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Topic # 28925 16-Dec-2008 13:30
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So I'm not sure why I just got an email from Xbox Australia, perhaps to rub my nose in the fact that they are now offering unmetered Xbox Live usage through iinet.  That means all your online gaming, marketplace purchases, video downloads, etc don't come off your monthly bandwidth quota. 

What does that mean for me?  Well I'd estimate that Xbox Live constitutes about 10GB of usage for me each month.  That is, I download an Xbox original game, a few arcade games, play some online games, and download a few videos.  Oh, not to mention the game demo's which can be up to 2GB each. 

So this is a huge deal for me.  I only wish our ISPs over here were able to throw the same kind of support behind our online services to help make them grow.  It's one thing for TelstraClear to offer free usage on their own website, but we really need our ISPs to be working with Xbox, and iTunes like I previously talked about in a thread.  These services won't grow as fast as they should unless people feel like they're able to buy the content without getting stung a second time by missing out on those precious few gigabytes on their data cap.

Come on, lets demand some action from our ISPs!  Kiwi's deserve to use these online services to their fullest potential...and we can't do that if we're paying through the nose for them - TWICE!


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In partnership with Xbox, iiNet is now offering unmetered Xbox Live content on all iiNet broadband plans. This means you can play as long as you like without it coming off your download quota.

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  • No excess download charges
  • 10 free email addresses and 1GB web space
  • special 'Gamer' profile (for reduced lag)
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  Reply # 184515 16-Dec-2008 13:49
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iinet's Freezone is great... it just keeps on getting bigger and bigger.

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  Reply # 184528 16-Dec-2008 14:14
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I believe this would come in handy later when they introduce Netflix in Australia with video-on-demand through the Xbox interface.

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  Reply # 184577 16-Dec-2008 16:34
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I want Clearnet Deluxe to hurry up and get a steam content server going.

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  Reply # 191985 25-Jan-2009 16:28
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wouldnt worry about iinet. when ever i have played with sombody with iinet they are always lagging. and they say its cronic for it. I would rather pay and get a better connectiont than have a free rubish connection

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16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.

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