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Topic # 8148 7-Jun-2006 13:38
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Hi I was told that if you can go through a NZ proxy server, it will stop your international traffic cap from being used.
Is this true? Does anyone know some proxies which are free and work?

I am considering signing up with Xnet on their 'Xtreame' Deal, I know my friend was really keen on free national traffic because he could basically download unlimited.
I want to be able to take advantage of the same thing.


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  Reply # 37897 7-Jun-2006 15:45
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Sahil - Is that you?

If you are with a company that provides free domestic traffic, and you can find a local device that has international connectivity, you can redirect all your traffic through that for an "uncapped" internet service.

This is what I currently do, I VPN all my traffic to another machine I have access to that has international connectivity, so all my traffic is domestic and therefore uncapped.

However, you'll be *very* lucky to find someone who is offering, for free, a proxy server with international connectivity. It'd soon be abused by everyone. Who's going to pay for all that international traffic? Someone has to.
In my case, it's the company I work for but I have their express permission.

Basically your post says "Who wants to carry my international traffic for me, for free?" You might find a few people who's machines have been hacked or who are unknowingly allowing access, but that's not really legit and isn't going to last very long. It could also land you in hot water.

If you're lucky, you might have some friends who work for an ISP who have their own machine that they could offer you such a service...

Remember though: Someone somewhere has to pay for that international traffic, so make sure it's legit and you have permission or you might end up in very hot water, like Sahil above.

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