As for myself, I by-passed Eircom, E-Sat, UTV, etc as they all required
phone lines to be installed. And, as you all know, this means paying
BOTH the monthly/bimonthly line rental fee plus the monthly cost of
broadband (and the reconnection fee). A complete rip-off when I have no
need of a fixed line telephone.
Instead I went to Irish Broadband and took up their wireless offer which
costs E35.00 per month with a contention of 20:1, no limits on
upload/download and a 512kbps upload/download link.
I did have to wait over a month for a connection but I was advised of
this when I made my first enquiries (they were waiting on the
installation of a new antenna in my area).
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