[clug] After the InstallFest is over...
felix at spodzone.org.uk
Wed Oct 21 15:01:39 MDT 2009
Peter Barker wrote:
> Cheaper $-wise, assuming you're not valuing your time at anything (which
> may be reasonable).
> iinet is $20 for the dialup you describe, $30 for ADSL 2+.
Hard data from a CLUG-lurker - who received *great* help from CLUG
members in his recent switch from "dial-up" to "broadband":
Supplied by IINet (Special deal for ex-WebOne customers):
Monthly dialup fee $9.90 for first 20 hours access;
$1.00/hour for additional access;
Telstra phone charges $0.21/per call
Given that I was highly organised, did most of my "Internet reading"
offline, rarely exceeded the 20 hours access and generally managed to
connect to IINet on the first dial-up call, my total monthly costs
rarely exceeded $18.00.
ADSL2+ supplied by TPG
Monthly fee $29.90
Additional phone charges $0
My download quota is 3 Gbytes peak time plus 7Gbytes offpeak. After
exceeding my quota (which has yet to happen) the download speed is
Many of the URLs, that I visit, make lavish use of features that come
into their own when they are downloaded at broadband speeds. Some -
features (such as UTube and RealPlayer downloads) were previously
inaccessible and have now become viable.
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