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Topic # 18461 11-Jan-2008 09:55
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Have done some research this morning (dont tell the boss).

Currently I pay for a landline at ~$45, Unlimited Dialup at $14.95 and we dont make phone calls.

Xnet Flood + 6GB + my landline - 49.95 + 6.14 + 45 = 101.09
Xnet Fusion rural + 6GB = 89.95 + 6.14 = 94.09
Slinghot Extreme (6GB) + landline with them = 39.95 + 45 = 84.95
Slingshot naked (6gb) 79.95
Supra naked 3 (3gb) + 3gb = 59.95 + 7.50 = 67.45

So the questions become...
Are Xnet, Supra or Slingshot available in North Canterbury (cant tell from the sites)? and
Does anyon know much about Supra, the cheapest option (basically get 6gb full speed broadband for 7.50 more than paying for dialup).

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  Reply # 104166 11-Jan-2008 10:28
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Xnet, Slinghsot and Supra will all be available anywhere you can get ADSL.  If you can't get it in your area, then none of them will be available.  I suggest using Xnet's Line Checker to see if ADSL is available on your line:

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

Here's a thread dealing with Supra, which popped up out of the blue late last year:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=49&TopicId=17844

They are definitely worth a look if you live in a rural area.  The one drawback is that VoIP traffic appears to be metered on their plans, whereas it's free with Xnet.  However, given that you don't make phone calls, that shouldn't be an issue.

Supra's web site is here:

http://www.supra.net.nz/

I suggest you contact them directly for further info.



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  Reply # 105364 17-Jan-2008 12:17
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Supra three is looking like a good option for me at the moment. Thanks.

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