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£22 for broadband and £99 for Dial-Up

craigbrass
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Registered: 30-07-2007

£22 for broadband and £99 for Dial-Up

Why do PN charge £99 for always on dial up and £22 for broadband, ppl are bount to go for broadband as it is faster and always on?
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Registered: 30-07-2007

£22 for broadband and £99 for Dial-Up

Please post a link to where it says that so we all know what you are talking about?

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OK I see what your mean - if you read it again in says:

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Stay connected around the clock. You can now get Always-On Internet access even if Broadband isn’t available in your area.


So it's for people who can't get broadband but want to stay connected with their v90 (56k) modem without incuring BT charges for the call being up 24/7. It also probably does not have the 2 hour cutoff that many 'anytime' dialup services have.
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£22 for broadband and £99 for Dial-Up

The "Connect Always On" dial-up account is intended for people who cannot get get broadband but want a 24/7 connection, maybe for security or safety reasons.
It uses the FRIACO system with NO call charges, hence the relatively high price
( 24 hours 7 days per week at 1p/min would be £100.80p and you get the advantage of Webspace, CGI etc as a full account).

It would appear to make no sense to me considering the cost and that it is for residential use, but people must have asked for it, otherwise +Net would not have bothered supplying it.
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£22 for broadband and £99 for Dial-Up

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So it's for people who can't get broadband but want to stay connected with their v90 (56k) modem without incuring BT charges for the call being up 24/7. It also probably does not have the 2 hour cutoff that many 'anytime' dialup services have.
Neither does AOL, but then you've gotta use their inferior software
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£22 for broadband and £99 for Dial-Up

But you're likely to get disconnected more often with AOL, cutoff or no cutoff.