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Re: [SLUG] Telstra ADSL RIP-OFF
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Telstra ADSL RIP-OFF
- From: "John Wiltshire" <jw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Aug 8 11:52:11 2000
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From: "marty" <marty@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Roland Turner" <raz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Telstra ADSL RIP-OFF
> > > Yes, but if you want a phone line (which most people do), then Cable +
> > > line is $80. ADSL *comes* with a phone line and costs $78. Not only
> > At the risk of repeating myself, the ADSL service does not come with a
> > phone line. Quite the contrary, it is a condition of ADSL order
> > placement that (a) you already have a connected phone line in place, or
> > (b) you order a phone line at the same time that you order the ADSL
> > service.
> Are we confused here guys ?!?
> I think you need to differentiate between:
> "line" = physical copper cable
> "line" = connection to the network (internet or phone)
> ADSL allows you to have both services on a single copper connection. So
> you do need a "phone line" (ie. copper) installed, but you only end up
> paying for the one copper connection.
I think John Morrissey answered my question (despite having his caps-lock
key stuck on). Telstra charges you for both the line rental (about $20) and
the ADSL service through two separate bills. Something inside me was hoping
the line rental was included in the $78 ADSL charge.