From: Diarmuid Moloney (diarmuid_moloney at domain bbn.hp.com)
Date: Wed 04 Aug 1999 - 11:55:13 IST
I didn't here the ad last night, why is this service better than a normal
tlephone line ... i.e what speed ?
Donncha O Caoimh wrote:
> I just rang up multichannel to enquire about the phone services they
> advertised last night on 2FM.
> Seems like they won't be using cable to provide the service but the
> normal TE lines so you still have to pay rent on that. You'll get a
> small box that you plug into your phone line. When you want to make
> calls through Multichannel then leave the box on, but if you plan on
> being on for a while (say at the weekend) then take the box off and you
> get TE charges of 12p for 15mins. You can cancel their service at any
> time, just give them 10 days notice.
> Their own local call charges go something like:
> peak hours 3.6p a minute
> evening 2.3p a minute
> weekend 1.36p a minute (or something close.. I didn't hear exactly
> There isn't a web page available yet with prices.
> I asked about cable telephony and was told probably 2-3 years so I
> presume the girl on the phone was probably guessing..
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