"John P. Looney" wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 10, 1999 at 05:24:37PM +0100, Fergal Daly mentioned:
> > > > in case you hadn't heard, Esat Clear have announced 17 quid a month for
> > > > unlimited off peak internet access, starting in September (as well as a
> > > > free model ala Ocean/Indigo),
> > > I presume you have to be a ESAT clear user?
> > Sysadmin! I was at the press launch this morning, it'll be in the papers
> > tomorrow.
>> I think he meant do you have to use ESAT for your normal phone too? I
> don't have a terrestrial phone at all at the moment (I have a mobile...).
> What would it cost me to go for ESATclear, setup wise ?
Sorry, I went home just after I posted this - I meant to tell you all a
lot earlier but yesterday was quite hectic.
Ok the deal is the phone and the internet services are completely
separate you can sign for one without the other - although internet
usage goes towards discounts on your voice bill if you have both.
You will need a land line to use "Surf NoLimits" as it uses a 13xxx
interconnect number to get your call from the TE network onto the Esat
network. This is the same way all the deregulated telcos operate for
voice. This means one access number for the whole country and there are
no such thing as local POPs, all calls are routed over Esat's national
network to Dublin where they finally hit the modems, so no need to worry
about local access and local contention.
We get our international bandwidth from Esat Net. They have enormous
bandwidth out of the country and the fact that they only deal with
businesses means that most of this bandwidth is sitting there doing
nothing once everyone leaves work.
Anyway, I'm sorry if this sounds like an extended ad, but it should
answer most questions that were/will be floating around,
P.S. You can ring 1800 923 111 to sign up, they'll take your name and
send you a cd when they're available.
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