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# 22208 20-May-2008 15:24
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Here is the new  Xnet HSI Torrent Plan , can be activated online for existing customers using the ViewBill interface, now is a good time for those that havn't signed up for viewbill to do so Wink


http://www.xnet.co.nz/hsi/


By choosing the user profile 'Torrent' you pay $0.0015 per MB (approximately $1.54 per GB) during the on-peak hours of 8am until midnight. In return for this we’ll give you the first 75GB of National and International data used between midnight to 8am FREE!

 

Local network traffic (just like the standard HSI Pay-Per-Meg user profile) will also continue to be free, any time of day or night.

 

At WxC we want to help all our users have a better experience and by offering the HSI Torrent profile this will mean large volume subscribers – especially those using peer to peer or torrent applications – will be encouraged to do their non-time critical downloads during the off peak period; which will relieve pressure on the network during the day and give all Xnet users a better experience.





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  # 132069 20-May-2008 15:41
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Maverick, can you please advice if theres a way to have a data cap at all on torrent plan? I mean how do i select this plan if I don't want to go over a certain $ bill per month.

Also when does this plan come active? If I changed now will tonight after midnight be free data?

Cheers



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  # 132070 20-May-2008 15:47
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Sorry you can't do a Cap at this stage with this plan.

The plan is active now, changing to the plan in Viewbill will make available right now.


Edit: It is possible for existing customers to signup online, going into Viewbill has the option for doing it from there.

https://viewbill.xport.co.nz/user/login





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  # 132072 20-May-2008 15:51
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Has the usage monitor been updated to show peak vs off-peak usage for this plan?

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  # 132074 20-May-2008 15:57
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Cool to see that the plan has become live but just a few questions/comments.

Once you go over the 75GB limit for off peak, it becomes more expensive to use the net during off-peak time then it does on-peak time? Doesn't really seem right does it?

I thought it would be the same price, if not a cheaper rate (such at the $1/gb rate)

Just my thoughts Smile

Andysh

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# 132077 20-May-2008 16:04
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I would just like to say
!! Congrats Xnet :)
Your on the right track Laughing


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  # 132078 20-May-2008 16:04
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75GB quota eh...well that aint 'unlimited' but it had to be done...its just realistic, otherwise, yeah...xnet would have been flooded with signups and leeched hard, thus the plan would have become unprofitable.

With this 75GB quota, I am assuming WxC/xnet have done the math, and found the plan will still be profitable, in the potential/likely scenerio that users sign up, pay $35 a month (River) and then download the full 75GB during off peak hours...hence xnet get no further revenue for that 75GB?....(based on the theroy they are vigilant with using quota outside offpeak hours, so to have no/minimal excess charges)

I must say, the excess charges are a real turn off, not what I was expecting...I cant set my quota/maximum bill....
I thought we would be able to do that, and then once outside that quota, the $1.50 excess charge applies...but this plan, the $1.50 applies from the start, there is no quota hence never throttled, but that means an uncertain bill....hmmm....

So the question is, how much data/quota would I normally use just cruising the web?

No matter what, I think this plan will still be cheaper for me/more data...but not quite what I was expecting/hoping for.




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Master Geek


  # 132080 20-May-2008 16:09
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Thanks..   this doesn't seem to be available in my ViewBill just yet but I will check again tonight.

 
 
 
 


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  # 132081 20-May-2008 16:11
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I myself think that 75GB is quite generous really. I have signed up already but it will be interesting as Bob said about the usage meter it might have to be redesigned to show the overnight usage as well as the daytime usage.

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  # 132083 20-May-2008 16:12
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kfella2000 where in your viewbill you have this option? Just wondering..  mine looks same as old one but maybe I am on Fusion thats why?

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  # 132087 20-May-2008 16:24
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I didnt look at that I rung sales on 0800123456 but yes Im on fusion too and I tried to see where you signed up for it after I spoke to sales but couldnt find it either

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  # 132088 20-May-2008 16:25
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andysh: Once you go over the 75GB limit for off peak, it becomes more expensive to use the net during off-peak time then it does on-peak time? Doesn't really seem right does it?

The way I read the pricing, is that ALL data over 85GB will be charged at $2.56GB, on and off peak.

Correct me if I am wrong Maverick




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  # 132090 20-May-2008 16:33
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$2.56 per GB midnight to 8am (after 75GB)

$1.54 per GB outside of this.




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  # 132091 20-May-2008 16:35
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TheBartender:
andysh: Once you go over the 75GB limit for off peak, it becomes more expensive to use the net during off-peak time then it does on-peak time? Doesn't really seem right does it?

The way I read the pricing, is that ALL data over 85GB will be charged at $2.56GB, on and off peak.

Correct me if I am wrong Maverick



Note: Free traffic on Torrent Data Use plans is limited to the first 75gigabytes of off-peak use: Between midnight and 8am, per calendar month. After this each additional off-peak megabyte is charged at 0.25 of a cent ($2.56 per gigabyte). All daytime traffic is charged at a flat rate of 0.15 of a cent ($1.53 per gigabyte).


(taken from xnet.co.nz/hsi/pricing.shtml)


reads to me like it's 1.53 all day, every day, regardless. the $2.50 charge is only during off-peak... n'es pas?

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  # 132097 20-May-2008 16:46
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How come its taken Xnet 3 or 4 months to finally do this to solve the peak hour problem??

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  # 132099 20-May-2008 16:51
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I’m a 80gb+ a month user'

and would love to go on this plan but unless I can cap my "peak" / total cost I will not be moving from my free national plan until I can do this


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