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Topic # 23543 2-Jul-2008 11:54
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Hi,

I've been doing some shopping around and found that Xnet is by the best ISP for my particular needs.

Currently with Xnet you need to have an active phone line to recieve broadband; which through another provider may cost around $40 per month (forget about fusion for the moment - its too expensive for me). Why then, would anybody want to sign up for Xnet Voip services if they already have a phone line?

The reason I ask is that I am looking to get broadband (the torrent option) but don't really have a huge need for a phoneline and want the cheapest option possible. Xnets Voip option seemed cheap and realistic for me, but on further investigation it seems pointless because to get it, I'd have to rent a phone line through somebody else and then I'd end up with 2 lines?

Maybe I'm missing something??

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  Reply # 142185 2-Jul-2008 12:03
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most people use the Voip line as a cheap alternative for a 2nd line, or to make international calls at cheaper VoIP rates.

if you use Xnet's naked DSL plan (fusion) you dont need a telephone line to your house. These fusion plans can also use the "torrent" method of data accounting.

Hope that helps.

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  Reply # 142196 2-Jul-2008 13:00
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You know that with Fusion the price overall actually works out cheaper than having an analogue line plus Xnet Internet right?

Analogue Phoneline: $40
Xnet HSI FS/FS: $50
Total Analogue + DSL: $90

Xnet Fusion (Including VFX VOIP & DSL): $70

Savings with Fusion: $20 per month

This is without data, but it's the same price regardless of whether you are using naked DSL or not.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 142221 2-Jul-2008 13:56
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Haha no I didn't even bother working that out..oops.

however my main point was to find out why anyone would get Voip & a phone line...

thanks though!

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  Reply # 142245 2-Jul-2008 15:13
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For me, the built in services were very compelling.  I particularily love being able to forward my voicemail messages to my email inbox. :)

Add in all the other built in features, and it's a cheap package.

Although, I have had to keep my existing line to have the alarm work.  Too lazy to switch to an IP alarm at this point.




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  Reply # 142348 2-Jul-2008 20:45
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In addition to the $20 saving you also get all the features for free (well, almost all of them) where as other companies charge you for each "advanced" feature.  Now if you do not normally use those features, then it is just an added bonus and there are some very useful ones.  But if you do use those features with your current phone provider, then you do save a lot more by getting VFX.

Do you know you can get Fusion without VFX?  I think it is about $10 cheaper.  There are some people with that setup, but by far most people want VFX as well so I think they do not advertise it without VFX (the web site is already getting complicated with all the options...).




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  Reply # 142349 2-Jul-2008 20:51
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Niel:
Do you know you can get Fusion without VFX?  I think it is about $10 cheaper. 


i'm fairly sure (99%) that this isnt available anymore.

confirmation, maverick/josh/griven/frio?

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  Reply # 142353 2-Jul-2008 21:00
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Some people just need some sort of phone service. Calling to local numbers is a useful thing. I wouldn't want to get charged for possibly free local calls using my mobile.

If you really want a Naked DSL service without a VoIP voice service, look here, and find products which don't have VoIP.




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