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Reply # 32150 3-Apr-2006 23:50
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I go off-topic but the 'student card' is just a BNZ branded ATM/Debit card issued to students.



Not really a true 'student card' as they claim but instead a discount card for banking with BNZ.




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  Reply # 32151 4-Apr-2006 00:05
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Actually you can get the student card without opening a BNZ bank account, but if you open a BNZ tertiary account you will get the student card free, which also doubles as an ATM card instead of paying $20.







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Reply # 32152 4-Apr-2006 00:11
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I stand corrected

To be honest most of the information I have gotten about it was from BNZ which gave the impression that it was a BNZ exclusive account.




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  Reply # 32153 4-Apr-2006 00:31
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There is a quite good deal from Quicksilver, but you need to get hold of a student card (a discount card for tertiary students), 3.5Mbps/128kbps 30 GB data cap for $55.




lovely... 128k upload... really useful. watch those 5 meg emails crawl.......................... still much better plan than we have seen for some time. I'm in IHUG BLIIINK 256 20GB for $60 need the higher data cap as it's shared between myself and the leech in the other half of the house.


I'm rather keen on those deals even though i can't get the discounts....


FREE NATIONAL TRAFFIC... most of my large data stuff is "podcasting" radio stations, (saving streams to hard disc instead of listening) This looks very very useful.

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  Reply # 32181 4-Apr-2006 14:14
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Seriously I don't think iHug's plans are that bad.

Xtra Broadband
ADVENTURE - $59.95
3.5/512
10GB

Orcon
Advanced 60 - $149.95
3.5/512
60GB

iHug
extreme - $99.95
3.5/512
60GB - uploads dont count towards data

or

iHug
Heavy
3.5/128 - $79.95
60GB - uploads dont count towards data

Personaly I opt for iHug heavy, no need for 512 up.

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  Reply # 32183 4-Apr-2006 14:21
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Can anyone on the 3.5 Mbps DSL plans vouch for actual download speeds? It's quite reliant on the distance from your exchange, I heard. If you're in a major city, does this guarantee you 3.5, or do you have to live right next-door to an exchange to get that speed?

IMHO, they should charge based on actual speed, not the promised maximum. Would make their billing systems horrendously complicated, so I'm sure ISPs would never do it.

You can test at the DSL Speedtest (pops)





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  Reply # 32188 4-Apr-2006 14:44
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Actually, hey, those Quicksilver plans (the student card one) seems pretty good!  And aggressive, it's quite a bit cheaper than other comparative ISP plans!

30Gb...  That's JUST enough (more would be better of course, but it'll do), 3.5Mbps (great, more than enough)....  128kbps upload..  (Ugh, but nothing we can really do unless pay a really hefty "not-worth-it" premium for 512k uploads).....  And to round if off..  $55, fair price!

Only qualms I have with it???  I can't sign-up!!  (their sign-up page seems to bw down)...  And it charges a $45 transfer churn fee...


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  Reply # 32191 4-Apr-2006 14:52

lokinz: Seriously I don't think iHug's plans are that bad.

Xtra Broadband
ADVENTURE - $59.95
3.5/512
10GB


Xtra Broadband Adventure has only 128Kb upload, not 512 as you stated.
Xtra Broadband Pro has 512 upload, but for 79.95 per month...




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  Reply # 32200 4-Apr-2006 15:40
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Aloha:
Xtra Broadband Adventure has only 128Kb upload, not 512 as you stated.
Xtra Broadband Pro has 512 upload, but for 79.95 per month...


Sorry, Didn't realise that, kinda makes it worse don't ya think.

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