New ADSL1 Plans

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

Post by sable » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:34 pm

ForumAdmin wrote:
Taltosss wrote:
Anyway, thank you for reconsidering 8Mb alternative plans. I, and many others, look forward to their release.
They are on the web site now.

Good to see, found them in meembers facility, main website not updated yet.

Any chance of similar low usage 1500 plans?

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by PM » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:15 pm

The new FP-D1 8192 plan looks good, although I don't understand why us long term members currently on grandfathered 8192 plans need to sign-up to a new 12 month contract?

I also don't see the relevence of the FP-D2 18GB plan. The D1 plan is 6GB peak. The D2, 18GB one is $10 extra. With $10 extra data @ 0.50c/GB you could have 26GB on the D1 plan for the cost of the D2 plan @ $75. So an extra 6GB! Maybe the D2 plan should be removed?

Anyway good to see those of us stuck with ADSL1 and being low to moderate downloaders are again being catered for. Lucky I didn't jump ship!.

What is the cost of breaking the 12 month contract? The reason I ask is that I will be selling/buying a new house in the next few months and can't guarantee that I can change connection to a new premises. That depends on timing etc.

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by CoreyPlover » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:35 pm

PM wrote:The new FP-D1 8192 plan looks good, although I don't understand why us long term members currently on grandfathered 8192 plans need to sign-up to a new 12 month contract?
You mean 6 months. Plus, does the 6 month contract appear even in your member facilities (after clicking on a plan but before applying for it)?
PM wrote:What is the cost of breaking the 6 month contract?
$100, if a contract is indeed applicable to you at all
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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by PM » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:44 pm

CoreyPlover wrote:
PM wrote:The new FP-D1 8192 plan looks good, although I don't understand why us long term members currently on grandfathered 8192 plans need to sign-up to a new 12 month contract?
You mean 6 months. Plus, does the 6 month contract appear even in your member facilities (after clicking on a plan but before applying for it)?
PM wrote:What is the cost of breaking the 6 month contract?
$100, if a contract is indeed applicable to you at all
Hi Corey,
My original contract expired 29/3/2007. But in the agreement clause it says "I agree to new 12 months contact if I apply to change to plan FP-D1 or FP-D2". That's for current members.

Paul

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by angryofmayfair » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:55 pm

So, before today this was the only 8000 plan on offer by Exetel:

8192kbps Down/384kbps Up
Z/8192 $90.00 50 gbyte(s) 50 gbyte(s) $0.50 per GB

But now you can get 30GB for $75, if you add $15 of excess @ 50c/GB that's another 30GB which means on a $75 plan you could get 60GB peak plus *unlimited* off peak for $90?

Is there something wrong with my maths or have you screwed up again Exetel?

I thought the whole purpose of these changes to 8000 plans was to help make them profitable - please explain how this is so - I was on a $85 30/60 plan, soon to be $90, now I'm on a $75 30/Unlimited plan.

It all makes perfect sense - NOT!

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by angryofmayfair » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:59 pm

CoreyPlover wrote:
PM wrote: Plus, does the 6 month contract appear even in your member facilities (after clicking on a plan but before applying for it)?

PM wrote:What is the cost of breaking the 6 month contract?
$100, if a contract is indeed applicable to you at all
No sign of a 6mth contract, it plainly states that it's a new 12mth contract


It does seem to be applicable to *everyone* as it stands right now...

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by bruiserdor » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:09 am

Hi I'm on the adsl1 1500/256(TL-BA) plan and am thinking of changing to one of the new 8MB plans what fees will I be charged to switch (I'm off contract if that makes any difference)?

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by ForumAdmin » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:31 am

bruiserdor wrote:Hi I'm on the adsl1 1500/256(TL-BA) plan and am thinking of changing to one of the new 8MB plans what fees will I be charged to switch (I'm off contract if that makes any difference)?
$10.00 for the plan change.

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ADSL Plans at a glance

Post by Ravenous » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:50 am

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Assumption is there that Off-Peak is "free/bonus" and allowance will not be exceeded.

I hope it helps a few to make an informative decision if they are thinking of a change.

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by Orkon » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:59 pm

I apoogise if this has been asked/answered - but from my reading i couldnt see it (or i just missed it).

Prior to next month, when plan changes were made within the same speed band - there wasn't a "fee" to change plans.

Now with the recent news that all "older" plans would be increased by $5 - if people chose to upgrade to a new plan, its likely they next month things would be $15 more expensive next month.

Take for example.

Current Plan - TL-BA - 1500/256, 12GB peak + Uncharged Off Peak (currently 86GB), $3 excess, $45 / month

Now for the new 1500/256 plans the similar plan is

New Plan - FP-C1 - 1500/256, 12GB peak + Unlimited Off Peak, $0.50c excess, $50 / month

Right now - the only real "benefit" in changing from TL-BA to FP-C1 is for the extra (ab)use of the off peak quota. TL-BA as it stands is quite sufficient for my needs and there's no reason to switch between the plans as from April 1 - both TL-BA/FP-C1 are both $50.

While I have no problems paying the $5 for the plan cost increase, how is the $10 change fee justified when in the past plan changes of this nature have incurrent 0 cost?? There's no external interaction required with telstra for modification of the port parameters. Is the cost to update rows of data $10 when it is totally automated? Or is there some other administrative process that justifies the cost?

Regards
Scott
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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by CoreyPlover » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:51 pm

PM wrote:[But in the agreement clause it says "I agree to new 12 months contact if I apply to change to plan FP-D1 or FP-D2". That's for current members.
angryofmayfair wrote:No sign of a 6mth contract, it plainly states that it's a new 12mth contract
My apologies, you are completely correct. Up to 1.5Mbps is 6 months, 8Mbps is 12 months. So disregard my previous comments, the 8Mbps plans seem quite distinct from Exetel's older ADSL1 plans
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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by CoreyPlover » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:53 pm

Orkon wrote:Is the cost to update rows of data $10 when it is totally automated? Or is there some other administrative process that justifies the cost?
Possibly the writing of the automated code to begin with, and maintaining it
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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by scottb721 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:28 pm

CoreyPlover wrote:
Orkon wrote:Is the cost to update rows of data $10 when it is totally automated? Or is there some other administrative process that justifies the cost?
Possibly the writing of the automated code to begin with, and maintaining it
Wouldn't there still have been code to write back when it was free ?

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by mattski » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:47 pm

scottb721 wrote:
CoreyPlover wrote:
Orkon wrote:Is the cost to update rows of data $10 when it is totally automated? Or is there some other administrative process that justifies the cost?
Possibly the writing of the automated code to begin with, and maintaining it
Wouldn't there still have been code to write back when it was free ?
My guess is that the charge has been introduced to discourage quite so many people from switching plan quite so often... for now.

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Re: New ADSL1 Plans

Post by Tazz » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:08 am

Wouldn't there still have been code to write back when it was free ?
My guess is that the charge has been introduced to discourage quite so many people from switching plan quite so often... for now.
If a plan is worth changing to, the $10 fee is nothing to worry about!

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