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Post by Dan @ 10:44am 26/11/08 | 27 Comments
Last week some users had discovered that downloads from the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Marketplace were not being counted towards their monthly download quota through Internet Service Provider iiNet.

Today iiNet have now officially announced this new intended feature of their service.
iiNet customers that own an Xbox 360 will be able to download quota-free from Xbox LIVE an amazing array of exciting content such as Xbox LIVE Arcade games, new game demos and add-ons, game trailers and console updates. “Our present to Xbox 360 owners this Christmas is quota-free downloads. By signing up with iiNet, customers can play long and hard, download the hottest new game demos from Xbox LIVE and not run down the household quota” said Mark White, Chief Operating Officer, iiNet.
It's important to note however that this quota-free traffic does not appear to extend to the data used while playing multiplayer games over Xbox Live, as that traffic is generally peer to peer.

The important part is that content such as game demos, patches, Xbox Live Arcade games, downloadable content and patches - all continuously growing in size - will no longer contribute to iiNet users monthly quota.

iiNet and other Australian ISPs already offer other gaming related download-quota relief in the form of Steam content servers and file download mirrors, so let's hope other providers follow suit on this one - PlayStation Network content would be a good next step.



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Latest Comments
E.T.
Posted 10:55am 26/11/08
Ok boys, can you talk Bigpond into doing the same? That would be great.
Thundercracker
Posted 11:45am 26/11/08
*hugs iinet*
Crakaveli
Posted 12:04pm 26/11/08
Ok boys, can you talk Bigpond into doing the same? That would be great.


I second this motion
Twisted
Posted 12:07pm 26/11/08
iiNet is the ISP that keeps giving good value IMO.
I almost considered changing a few months back but over the last 6-7 months they've added some really cool stuff :)
JakeG
Posted 12:12pm 26/11/08
Glad to hear this even if i dont have an xbox.. iinet ftw!
darkjedi
Posted 12:29pm 26/11/08
Clearly this is another way they're supporting piracy - I mean offering free Live traffic must mean they're encouraging their customers to run burnt XB360 games!

< /sarcasm>

Good to see iiNet offering more stuff like this to increase the value to their Customer base! If I had a 360 and played on Live, I'd definitely be excited :P
Steve Farrelly
Posted 02:58pm 26/11/08
*steve crosses fingers* "come on internode..."
Midda
Posted 03:01pm 26/11/08
*Crosses fingers* "Come on TPG..."

Hahaha, fat f*****g chance.
Scooter
Posted 03:20pm 26/11/08
Their supporting piracy by allowing all the Legal things you can download to be quota free. Therefore the only thing you will use your large quota for is illegal material!

This is a great move by iiNet, companies like this is why things progress. They didn't have to give it for free. They can see that current coustomers will benefit and it can attract new ones. Forcing competition to match or go beyond what iiNet has offered.

Now all we need is to lay better infrastructure.
mission
Posted 03:31pm 26/11/08
I've been with Opyus cable for about 8 years and been pretty happy, hence not changing.

One thing they could improve on though is the lack of any 'free' downloads etc, they don't really seem to offer anything other than an internet connection, where everything counts.

It doesn't worry me as I never get through the 20gig anyway but they don't seem to do much to attract new customers (other than their 'bundles' like Fusion which is actually pretty good value).

Good on iinet, that would definatley move them up my list of possible new isp's.
ctd
Posted 05:46pm 26/11/08
Probably why optus would be one of my last ISP's of choice. They used to have some really decent game servers but now they don't even have that going for them.
Reduaram
Posted 07:14pm 26/11/08
I wish TPG would do this sort of thing.
Kaos
Posted 10:00pm 26/11/08
Compare TPG's prices to iiNet's.

Nothing is "free".
nF
Posted 10:06pm 26/11/08
Compare TPG's pings to iiNet's.

TPG is "s***".
Pharcyde
Posted 10:40pm 26/11/08
Compare TPG's pings to iiNet's.

TPG is "s***".


TPG user here. 40-50ms pings in TF2, consistently.

