ilug-admin at linux.ie wrote:
>> This is an interesting topic. Basically the general line I've gotten from
> ESAT was that I didn't have to sign up for an ESAT telephone account but that
> I had to get a switch put onto the house telephone line. That sounded like a
> half way measure like, you can chose which network you want to use, ESAT or
> Eircom. Because of that I couldn't be arsed so far. Looks like they're
> trying to pull the wool over the eyes of lots of people.
The people I talked to in Esat were very clear that I didn't need an Esat
line or a dialler box in order to use their Internet access solution, so
I suspect it's just the person that you were talking to.
Basically the system has a 5-digit (I think) prefix, 13321, which forces
Telecom to forward the call to be handled by Esat without any charge to
you from Telecom.
The remainder of the number is Esat's internal number to access the POP.
P.S. For anyone who is being disconnected by Telecom 'Call Waiting' tones
during net access, prefix the above number with '142' to disable it for
the duration of the call.
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