TransACT ISP comparison (long)

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at
Fri Jul 26 17:44:33 EST 2002

At 5:32 PM +1000 02/7/26, Bill Clarke wrote:
>On Fri, 2002-07-26 at 17:24, Matthew Hawkins wrote:
>> > I would start with a larger plan (2 Gb say?) and scale it back once you
>> > know your usage under high bandwidth conditions :)
>> First see if any of the ISP's will be flexible with the plan, even if
>> for just the first month.  ie, let you sign up for what you consider to
>> be appropriate usage, but switch to a cheaper-for-you plan should your
>> usage differ.  Some ISP's in the area actually do the S bit of ISP and
>> are happy to let you find their plan that works best for you.
>that's a good suggestion matt, thanks.
>oh, i forgot another important point: Webone have the "offpeak bonus"
>where dl's between 0030 - 0930 hours are effectively half the actual MB

WebOne sends you an automated message if your downloads exceed your plan and if your downloads would be more than the cost of a higher plan they  allow and encourage you to change to the higher plan.  Which I thought was rather nice, very different attitude to Telstra eh?


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