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Topic # 24971 8-Aug-2008 10:24
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Hi, I have Broadband 3 from ihug at home.. then they got taken over by Vodafone and the plan I am disappear from the offer. In the last few days I've been trying to get an answer on.. if I want static IP on my existing plan how much more per month it is going to be.

I called Vodafone broadband sale 4 times... asking about the static IP and how much will it cost. They straight away said they don't know much about static IP and transfered me to the technical department. Put me back in the queue.. I wait and wait and wait.. until the phone cut me off or my phone's battery dies.

Does anyone know how much it will cost?

And also if anyone know if I want to go for the full speed both way, do I have to pay more? if so, how much more per month?

Thank you.




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  Reply # 155153 8-Aug-2008 10:44
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When I was with Ihug (about a year ago) it was free..

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  Reply # 155154 8-Aug-2008 10:47
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Had a quick look for you,

 

static IP

One free static IP so you can set up a web or ftp server, configure a VPN, or even host your own mail server.

 

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/home-phone-and-broadband/internet-services/ (under internet pack)  It would appear they only offer it under this pack which is an extra $19 a month and includes things you wont want!!


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 155167 8-Aug-2008 11:30
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Thanks for that. hmm.. it does seem that I will get the thing that I don't want either.. I'll have a wee chat with my flatmate to see if he's going to pay for that. :)




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  Reply # 155190 8-Aug-2008 13:02
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Vodafone appears to have dumbed down the old iHug plans into a whole 3 variants.

Static IP used to be free with iHug's "broadband 4" and up.. i.e. any of their unlimited up/down speed plans.

Looks like they're not advertising that anymore.

Charging $20 for something that costs them nothing over and above the already existing cost of assigning you an IP number is a rip-off, and a good enough reason to justify changing ISPs. SNAP offers free static IP on their bigger plans.

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  Reply # 155212 8-Aug-2008 14:27
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May I ask what you want a static IP for?  Over and above the 19 dollars Vfone also want to charge you setup costs for massively overpriced hosting that you can get for 4 - 10 dollars on US based servers....

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  Reply # 155233 8-Aug-2008 15:45
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Static IP is included into the Business broadband plans now (which requires VF Business Fixed Line or a $10 extra)

I couldn't believe that they had completely screwed normal users this way when they made their "packs".

Static IP doesn't seem to be available as an additional addon.




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  Reply # 155273 8-Aug-2008 17:25
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Don't all the major ISP's charge for a static IP?

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  Reply # 155303 8-Aug-2008 19:25
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JoeBloggs: Don't all the major ISP's charge for a static IP?

Ihug previously did not, Telstraclear do not and as above SNAP does not


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  Reply # 155575 10-Aug-2008 11:25
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JoeBloggs: Don't all the major ISP's charge for a static IP?

 

Xtra don't on their more expensive plans, XNET didn't and now do but at a reasonable price.





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Reply # 155576 10-Aug-2008 11:26
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All connections to TelstraClear cable network are static IP. I have the same IP address for the last ten years.

And they are free.




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  Reply # 155599 10-Aug-2008 13:49
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Itxtme, telstraclear only offer static on their cable plans. Perhaps I should have said "almost all major ISP's charge for a static IP?"

Still, it would be nice to simply pay for just the static IP under Vodafone.

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  Reply # 155686 10-Aug-2008 19:59
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Considered DynDNS/no-ip? Its free and easier to remember, though gives you less options i suppose.

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  Reply # 156118 11-Aug-2008 23:58
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I run a webserver and mail server all from home on dynamic dns, i suggest either noip or dydns both are very good, I actually use a program call DYNUpdater along with using ZoneEdit for my nameservers, DynUpdater update zoneedit every ip address change so its pretty much the same as having a static addres and best of all its free.

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  Reply # 156125 12-Aug-2008 00:24
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So long as your happy with the posibility of your mail going missing or being delivered to someone else, thats fine.

However for a reliable email service there is no place for a dynamic IP with a dynamic DNS updater.




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  Reply # 156226 12-Aug-2008 11:05
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flewy: I run a .. mail server all from home on dynamic dns


Umm, for a multitude of reasons, you really shouldn't do that.

You may not realise it, but most likely a large proportion of your outgoing mail is getting tagged as spam. ISPs provide lists of their dynamically-allocated addresses to spam-catching organisations, who then make it available to a number of different mail client anti-spam systems. ISPs do this to help insulated themselves against lawsuits for spam originating from their customers.

You should also read your ISPs user agreement very carefully. Most ISPs explicitly forbid users from running a mail server, for the same reasons.. this may be couched as a term requiring the use of the ISPs mail server for all outgoing email.

Again.. if you're thinking about running a mail server on a DSL line, either let your ISP know, so that they can put you into an appropriate IP address range, or reconsider whether its necessary to do this. SMTP mail drops on servers with excellent bandwidth, static IPs and the right DNS entries cost only a few dollars a month. You can then use fetchmail or another mail popper if you need to distribute more locally, e.g. on a company IMAP server.

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