Is that too high for you?
whoop
Posted 11:02pm 26/11/08
Man I wish I could get DSL here, two different companies told me I'm too far from the exchange :(

Although with my s*** phone lines if I did have DSL every time it rained 56k would be faster.
Smorthy
Posted 04:10pm 02/10/09
Im looking to get onto Xbox Live, but we get s*** all monthly quota from Bigpond..I dnt really care about DLC I jst want to play online COD 4, will that take up quota fast?
Email me plz! smorthwaite252@hotmail.com
ConsoleTroll
Posted 04:16pm 02/10/09
FFS

Why bump something this old and irrelevant... Almost like you getting into COD4 now.

What happened make some extra money from selling your atari??

F^$K OFF
parabol
Posted 04:24pm 02/10/09
TPG user here. 40-50ms pings in TF2, consistently.

How's the ping when you're shaped after downloading a large metered Steam game?

A former housemate blew our cap after restoring his Steam games after a format (on a 200GB TPG plan).

last edited by parabol at 16:24:09 02/Oct/09
step
Posted 05:00pm 02/10/09
The noob should of backed up his folder.
E.T.
Posted 05:01pm 02/10/09
Thread worth bumping IMO. Bigpond still havent made this free content a year later. Tis a bummer.
greazy
Posted 08:54pm 02/10/09

How's the ping when you're shaped after downloading a large metered Steam game?

A former housemate blew our cap after restoring his Steam games after a format (on a 200GB TPG plan).
You and you're ilk are a bunch of retards. Ok that might be a bit harsh, your friend is a retard. Why didn't he create back ups of all his steam games? Also, it's a rare occurrence for that to happen, so most of the time you're cruising with 50 gig free.
parabol
Posted 11:17pm 02/10/09
You and you're ilk are a bunch of retards.

It's "your" by the way. Helps to get that right when you're trying to call someone a retard.
Ok that might be a bit harsh, your friend is a retard.

Who said friend? I said housemate. I also said former.

Anyway, just quick glance at: http://whirlpool.net.au/survey/2008/

... shows that TPG is attractive generally only for price/quota. Reliability and connection quality are not their strengths - far from it. Internode and iiNet destroy TPG on most fronts. But hey what would I know, having been with all three ISPs at some stage over the last few years.

last edited by parabol at 23:17:52 02/Oct/09
tequila
Posted 11:34pm 02/10/09
I've been with all three over the years too, using a cisco 877w (adsl2+ & wifi router)
i'm on tpg right now and i never have any problems, nor with iinet or internode

everyone has bad experiences with some companies, unfortunately thats all you ever hear about
tpg is cheap and give you plenty of data
iinet is priced ok and they give you a reasonable amount of data but they have an awesome network, local staff and they're always helpful
internode much the same as iinet

tpg is fine for a heavy user but i wouldn't recommend them to a noob, their helpdesk is s*** - but i've never needed it since the day i signed up.
iinet bend over backwards to help you out so i'd recommend my mum to use them etc
pic
Posted 09:23am 03/10/09
do tpg still transparently proxy all your web traffic? when I was with them they did and it would go down alot and it was s***.
whoop
Posted 11:16am 03/10/09
You mean like telstra used to do? Do they still do it?

If I ring up iinet & ask them to do some kind of test on my number would they be able to tell me if I can get dsl2 or does a tech need to come out to my house & test the line physically? Since it's been a year or so since I made that other post there's a couple of ISP's that seem to actually cover my area now, yay :)
parabol
Posted 11:26am 03/10/09
If I ring up iinet & ask them to do some kind of test on my number would they be able to tell me if I can get dsl2 or does a tech need to come out to my house & test the line physically?

They can tell you if the exchange you're connected to has iiNet ADSL2+ hardware in there. That won't mean that you'll get it if you switch over, since there are other factors (iiNet DSLAM ports free at the exact moment you switch, whether your line can only do ADSL1 with non-Telstra providers, etc). You generally can only tell if you apply. Generally no tech comes around, as they do all the work remotely.
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