New ADSL1 Plans

Discussions regarding new & existing plans and other Exetel initiatives
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David R
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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by David R » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:30 am

Tazz wrote:If a plan is worth changing to, the $10 fee is nothing to worry about!
Agreed, also If we direct our minds to understanding that the Charge to Change Speed has lately been reduced '$25 -> $10' =$15 decrease, we might appreciate any consolidation toward a 'uniform $10 cost' for ADSL1 changes lends itself conducivly to our ability to alter Speed (8192 through to 256 kbps) just as easily as change bandwidth volumes by way of this lowered expense item.
Longer term I'd tend to think quota(s) charging will serve no useful purpose other than in use by ISPs not willing to go unlimited (for all their typical excuses) but that in time these operators will expose themselves for their greed which goes unabated.
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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by Orkon » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:36 am

David R wrote:
Tazz wrote:If a plan is worth changing to, the $10 fee is nothing to worry about!
Agreed, also If we direct our minds to understanding that the Charge to Change Speed has lately been reduced '$25 -> $10' =$15 decrease, we might appreciate any consolidation toward a 'uniform $10 cost' for ADSL1 changes lends itself conducivly to our ability to alter Speed (8192 through to 256 kbps) just as easily as change bandwidth volumes by way of this lowered expense item.
Longer term I'd tend to think quota(s) charging will serve no useful purpose other than in use by ISPs not willing to go unlimited (for all their typical excuses) but that in time these operators will expose themselves for their greed which goes unabated.
Changing speeds (as far as i knew) cost more than $10 for ADSL1 customers as it was a Telstra charge.

And the supposition "if a plan is worth changing to, the $10 fee is nothing to worry about!" is your opinion. While I respect your opinion - i was hoping for a staff member/FA to provide an answer. Yes I realise that speed changes are now cheaper as a result. But speed increases/decreases require engagement of external 3rd parties (Telstra), and they charge Exetel for the service for modify the port.

In my case, the difference between the (now) grandfathered TL-BA and the new FP-C1 in effect is that i will be able to use more off-peak resources. Other than that - there is no difference (for me) between the plans. People will turn around and say "so don't change plans" and that's fine. If you read what I posted originally, I have no issues with the plan. My only query was the explanation why a previously free service that doesn't involve a speed change now has a fee.

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woodle
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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by woodle » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:33 pm

I can't find any mention in the new T&Cs of the $3 a month service charge if you pay via direct debit. It mentions $1.10 if you pay by credit card.

Does this mean the direct debit charge doesn't apply to the new plans?

sable
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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by sable » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:12 pm

woodle wrote:I can't find any mention in the new T&Cs of the $3 a month service charge if you pay via direct debit. It mentions $1.10 if you pay by credit card.

Does this mean the direct debit charge doesn't apply to the new plans?

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scottb721
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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by scottb721 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:56 pm

I trust all those that previously said we wouldn't see new 8Mb plans due to the port cost are pleasantly surprised.

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by scruffy » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:47 am

:?: i changed plan to the FP-D2 $75.00 30 GB + $0.50/GB thereafter with No Limit = Unlimited offpeak.Why does the offpeak show instead as uncharged in my members summary with the following written in red-Uncharged Plan Maximum Off Peak Download 86 gbytes.?

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

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ozkidzez91
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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by ozkidzez91 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:06 pm

scruffy wrote::?: i changed plan to the FP-D2 $75.00 30 GB + $0.50/GB thereafter with No Limit = Unlimited offpeak.Why does the offpeak show instead as uncharged in my members summary with the following written in red-Uncharged Plan Maximum Off Peak Download 86 gbytes.?
How come 30/unlimited is $15 cheaper than 50/50? Even if you went up to 50GB in onpeak it would only cost $85, which is $5 cheaper. :(

Maybe the 50/50 plan should be $80? That would make more sense. Also, don't get rid of it, as I like have plenty of downloads onpeak as well as offpeak. I think $80 would be the sweet spot for pricing that plan (or maybe $75).

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by ozkidzez91 » Wed May 05, 2010 12:28 pm

Sorry, thought that maybe a month of no posts qualifies for a bump.

I'm really interested in the odd pricing here, it really doesn't make any sense.

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by CoreyPlover » Wed May 05, 2010 12:51 pm

There are different contract periods involved between Z/8192 (6 months) and FP-D2 (12 months). So even though on a month-to-month basis, FP-D2 is guaranteed to be cheaper than Z/8192, it may not necessarily be the most attractive when comparing total plan costs.
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