[clug] Help to find adsl

Michael Cohen michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au
Fri May 27 10:27:09 GMT 2005

On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 07:42:38PM +1000, Michael Carden wrote:
> On Tue, 24 May 2005 09:51 pm, Brett Worth wrote:
> > If you're in a place where Transact is available...
> I use TransACT and http://velocitynet.com.au .
> My link is only 256k down, but with telephone and television, it's a good deal 
> for me. Due to the free-TransACT-to-TransACT  local calls, what I once paid 
> Telstra I now pay TransACT but I get perfect TV pictures as well.

What really annoyed me recently was that I noticed that transact dont
actually offer 256k down anymore, 1gb is the minimum (for the same
price - check the website). I would expect for them to publicise this,
but they were very quite about it, and then when I asked to be changed
to a 1gb plan (which costs the same as what I have been paying anyway),
I was told I need to go on another 12 month contract !!!!

I understand having to go on a contract to cover the cost of the initial
installation, but just for changing from a product which is no longer
offered to one that is was quite annoying....

Considering Transacts business model was built due to telstra/optus's slow
uptake of the broadband/adsl market - a scene which is slowly changing,
Transact might find it more difficult to compete as more people are
given the freedom to choose.


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