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by fsm
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: HSPA service increasingly unreliable
Replies: 9
Views: 2978

Re: HSPA service increasingly unreliable

Does anyone have any idea why running a continuous ping seems to reduce the number of drop outs? I get far fewer drop outs when I run a ping every 2 seconds than when I do not. I have observed this with both a Huawei E1792 and a Sierra Wireless Compass 889 but these both happen to have the same Qual...
by fsm
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Voip Call Connect Number Format
Replies: 14
Views: 2971

International calls via Voip Call Connect

I just found out this restriction on International calls the hard way: I just tried to use the facility, tried different number formats, then searched for and found this thread. The call connect page still has not been updated to indicate that international calls are not possible. And I have to say,...
by fsm
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Invoicing & billing
Topic: General question: Instant payment
Replies: 26
Views: 5235

Re: General question: Instant payment

Oh, sorry. The OP wanted to commit his excess cash to paying off and prepaying particular creditors, putting the cash toward reducing his credit card balance wouldn't give him that. Your suggestion might be ok for some organised.disciplined people with credit cards (without spouses!) for personal us...
by fsm
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Invoicing & billing
Topic: General question: Instant payment
Replies: 26
Views: 5235

Re: General question: Instant payment

That's what the original poster was requesting, a facility to do just that. I on the other hand would like Exetel to offer alternatives to automatic debits for regular payment. BPAY would be most convenient but allowing payment by direct credit would suffice and certainly not increase and possibly l...
by fsm
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Wireless broadband
Topic: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work
Replies: 15
Views: 13364

Re: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work

...I assume the hardware/software is still emulating a serial modem or possibly an ethernet interface to allow one of the automatic methods of IP configuration to work. In the case of external 3G modems, all I know about, it seems the method for obtaining dynamic configuration information when an e...
by fsm
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Wireless broadband
Topic: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work
Replies: 15
Views: 13364

Re: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work

tin wrote:setprop net.gprs.dns1 is for 3G, despite it's GPRS name.
Not entirely surprising since 3G modems look like a superset of a GPRS modem to a host.
by fsm
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: Wireless broadband
Topic: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work
Replies: 15
Views: 13364

Re: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work

The setprop ro.kernel.android.ndns and setprop net.dns1 commands seem to be for static settings on wireless routers, not 3G. DNS addresses should be independent of the network technology. ... you shouldn't need to spend time with the source and making images to use a phone. Agreed. I assume the com...
by fsm
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Wireless broadband
Topic: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work
Replies: 15
Views: 13364

Re: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work

It's surpising if it is true that Android doesn't let you set static DNS addresses statically. I'm probably old fashioned or something, but I like to run small networks without DHCP and set up things statically. Just for reference the relatively old version of pppd that I'm running that does the rig...
by fsm
Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: New HSPA Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 13542

Re: New HSPA Plans

.....all much better priced than Telstra's, Optus' or anyone else's pre-paid services. I must be reading different web pages than you, Exetel's best pricing of $12.50/GB is certainly available from 3 & Vodafoner and you are also ignoring the fact that the carrier plans typically allow data or credi...
by fsm
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: New HSPA Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 13542

Re: New HSPA Plans

In the absence of $0/month postpaid plans such as the WM- A plan Exetel used to offer, the long term expiry plan of Telstra provides a near PFWYU product at the same price as Exetel used to offer WM-A, $15/GB. Users with a long term average data usage of between 375MB - 1.47GB, or with sufficient va...
by fsm
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: New HSPA Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 13542

Re: New HSPA Plans

We have finalised the discussions with Optus regarding pricing but made little/no progress. Sometime today we will publish the new plans on the web site to be added to the PFWYU plans already 'released'. ... Methinks you'll be talking to Optus again very soon. Have you seen Telstra's new prepaid wi...
by fsm
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Using Plan for laptop and mobile
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

Re: Using Plan for laptop and mobile

Sadly, the $0 plan is gone now with the replacement of the Voda plans with Optus ones. One less provider with a $0/month plan.
:(
by fsm
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Forum re-validation after post submission
Replies: 20
Views: 5889

Re: Forum re-validation after post submission

Thanks!
by fsm
Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: New HSPA Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 13542

Re: New HSPA Plans

Is [HSPA plan information] in writing somewhere on the Exetel site? I couldn't see anything when I went looking earlier. Like call prices and such, which would be important to know. It's all there, starting at the main residential wireless broadband page is probably the best idea. It's a little unc...
by fsm
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: New HSPA Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 13542

Re: New HSPA Plans

Attention Exetel: I would like to suggest an economy option (run parallel) for existing customers. Hi David, I'm impressed that you went to the trouble to mock up a new ordering page but I think your pricing expectations are overly optimistic, with the exception that "Evening" users have no incenti...