tecodan wrote: JasonM wrote:
huh? wrote:I do not have anything listed for ADSL1 at all, just the options that I already pasted.
You are already on ADSL2+ via our other supplier - AAPT.
Wow, don't check back for a few days and this thread gets another 6 or 7 pages added to it!!
Well that is "great" news that I can get ADSL2.
4Mbps down, 768kbps up - I would suggest your current speeds are line length related.
I realise I am a fair distance away from the exchange....would it make any difference using an ADSL2/+ modem?
My modem has ADSL2 and ADSL2+ "profiles" on it so maybe it would help to move it to one of those?
Although I made the mistake of thinking that my account is set to 8Mb / 384K and have never seen it go higher than 350.
I don't upload that much or that often though and certainly don't watch everytime, don't use DU Meter or anything like that so who knows.
Ahh this is interesting. I have the same problem.
I thought I was on the Telstra ADSL1 8192 plan (which was what I originally signed up for a very long time ago), on TELM great-grandfathered plan to be exact. But it seems after reading this thread (viewtopic.php?f=4&t=29996&hilit=8192+aapt
) my connection was moved to the AAPT infrastructure sometime in 2008 without any notification.
I had never thought about plugging in an ADSL2 modem so I was unware that I had been moved to an ADSL2 connection!
Likewise, thanks for linking the other thread.
I recall reading that with interest thinking "it would be good if it was available at Wyong".
I even made a suggestion when FA was going spare over all these ADSL1 people that didn't seem keen to take up the offer.
On JL's blog I posted
"I am guessing due to your "word of mouth" advertising over the last 5 years that a lot (if not all) of these 15,000 users were referred by another Exetel user. These refferers obviously saw the benefits of using Exetel previously so, would it be worth send an email to the referrer (someone that has already had reasonable influence with the "hard core") to again assist in making a suggestion that the latest offer is worth the change in plan.
Maybe with an offer of a free month (or whatever you think is appropriate) for a successful conversion.
Unfortunately I would not be able to take this up myself as I don't have any referrals. I have tried talking to a couple of people but one went with Telstra after years of not being able to get ADSL at all, and the other went with TPG. Others in the family are like me - in locations that do not have ADSL2 available at the exchange.
Something to consider anyway."
If only I had realised he was talking to me / about me (along with all the others)!!!
However - in my defense the "WYNG" exchange was never listed as one that would be in scope, and I did not get an email (that I recall anyway) asking me if I wanted to move......was ever hopeful that one might come through.
I also recall getting an email once regarding the pioneer's discount on ADLS2 and thought "must have slipped through by mistake" as it had a higher value than what I actually receive.
I suppose there would be no reason for me to move to these new plans then. I will however be changing plans now that I know the huge premium I'm paying is actually not going to Telstra!
Taking up an AAPT plan like - AAB $95.00 $40.00 30 gbytes 180 GB would almost halve my connection cost per month.
But ..... with AAPT no longer in favour....how long will it be until these plans need to be moved elsewhere?
Would it be worthwhile moving to the Telstra plans anyway?
Or would that cause me to lose my ADSL as Telstra don't partake in the fast churn process?