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# 18765 23-Jan-2008 08:12
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/3/story.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10488214

And it looks like ihug is no more...

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  # 106224 23-Jan-2008 09:13
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as an Ihug customer, I find this disappointing.  But i guess it was inevitable Undecided

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  # 106239 23-Jan-2008 11:04
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That was the one thing I liked about the takeover but now Vodafone seems to really want to bump Telecom over - iinet didn't absorb the brand so why should Vodafone?

Although it would be confusing for new customers signing up and checking usage for example as Vodafone is doing the marketing while ihug provides the services.

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  # 106268 23-Jan-2008 13:07
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Ah, this saddens me, but as said by others this was probably inevitable.




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  # 107298 28-Jan-2008 23:13
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Is this why I received a note in the mail today advising me that as from 1 March my account is being automatically upgraded to their new broadband 3 plan :(

Not that it will be any better.

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  # 107299 28-Jan-2008 23:14
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I'm on broadband 3... it's not too bad, but the 2GB a day and a max of 20GB a month really restricts.




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  # 107304 28-Jan-2008 23:22
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Man what do you download?

I am never anywhere near those limits :)

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  # 107307 28-Jan-2008 23:26
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crikey, my first ever dial up account was with Ihug way back in 1995!

end of an era........

 
 
 
 


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  # 107309 28-Jan-2008 23:30
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I signed up to the broadband 3 plan when it had 3-day-average limits... it was really enticing, but they revised it. Everyone was sad that the original bb3 is gone.

I somehow manage to download all that and more by watching online videos and downloading my favourite Linux ISOs.




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  # 107312 29-Jan-2008 00:10
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KiwiOverseas66: crikey, my first ever dial up account was with Ihug way back in 1995!

end of an era........


My first "broadband" was an iHug Ultra with 256 down and dialup back the other way, dish is still bolted on the veranda.

OT: My first dialup was with Voyager, for which I think I paid $5/hour or something, I read an ad in the TV Guide and suddenly "the internet" was "affordable", how times change, they really were the cheapest deal at the time (infact, they wern't far off the only deal at the time, save for UUCP links and the odd BBS that had a net connection, like Equinox).  

Looks like Orcon must have bought Voyager out at some time, at least, the domain goes there now.





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  # 107345 29-Jan-2008 09:15
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sleemanj: OT: My first dialup was with Voyager, for which I think I paid $5/hour or something, I read an ad in the TV Guide and suddenly "the internet" was "affordable", how times change, they really were the cheapest deal at the time (infact, they wern't far off the only deal at the time, save for UUCP links and the odd BBS that had a net connection, like Equinox).  

Yeah, mine too Smile

Their rates looked cheap compared to CompuServe which I had been using up until then at around $28 per hour Surprised IIRC...

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  # 107350 29-Jan-2008 09:37
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"When did you connect?" is a whole thread in itself!!!

Summer of 96, 28.8k US Robitics modem, must have been one of the first few xtra customers.

The good thing about back then was being able to get very short usernames that didn't require numbers, I even had an ICQ account with only 6 numbers...

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  # 107421 29-Jan-2008 16:24
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Looks like Orcon must have bought Voyager out at some time, at least, the domain goes there now.



Not sure how it got there, but Voyager was absorbed by MCI/UUNet and ceased to exist around 2000ish

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  # 107600 30-Jan-2008 18:38
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Does this mean that I'll be able to get my internet/phone/mobile all on one bill from Vodafone?

Or will Internet/phone still be seperate from mobile?

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