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  Reply # 162311 4-Sep-2008 21:49
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BruceLimNZ: My first post...

I am also looking to change from Xtra now that our stupid 12 month contract has expired.

I am also moderate user who would like go through about 25 - 50Gig's of data each month.  I am particually interested in the Xnet plan Torrent plan, however other forums topics indicate that earlier in the year Xnet appeared to have some serious issues re: peak time viewing of You Tube and other streaming video sites.  This is important to me as I like to watch a lot of streaming video during peak hours (7pm - 11pm).

My question...has Xnet fixed fixed this issue?

I am impressed by Xnet so far in that they have good looking plans (I'm aware that looks can be deceiving), no requirement to have tolls with them for the best price and no fixed contract (damn you Xtra).

Sorry if I have posted this in place - First time poster :-)  Long time reader :-)



I am also in this same situation, if anyone could help to answer this that would be greatly appreciated.

If anything it has gotten worse. National is fine, anything international is complete and utter arse, especially after midnight. Pity really.

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  Reply # 162314 4-Sep-2008 21:59
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I'm not a huge user of torrents, relatively speaking, but even  I noticed a massive speed decrease in uTorrernt, literally from 11.59PM to 12.02AM.  Quite surprised by this.  Suspected a speed decrease, not not as huge or as sudden.

You're right, it is a shame.

I guess I could try Slingshot and see if they are any better.

The best solution would be another internation connection for NZ.


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  Reply # 162326 4-Sep-2008 22:32
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I very rarely use torrents so thats not really my beef - the fact that latencies on international round trips go from ok to really bad and browsing likewise turns to custard is more the issue for me. Weighing up hassle of changing isp vs living with it for 2 months before i move to the UK *sigh*

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  Reply # 162544 5-Sep-2008 18:20
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Fraktul: Weighing up hassle of changing isp vs living with it for 2 months before i move to the UK *sigh*

Damn disconnection fees! Frown

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