TransACT ISP comparison (long)

David Gibson david at
Fri Jul 26 16:48:56 EST 2002

On Fri, Jul 26, 2002 at 03:59:06PM +1000, Chris Fletcher wrote:
> NetSpeed's offices in the Curtin shops are connected via TransACT.  They
> also have an internet cafe so you can check out the performance for
> yourself.  If you ask nicely they even have a 'showcase' where they can
> demonstrate the TV, Internet and VOD services on the 'big screen'.
> They also run 'open days' every now and then which are pretty good.  And
> they also were running the LANFest and NerdFest LAN parties there for a
> while until they ran out of room for all the people.  All for free too, so
> they are pretty good in my books.
> Speak to Brian someone (sorry, don't know his last name) he's the manager
> and he seems like a nice guy - no b.s. easy to talk to.

On the other hand at least one person on this list had extremely bad
experiences with their TransACT service.  And the one time I've been
in contact with them (not related at all to TransACT) they did not
inspire confidence:
	Me: Hello, I'd like to check prices on colocating a server.
	Them: Colocate?
	Me: Yes
	Them: What's colocating?
	Me: !?

> From: "Stuart Watson" <stuart at>
> To: "CLUG list" <linux at>
> Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 3:51 PM
> Subject: Re: TransACT ISP comparison (long)
> >
> >
> > On 26/07/2002 at 3:22 PM Bill Clarke wrote:
> >
> >
> > >all except the Galaxy guy were quite helpful, but i could have just
> > got
> > >a bad support person at Galaxy.  Netspeed were the only ones with a
> > >TransACT telephone service (the strange ring tone).
> > >
> >
> > You'll find that most TransACT ISP's offices are not in a TransACT
> > serviced area. :-)
> >
> > Apex is in the part of braddon that is not serviced, galaxy in
> > fyshwick and webone in mitchell. However I think netspeed is in
> > curtin? So that should be a serviced area.
> >
> > -SW
> >
> >

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