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05-09-2002, 11:09   #1
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UTV Launch Flat-Rate Internet Package

I haven't had time to look into the details. I'll leave it to you guys...

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UTV Internet today launched voice and internet services to Irish consumers, becoming the only Internet Service Provider to currently offer flat rate access. The new services will be available throughout Ireland. They will provide consumers with savings of 25% on eircom call rates for local, national and international voice calls and off peak internet access (evenings and weekends) for a flat rate of €29.99 per month.

Further details of the newly launched services are now available at UTV Internet’s website, www.utvip.com, by telephoning 1890 926 000 or by emailing info@utvip.com
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New Flat Rate - Utv (off Peak)

Just got an email from UTV internet. for €29.99 pm free off peak (6pm - 8am and all weekend) internet access. Go to

UTV Flat Rate

Wahhoooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!

(mod edit: as the first post in the merged thread, just cleaning up the link (and emphasising a little))

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Utv Flat Rate Launched

THEY FINALLY DID IT!!!!!


UTV Internet today launched voice and internet services to Irish consumers, becoming the only Internet Service Provider to currently offer flat rate access. The new services will be available throughout Ireland. They will provide consumers with savings of 25% on eircom call rates for local, national and international voice calls and off peak internet access (evenings and weekends) for a flat rate of €29.99 per month.


Further details of the newly launched services are now available at UTV Internet’s website, www.utvip.com, by telephoning 1890 926 000 or by emailing info@utvip.com
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Just got that mail too. Wooohoo!

Seems to be all happening now...

Flat rate unlimited access off peak access... 29.99 a month
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Right, couple of things to get started. I notice a "UTVi" handle browsing the boards at the moment, feel free to step in if I get anything wrong:

First of all, there's a bundled telephony service. This means you'll have to take CPS too. Not such a bad thing in my view, it's less money going to Eircom when you get right down to it.

Secondly, yes, you can do ISDN. It seems to be single channel only though.

Thirdly, here's the important one:

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11. Capacity

The Service has a finite capacity and we reserve the right to terminate any use of the Service which we consider profligate or to the detriment of our other customers. Profligate use shall be deemed to be in excess of 150 hours per month off-peak, with no restriction on peak usage. We hope to raise this limit in the near future.

For customers own protection there is a maximum session length of 2 hours and an idle timeout of 5 minutes. You may reconnect straight away if disconnected by either the session length or idle timeout.

UTV Internet would not expect to prevent you from staying on line, however if a single or group of customers' usage prevents other customers from using UTV Internet's network then UTV Internet may need to intervene. If you want a continuous always-on service from UTV Internet, you would be advised to lease a private circuit.
Fair enough, yeah?

Go UTV! Screw Eircom, screw Esat.

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Took this from their FAQ...


Can I stay connected all the time?




A: This is not an ‘always on’ service. We have worked very hard to deliver a service that allows users to have a predictable monthly fee. Our own cost structure means that we meet the costs of your usage on a per minute basis. We’ve modelled this service to accommodate even the heaviest of Internet usage but cannot sustain use on an ‘always on’ basis. While on traditional services average Internet use is around 12 hours per month, UTVip will support usage of up to 150 hours off-peak use monthly. That’s around 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. We may raise or lower this monthly limit, but are confident that this will meet more than 99% of users usage requirements. We hope to raise this limit in the near future.
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mmm 1 phone call to UTV later the following terms apply...

150 hours max usage per month... use it more than that and your bumbed same as esat did

Also 3 month min contract and then 1 month termination notice.
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yes, just what I need. Can u guys give me some help.
I am currently using eircom, so do I have to change to utv for my phone bill? If so how much is it?

Thanks for any help.
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Adam,

nuts you beat me to it, I was just about to announce the product on behalf of the committee (Dannger is at the press conference announcing the product) ...

Should send Eircom and ESAT a nice little wake up call, will be interesting to see what the take up will be like. Time to vote with your feet lads, get out there and show your consumer power.
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Right, couple of things to get started. I notice a "UTVi" handle browsing the boards at the moment, feel free to step in if I get anything wrong:
Okey dokey

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First of all, there's a bundled telephony service. This means you'll have to take CPS too. Not such a bad thing in my view, it's less money going to Eircom when you get right down to it.
All correct - on the above issue, you are right in that we can only allow a single channel to be connected at any one time. Obviously there is a lot more info on this product and we'll do our best to cover any questions on this forum....but meanwhile check out www.utvip.com for more info
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Not to mention being disconnected every 2 hours

Not a big deal for home surfers (who wont be using more than 150 hours a month anyway) but I cant imagine many gamers going for this service.

Sure some online RTS games go on for longer than that!

Grand deal for anyone else though.
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A: This is not an ‘always on’ service. We have worked very hard to deliver a service that allows users to have a predictable monthly fee. Our own cost structure means that we meet the costs of your usage on a per minute basis. We’ve modelled this service to accommodate even the heaviest of Internet usage but cannot sustain use on an ‘always on’ basis. While on traditional services average Internet use is around 12 hours per month, UTVip will support usage of up to 150 hours off-peak use monthly. That’s around 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. We may raise or lower this monthly limit, but are confident that this will meet more than 99% of users usage requirements. We hope to raise this limit in the near future.
We still do not have access to a proper FRIACO modeled product in the ROI, so that is why this "limit" is in place. Obviously we'd love to have no limit (although this in itself is impractical as most UK ISP's implement some sort of profligate use clause), but I think we'd be waiting too long on Eircom to implement 1892/1893 models for us to take advantage of :-(
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From what I read this service is being provided without a wholesale FRIACO product being provided by the incumbant operator, I can only assume/hope that UTV Internet have taken steps to ensure it doesn't go the same way as the much lamented 'No Limit's from ESAT BT.
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Thanks for posting Martin. I'm sure there'll be lots of questions during the day, we'd appreciate it if you'd drop in now and then and answer anything outstanding.

Thanks again,
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150 hours max usage per month... use it more than that and your bumbed same as esat did
We will be constantly looking at this limit over the course of time. Until we have a FRIACO product/model available from Eircom we have to implement some sort of threshold as we're being billed for every minute you use. We could offer 24/7 access at €400 per month.....but obviously nobodies going to go for that

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Not to mention being disconnected every 2 hours
Again this is something we'll look at whilst the service is running and adjust accordingly.
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