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Old December 29th 04, 02:43 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
B Gruff
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The Register gives some news of what is happening in Germany - perhaps
interesting in respect of recent threads re. "unlimited", Plusnet,
Dave's views, etc.

Bill
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12..._cutprice_dsl/
http://www.congster.de/

Internet users in Germany can now have a DSL line for as little as
€3.99 per month. Germany's biggest ISP, T-Online, has launched its
no-frills DSL brand Congster in a fight back against low-cost rivals,
Reuters reports.

But there is a catch: Congster is a stripped-down Internet access
service, without an email address or SMTP access. Tech-savvy
subscribers should run their own mail server, or stick to webmail
services such as Hotmail. Additional services such as premium content
and anti-virus software are also not available.

More importantly, there is a monthly usage limit: for €3.99 per month
you can get 2000 MB, or about 700 Mp3s. Heavy downloaders can buy
8000 MB for € 12.99 per month. If you exceed the limit you pay € 1.39
per megabyte.

T-Online's biggest competitor is Freenet, which currently charges
€5.90 for 2000 MB.
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Old December 30th 04, 11:52 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Dave
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On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 14:43:42 +0000, B Gruff
wrote:


The Register gives some news of what is happening in Germany - perhaps
interesting in respect of recent threads re. "unlimited", Plusnet,
Dave's views, etc.

Bill
------------------------
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12..._cutprice_dsl/
http://www.congster.de/

Internet users in Germany can now have a DSL line for as little as
3.99 per month. Germany's biggest ISP, T-Online, has launched its
no-frills DSL brand Congster in a fight back against low-cost rivals,
Reuters reports.

But there is a catch: Congster is a stripped-down Internet access
service, without an email address or SMTP access. Tech-savvy
subscribers should run their own mail server, or stick to webmail
services such as Hotmail. Additional services such as premium content
and anti-virus software are also not available.



More importantly, there is a monthly usage limit: for 3.99 per month
you can get 2000 MB, or about 700 Mp3s. Heavy downloaders can buy
8000 MB for 12.99 per month. If you exceed the limit you pay 1.39
per megabyte.

T-Online's biggest competitor is Freenet, which currently charges
5.90 for 2000 MB.


This is pretty much what BT are charging 17.99 a month for, except BT
only give you 1GB a month limit
 




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