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Topic # 35166 4-Jun-2009 19:41 Send private message

One of my boarders has receieved notice from Empire Apartments stating that her apartments internet pricing has increased significantly (about $160 for 24gb).

For her, this has pushed an already expensive service to new heights and she is considering purchasing landline-DSL service from another company such as Telecom. However, she has been told that its either wireless internet service (ie. Woosh), their internet service, or the highway.

Has anyone had any success getting an 'independent' service (ie. not one provided by the Empire Apartment business) connected? Is there any legal requirement for them to?

Also - does anyone have any recommendations for wireless service? Its in the CBD so Woosh is an obvious candidate, but she is concerned at the performance.

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  Reply # 221784 4-Jun-2009 20:47 Send private message

I was in a University hostel in 2006. It was use their internet at $40/GB or use Woosh. They also charged $30/month for an extension on their PABX. Free local calls but no DDI. Needless to say the 6 months or so I was their I used Woosh for both.

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  Reply # 221797 4-Jun-2009 21:15 Send private message

If they are provisioning phone service through a PABX, rather than individual circuits, I suspect that a DSL service would be a no-go, and woosh maybe the only option? or a point to point link to somewhere that does have DSL?

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  Reply # 222372 7-Jun-2009 02:52 Send private message

i'm pretty sure that you can still get dial up through a PABX ;) From experience it will be their way, the wireless way, or the disconnected way.

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