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FF:NZ ZFree to Close Down

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Buzz-Bumble, Feb 25, 2002.

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  1. Buzz-Bumble

    Buzz-Bumble Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 27, 2000
    [blockquote]ZFree gets chop

    No more freebies as customers shift to paying service

    Fiona Mayo, Auckland IDGNet
    TelstraClear says there's no such thing as a free lunch on the internet and has given ZFree the chop. The announcement comes as no surprise. Before TelstraSaturn's $435 million acquisition of it last year, Clear put a cap on new subscriptions to the free internet service, claiming it could no longer provide it if numbers continued to grow.

    ZFree customers will be offered a new pay service, Home 150, which will run on CLEAR Net infrastructure. They will get five email addresses and 150 hours of internet access for $14.95 a month. Each hour after that will cost $2.

    The service is to be "scaled down" from tomorrow, and will close on April 30. ZFree has around 250,000 subscribers. TelstraClear says during its lifetime, ZFree provided 57 million free internet hours to New Zealanders. [/blockquote]

    :(

     
  2. YouAgain

    YouAgain Jedi Master star 5

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    Dec 20, 2001
    good ridince (the net will go 0.00000001 % faster)lol
     
  3. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 23, 2000
    Well, I'm now in the market for a new ISP I suppose.
     
  4. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 2, 2001
    hehe

    If you can't afford net usage you dont diserve it.

    //this comming from a poor uni student who must "pre-pay" his net usage to une the boards :(//
     
  5. Chansplace

    Chansplace Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jan 2, 2001
    you can always use I4free but thats sloooooow... ok as a backup when Slingshot aint workin though :)
     
  6. ACERIMMERROCKS

    ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 25, 2001
    The people who brought zfree accounts of trade me this week must be gutted
     
  7. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Jun 12, 1999
    i couldn't use it anyway, living in a rural area, so this news saddens me not
     
  8. Darth_Graal

    Darth_Graal Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 19, 2001
    tried it 4 a while but got real sick of the low speed. Still a little sad that a free option has been taken away
     
  9. SWNZ

    SWNZ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 27, 2000
    Sad to see it go, It was a good idea just couldn't keep it up.
     
  10. Lil_Lisa

    Lil_Lisa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 28, 2001
    [face_shocked]

    :_|

    D'OH!!!!! Just when my folks left me and bro surviving on our own came THIS!! I'll only have $20 left after the monthly bus pass!! :mad: I hate being so poor!!
     
  11. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 2, 2001
    hahaha

    I was gonna type: Wlcome to the life of auni student... but my Student load kicking in!

    I'M IN THE MONEY. I'M IN THE MONEY. DO DO DA DO DA DO DO. :) :D

    out of $150 a week - I'm aiming to save at least $100.

    $50 a week for alc / PIES / internet fees... should be able to do that. :)
     
  12. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 14, 2000
    out of $150 a week - I'm aiming to save at least $100.

    You have no idea, do you?


     
  13. farmboynz

    farmboynz Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Jul 19, 2001
    1st years, all hopes & dreams


    then reality of life will hit him
    just like it has hit us working folk

    (i think JP will help speed up life's reality check) :D :)

    i think he will be lucky 2 save 25 bucks out of that lot


     
  14. Darth_Graal

    Darth_Graal Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 19, 2001
    out of $150 a week - I'm aiming to save at least $100.

    ummm...only if you plan to sit in a darkened room entertaining yourself with shadow puppets made by manufacturing a candle from your own earwax SFL
     
  15. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "anyone got a lighter?" - SFL with earwax candle running frantically through halls corridor.

     
  16. Lil_Lisa

    Lil_Lisa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 28, 2001
    SFL: But you have to actually pay back the student loan. I am *not* going to borrow any money, 'cept from my parents. :D

    jp: [face_laugh]
     
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