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Topic # 9950 26-Oct-2006 12:04
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http://www.ihug.co.nz/products/broadband/plan_comparison.html

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Reply # 49775 26-Oct-2006 12:36
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Is anyone else (like me) majorly disappointed with the new offerings from Ihug. I’m a mid-heavy user (about 10-25gb) a month and seriously looking at changing ISP now. Surely they could have done better with the data caps they are offering.


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  Reply # 49777 26-Oct-2006 12:40
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I'm guessing that due to their whinging and moaning about the wholesale prices, they have decided to make some money from overage charges to compensate...

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 49784 26-Oct-2006 12:48
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Useless plans Yell

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  Reply # 49785 26-Oct-2006 12:49
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Guess i never thought id see the day Xtra offered a better data cap on one of their plans vs the comparable Ihug plan.

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  Reply # 49795 26-Oct-2006 13:06
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They suck, do they not? The maximum quota appears to be 50GB on Plan 4 as the $2/GB charge is capped at $60, after which you go down to 64k. Even that means you would be paying $140 for 50GB, compared to the current "Extreme" 20+40GB plan for $100.

With that and their continued promise of whenever-we-feel-like-it P2P traffic shaping (link) I would look elsewhere if I was a new customer, but I may stick with the Extreme plan for now as there doesn't seem to be anything that much better in the new plans, assuming the xtra Go Large plan is being falsely advertised as unlimited.

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Reply # 49809 26-Oct-2006 13:24
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So broadband with ihug just got more expensive. I currently pay $59 for 30GB under the new plans I would only get 10GB. 

I just hope they dont force us to move to one of these crap plans, if they do its hello Telstra for me.

And why would anyone move to ihug home phone? its not like its any cheaper then Telecom. Infact I only pay $37 for my home phone with Tcom so ihugs $40 is already more befor having to add a call plan when I dont make any calls.




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  Reply # 49849 26-Oct-2006 13:58
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Very disappointed, after so many months of waiting, they have come up with such crappy plans.  Will probably switch to Xtra Go Large.

Really like to keep my ihug email address though (only cost $25/year to keep it)

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  Reply # 49860 26-Oct-2006 14:27
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geekiegeek: So broadband with ihug just got more expensive. I currently pay $59 for 30GB under the new plans I would only get 10GB.

I just hope they dont force us to move to one of these crap plans, if they do its hello Telstra for me.

And why would anyone move to ihug home phone? its not like its any cheaper then Telecom. Infact I only pay $37 for my home phone with Tcom so ihugs $40 is already more befor having to add a call plan when I dont make any calls.


At least its down from the $45 it used to be, so its vaugly compeditive with telecom untill you add the compulary tolls package.




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  Reply # 49868 26-Oct-2006 14:59
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I just switched to the go large plan, but $25 per year to keep my ihug email is better than I thought I'd have to pay.
Can you please tell me what the $25 to keep your email account plan is called?

I thought I'd have had to pay $4.95 a month not $1.55 a month!

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  Reply # 49880 26-Oct-2006 16:03
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Add it to a friends $4.95 account and pay them 1/5th of it since you get 5 mailboxes per dialup.  




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  Reply # 49882 26-Oct-2006 16:12
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Good idea, but I don't know anyone with dialup.

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  Reply # 49921 26-Oct-2006 21:07
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As an Ihug customer, i'm pished off with these plans to put it politely. What a load of bollocks. The plan 4 is way too low. I pay more than enough already, these **** plans leave very little encouragement for me to change to any of these theoretically new super dooper fast plans. 1/3 of my current data cap, ~300kB/s extra upload and theoretical double download speed is no incentive to change plans at all. Shame I only just resigned up for my contract again. When I next move (breaking my contract) Ihug is looking very unattractive.

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  Reply # 49978 27-Oct-2006 13:18
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This from a story on Scoop: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00488.htm


Ihug CEO Mark Rushworth says he's thrilled with the new plans.

"We've got a highly competitive line-up here,' he says.

"There's really no choice, ihug's plans are quite simply far more attractive than anything else out there on the market right now."
 



Id love to know what plans Mark Rushworth is looking at, as i dont see anything competitive about the ones listed on the Ihug website. For example how can he say that "broadband 3" is "far more" attractive to consumers than Slingshot's 'Ultra Plus' or Xtra's 'Go Large' plan?

Im better off staying on the current Ihug plan i have (which the cynic in me says is exactly what they are hoping a lot of us do, seeing as how they probably make more margin on those plans).


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Reply # 49979 27-Oct-2006 13:33
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Its called spin.
No matter how bad your plans are  - don't worry because you can spin it! (See also Telecoms $50 a MB WAP charge)




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