On Friday 13 December 2002 15:23, Ronan Waide wrote:
> 3.6¢/MB over that. Eircom are apparently working on a package for
> ISDN folk, but right now it's scheduled for "early in the New
According to Adam this should be available now, or at least they supposedly
have the ability to do the test for ADSL compatibility on a a copper pair
which is currently being used for ISDN.
> Year". I neglected to ask if I'd be charged for a downgrade to
> POTS for the line test, or the subsequent upgrade back to ISDN if
> I wasn't DSL capable.
This is what the January option is supposed to prevent. They can test your
line for compatibility without having to downgrade it. Then you downgrade it
(for which service you will, presumably, pay) and have ADSL installed.
>> Far better phone service, for one. I'd have happily talked to the
> salesperson all day! ¤165.00 once-off installation fee, and
> ¤169.00/mo for 1M/256k with no limit and a fixed IP
> address. Tidy. However, there's an additional charge: you need to
> pay Eircom for the physical line which is about ¤32.00/mo,
In fairness, this isn't as such an additional charge - when you pay for ADSL
you're paying for a service which is provided over a POTS copper pair, for
which you pay line rental. This is true whether you get ADSL from Eircom or
Via i.e. Eircom's charges DON'T include the phone line rental.
>> They didn't call back. Good salesmanship, boys.
We don't care - we don't have to - we're the phone company. An attitude
pioneered by Ma Bell but copied by many other telcos.
AFAIK Esat's service is provided by local loop unbundling (LLU) where Esat's
equipment is connected directly to the wires going to your house. I've no
idea what effect this has on your voice service on that line - do you
continue to get it from Eircom, or must you use Esat ? They don't mention
this in their blurb.
One other thing to be mentioned for Esat is that their installation charge
includes all the equipment you need - with Via or Eircom you must buy
equipment from them or provide your own.
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