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  Reply # 530013 6-Oct-2011 12:08
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Is there any news on whether WxC/Xnet will have new competitive pricing any time soon ?

All those TV adds from Orcon [Genius] and Telecom [Total home] are reminders to me to change


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  Reply # 530022 6-Oct-2011 12:20
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We are actively working on the new plans,  I however don't have the time frames around a release date.

Hopefully it won't be too far away :)
 







 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 530027 6-Oct-2011 12:25
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It's a shame about the extra $20 per month "rural" customers have to pay. Makes a mockery of the whole idea it was to encourage investment / increase competition. It's done the opposite. Makes it a lot harder to sell Xnet Fusion, so people stick with good old Telecom :(





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  Reply # 530035 6-Oct-2011 12:42
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Cameronn: We are actively working on the new plans,  I however don't have the time frames around a release date.

Hopefully it won't be too far away :)
 


Thank you for the update :)

I won't jump ship until I see these plans - hopefully soon...

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  Reply # 530152 6-Oct-2011 15:12
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coffeebaron: It's a shame about the extra $20 per month "rural" customers have to pay. Makes a mockery of the whole idea it was to encourage investment / increase competition. It's done the opposite. Makes it a lot harder to sell Xnet Fusion, so people stick with good old Telecom :(



Telecom do charge $10 more on their plans for area's other for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

 

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  Reply # 530432 7-Oct-2011 05:52
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Orcon adds are an introductory special kind of like Sky's specials. Once you are a customer Sky does not give you any further specials. Give it a year and the Orcon pricing will be different. Or it is funded out of cutting other services, like a cheap call centre off-shore.

I believe the $20 rural charge is just a passed on fee, it has no profit for XNet.




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  Reply # 530466 7-Oct-2011 09:42
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Niel:
I believe the $20 rural charge is just a passed on fee, it has no profit for XNet.
Yes, I'm pretty sure all providers are forced to pass on the $20 fee, we can thank the comcom for that.

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  Reply # 530503 7-Oct-2011 10:39
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Slingshot certainly adds $20 to my parents' "rural" line, as the same plan in town (at a flat they have) is $20 cheaper.

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  Reply # 530510 7-Oct-2011 11:04
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rphenix:
Niel:
I believe the $20 rural charge is just a passed on fee, it has no profit for XNet.
Yes, I'm pretty sure all providers are forced to pass on the $20 fee, we can thank the comcom for that.

Yes, certainly one of the dumbest things the comcom has done!
Hmmm, how can we increase competition in the rural areas? Oh I know, lets charge the providers more to put their gear in, or get access to the lines! Yea, great idea!
 




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  Reply # 531064 9-Oct-2011 00:17
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Why don't more providers do what Telecom Retail does to smooth out the price difference?

ie: Only make the 3 main cities only $10 cheaper, everyone else pays the same.

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Reply # 534491 17-Oct-2011 21:47
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Ok - so Xnet Fusion is no longer competitively priced for me, plenty of better deals out there now - when are your new plans out?  could be time to change iSP's (after 5+ years with WxC) service has been good, but $$$ are important - average monthly bill of $145-150 for fusion torrent, a few mobile calls, super cap A and less than 15GB peak per month is getting a bit steep.

Will new plans be cheaper and bundle a decent chunk of data?  10,9,8,7........
 

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  Reply # 534498 17-Oct-2011 22:00
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I sorta agree with the sentiments here and have been a customer for several years now myself and although I am fortunate enough to still be on the torrent plan with 75 gig offpeak there are other providers out there now that can offer a similar priced experience without me having to wait til 2 am each day to download stuff I would rather use the night I actually want it (as in oh there it is give me 30 mins and I can have it.

I too feel WorldXChange need to release something soon to keep the customer base current and happy or they could see the competition start to claw away at their market share. I spend approx $100 - $150 per month too for about $120 I can get 100 (or maybe that was 150) gig with no offpeak so could in theory start downloading things anytime. The main reason I have not already jumped ship is the quality and speeds I actually get good speeds mostly 24/7 recently saw the above unamed ISP in action at like 8pm at night and you would have been struggling to watch a low to medium quality streaming clip without buffering every 10 or so seconds.

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  Reply # 534587 18-Oct-2011 09:55
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We're spending anywhere around $150 and up on fusion a month as well and I'm hoping these new plans coming out are going to take some of the pain away. And curses on that bloody twenty dollar a month rural charge. What rubbish.

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  Reply # 534588 18-Oct-2011 09:59
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downhill: Ok - so Xnet Fusion is no longer competitively priced for me, plenty of better deals out there now - when are your new plans out?  could be time to change iSP's (after 5+ years with WxC) service has been good, but $$$ are important - average monthly bill of $145-150 for fusion torrent, a few mobile calls, super cap A and less than 15GB peak per month is getting a bit steep.

Will new plans be cheaper and bundle a decent chunk of data?  10,9,8,7........
 


I haven't got all of the details just yet, but I can wholeheartedly say yes they will be cheaper and some will include data in the cost of the plans.  

I know I'm sounding a bit like a broken record but as soon as these plans are confirmed I'll try and get the details out there. 









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  Reply # 534592 18-Oct-2011 10:16
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Thanks Cameronn for the info :)

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