From: Owen Kelly (owen at domain linux.com)
Date: Wed 11 Aug 1999 - 00:48:05 IST
ESAT Clear works like this. You want a land line service, a router the
size of a box of soap is fitted into your existing TE line. You make
for example an 086 call, after the 086, you hear a click on the line,
the router stores the number you dial in a buffer, prefixes it with a 20
digit code (Part of which routes, the other is your a/c number), and
then connects the call via ESAT's state of the art network which will
never let you ring a mobile first time, you will *always* get an engaged
tone, and will have to ring back.
When you sign up for the Net Access only, you are given the 20 digit
prefix to place before your pop number in Dialup Networking, etc. This
number is valid for Land Lines only. Sorry Kate, it aint gonna work on
the mobiles, Ive sweat blood trying to get a Nokia Datasuite to work
with them. So, even without ESAT Clear routers in your house, you make
a Net call, it doesnt show up on your TE bill, but on your ESAT bill,
which you receive monthly, separatly.
The 'Free' net access is interesting, I had an argument with a Customer
Care bimbo on the line last week re this, and the free net access they
advertised that time, didnt mean 'Free Net Access', even though the
flier they sent to us read 'Free Net Access', after arguing the point
for 10 minutes, I gave up after the poor girl got tired of repeating the
errata that was given to her stating 'Free Net Access actually means
Free Registration now'. Go figure, give a company a big wallet you
could club whales to death with, they install a state of the art Firbe
Optic ring around the country, and then forget to tell their staff about
what they actually sell.
Forgive the ranting, its late.
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