Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by vfast » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:57 pm

Off topic.

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by CoreyPlover » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:39 pm

vfast wrote:Off topic.
True, but after 13 pages who's really worried about technicalities? :)

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by dbr » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:30 am

ForumAdmin wrote:A 'payg' plan could look something like this:

1) $15.00 for ADSL2 - no included downloads
2) $$2.00 per gb downloaded
3) Must 'bundle' telephone line at $25.00
I like the idea of this plan (not for me though I know people who would like it), however these type of infrequent low quota, pehaps inexperienced, users would / might like the protection of a cap. A cap would also apeal to the frugal and / or those with a low fixed budget for Internet access.

It would obviously prevent the blowout in costs that made the front page and ACA with people with unexpected mobile bills.
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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by ForumAdmin » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:24 am

dbr wrote:
ForumAdmin wrote:A 'payg' plan could look something like this:

1) $15.00 for ADSL2 - no included downloads
2) $$2.00 per gb downloaded
3) Must 'bundle' telephone line at $25.00
I like the idea of this plan (not for me though I know people who would like it), however these type of infrequent low quota, pehaps inexperienced, users would / might like the protection of a cap. A cap would also apeal to the frugal and / or those with a low fixed budget for Internet access.

It would obviously prevent the blowout in costs that made the front page and ACA with people with unexpected mobile bills.
It would be possible.

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by tomdavies » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:11 pm

ForumAdmin wrote:A 'payg' plan could look something like this:

1) $15.00 for ADSL2 - no included downloads
2) $$2.00 per gb downloaded
3) Must 'bundle' telephone line at $25.00
That would be an Optus line?

I will set that up for 2 or 3 of my relatives if you offer it.

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by ForumAdmin » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:51 pm

tomdavies wrote:
ForumAdmin wrote:A 'payg' plan could look something like this:

1) $15.00 for ADSL2 - no included downloads
2) $$2.00 per gb downloaded
3) Must 'bundle' telephone line at $25.00
That would be an Optus line?

I will set that up for 2 or 3 of my relatives if you offer it.
It would be an Optus line.

This sort of plan will be on the web site by Sunday COB.

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by ozkidzez91 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:23 pm

ForumAdmin wrote:
tomdavies wrote:
ForumAdmin wrote:A 'payg' plan could look something like this:

1) $15.00 for ADSL2 - no included downloads
2) $$2.00 per gb downloaded
3) Must 'bundle' telephone line at $25.00
That would be an Optus line?

I will set that up for 2 or 3 of my relatives if you offer it.
It would be an Optus line.

This sort of plan will be on the web site by Sunday COB.
I'm assuming there's no ADSL1 version of this? I know a few people who would switch over for that sort of plan, but we only get ADSL1 here.

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by ForumAdmin » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:00 pm

ozkidzez91 wrote: I'm assuming there's no ADSL1 version of this? I know a few people who would switch over for that sort of plan, but we only get ADSL1 here.
It will depend on what, if anything, Telstra Wholesale decides to do.

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by thomashouseman » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:53 pm

ForumAdmin wrote:
kogi wrote:Here's another thought.
I would consider paying more for a premium connection. Where there is less bandwidth contention.
It's sad that you make that point.
We have had far more trouble/probems than we expected in 'controlling' P2P traffic on our parts of the network.
Our intention has always been to have NO contention on any part of the network that we control for HTTP traffic.
We continue to re-build the network moving from the topology that we have used for the past almost four and a half years to the new design which is simpler and deploys more powerful routing and switching as well as considerably more bandwidth in each area of the network. It also is catering for the decentralisation of bandwidth from the Sydney core PoPs to separate links in each State - though that won't be completed until the end of 2008.
Over the 54 months we have been switching customer traffic we have, each month increased the total amount of egress/ingress band width (from 10 mbps to well over 2 gbps today).
We have also almost trebled the 'average bandwidth per customer' over that period.
Hopefully we are reaching the end of the 'teething problems' in the new deployment and the ongoing issues with the P2P controls will come to a successful conclusion.
However there should be no need for a 'premium' service when that is completed.
It's true though. I've been on Optus ADSL 2+ since it's inception with Exetel and lately (and I don't know if the problem is with Optus or Exetel - although I'm tending toward Optus backhaul as all the symptoms are similar to the issues we all had late last year) my connection has been pretty woeful at times. Try browsing youtube at 6pm and buffer, 2sec of play... buffering... etc

I'll wait for Optus/Exetel to address these issues though as you're still the best around.

Take now for example: Image

vs. a year and a half ago:

Image

and although it says 200k/sec youtube is still stuttery/buffering.

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by thalamic » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:57 am

The Optus ADSL2+ link has increased massively to 900mbps+. I wonder if it has anything to do with the contract negotiations.

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by ozkidzez91 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:20 pm

Seeing as Telstra have ADSL2+ at our exchange, does that make it likely that others will come here too?

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by CoreyPlover » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:31 pm

ozkidzez91 wrote:Seeing as Telstra have ADSL2+ at our exchange, does that make it likely that others will come here too?
This would depend on two things:
  • Whether Telstra chooses to wholesale ADSL2+ from these exchanges; and
  • Whether Exetel negotiates an arrangement with Telstra for ADSL2+ services
Currently Exetel only offer Optus services, not Telstra, and who knows if Telstra will even choose to wholesale these ADSL2 services. The last announcement I read about was that Telstra was "considering" it. So the entire issue is completely uncertain at the moment.

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by tomdavies » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:41 pm

ForumAdmin wrote:This sort of plan will be on the web site by Sunday COB.
I can't see it...

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by ForumAdmin » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:08 pm

tomdavies wrote:
ForumAdmin wrote:This sort of plan will be on the web site by Sunday COB.
I can't see it...
It will be there soon.

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Re: Possible New ADSL2 Plans For New Financial Year

Post by kogi » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:06 pm

Another Idea

I'd like a plan between INCPHONEC and INCPHONED, $95/month

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