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# 19468 18-Feb-2008 17:39
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Slingshot have announced that they are offering unlimited dialup for there adsl customers.

You can't have your adsl and your dialup modem connected at the sametime.

A nice backup solution at last, with no hidden costs. umm on the no hidden no costs?

I have not posted a link, as the post is a closed forum topic, so no questions available
and I troll (is that what it's called?) too many cross forum posts anyway....

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  # 111421 18-Feb-2008 17:54
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What is the point? If you can't be connected to both ADSL and dialup at present then it's not a lot of use!



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  # 111431 18-Feb-2008 18:29
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and ummm ok but well actually, it use to cost up to $5 an hour if you when over the time cap.

not all problems affect ya dsl and dialup. Or would like both?

 
 
 
 


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  # 111438 18-Feb-2008 19:12
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xnet have had this (at no extra charge) for as long as I have been with them, from memory its for use when you are away from home or when ADSL is down. Dont use it much but it is *very* handy when you do need it.

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  # 111439 18-Feb-2008 19:15
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TelstraClear have also had this for a long time but it's not free. You get a dialup account that you can use that (from memory) costs $1 per hour and can be used anywhere and even while your broadband connection is working.





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sbiddle: TelstraClear have also had this for a long time but it's not free. You get a dialup account that you can use that (from memory) costs $1 per hour and can be used anywhere and even while your broadband connection is working.


How does that affect performance, would you get full speed from both at the same time?

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  # 111459 18-Feb-2008 20:26
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hellonearthisman:
sbiddle: TelstraClear have also had this for a long time but it's not free. You get a dialup account that you can use that (from memory) costs $1 per hour and can be used anywhere and even while your broadband connection is working.


How does that affect performance, would you get full speed from both at the same time?


Well if you're on cable it makes no difference since your internet isn't over the phoneline.

The idea of the plan is so that you can use dialup from a remote location or laptop and bill it to your plan.

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  # 111460 18-Feb-2008 20:30
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Nothing new. Xtra allows users to use their broadband connection as dial up, with hourly or monthly charges.

However, if you have connection issues, they'll give you free access generally.




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  # 111472 18-Feb-2008 21:16
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Would be interesting to see how well this works if your are on N-DSL




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  # 111476 18-Feb-2008 21:29
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coffeebaron: Would be interesting to see how well this works if your are on N-DSL


It wont. Dialup works over POTS.

With out a dialtone, how can you dial? I suppose you could establish a dialup connection over a VoIP phone service, but if adsl is out, then so is your VoIP... defeats the purpose.

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  # 111497 18-Feb-2008 23:10
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Perhaps this is a plan to move people off those slow slingshot DSL connections and onto fast 56k dial up connections?

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  # 111526 19-Feb-2008 08:52
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lonney:
coffeebaron: Would be interesting to see how well this works if your are on N-DSL


It wont. Dialup works over POTS.

With out a dialtone, how can you dial? I suppose you could establish a dialup connection over a VoIP phone service, but if adsl is out, then so is your VoIP... defeats the purpose.

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Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 111561 19-Feb-2008 12:48
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It doesn't work on the naked dsl line but if you can plag into a phone line or some other way (cellphone/friend...) then you have free unlimited dialup.

This is good new to Slingshot customers, it bring slingshot on par or ahead of it's compition.

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  # 111581 19-Feb-2008 14:01
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hellonearthisman: It doesn't work on the naked dsl line but if you can plag into a phone line or some other way (cellphone/friend...) then you have free unlimited dialup.

This is good new to Slingshot customers, it bring slingshot on par or ahead of it's compition.

Good on them for do this, but I just find it rather amusing launching this so late in the piece. The next big thing is N-DSL, unbundled exchanges, all manner of alternate broadband solutions, and here they are with a dial-up promotion.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
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  # 111610 19-Feb-2008 15:34
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It is not new, there was always a backup dialup system in place, but it was limited to 5hours and then $5 an hour.
The change is nice to see.  Still I waiting to see the details on the SS website.

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  # 111625 19-Feb-2008 16:33
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Should be on our website

see here


under "All Slingshot broadband plans come with"




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