 24-Dec-2011 20:15
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Im on a dialup connection, pay as you go.. costs me $3.75 or thereabouts a month to keep mine.. 

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  Reply # 566055 8-Jan-2012 13:03
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Telecom/Xtra used to do a "Hosted Mail" plan which was $2.50 per month, just for a mailbox. Check if they still do this.

EDIT: $2.50 + GST. 

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  Reply # 566056 8-Jan-2012 13:05
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Did Telecom/Xtra ever partner with MSN NZ? Or was that another ISP?




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  Reply # 566066 8-Jan-2012 13:41
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Looks like I HAVE to keep the xtra mail box:((my folks wouldn't budge) But I really want to get on the slingshot unlimited plan.

Stuck!

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  Reply # 566087 8-Jan-2012 14:25
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ALTRON: Looks like I HAVE to keep the xtra mail box:((my folks wouldn't budge) But I really want to get on the slingshot unlimited plan.

Stuck!


As pointed out you can do this - you'll just have to pay Telecom to keep it.




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  Reply # 566089 8-Jan-2012 14:28
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The dailup option is what I'll do then.

Thanks.

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