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Re: [ProgSoc] Permanent Connection...
On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, Martin Gisch wrote:
> For your rather large download needs this may not be applicable, but if
> people are after a permanent connection for other reasons, going directly
> through Telstra internet is actually not that bad.
Actually, it might not be applicable either, especially for internet
gaming (i.e. Quake 2) which would suck your download limit dry. If I were
to look for a permanent connection, I'd look for one that provides you
with unlimited downloads. There isn't much you can do with unlimited hours
as you're not likely to be using the net all that time.
> It may be a $500 setup fee for a 33.6k modem connection, but after that
> you pay only for what you use (Standard 19c/MB still...)
Hmmm... I don't think so. After that glitch at Telstra where the customers
got charged $1,000,000 in fees (apparently the computer miscalculated the
fees owing and cumulated the costs from 1959), it might be better just to
wait until permanent connections become standard. Besides, in several
years time, 33.6k modem connections would probably be completely obsolete.
I'd prefer to wait and see what goes...
> Minimum you pay is $20/month, ie. ~100MB.
> If you normally make lots of local calls with your modem to check e-mail
> and things, this eventually evens out with the setup cost, coz the line
> rarely drops out if you have a decent modem, so no more local calls...
> Just food for thought...
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