+ Did I miss something here?
I reckon you did, it was announced last week. I assumed word of mouth would
have done it's job by now.
Anyway, it's off-peak flat-rate dialup, like Esat's infamous "NoLimits",
although it's important to note that telephony service is bundled with it.
UTV is also offering a "lite" package, with less hours; and Esat BT have
released packages too. Want to feedback to the head honcho of UTV? Believe
it or not, he and a UTV tech have been answering questions on the
IrelandOffline forum, and changing T's & C's by request...
Esat have also been talking about rolling out a true flat-rate product by
the start of next year, but it's effectively just meeja-whoring, as
negotiations are still ongoing. To be fair though, negotiations /are/ taking
place, both Esat BT and Nevadatele (UTV's operator in the South) have
applied for FRIACO-style access, and are actively negotiating with Eircom
for it. The ODTR may begin to bring pressure to bear.
I very rarely (broadcast) recommend a service, however in this case I'm
making an exception: I highly recommend UTV. They've been my default ISDN
dialup for at least a year, and I've found their QoS excellent. I also feel
they should be rewarded for driving competition, and for communicating
directly with consumers and responding to feedback. We need more companies
like UTV in the Irish comms market.
If I still had my ISDN lines, I'd sign up in a shot meself. Unfortunately,
Eircom are still waiting for the grand I owe 'em. :)
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