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Topic # 8493 4-Jul-2006 11:52
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What i need for a few family members is cheap adsl to replace the dial up modems.
Not expensive (fixed montly cost), not high speed & use the phone at the same time.

i.e. 128-256k download, 64k upload for a fixed cost of $10-$15 per month with NO stupid data cap.

Does any ISP have a plan like this on the radar?

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Reply # 40444 4-Jul-2006 12:10
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LOL what type of service do you want.

Cheaper than dialup and faster

I think your expectations are too HIGH


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  Reply # 40446 4-Jul-2006 12:23
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I can't remember who/when/where it was posted, but http://www.ispfind.co.nz/ does appear to be reasonably comprehensive.
There was also a spreadsheet that was posted in quite a few of the boardband threats a while back listing isp plans/comparisons, but for ease of use the ispfind site does appear alot quicker.

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Reply # 40451 4-Jul-2006 12:46
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pcruthven: i.e. 128-256k download, 64k upload for a fixed cost of $10-$15 per month with NO stupid data cap.
Does any ISP have a plan like this on the radar?


Try Annette Presley, she was talking about offering this sort of thing through Slingshot.





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  Reply # 40452 4-Jul-2006 13:18
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Maybe the pricing was a bit cheap but it should be do able now for $20-$25... and $10-15 in 1-2 years time.
(Forget the... must have Tolls with me pricing model)
What Im realy getting at is everyone is going on about faster & fater.... what about cheap dial up replacement now!

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  Reply # 40453 4-Jul-2006 13:23
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WorldNet has 1Gb 256k for $19.95


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  Reply # 40468 4-Jul-2006 18:27
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Yeah I have been with World-Net for awhile. Then when I got cut over to UBS from WBS they forgot to update my RADIUS attributes so I was still being issued an old Netgate IP, needless to say this didnt exactly work.. When I asked them why they hadnt changed these details the guy on the help desk said he didnt know but somebody would be in on Monday who could fix this (this was Friday I was cut off). One this was eventually fixed I found my international speeds with World-Net were crap.


But getting back on topic, UBS pricing is currently limited by Telecoms wholesale rate for this service, you wont see cheaper services within the next 9 months unless ISP's get daring in their bid to take a loss to get a customer base.



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  Reply # 41091 14-Jul-2006 17:50
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pcruthven: What i need for a few family members is cheap adsl to replace the dial up modems.
Not expensive (fixed montly cost), not high speed & use the phone at the same time.

i.e. 128-256k download, 64k upload for a fixed cost of $10-$15 per month with NO stupid data cap.

Does any ISP have a plan like this on the radar?


You're kidding your self I'm sorry. 

Data caps are here to stay for some time to come. 

It's silly for a provider to deliver the service you're suggesting on equipment that can delivery ten times that.

If you want to get better prices and more service then you have to get more customers to choose ISPs that aren't Xtra and dump dial up. 

This is not a chicken and egg thing.... it's very simple...

Customers --> ISP<>XTRA --> $$$GoesDownServiceGoesUp.

Telecom aren't going to drop the wholesale price without volume.

Xtra aren't going to drop the retail price because it's claimed to hurt competition.

It's up to customers to vote and most customers make it clear at present that they're happy with high prices, data caps and sticking with Telecom.

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