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Topic # 14305 26-Jun-2007 20:33
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Hi i am wanting greatly to change to Xnet and on average i would have several hundred dollars a year which I think is quite good.
but has anyone had any bad expieriences on Xnet in Christchurch and also do you get good speeds and i your data managed well. say if you download 1gb of data your usage gores up by 1gb rather than 2gbs.

Thanks for everything anyone has to say

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  Reply # 76052 26-Jun-2007 20:58
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AllNightNerding: your data managed well. say if you download 1gb of data your usage gores up by 1gb rather than 2gbs.

I'm not in Christchurch, so I'll leave the speed comments to others.  Certainly, in Auckland we get what we are paying for with Xnet at 2 different sites, one on RIVER and one on FLOOD.

However, regarding the data usage, I can definitely help you there:

Previously, one of our sites was using a Telstra Clear FS/FS plan.  I watched the data usage like a hawk because we had a 600MB cap for several years, and if it went over, we got charged 20c per MB.  Then it changed to a 1GB cap, with a more reasonable -- but still significant -- excess data charge.

So I knew that on average, we used 900MB to 1GB each month, according to Telecom's Usage Meter.

Since we switched this site to Xnet, the usage figures have remained consistent with those above.  However, we can now see our daily usage on a graph, with monthly totals.  Stored data and graphs go back for a whole year, which is handy to review sometimes.  Further, we don't pay for VoIP (VFX) traffic with Xnet because it is classed as local traffic.

We just pay $1 per GB which works out to about $1 per month for us on top of the monthly fee of $49.95.  This is a good deal for a FS/FS connection and the speeds are great.  We definitely get what we pay for Cool

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  Reply # 76105 27-Jun-2007 13:48
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I am on Xnet in CHCH, on the Fendalton exchange, and have been very impressed. We are on the FS/FS plan, and can usually max it out at around 550-600 KB/sec downloading, and get around 80 KB/sec upload. Rock solid connection too, i checked my modem logs yesterday, and it had been connected to the exchange for over 10 days!

A couple of times when the modem has only connected at 96 kbps upload rather than the normal 896 kbps to the exchange, a quick phone call to customer service who advise Telecom to reset the port at the exchange has fixed it all up

Other than that, no problems! Laughing

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