[ILUG] Subscription ISDN ISPs
gavin at fiachra.ucd.ie
Wed Jan 23 15:15:16 GMT 2002
On Wed, 23 Jan 2002, Liam Bedford wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 11:05:01AM +0000, Niall O Broin came forth with:
> > On Wed, 23 Jan 2002, Smelly Pooh wrote:
> > > Doesn't that 50% saving only apply to peak rate? The only other reason you
> > > might want to go subscription is because most ISPs do not allow dual channel
> > > on a non-subscription (Unison is the only one I know which does)
> > AFAIK it applies to peak and off-peak rate (saving may be slightly less
> > off-peak) and anyway most of my usage is during peak rate - I work from home
> I've had this argument with lots of people... AFAIK, ringing
> 1891 makes peak units 7.5 mins, and off-peak units 15 mins. Or at least
> that's the way it used to work until they brought in their wacky by the
> second call charges...
> So off-peak it makes no difference, and on peak it drops the price a lot
> (7.5 mins as opposed to 3, or using 2 units in 15 mins as opposed to 5).
A couple of years ago I rang Eircom specifically about this. They said
moreorless the above, with onesmall but important change. They said that
1891 was charged by the minute, so although the price was still the same,
your last unit used wasn't necessrily a full one.
Over a few hours surfing this makes shag all difference, but if you connect
regularly for a quick mail check it can have quite an effect, diald etc
would be made quite a bit cheaper.
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