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posted 11:05AM
Thu 7th Feb 2008
Interesting to see Bigpond now has permission to turn on around 900 regional exchanges without having to wholesale the service like they do with normal ADSL.
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posted 11:12AM
Thu 7th Feb 2008
And with this, a large percentage of them will not have any added benefits as they will cap the speeds at 8mb.

Just another attempt to make money from the vulnerable.
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posted 11:15AM
Thu 7th Feb 2008
DragonHost writes..
And with this, a large percentage of them will not have any added benefits as they will cap the speeds at 8mb.


Dunno, people would be closer to the exchange regionally, so many could get faster than 8mbit through bigpond. Of course it would be better value for them to get an 8mbit plan from any other ISP.

DragonHost writes..
Just another attempt to make money from the vulnerable.

Hopefully those that do join up to Bigpond ADSL2+ don't get a plan with excess charges. The 600MB plan could be very expensive for some people.
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posted 02:31PM
Thu 7th Feb 2008
my local exchange has had adsl2+ equipment in it for a while (tel$tra of course). Optus has been trying to gain access to provision there hardware bit tel$tra wont let them in.

So my exchange may very well now be active for Bigpond ADSL2+... Unfortunately, its not an option for me. I'll wait till a WA based ISP is active here. I'd rather keep money in an ISP still located here than tel$tra.

my 5c.
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posted 02:50PM
Thu 7th Feb 2008
RodR writes..
I'll wait till a WA based ISP is active here. I'd rather keep money in an ISP still located here than tel$tra.


Fair call.
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posted 08:06PM
Fri 8th Feb 2008
Has anyone seen a list of exactly which exchanges are in the list of 900 planned to have adsl2 turned on??
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posted 09:29PM
Fri 8th Feb 2008
Mattius writes..
Has anyone seen a list of exactly which exchanges are in the list of 900 planned to have adsl2 turned on??


Not yet, I tried contacting Telstra regarding a list and left a message. Hopefully hear back soon.
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posted 06:39PM
Wed 13th Feb 2008
About the only way to find out is enter your phone number on bigpond's website. They have ADSL2+ on my exchange but it won't tempt me.
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posted 06:47PM
Mon 25th Feb 2008
I reckon that they are going to stall it for as long as they can. Because for each day adsl2 is enable at more exchanges they are losing money because of there highly unreasonable prices.
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posted 07:39PM
Mon 25th Feb 2008
mark writes..
Because for each day adsl2 is enable at more exchanges they are losing money because of there highly unreasonable prices.


I don't think so. The prices are reasonable for some regional area's. Telstra wouldn't be losing money with ADSL2+ providers. SSS lines means you still pay line rental, and they would still make money from ULL.
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posted 08:14PM
Sat 8th Mar 2008
Telstra has not even enabled ADSL2 at Bald Hills exchange in Brisbane, so its all a bit academic to me.
Right now I can get a better deal and higher speeds on wireless.
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posted 04:01PM
Sat 15th Mar 2008
-db- writes..
About the only way to find out is enter your phone number on bigpond's website.

Doesn't work too well, or I'm reading it wrong.
If you use this tool, it states if your exchange is ADSL enabled or not, but doesn't indicate if it is ADSL2+ enabled.
The only thing I can think of is to try it again with a known ph number for an ADSL2+ enabled exchange and see what it reports.

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OK 10 mins later I checked a Sydney ph number in Carlton and it did report ADSL2+ availability.
So if it reports ADSL then that's all you've got. If it reports ADSL2+ then whoopie!
Looks like I'm on a waiting list and will be forever before ADSL2+ is enabled in our town.
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posted 11:38PM
Thu 27th Mar 2008
ok I am in qld at caboolture and just did a query on that telstra avaiability. it has telstra adsl2+ now and so does the morayfield exchange (next suburb)

was wondering if we could start adding these to the exchanges or make a list for the different states etc listing the upgraded ones??
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posted 02:04PM
Sat 29th Mar 2008
Starting a list is probably a good idea. Maybe create a new thread and people can add exchanges that are enabled.
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posted 10:53PM
Sun 30th Mar 2008
list started here
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posted 08:35PM
Sat 19th Apr 2008
according to Telstra countrywide Hobart, ADSL2+ has a shorter range from the exchange than ADSL1
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posted 03:45PM
Wed 23rd Apr 2008
Harry Buttle writes..
according to Telstra countrywide Hobart, ADSL2+ has a shorter range from the exchange than ADSL1


Generally ADSL2+ reaches around 2.5KM so if you are more than around 2.5KM from the exchange, you will get faster speeds on uncapped ADSL1 than you will on ADSL2+.
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posted 10:07PM
Mon 5th May 2008
I have been trying to get awnsers from telsuck on when adsl2 will hit jimboomba, concidering im 1k from xchange im getting 6.5 meg sec want more.

but they say we dont know anyone out there got some info on this would apreciate it
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posted 11:26PM
Thu 12th Jun 2008
Tel$tra are trying to tempt me with an $89 pm offer, Line Rental, ADSL2+, Unlimited Locals, 75c STD.
Not sure what the maximum speed is. One part of the BP Website says yes to ADSL2+, another part just says ADSL.
What do you reckon?
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