From: Padraig Brady (Padraig.Brady at domain digital.com)
Date: Tue 17 Aug 1999 - 18:08:19 IST
I can't believe it.
I thought you would be buying
as much IP traffic that could
be transported through a dialup line?
regardless of how many users were
on the end.
Do you see this Juan.
Connect Ireland will be after you
for 100 subscriptions for 2 years ! :-)
Actually I'm paying 99 per year
for my a/c with unlimited emails
at domain Brady001.iol.ie as I was subscribed
to the family service which they discontinued
but had to leave all the email services
in place for me.
> > Wow!
> > I never thought this existed.
> > So it means that you can't share
> > the connection amoung all users
> > in an office SIMULTANEOUSLY?
> > How would IOL enforce this?
> They don't try to. It's technically quite
> difficult to do without pissing a _lot_ of
> legitimate users off. However, just because
> the technicalities make it possible, doesn't
> mean its 'legal' (in the breach-of-contract sense).
> > By the way I have an a/c with IOL
> > that has unlimited email addresses,
> > which would be usuable if all users
> > would have to connect sequentially
> > to collect email?
> I think the unlimited email address rate is higher.
> A sort of business-class account. (At least it
> was two years ago, but may have changed since.)
> The personal-use dialup account (which I've got)
> says that I can't, say, let someone else in my
> house use Hotmail by dialing up through my account.
> The contract says, in fact, that I would be liable
> for any loss of income on IOL's part due to this.
> This position is becoming more and more difficult
> to maintain these days, what with the prevelance
> of non-ISP-based mail and 'free' (or rather,
> non-subscription) dialup accounts. So, IOL may have
> changed their policies on this, but I doubt it. I can't
> see their lawyers and accountants doing it!
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