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ASDL pricing and ISDN pricing

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ASDL pricing and ISDN pricing

When will ISDN pricing be reduced at the same rate as ASDL !!

I now pay £15 a month to plusnet and £30 a month to BT for a 64K ISDN link

yet ASDL at 4 times the speed is available for a fraction of that cost !

Surely ISDN connections should have a proportionate cost !! - if only to be fair to those of us who cannot have ASDL and seem to be subsidising those who do.

any comments ?
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E: ASDL pricing and ISDN pricing

> Surely ISDN connections should have a proportionate cost !! - if only to be fair to those of us who cannot have ASDL and seem to be subsidising those who do.
Hi there,
Sadly this isn't the case!
The reason that ADSL costs less from your ISP is that it does not cost as much to provide -- its that simple.
Essentially, unmetered services are an addition on top of existing voice technology, whereas DSL was built from the ground up to mass-supply customers with broadband connectivity.
The cost price of an always on dial up connection from BT is about 5 times that of the cost price of a DSL connection, as a consequence, and unfortunately that's the way we have to price our accounts.
Do bear in mind though, that we have always historically passed on any price-drops BT have implemented on any of their wholesale products, so rest assured we are doing our bit to drive down the cost of Internet access.
Kind Regards,
Mike
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| Mike Grice Unmetered & ADSL solutions
| Technical Support for Home & Business
| PlusNet Technologies Ltd. @ http://www.plus.net
+ ----- My Referrals - It pays to recommend PlusNet -----
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RE: E: ASDL pricing and ISDN pricing

> > Surely ISDN connections should have a proportionate cost !! - if only to be fair to those of us who cannot have ASDL and seem to be subsidising those who do.
>
> Hi there,
>
> Sadly this isn't the case!
>
> The reason that ADSL costs less from your ISP is that it does not cost as much to provide -- its that simple.
>
> Essentially, unmetered services are an addition on top of existing voice technology, whereas DSL was built from the ground up to mass-supply customers with broadband connectivity.
>
> The cost price of an always on dial up connection from BT is about 5 times that of the cost price of a DSL connection, as a consequence, and unfortunately that's the way we have to price our accounts.
>
> Do bear in mind though, that we have always historically passed on any price-drops BT have implemented on any of their wholesale products, so rest assured we are doing our bit to drive down the cost of Internet access.
>
> Kind Regards,
> Mike
>
> --
> | Mike Grice Unmetered & ADSL solutions
> | Technical Support for Home & Business
> | PlusNet Technologies Ltd. @ http://www.plus.net
> + ----- My Referrals - It pays to recommend PlusNet -----

of course it would cost plusnet more to provide dial up because of the extra kit but we mortals need the ISP's to force ISDN costs down !

ISDN uses the same physical cables, cheaper exchange kit, less support requirement etc. etc. yet BT price it at about 3 times the cost of ASDL !!

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RE: E: ASDL pricing and ISDN pricing

> > > Surely ISDN connections should have a proportionate cost !! - if only to be fair to those of us who cannot have ASDL and seem to be subsidising those who do.
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> ISDN uses the same physical cables, cheaper exchange kit, less support requirement etc. etc. yet BT price it at about 3 times the cost of ASDL !!
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Hi Ian,

have you asked BT about their costings? If so, how about letting us know what their reply was. You will probably find a lot of people interested in ISDN as the front page poll indicates about a third of customers can't receive ADSL, and won't be able to for a long time to come.