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RE: [SLUG] TPG ADSL
- To: "Anthony Wood" <woody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Bruce Badger" <bbadger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] TPG ADSL
- From: "Brett Fenton" <brett.fenton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 12:40:59 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Reply-to: brett.fenton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Maybe I'm handling the math wrong but:
256Kbs = 32KBs
Seconds in a 30 day month = ~2.5 million
32KBs * (Seconds in month) / 1,000,000 (to convert to GB) = ~82GB
Before I'm shot down, I do realize to properly convert to GB I should
divide by 1.05 million but it's a close enough approximation for this.
For **any** home user 80GB is a load of traffic. I'm a pretty heavy
(home) user, including downloading Linux distros etc on Optus@Home and
it's rare I ever do more than about 5GB in a single month.
:> -----Original Message-----
:> From: slug-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:slug-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx]On
:> Behalf Of Anthony Wood
:> Sent: Wednesday, 9 April 2003 12:25 PM
:> To: Bruce Badger
:> Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
:> Subject: Re: [SLUG] TPG ADSL
:> On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 12:10:54PM +1000, Bruce Badger wrote:
:> > The $69.95pcm deal with TPG (www.tpg.com.au) for
:> unlimited 256/64K ADSL
:> > looks like a great deal.
:> When comparing prices, remember that 256kb is only going to
:> get you 20 Gb /month at full utilisation anyway.
:> > Does anyone have experience with TPG - good or bad?
:> We've changed over from Pacific/Telstra 1500/512 to TPG 256/64,
:> and had no problems.
:> 1500->256 is quite a big step down though.
:> TPG don't resell telstra, and they don't do the silly PPPoE thing
:> that telstra does, all you have to do to connect is treat your
:> ADSL modem as a crossover cable, and set up your ethernet
:> port with the settings they tell you. It is so much easier.
:> There is no reconnecting, you are connected straight away, TPG
:> appreciates that if you've got access to the phone line, you may
:> as well have access to the internet.
:> > I'm with iiNet at the moment, and they've been great,
:> but we are moving
:> > soon and we'll have to pay the $99 Telstra setup fee no
:> matter what, so
:> > I'm having a look around. The TPG unlimited 256K for
:> $70pcm does look
:> > rather better than the iiNet unlimited 70K for $50pcm -
:> but I'd hate to
:> > leap from a stable, helpful iiNet to an unreliable alternative.
:> A month of 70K will only get you about 5 Gb max.
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