20 March 2008

YLess4U not to be included in Australian Broadband Guarantee

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I have recieved an email from YLess4U that their application for the government’s Australian Broadband Guarantee program has been declined. No reason given at this time. Does anyone know why this application would be rejected.

So now, for those of us outside the ADSL and 3G networks, there are only two options.

The first is to get a satellite connection under the Australian Broadband Guarantee. This has a $0 connection but only up to a 4GB monthly plan that will cost over $100.
The second option is to pay the $999 YLess4U so that you can get access to the monthly plans that are up to 40GB of $89

[Ed. Although its not immediately apparrent YLESS4U seem to have commenced operations in the Northern regional/rural areas surrounding the Australian Capital Territory in mid February 2005.]

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No pierce, it still *is* a particularly retarded name.

Oh wireless – I just thought it was a particularly retarded name that meant even less than that “no birds” car rental company. Thanks dalryk

I don’t trust any organisation which has only half a correctly spelled word in its name….

Spectra – I don’t know what YLess4U products page you are looking at to see a 5GB/$79 but the plans are on http://www.yless4u.com.au/products.html

512/128 10GB 39.95

1024/256 20GB 69.95

1500/256 40GB 89.95

As usual, I suppose, beggars can’t be choosers. Don’t misunderstand me, if it was these guys or no internet, I know which direction I’d be going 🙂 I’m just saying that I can understand how, just maybe, the government might have reached the conclusion that they were a bit of a two-bit operation…

Growling Ferret1:14 pm 20 Mar 08

Their website might be rubbish, but I have clients in Royalla, Wamboin and Burra who use their service, and so long as the aerial doesn’t get flattened in storms, its a great service for those unable to get any other form of broadband.

Their client service side can leave a lot to be desired though…

I’d like to have an opinion, but their website is appallingly light on details. No information about the technology, the coverage maps are only “projected”, and there’s no mention of the 40GB/$89 plan – the closest is 5GB/$79 (which, while still better value than the satellite ones, isn’t quite in the same league as ADSL). I’d be extremely reluctant to deal with an ISP that can’t even manage a decent website.

I understand that the Australian Broadband Guarantee ends in July this year.

From the program guidlines;
3.3.3 Who is excluded from Registration
3. ISPs unable to demonstrate a continuous three-year Internet service business trading history;

thats that then. apply next year!

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