That may well be so, but it doesn't change the fact that everyone, including Exetel, have so far been marketing ADSL service on a line with no active PSTN as naked, so that's what everyone now knows as naked, in other words that is what naked now means. Exetel suddenly deciding to call ADSL with an active PSTN 'naked' does nothing but muddy the waters and create confusion. That's about as naked as I am when I say "I'm 'naked' but I'm also wearing a suit."ForumAdmin wrote:The OCV plans are special offers to current Naked users to give them an incentive to re-activate their crippled PSTN line.dragon wrote:quick question.
why are the OCV plans under 'naked' adsl?
unless im incorrect (if i am can someone correct me? because it means i've misunderstood a lot of this thread) the new ocv plans reactivate the pstn line so its not really a naked service. would it be more correct to call it a adsl2+ bundled with home phone line plan?
im just trying to get around the ocv plan being under "naked" adsl.. i feel like im misunderstanding something..
There is no such thing as a naked service - it is marketing smoke and mirrors.
naked service require a PSTN ULL line which the provider subsequently cripples by removing the ability to make telephone calls over it.
It is a particularly stupid thing to do with no benefit to anyone.
("And being naked is insane anyway because I can wear what I want, anytime." he added, mischievously.)
It also seems safe to assume that the PSTN service does not come for free; in fact if I remember correctly, you stated at some point in the discussion that Optus charges you something like $6.60 per month for it, with the inclusions that come with it. Personally, I'd be quite happy to stay with VoIP only if that helps to reduce the base cost. (And, as stated elsewhere already, those inclusions would not save me all that much money compared to VoIP.)
On another topic also related to service costs, you stated here (and John Linton posted something similar on his blog) some numbers that suggest a cost of around $0.80 per GB. I understand that that's probably an approximate and average value, however I find it hard to believe that 180GB of off-peak quota for everyone come at close to no cost to Exetel, and that a plan with less of that (I'd be happy with 10-15% of it, actually) and no PSTN could not be offered at a profit any cheaper than those non-naked 'naked' current plans with their huge quotas.