View Full Version : Changing from Annolopg to ISDN (need Advice)
29-10-2005, 09:45 AM
Good Day All...I have for the past year being trying to get ADSL but Telkom says no go...So finally I've decided to go the next option which is ISDN...Presently I'm on the Infinit call which can work out expensive but nevertheless...I have asked for Infinit call with ISDN and that was excepted ...My service provider being ABSA gives you a choice of 64k and 128k I would like to know whether the ISDN handles both these options (obviously adjusting it with your ISP...And which would be the better option of the two ie 64k or 128k and also the advantages and disadvantages?:confused: Thanks...
29-10-2005, 04:58 PM
Heres how it goes,
you (probably) applied for ISDN 2a, which gives you:
Isdn 64k & the ability to use your telephone line for calls or faxes (all simultaneously.
Or when you dialup, you can dial
This is MUCH faster then 64k but you cant use your telephone line for calls or faxes.
Also dialing up 128k, means you are making two 64k calls. Thus doubling up your call cost.
I had isdn for a few years. Dialedup 64k on weekdays (7pm till late) using the Infinicall to cap the call cost.
Friday 7pm dial 128k, disconnect it monday before 7am.
Use a router instead of a modem so you can shut down your pc if need be without dropping the call. Perhaps buy my dlink router :D
dunno what absa charges, but Axxess offer at R99 for a 128k package (you can still use it to dial 64k)
29-10-2005, 07:08 PM
Absa charge R89 for 64k and R120 for 128k...
PS: Naeem I've sent you a PM...
29-10-2005, 08:46 PM
I used isdn from absa until ii went on to adsl. was very happy with the service. I also had mweb for a while until ii dropped them and found absa were consistently faster and a lot less expensive.
I would strongly suggest that you disable auto-connect in your settings as each connect will cost you a 1 min call curtsey of telkom and if you're reconnecting every few millisecs that can make you sit up and take notice next time you look at your telkom bill!
29-10-2005, 09:39 PM
Where do you find these settings?
20-11-2005, 08:32 PM
someone advise me on a good but cheap isdn 64k ISP
I really need to find one urgently
04-12-2005, 02:12 PM
Kongwane...If you do Internet banking with ABSA it'll cost you R89.00 a little more if you don't do Internet banking I suppose there are cheaper ISP's around but cannot comment on their services... I've been with ABSA since they started being an ISP and all round are Excellent...I cannot complain about their service...They do not support ADSL as yet...I'm not sure when...Maybe some more sugestions on experienced cheap ISP users?