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Topic # 12481 19-Mar-2007 19:59
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Ok heres it is. I've been with Telecom  for about 9 months now..going from a managed 2.5MB to a dribbling 1.3MB  since the whole unleashed fiasco. So I now have an option of getting out now for free..if I switch to someone like xnet am I really going to see any improvement in speed or am I just going to be billed by anther company while still getting basically the same speeds?
I am basically talking about switching out of my unlimited/128kb type service for the usual $40-50 per month. to something similar .which xnet seems to offer a wee bit cheaper! and i'm no power user just 4-6 gb per month, with a bit of sneaky gaming on the side!

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  Reply # 64828 23-Mar-2007 11:49
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I switched last month from Xtra Adventure to Xnet.

I found I was getting more consistent speed -- and considerably better customer service!

On the whole, I think it was worth it.


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  Reply # 66177 3-Apr-2007 20:01
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I opened an Xnet Flood account today.

do i need to inform Xtra of the change?
my Xtra billing cycle ends in 9 days so i suppose that is when they will close that account.

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  Reply # 66178 3-Apr-2007 20:08
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I've been an XNet customer now for about 9 months and I've found them to be fantastic.

They even have a FireFox addon that shows usage in web browser.

Their customer support is second to none, you can email them with questions and have an answer back within 30 minutes.

Their speed for me has been excellent too, though most of my traffic is domestic so I can't speak for the International speeds, but the few times I have send traffic that way it's been fine.

Previous to Xnet I've been an Xtra customer, a TelstraClear customer (Well, I worked for them so I guess that doesn't count) and a QuickSilver customer. I wouldn't go back to Xtra again, nor QuickSilver with their terrible International performance.

Fek I sound like I work for them. Well, I don't. Just a happy customer.

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  Reply # 66196 3-Apr-2007 21:41
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i moved a couple of weeks ago to xnet as i needed some more bang for my buck as i occasionally use p2P  for some tv programmes. Within 3 days my connection didn't work. When i phoned up it turned out my account had been suspended due to a complaint from a tv studio. I will loose the connection if i get another complaint so on best behaviour.
Its Sod's law i suppose but I never had any hassle from my previous isp. I am lucky if i have ever used more than 5gb in a month so not like I am a serial downloader.

Have found a few other references to this on Geekzone. I am still waiting on an advisory email from Xnet explaining their position. If i haven't been advised in writing does the warning still stand??  

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  Reply # 66286 4-Apr-2007 15:04
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Just install peerguardian and you should be fine from that.

Bit stink of wxc to do that to you tho. When I was at ihug the complaints were just fowarded to the user with a "please dont get caught again" explanation.


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  Reply # 66430 5-Apr-2007 11:50
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Finally got my email from xnet yesterday. they must have read this thread.

Is peer guardian worrthwhile. The wiki page on it wasn't too complimentary.

My telephone has just been switched over so i don't want to swap over again so soon but the better half is getting impatient for her fix of foreign tv.

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  Reply # 66459 5-Apr-2007 17:34
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Its better then nothing, there is only so much you can do to protect yourself from it.

Private trackers are the safest option, turn off DHT and set the peer source to be tracker only, that will minimize your risk of picking up a non member peer that is usually either someone sending crap to waste your time, or one of the ones logging activity for these crap emails to isps.

Really they should just ignore the ones from overseas since they quite the DMCA which isn't relevant in NZ


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