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Topic # 87154 21-Jul-2011 10:39
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Hi All,

I've been with xnet for a LONG time. I have naked DSL and phone's with them. It's time for a change.

I am a HEAVY user. 150GB a month+. Sometimes close to the 250GB mark. I need an ISP that is flexible with how they charge, as some months I use a lot - other's I use far less. No - I don't torrent. That data is via other means.

Ability to easily modify plan details online is helpful. 

I'm out in Henderson - way up sturges road, so I'm not in the "Red Network" or within the equivalent of Orcons network.

Any recommendations based on that information? I'd like to remain on naked DSL if at all possible - which means I need a phone service too. Perhaps an option is to keep the phone's with xnet and move the broadband elsewhere.

Primarly goal is to bring cost's down.

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  Reply # 496151 21-Jul-2011 10:49
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TBH Xnet's pricing is probably the most flexible at $1 a GB. Orcon have some new plans. Out of interest is most of your traffic national or international? If mainly national there are options around for far cheaper or even free national traffic.





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  Reply # 496155 21-Jul-2011 10:52
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Slingshot have their all-you-can-eat plan back

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 496185 21-Jul-2011 11:39
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250GB per month? WOW. DOn't think there is anything in NZ that can offer you something reliable and reasonably priced for that amount of data. Slingshot is probably your best bet, but service, latency, reliability are crappy.

Let us know what sort of traffic it is, then maybe can help. Ie Snap internet is offering free youtube/TVNZ on demand/isky, and because of that 10GB actually suits us fine.



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  Reply # 496253 21-Jul-2011 13:29
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Cadriel: Hi All,

I've been with xnet for a LONG time.



Are you on an old plan like torrential with un-metered offpeak or are you are on Fusion at $69.95 / month + $1.28 per GB?

Also second Zeon's question, it's possible to get business plans that have un-metered national.




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  Reply # 496273 21-Jul-2011 14:06
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Not national, all international.

Most traffic is unshaped. It's a mixture of media - mostly over HTTP / FTP from the US.

I'm on the older xnet plan. I pay per GB, with the base plan cost. It's not on the torrent plan. From my understanding it's slightly cheaper than what it is now - but uncertain.



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  Reply # 496276 21-Jul-2011 14:08
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Also - although slow during peak, I usually find xnet to be more than adequate for my needs. So if there's nothing really out there that's going to get me a cheaper cost / GB overall plan - then so be it. :)

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  Reply # 496340 21-Jul-2011 17:22
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The other place you might like to try is NZNET. They have 200 and a 400GB naked dsl plans but if you do look at their prices they are excluding GST.

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  Reply # 496341 21-Jul-2011 17:25
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Cadriel: Not national, all international.

Most traffic is unshaped. It's a mixture of media - mostly over HTTP / FTP from the US.

I'm on the older xnet plan. I pay per GB, with the base plan cost. It's not on the torrent plan. From my understanding it's slightly cheaper than what it is now - but uncertain.


Xnet is probably your best option seeing as your seedbox is in the US,

Slingshot are known to throttle / shape FTP traffic as it is a common method used by heavy downloaders

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  Reply # 496342 21-Jul-2011 17:28
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DjShadow: Slingshot have their all-you-can-eat plan back


  Oh God NO!!  The forums will once again be full of "New explorers" of "The better place" who will be complaining that it is not as good as they thought it would be.
 




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  Reply # 496343 21-Jul-2011 17:31
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boby55:
Cadriel: Not national, all international.

Most traffic is unshaped. It's a mixture of media - mostly over HTTP / FTP from the US.

I'm on the older xnet plan. I pay per GB, with the base plan cost. It's not on the torrent plan. From my understanding it's slightly cheaper than what it is now - but uncertain.


Xnet is probably your best option seeing as your seedbox is in the US,

Slingshot are known to throttle / shape FTP traffic as it is a common method used by heavy downloaders


I don't have a seedbox. Don't assume. :P

Also - I pay through the nose for the data I use. I'd prefer not to be traffic shaped for something I'm paying for.

I'd prefer to also have at least some semblance of a decent, quality service. 



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  Reply # 496344 21-Jul-2011 17:34
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mxpress:
DjShadow: Slingshot have their all-you-can-eat plan back


  Oh God NO!!  The forums will once again be full of "New explorers" of "The better place" who will be complaining that it is not as good as they thought it would be.
 


That's one of the reasons I tend to stay away from the "all you can eat" type plans.

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