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by fsm
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: New HSPA Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 13540

Re: New HSPA Plans

In any case, you can also save bytes by recompressing images with lower quality which a proxy would have to do. !!? This would result in the transmission of lossy data. Doesn't sound like a very practical outcome to me. No, it's fine. It does degrade the web experience slightly but web sites are st...
by fsm
Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: New HSPA Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 13540

Re: New HSPA Plans

Intriguing thought fsm, but it would need a colossal server. Or many servers. It's not so different from your basic proxy which many ISPs find worthwhile to use. Remember that any cachable content need only be compressed once. Opera is operating a bunch of servers around the world to support its Op...
by fsm
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: New HSPA Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 13540

Re: New HSPA Plans

joklin wrote: I thought the whole point was that Exetel didn't use compression like Optus currently do for their own users, it may reduce the download by whatever amount but it also seems to spoil the experience in the process, Optus may do it to get away with over provisioning their network, I'm n...
by fsm
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: New HSPA Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 13540

Re: New HSPA Plans

Exetel is well placed to provide proxy servers to support compressed data since all user traffic transits Exetel's network. Exetel could provide or advise of software that could be used to support these compressing servers that users could install themselves. Some compression could even be more or l...
by fsm
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: New HSPA Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 13540

Re: New HSPA Plans

It's impressive that Exetel is prepared to publish its costs and on the basis of what you've written I applaud the decision for a single plan. I'm certainly in favour of Exetel aligning its retail pricing with its cost model. I hope prospective customers will appreciate it too. Its a pity though tha...
by fsm
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Is my cell congested?
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Re: Is my cell congested?

Should I open a ticket?
by fsm
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Products & services
Topic: SMS Pricing
Replies: 14
Views: 9817

Re: SMS Pricing

I apologise if this is a dumb question. So what mechanism do (multi-homed) SMS providers, for that matter ITSPs, and other carriers use to discover if the destination is indeed a Telstra number ? I assume its safe to send anything to Telstra that has a Telstra prefix but what about numbers which hav...
by fsm
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: Wireless broadband
Topic: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work
Replies: 15
Views: 13364

Re: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work

Not so much of network problem but in the case of USB modems for example, the 3G WWAN uses is own method of allocating the DNS address which seems to take a significant amount of time, and the modem conveys it to the local networking stack via another method, e.g. the DNS fields in PPP. The usual(?)...
by fsm
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Is my cell congested?
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Is my cell congested?

I have noticed my modem is indicating that it is "searching for service" a lot more than usual during the last week or two (or maybe I am looking at the indicator lights more often when I notice a web page hanging). When I am connected, and am running the connection software provided with my modem, ...
by fsm
Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: VOIP without DID and Caller-id
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Re: VOIP without DID and Caller-id

Am I correct in assuming the VOIP calling card is provided at least in part by a different supplier to the post-paid VOIP services? Who are the respective wholesalers of the calling card and VOIP services? http://www.exetel.com.au/calling-card-info.php It's the same VoIP service... Ok, probably jus...
by fsm
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: VOIP without DID and Caller-id
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Re: VOIP without DID and Caller-id

Gidget wrote: Ravenous actually gave you that good news on Friday afternoon Doh! Sorry Ravenous, thanks Gidget. BTW, I found my first experience with Exetel VOIP to be no better than the el-cheapo VOIP service I was using. So I must have congestion or reception issues with my HSPA service exacerbat...
by fsm
Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: VOIP
Topic: VOIP without DID and Caller-id
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Re: VOIP without DID and Caller-id

Calling card bleh. I wonder why they can't make call back available as part of the regular post-paid service? BTW, good news, you can turn off caller-id in member facilities. Voice mail is also on by default although it says otherwise elsewhere. Annoyingly there seems to be have been a some gremlin ...
by fsm
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: VOIP without DID and Caller-id
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Re: VOIP without DID and Caller-id

Thanks Sable, Ravenous. I'll go ahead and sign up, though I'm afraid Exetel's policies will severely limit my use of their service: I don't really want to call most people with useless caller-id. Do Exetel provide a VOIP via ANI call back like some of the other ITSPs?

Cheers,

A.
by fsm
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: VOIP without DID and Caller-id
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

VOIP without DID and Caller-id

My case of the irrits with my cheap but unreliable VOIP provider is fully developed now so I'd like to give Exetel's service a go. I only want to use the service for outgoing calls at the moment so its a waste of Exetel's resources to provide me with a DID. How can I order the service without a DID?...
by fsm
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Wireless broadband
Topic: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work
Replies: 15
Views: 13364

Re: Negotiated HSPA DNS settings don't work

Thanks for the link. Looks like the network is not providing the DNS address in time and the version of PPP I have is not persistent enough in its negotiations so as to eventually get the correct address (the earlier address is apparently a lie from the modem), So it appears I could resolve the prob...