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# 20576 31-Mar-2008 11:54
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Just a question about accounts... What's "local" and "national" on WorldxChange? And I remember that VFX traffic is not charged? Is it reported on "local" or not counted at all?




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# 119851 31-Mar-2008 11:55
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Hmmm. Just looked at the portal and there's a line "Traffic accountable" so obviously "local" is not charged. So I guess that includes the VFX traffic.

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  # 119903 31-Mar-2008 13:26
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Also traffic to their Amaki(sp?) servers is free - this seems to include a microsoft download mirror




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# 119908 31-Mar-2008 13:35
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Ahh yes, my dsylexia




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  # 119940 31-Mar-2008 15:23
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freitasm: Just a question about accounts... What's "local" and "national" on WorldxChange? And I remember that VFX traffic is not charged? Is it reported on "local" or not counted at all?


Local traffic is anything that doesn't leave the boundaries of the WxC network - national is anything inside the country.  You may want to download the XNet data usage monitor - very helpful to see what your usage is, plus what your monthly bill will be.

Also worth noting calls from VFX to VFX are free, as well as DVX to DVX are free, and VFX to DVX are free.

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  # 119944 31-Mar-2008 15:30
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What about directly between customers?

I believe that local traffic going directly between Xnet customers is regarded as 'National' traffic, and the explanation I was given is because it crosses Telecom's ADSL service twice.

Not sure about DSL Xnet customer <-> Vector/NEAL VC Xnet customer tho, or in any case where one or both Xnet customers is not on DSL? Is that regarded as local or national?

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  # 119955 31-Mar-2008 16:21
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Between customers is counted as National.




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  # 119956 31-Mar-2008 16:22
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Just spoke to the Dealer Channel and have clarified this.

Local/national/international is only used in reference to VoIP traffic - the only distinction in all other traffic is national/international.  So if you're not browsing an international site, the data being transferred is being counted towards your monthly national data allowance.

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  # 119959 31-Mar-2008 16:29
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What? ~5GB + ~4.8GB + 280MB != ~5GB, yet that's what I'm going to be charged for.






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  # 119969 31-Mar-2008 17:05
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nate: Also worth noting calls from VFX to VFX are free,


Is this a definate?...what if the 2 VFX numbers are in a different local calling area? Is the call still free?

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  # 119970 31-Mar-2008 17:12
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2meke: Is this a definate?...what if the 2 VFX numbers are in a different local calling area? Is the call still free?


According to this document on the VFX site, yes.

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  # 119971 31-Mar-2008 17:18
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Detruire: What? ~5GB + ~4.8GB + 280MB != ~5GB, yet that's what I'm going to be charged for.




I'm pretty sure nate is wrong..... The Local/Nat/Inter/ is nothing to do with VoIP specifically, just internet traffic.


You get to 5491 as the local traffic isn't counted, thats the free stuff, content that doesn't leave the Xnet network (as in between you and their servers) - doesn't include any traffic between you and another xnet customer - that comes under national traffic




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  # 119972 31-Mar-2008 17:25
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I know how it's always worked for me ('Local' is free, National and Int'l aren't)

Local includes services like news, mail, homepages, ftp.wicks.co.nz, files.recoil.net.nz, some Akamai servers (the ones at Xnet)




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  # 120262 1-Apr-2008 17:04
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Local is anything inside the WxC _internal_ network, that is services such as VFX, Xnet/WxC website, Akamai content, Recoil, Wicks etc.  Local does NOT include end users as they are outside of the internal network.

National is anything seen via national transit, APE, WIX etc.

International is anything that crosses international transit circuits.

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  # 120464 2-Apr-2008 11:05
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So where do I find what Akamai servers are Xnets?

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