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Naughty naked DSL

By seekay - 16 June 2009 29

Optus – amazingly – say they can’t get a line from Telstra to run into our new home in Red Hill. 

I say they can go and get screwed – but I also always say “Don’t get even, get ahead.”

It’s time to stick two fingers up at the telcos and go for naked DSL.

What services are good in the ACT and what are bad  ?

What’s Your opinion?


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Naughty naked DSL
JC 4:11 pm 16 Jun 09

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Steady Eddie said :

Just sign up with Bigpond directly and forget about the middlemen altogether.

This question was about naked, which uses Optus hardware.

Also, never sign up to Bigpond.

Optus hardware yes, but it still uses Telstra wire. Sadly unless you have Transact cable none of us will ever be free of Telstra if we want a wired service.

p1 3:44 pm 16 Jun 09

I always find it funny that people see naked DSL as a way of sticking it to the telcos.

Guess what? You still have to pay rental on the copper line, and for 99% of Australia, that means that your are paying money, via your ISP to Telstra.

Yes, but my iinet naked connection all up costs a lot less then line rental and a broadband deal.

Only drawback is that naked counts upload and download in you quota, so be wary if you like to pirate movies from bittorrent.

bergamot 3:22 pm 16 Jun 09

never sign up to bigpond x 2

Thoroughly Smashed 2:57 pm 16 Jun 09

Steady Eddie said :

Just sign up with Bigpond directly and forget about the middlemen altogether.

This question was about naked, which uses Optus hardware.

Also, never sign up to Bigpond.

Gungahlin Al 2:56 pm 16 Jun 09

About to ditch Bigpond myself for naked and VOIP. Just gotta take my emails over to a personal ISP-free domain first.

But wondering whether to use the iinet VOIP or just their broadband couple with Skype (and maybe a Skype-ready phone – although non-computer ones seem to be about $200)?

Steady Eddie 2:35 pm 16 Jun 09

Just sign up with Bigpond directly and forget about the middlemen altogether.

Sammy 2:32 pm 16 Jun 09

Internode

Pommy bastard 2:18 pm 16 Jun 09

Jim Jones said :

iiNet are genuinely awesome – great service as well (which makes a *huge* difference). Avoid Optus and Virgin Broadband (which is, oddly enough, owned by Optus) like the plague – I ended up having to go to the Telecommunications Ombudsman to sort out the problems I had with that lot of motherfreakers.

Seconded,=.

I took Virgin broadarse to the ombudsman also.I have never, in 20 years of online life had so poor a service, poor support, poor everything, from an ISP as I had with them.

Jim Jones 1:46 pm 16 Jun 09

dosomethinguseful said :

canberratowie2 said :

I was with transact now I’m with iinet and love it cheaper and faster than transact and have not had a problem since it got connected

Cheap phone Calles as well using VoIP and if your no home and someone calls they can leave a message that gets emailed straight to you !!

+1 for Naked iiNet

iiNet are genuinely awesome – great service as well (which makes a *huge* difference). Avoid Optus and Virgin Broadband (which is, oddly enough, owned by Optus) like the plague – I ended up having to go to the Telecommunications Ombudsman to sort out the problems I had with that lot of motherfreakers.

bergamot 1:43 pm 16 Jun 09

Telstra are evil.

dosomethinguseful 1:35 pm 16 Jun 09

canberratowie2 said :

I was with transact now I’m with iinet and love it cheaper and faster than transact and have not had a problem since it got connected

Cheap phone Calles as well using VoIP and if your no home and someone calls they can leave a message that gets emailed straight to you !!

+1 for Naked iiNet

semaj 1:02 pm 16 Jun 09

And to follow up on my previous post, ADSL2exchanges.com.au has good information about what is available where.

http://www.adsl2exchanges.com.au/

semaj 12:56 pm 16 Jun 09

I always find it funny that people see naked DSL as a way of sticking it to the telcos.

Guess what? You still have to pay rental on the copper line, and for 99% of Australia, that means that your are paying money, via your ISP to Telstra. All you are doing is not paying them for connection to a voice port on your exchange.

Also, if there’s not a line available for Optus to use, what makes you think that another provider will be able to get one? You might be lucky if Optus has simply run out of ports on their DSLAM and another provider in that exchange has available capacity

canberratowie2 12:46 pm 16 Jun 09

I was with transact now I’m with iinet and love it cheaper and faster than transact and have not had a problem since it got connected

Cheap phone Calles as well using VoIP and if your no home and someone calls they can leave a message that gets emailed straight to you !!

roccon 12:45 pm 16 Jun 09

Optus will only enable ADSL where an Optus DSLAM exists on your exchange and a copper pair for the phone service run from your home back to the exchange.

If you are on a RIM or CMUX or some other pairgain they cannot and will not connect you.

If that applies to you, then you may also find it difficult to get NakedDSL.

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