From: AJ McKee (aj.mckee at domain nmtbmedia.com)
Date: Mon 09 Sep 2002 - 12:44:42 IST
I would be well interested in finding out the result of that. I have been
chaged ?1011 for the ADSL max package and the claim it is not a mistake.
?200 for the hardware
?180 for the package x 2 (Pay every two months)
Lost about that in wages from taking time off to get the kit sorted tech
Took them ages (3 weeks) to get it working with a modem they were supposed
to support under win2k. Took me 5 min to get it working once they set up my
account under RH7.3.
Does the ODTR listen?
>From: ilug-admin at domain linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at domain linux.ie]On Behalf Of Niall
>Sent: 09 September 2002 12:41
>To: ilug at domain linux.ie
>Subject: [ILUG] DSL over ISDN from Eircom
>There's been a bit of discussion about this here recently but the short
>answer is - don't hold your breath. Apparently some people have been told
>that this would be available in Sep/Oct - what they're talking
>about is ISDN
>to DSL migration. At the moment, if you want DSL and you have an ISDN line,
>you have to have the ISDN line downgraded to POTS (for which you pay) and
>then have the POTS line tested for ADSL compatibility. If you're unlucky
>enough to have a line which is OK for ISDN but not for ADSL, you'll have to
>pay AGAIN to have your line re-upgraded to ISDN.
>So, in October they're coming out with an ISDN to DSL migration package. I
>don't know what it entails, but presumably it's some kind of marketing
>bullshit packaging all of the above together.
>On a related note, I asked also about DSL modems. The Eircom person said
>that you MUST purchase equipment from them if you want one of the lower
>grades of DSL service. Bad enough that we have to pay at least 3 times what
>the rest of Europe pays for our DSL service but they also want to force us
>to pay ripoff rates for equipment. As it is my understanding that tying the
>provision of telecoms service to the provision of equipment is now not
>allowed because of telecoms deregulation (such as it is in this benighted
>land) I have raised a question on this matter with the ODTR and I have been
>promised a response by this evening.
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