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Topic # 29457 7-Jan-2009 17:02
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I think its time for xnet to kill the pay per meg plan.

Reason: if every user has a fix data per say , then Xnet will at least know how much bandwidth it should acquire.

In general xnet overall perforamnce is going dwonload hill slowly since I join .

(not to mention the ngging mini outages)


Is Xnet suffer fronm geniune cashflow problem?


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  Reply # 188044 7-Jan-2009 17:06
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  Reply # 188084 7-Jan-2009 20:18
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If ISP's bought large, dedicated amounts of bandwidth for every user and say that user didnt use all that allocation, thats a total money pit for the ISP. They buy bandwidth as they need it. I think pay per meg is very good and it should definately stay. It's a point of difference wxc have to other ISPs.




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Reply # 188106 7-Jan-2009 21:27
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I'm quite happy on my pay-per-meg plan thanks.




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  Reply # 188216 8-Jan-2009 15:08
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I think a better plan would be to scrap the torrent plan and give every user off-peak data at a reduced price.

This means all users will have motivation to run downloads at off-peak times and at the same time Xnet will not have as severe bandwidth problems during off-peak because users wont pointlessly download files just to try use all their 75GBs of free traffic.

Well that’s my opinion anyway.

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  Reply # 188244 8-Jan-2009 16:52
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freitasm: This approach simply wouldn't work - neither with WorldxChange, nor any other ISP...
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  Reply # 188354 9-Jan-2009 11:01
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yup

get rid of PPM asnd torrent plan all together


and introduce  fix usage like
peak /off peak for $$


15 G + 15 G for light user

20G + 20 G  for medium user

40G + 60 G for heavy user

the combination is up to ones imagination :-)


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  Reply # 188366 9-Jan-2009 11:38
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JUPITER2K: yup

get rid of PPM asnd torrent plan all together


and introduce  fix usage like
peak /off peak for $$


15 G + 15 G for light user

20G + 20 G  for medium user

40G + 60 G for heavy user

the combination is up to ones imagination :-)




Slingshot allows you to purchase additional datablocks for the month, as does Orcon so its a kind of Pay per gig plan isnt it? More ISP's are moving to that sort of business model as they realise customers want the flexability of a plan that wont penalise them if they are a little heavy for one month (or two) in the year.

As long as a customer is paying for the data they use I dont see how it matters, if everyone who is on a PPM plan is using more and more data they are paying for the privledge and with it Xnet's has the capacity to purchase more bandwidth.

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  Reply # 188374 9-Jan-2009 11:52
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I like my pay per plan. It's one of the main reasons I joined Xnet.

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  Reply # 188376 9-Jan-2009 11:59
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JUPITER2K: I think its time for xnet to kill the pay per meg plan.

Reason: if every user has a fix data per say , then Xnet will at least know how much bandwidth it should acquire.



That can't possibly work because ISP's don't buy data per MB or per GB. They buy bandwidth. They are not the same thing.

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  Reply # 188413 9-Jan-2009 16:54
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JUPITER2K: 15 G + 15 G for light user

That is 10 times more than what I and many others use (as was shown last year in a poll of how much data people use).  And we do watch on-line videos and play on-line games (okay, it is form Lego and Disney, but is still downloaded each time you want to play).




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  Reply # 188446 9-Jan-2009 19:12
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Jupiter - that idea is so 2K.

I also joined Xnet for (and remain on Xnet largely because of) the PPM plans, as did other friends of mine. As noted above it's Xnet's point of difference - the other ISPs offer plans such as the above if one wants that pricing model.

I accept the point that perhaps this is to Xnet's disadvantage, but from a users POV (sluggish speeds aside), this really is a good model.

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  Reply # 188791 11-Jan-2009 14:19
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I love the per MB model as well, which is why I moved to XNET. Now they have put the torrent users (grumble grumble which I am one :) in a different pool the speeds are much better.




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  Reply # 188808 11-Jan-2009 15:48
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exportgoldman:
I love the per MB model as well, which is why I moved to XNET. Now they have put the torrent users (grumble grumble which I am one :) in a different pool the speeds are much better.


not the 2k thingy.

 just like to generate discussion as Xnet evolved over the years.  torrent plan was introduced , speed issue has not quite resolved
even till now!

Torrent user think they have more right than PPM, since they pay more Per meg at peak time.

Other has suggested Xnet should be 'normal ' like other ISP. since then it introduce the disconnection fee etc

Name it/ you got it, the common catch phrase is ' if you don't like Xnet just leave '

Of course I fully agree PPM is the best thing Xnet has that no other NZ ISP can match.

Again , what about Xnet need to ne nromal like other ISP ?


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  Reply # 188811 11-Jan-2009 16:26
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JUPITER2K: Again , what about Xnet need to ne nromal like other ISP ?

Their moto is that they are not normal.  They've been closing the gap with disconnection fees etc., but I sure hope they stick with things like PPM and free VFX features which is really what makes them "not normal".




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  Reply # 188813 11-Jan-2009 16:39
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Niel:
JUPITER2K: Again , what about Xnet need to ne nromal like other ISP ?

Their moto is that they are not normal.  They've been closing the gap with disconnection fees etc., but I sure hope they stick with things like PPM and free VFX features which is really what makes them "not normal".


I thought Free VFX is no more a feature for new sign up? there that's normal !!

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