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by Alcor1
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Increase in Prices Of Some NF Plans
Replies: 71
Views: 13835

Re: Increase in Prices Of Some NF Plans

I switched over to one of those plans because it was better value for the same money. A more reasonable alternative would be to allow users on the new plans to get what they signed up for, even if it is only for six months, and increase the price of those plans for new applicants. Exetel changes its...
by Alcor1
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Very Low Sync on Optus ADSL2+
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Very Low Sync on Optus ADSL2+

I'm not sure of the technical details, but I was thinking more in terms of modem connection speed. Does the server know at what sync speed the modem connection has been made? If that speed is unexpectedly low then it could indicate a fault.
by Alcor1
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 16350

Re: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion

ForumAdmin wrote:Midday to 2 pm can NEVER be considered as 'off peak'.
Surely what ForumAdmin meant to say was: Midday to 2 pm can NEVER be considered as 'off peak', unless you are deemed a 'good citizen'. :)
by Alcor1
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Very Low Sync on Optus ADSL2+
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Very Low Sync on Optus ADSL2+

OK, dial tone and sync speed back on track. Thanks. As an aside, I have no idea for how long I have had no dial tone and low sync. I only noticed the low speed when I performed a speed test from the Members' area for absolutely no reason at all. My phone is connected to VoIP by default and a sync sp...
by Alcor1
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Very Low Sync on Optus ADSL2+
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Very Low Sync on Optus ADSL2+

I have now also discovered that I have no dial tone on my landline (PSTN).
by Alcor1
Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Very Low Sync on Optus ADSL2+
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Very Low Sync on Optus ADSL2+

Thanks. Done.
Your ticket number is - 1494407
by Alcor1
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Very Low Sync on Optus ADSL2+
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Very Low Sync on Optus ADSL2+

Hi, While doing an impromptu speed test, I found that my sync/speed is very low and well below expected levels. Plan: Exetel ADSL2+ (INCPHONE A) Modem: Netcomm NB9WMAXX Everything is setup and working properly, including VOIP, wireless, etc. The modem is plugged directly into the wall socket, with n...
by Alcor1
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 16350

Re: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion

Jane's idea could work, have alternating nights for a 12am off peak, take the last number of the service number, if it's even, have off peak at 12am on Sat, Mon, Wed. If it's odd, off peak at 12am on Sun, Tue, Thurs, Friday is left out so that no one complains about it being 'unfair' - just don't h...
by Alcor1
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 16350

Re: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion

Really, examining alternatives is the next step that should have been taken instead of the 2am--12pm restriction. My suggestion is an equitable substitute that aims to improve on the blanket 2am--12pm system. Based on load balancing considerations, assign users to one of the following off-peak time ...
by Alcor1
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Change In Off Peak/Peak Times
Replies: 395
Views: 22888

Re: Change In Off Peak/Peak Times

A while ago, Exetel sent an e-mail detailing the network slowdown problems around 12am and asking users to voluntarily start any large download tasks at a later time to address the problem. I complied with this request and initiated any large downloads after 1am. Then recently an e-mail was sent ab...
by Alcor1
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Change In Off Peak/Peak Times
Replies: 395
Views: 22888

Re: Change In Off Peak/Peak Times

I have not had time to read this entire thread in detail. I apologise if I have missed something. A while ago, Exetel sent an e-mail detailing the network slowdown problems around 12am and asking users to voluntarily start any large download tasks at a later time to address the problem. I complied w...
by Alcor1
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Mobile Offerings From Exetel
Replies: 79
Views: 10967

Re: Mobile Offerings From Exetel

Caps and included calls are just traps for people who are bad a maths. Minimum call rates with no minimum spend is all I ask for. Not sure that is the case! Exetel $20 cap = $160 included credit, that's around 200mins talk time or 640 SMS messages. At the VirginMobile Bean Counter rates mentioned i...
by Alcor1
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Mobile Offerings From Exetel
Replies: 79
Views: 10967

Re: Mobile Offerings From Exetel

So what is the problem with the current capped plans? Are you saying that they are no longer competitive compared with the major carriers? I am currently on the Exetel $20 capped plan and have been so since very close to when Exetel started offering mobile services. I have been extremely happy with ...
by Alcor1
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: "Shaped" Plan Option
Replies: 135
Views: 10472

How about five options: 1. paid peak, paid off-peak no block page 2. paid peak, paid off-peak with block page 3. paid peak, shaped off-peak 4. shaped peak, shaped off-peak 5. like 4, but once off-peak allowance is exhausted, peak allowance is used during off-peak, if available, until exhausted Ditto...
by Alcor1
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: 12 Midnight to 12 Noon 48 gb Reminder
Replies: 90
Views: 15938

Exactly...