Exetel mulls unlimited ADSL2 plans

Would be offered to "loyal" Exetel customers

An 11 March email to customers of Internet service provider (ISP) Exetel has revealed the company is considering ADSL2 plans with unlimited uploads and downloads. The email states that the ISP believes "there will be ongoing 'convulsions' in the marketplace and there will be many permutations that will change ADSL2 offerings quite substantially over the coming months."

According to the email, the company is "close" to offering two unlimited plans to selected customers ("by invitation only") who have been with the ISP for longer than 12 months. One plan would be unlimited ADSL2 Internet for $75 per month including an Optus telephone line. The other would be $55 with a "BYO telephone line". The plans would have a minimum contract of 12 months.

In February, AAPT launched Australia's first unlimited residential ADSL2+ plans.

More information about the potential Exetel offering can be found at Exetel's user forums

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Rohan Pearce

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9 Comments

booted by exetel

1

Yeah right and I bet the selected few who finishes their contract get the boot because they will be "unprofitable"
Sink and burn exetel you took my money well enough until you tell me to leave.

Anon

2

Lol A nice bit of PR spin from Exetel. The only selected customers to be offered the unlimited plan will be those in the lowest %ile of the bell curve, those who don't come anywhere near using their current quota. But watch out if you do, because you will then become an 'unprofitable customer' and be denied as a subscriber.

A bit like charging access to an 'All you can eat' buffet with the promise of 'As much you can eat', but with the proviso that 'If you eat too much we'll throw you out!'.

PhilB

3

Meanwhile 8mbit users get an email stating that the price is rising by $5 per month. We already pay an 8mbit price for a 3mbit connection (not Exetel's fault). Granted, the 8mbit users are relying on Tel$tra equipment.... but still, not very fair.

Bring on the NBN!

na

4

Why do I want unlimited bandwidth when I only get 3mbps download speed at 4km?
stick your unlimited bandwith up your ass.

Brian

5

Exetel are a joke and this so-called unlimited quota is the same.

Isaac

6

Boy, oh boy, is there some negativity in these comments. I, for one, can't wait for this offering in a naked option. Currently with exetel at 3 seperate residence and I couldn't be happier! Bring it on!

Luke

7

This is a joke.

Exetel cant even offer a quality service, let alone give customers what they want.
Like mentioned above, if you abuse this 'unlimited' offer they will kick you out.
I previously received an email saying that i was unprofitable and the price would go up.
Great way to treat a customer of over 5 years

Miles

8

I pay $75 a month just for ADSL 1 and Telstra phone rental.

Sure there are a few compromises but really it is a win for competition!

HK

9

Someone already has gotten the boot notice from exetel and its on the unlimited off peak plan
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1424449

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