Xbox Live quota-free gaming with the iiNet Group

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There’s a lot of great games to play online when you jump onto your Xbox One (or your older Xbox 360!) But unfortunately there’s no quicker way to chew through your quota than by slamming down a huge game.

Save money

Why would you want to slam down a huge game? The prices, for starters! Xbox Live’s Games on Demand are often the same price (or cheaper) than heading to your local store to buy a disc — and you don’t even have to put on pants. During the sales, they get even better.

Free games

Plus, if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you’ll also get a free game every month! In June it was the brutal Dark Souls, and in July Gotham City Impostors and Battleblock Theatre. That’s a pretty sweet deal.

Quota-free downloads

It’s simple: anything that comes from is quota-free for you as long as you’re with an iiNet Group ISP. That’s because Xbox Live is one of our official Freezone partners. So any games downloaded as part of your Games on Demand shopping or through the free Games With Gold program are unmetered (that is, it won’t be counted in your monthly quota allowance.)

Please note that this does not include gaming online. The sessions you spend blowing up your friend’s base are not quota-free, only the download of the game itself. (Actual online gaming uses much less quota than downloads, however.)

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But I like to play on PC! Can I still get quota-free downloads?

You’ll be pleased to know that iiNet users also usually get quota-free downloads from the online gaming platform Steam as well!

It’s important to note that we cannot absolutely guarantee that all Steam downloads will be quota free. The reason for this is that Steam chooses its own download servers based on what is nearby and available. What we can say is that if the game you’re downloading is coming off Australia’s only Steam delivery network, built by us right here at iiNet, then it’s quota-free.

There are some programs you can install that will help you ensure Steam only downloads from the download server you authorise, which is a good way of limiting the chance of Steam doing something you don’t want.

Steam Limiter is a good one to try, but be aware these are all unofficial solutions. If you absolutely, desperately cannot afford to use your quota, we suggest buying a data block instead!

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  1. Will says:

    Does this apply to mobile broadband too (for those of us who can’t get fixed broadband thanks to Telstra’s ancient copper network)?

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hi Will,

      Freezone is not available on Mobile Broadband due to network limitation and access.
      It is available on any ADSL, Naked DSL, Fibre and Fixed Wireless connection.

      Cheers, Amy

  2. Will says:

    What about Playstation Network (PSN)?

  3. Jeff says:

    Great to hear Games on Demand downloads are unmetered as next gen games are getting pretty huge! Any word on equivalent status for PSN downloads?

  4. Chris says:

    Hi Tim,

    Just want to say that itI think it’s fantastic that game related articles are a part of iinet’s offering here. I don’t usually pay attention to the email newsletters, but this caught my eye, and I will be reading them more closely from now on.

    I knew I picked the right ISP 😉

  5. Matt says:

    What about blizzard stuff?

    I know you host blizzards Diablo and Wow servers now, does that mean we might see those patches (or whokengane downloads) coming through unmetered also?

  6. Sean says:

    Don’t mean to ask the same question twice, but is this available on ‘Off-net’ iiNet ADSL plans? This is a great feature!

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hi Sean,

      Yes it is.
      Freezone is unmetered on all iiNet ADSL and Fibre the the Home services.
      – Amy

  7. Ben says:

    Do the free xbox one downloads apply to nbn plans Aswel?

  8. Matt says:

    Is Apple downloads still quota free?

    • Amy Pearce says:

      iTunes is still a Freezone partner of iiNet but please note, we can not guarantee all iTunes traffic will be unmetered due to content delivery.
      All iTunes traffic delivered through iiNet servers is counted as Freezone.

      – Amy

  9. Peter says:

    Is there any quota free applied to using data while playing games or using applications on the Xbox One?

    • Amy Pearce says:

      For the majority of customers, Xbox Live content counts as Freezone content, meaning all of your Xbox Live downloads; including games, patches, demos and all-important system updates won’t be counted towards your monthly quota.
      Other Xbox services like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Zune video, and Foxtel content will count towards your quota.

      You must be using iiNet’s DNS servers for Xbox Live content to count as Freezone content.

      – Amy

  10. obionejz says:

    I’d love to see more features on gaming especially X box related including events and competitions.

  11. trevor says:

    am i missing something i thought this was always free quota as if i wanted to download one of the xbox free game for the month it was free quota like for example i have EA access and and if i downloaded battlefield it would not cost me anything in quota, or is this something different??

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hi Trevor,

      We just wanted to let more customers know, if they weren’t already aware.
      Nothing has changed with the way Freezone is partnered with XBox and we are glad you are making the most of it.

      – AMy

  12. Stephen says:

    Steam Limiter is being blocked as malicious by norton security

  13. trevor says:

    Hi Amy

    ok thanks i thought something changed, and yes by far making the most of it loving it

  14. Ken says:

    Im new to all this.
    What Steam settings should i use for the free zone …NSW (3FL) or NSW (Internode).
    Many Thanks

    • Tal Waterhouse says:

      Hi Ken,

      Setting either of those servers as your preferred server will ensure your PC/Steam client always checks those Freezone servers for the content you’re looking to download. However, if the servers are busy or if the content isn’t hosted on them, it will move on to other content servers to try and download it.

      Third party applications can help further in making sure only Freezone content is downloaded by Steam, this will block any non-hosted content from being downloaded and is unsupported by ourselves. You can find more information on this by searching for ‘steam limiter’ in Google.

      Additionally, it’s worth ensuring the DNS set within your computer or modem is set to the iiNet configuration ( as this will allow any Freezone content to be counted correctly.

      Hope this helps in your future quota-free gaming!