At 16:49 06/01/00 +0000, Conor Lennon wrote:
>I know this was brought up before, but I think my situation is
>>I have got a new phone line from Eircom, which was installed earlier
>I wish to use Esat Surf No Limits on this line.
>I called into a local Esat Agent and he asked me fill in a form.
>I gave him the number of the line, and some other information/
>He's said that when the form has been processed by Esat, the line will
>be an Esat line, and when a number is dialed on it, it will be charged
>to the Esat account, rather than the Eircom account on the line.
>No special number has to be entered before dialing (3112... was
>Is this true?
It seems to me that the dealer has signed you up for voice, so unless you
actually want it you should go straight back down to him and sort it out.
In the next month or so, something called Carrier Preselect is coming in,
which will mean all those autodialler boxes and funny prefixes will no
longer be necessary. If your telco uses CPS (only some will at first) then
everytime you pick up your phone the dialtone you hear will be coming from
your telco, not TE, in fact you'll need to dial a special prefix to get
back to a TE line.
If you just go for nolimits without voice then you will still need the
13321 part of the dialstring.
>Will Esat know that the number being dialed (01 whatever) is one of
>their internet dialup numbers, and not bill for it, apart from the IRP17
>per month for Esat Surf No Limits?
>What would happen if I connected a phone to the phone line, and dialed a
>number, who would bill me, Eircom or Esat?
If you were signed up for voice then it would be Esat who billed you, if
you only signed up for internet then Eircom would,
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