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metino
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extreme cable

Post by metino » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:21 pm

Hi,

I dont know if this is in the right section, but telstra just rang me offering an extreme cable which has a speed of 30mb/s. Will exetel be doing anything like ?

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Re: extreme cable

Post by ForumAdmin » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:29 pm

metino wrote:Hi,

I dont know if this is in the right section, but telstra just rang me offering an extreme cable which has a speed of 30mb/s. Will exetel be doing anything like ?
I don't think so.

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Post by James » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:38 pm

$80 per month with 12 gigabytes (not including line rental) is pretty expensive; http://my.bigpond.com/internetplans/bro ... efault.jsp

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Post by metino » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:55 am

if that was the price they offered me it would have been too expensive, but because i have foxtel etc, on a 60gig limit for the first 9 months its only $44 and $109 for the remaining 16 months.

Im happy with exetel for the time being, but just thought id check. What would be good though, if there was a higher download limit plan as this month ive done way over my limit

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Post by CoreyPlover » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:21 am

As of 1 November, Exetel plans go up to:
* 36Gb peak + 48Gb off peak = 84Gb for Powertel ($95 per month)
* 48Gb peak + 48Gb off peak = 96Gb for Optus with phone ($90 per month + $30 per month for phone)

This Optus price is almost exactly the same cost over 24 months as Telstra's and has a higher limit. For 60Gb per month (the 12Gb peak + 48Gb off-peak plans) cost comparisons are:
* Telstra = 9 months @ $44 + 16 months @ $109 = $2,140
* Exetel (Powertel) = 24 months @ $55 per month = $1,320
* Exetel (Optus) = 24 months @ @40 per month = $960

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Post by CoreyPlover » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:26 am

Also, until there is empirical evidence of the speeds, I doubt that you will be getting anywhere near 30MB/s (just the same as ADSL2 is billed as "up to 24Mb/s"). Will be curious to see real life speed comparisons though

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Post by metino » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:31 pm

Im currently on plan RX 5T so does that mean from the 1st of november the total download limit will be inreased to 96gb (peak and off peak combined) ?

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Post by CoreyPlover » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:24 pm

metino wrote:Im currently on plan RX 5T so does that mean from the 1st of november the total download limit will be inreased to 96gb (peak and off peak combined) ?
From this post and from my understanding, yes. All existing and current plans with a 40Gb allowance for off-peak increase to 48Gb off-peak as of 1st November.

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