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# 21066 15-Apr-2008 00:05
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Hi i'll just fire them up -

Regarding money
1) can i just have broadband and not VOIP(vfx)?

2) no connection charge if moving from xtra? (i may have say 5 phone jacks but thing is i already have broadband working)

3) no contract? sure?

Regarding functionality

4) do i need to specially set up /reprogram my dlink modem that came with telecom?

5) i'm in halswell chch getting 3-4mbps connection with Xtra, will it be the same?

6) is your service as reliable as xtra?

Thanks!!!




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  # 123575 15-Apr-2008 07:44
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 joker97: Hi i'll just fire them up -

Regarding money
1) can i just have broadband and not VOIP(vfx)?


Yip I only have broadband not VFX




2) no connection charge if moving from xtra? (i may have say 5 phone jacks but thing is i already have broadband working)


At the moment there is no signup/ connection fees


3) no contract? sure?


None what so ever, You can cancle at anytime for free




4) do i need to specially set up /reprogram my dlink modem that came with telecom?


Other than the normal settings to connect to xnet no



5) i'm in halswell chch getting 3-4mbps connection with Xtra, will it be the same?


If not better



6) is your service as reliable as xtra?


Yip


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  # 123581 15-Apr-2008 07:52
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Just a hint: you may wish to search these forums, quite a few people are experiencing speed issues with WorldxChange broadband.




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  # 123603 15-Apr-2008 09:54
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>> 5) i'm in halswell chch getting 3-4mbps connection with Xtra, will it be the same?

If you are in Halswell CHCH, most likely your distance is between ~ 2.5 - 4 km from the  exchange

check your  modem for line attenuation?  greter 40db ?

If it is don't expect downstram speed improvement!




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  # 123637 15-Apr-2008 11:54
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thanks moddy - afterwards when browsing i actually DID see the super long thread about international speeds being poor and i will hold off for the moment ... xtra may be expensive but can't fault service and realiability - 1st class




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  # 123644 15-Apr-2008 12:44
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joker97: thanks moddy - afterwards when browsing i actually DID see the super long thread about international speeds being poor and i will hold off for the moment ... xtra may be expensive but can't fault service and realiability - 1st class


You may wish to try Snap - there's no minimum term with them when you transfer from another ISP (Xtra in your case). Just bear in mind that if you take any of their modem during signup, you will be bonded to a contract - otherwise, if you do not, there's no term.

I'm on their Snap Pro plan and I'm happy I made the switch from Xnet. International performance improved drastically, plus Snap is now among the few that do not use Asianetcom as their international bandwidth provider which should guarantee less latency spikes.

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