Eastern Telecom's EvO DSL

Discussion in 'Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express' started by Henjie, May 15, 2004.

  1. Henjie

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    Eastern Telecom\'s EvO DSL

    Check this out: Eastern EvO DSL.

    The packages are really attractive. Cheaper than PLDT myDSL, static IP address, SDSL (symmetric, same speed for downloads and uploads), multiple users allowed (depending on the package), etc. etc.

    And with the EvOlution Time promo, EvO Extreme (512Kbps, P3,500) and EvO Extreme Plus (1Mbps, P5,000) subscribers can also enjoy speeds of up to 2Mbps during weekends, with the promo lasting until August 31, 2004.

    Since EvO DSL runs on the same facility used by ETPI's business DSL subscribers, I reckon the service will be more consistent than myDSL's. Having experienced ETPI's quality service before, I'm now seriously thinking of switching from myDSL to EvO DSL. ETPI's business DSL packages are available in my area so I'm hoping the same is true with EvO DSL. Time to call up my ETPI contact. :)


    ~Henji

    [Edited on 5-15-2004 by Henjie]
     
  2. El CaMOTe

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    thanks for the details Henjie

    Good, they have a 1,700 DSL package. Thing is do they have lines in my neck of the woods !!!:wound:
     
  3. MiKo

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    Thanks for the info, henjie. Will check this out. I'm not very happy with my current provider.
     
  4. ginoledesma

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    I've been contacted by ETPI lately and I'm also interested in their package. Within the Ortigas and San Juan area, they have a high customer satisfaction rate (businesses). Will be evaluating the 256Kbps and 384Kbps options.

    Oh, one thing to note: you don't need an existing phone line. PLDT myDSL requires you to be a regular line subscriber, BayanTel requires BayanTel, GlobeQUEST DSL requires GlobeLines, and SkyDSL requires you to have a BayanTel line (they will install one for you if yo don't).
     
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    Oh, boy! Thanks, GINO, for the info!

    Definitely been wanting to move up from cable modem to DSL. Nice to know it's available in our area!
     
  6. ginoledesma

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    Arel, I've already contacted ETPI for the Greenhills area. They have it covered, but for apartments/condominiums, they'll need to do a site-survey and be given permission for installation (some apartments/condominiums do not allow installation, as they may have "partnerships"; e.g. certain condos in Ortigas are Home-Cable/ZPDee only).
     
  7. mistermoya

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    Last time I checked about 1 month ago they told me that they didn't have it available for the residential villages in the Ortigas/Pasig area yet. I definitely am looking to switch away from PLDT myDSL. ;)
     
  8. mikaelrules

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    If anyone avails of this, please tell how you like it, not only in surfing and download speed but things like latency, packet loss (for online games), p2p (Kazaa, BitTorrent) performance, etc.

    If everything is ok, I might just switch.
     
  9. El CaMOTe

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    Hey guys, thanks, :)

    I hope they can survey my place here in Shaw. I registered with them na online.

    Cheers
     
  10. elbert

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    I'm so tempted to switch from Destiny Cable Internet. I hope Eastern offers a free trial. I am an Eastern Access (telephone line) subscriber. If it's way better than Destiny, I'm willing to write off the P12k cable modem (paid over 24 months) and the P2k installation fee I paid Destiny.
     
  11. ginoledesma

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    Another fed up Destiny Cable subscriber, eh? Looks like there are more of us in droves these days. Will be finalizing my arrangements today, hopefully the evaluation of 1-2 weeks for the 256Kbps and 384Kbps offer pushes through.

    Destiny in the GreenHills, San Juan area has been down for 1 week now. It started May 10, 2004, 12PM. Bye bye, Destiny.
     
  12. mikaelrules

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    I just inquired and they said that my area (Corinthian Gardens) will only have DSL access in 2-3 months. :(
     
  13. Kris

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    Oooh... did i read that right? Ortigas and San Juan?! Of course i did!! :lol:
    I'm liking this very much already! Good to know that there are alternatives out there with very competetive prices. Yey! :party:
     
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    Actually, I'm not complaining. It's been pretty stable lately with speeds ranging from 200+kbps (min) to 400+ kbps.

    But with Destiny, you never know. Many bad things have happened before. I'm not about to wait for it to happen again.

     
  15. ginoledesma

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    For those interested in ETPI EvoDSL, call them up and let them know you are interested. Because the moment they hear there is a surge in inquiries, the more they will act upon those.

    Hmm... Now I sound like a salesman from EvoDSL (I'm not).

    Anyhow, Destiny in the Greenhills area has a very bad track record, perhaps with me as the top 5 complainers. This year alone, I've logged 8 cases of extended Internet service interruption (> 12 hours), the longest being 12PM May 10, 2004 up to this very day, and the next from May 1, 2004, 8:45PM to May 6, 2004 8:05AM. Their tech support team seems surprised that I can pinpoint the exact time of date that my signal goes down -- I have my monitoring tools to thank for that.

    They claim 512Kbps, but that's definitely burstable and not sustained. In my area, its kind of hard to get sustained throughputs. :(
     
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    HI guys! do u think EvoDSL also have it xavierville and katipunan?thx :p
     
  17. Kris

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    You can try calling them up to ask about your area.
    Here are the numbers:

    300-8000
    300-1000

    Hope that helps! ;)
     
  18. El CaMOTe

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    Hey Gino,

    What is the software you use to monitor and document the DSL outages at mydestiny ??

    Can we use it also ??

    Would you know if my area by Shaw and WackWack can be wired for DSL ??
    What is the phone number to call !!

    Thanks,
     
  19. elbert

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    Hi El CaMOTe.

    There is no such thing as a DSL outage with Destiny since it is a cable internet service. :D

    The numbers to call have been listed by Kris, just before your post. :)
     
  20. ginoledesma

    ginoledesma Guest

    The software? Oh, a hodge-podge of it, including custom-written scripts. But what I use the most is Nagios, which is software that monitors Internet connectivity. Its primarily intended for ISPs and the like.

    I'm still setting up my semi-public monitoring server that will target Cable/DSL subscribers. Right now, I'm monitoring using three points: via Globe (Destiny peering), via PLDT, and via Mozcom. I have to set it up in such a way that it doesn't violate the acceptable use policies of ISPs, not to mention drown your connection with "checks."

    If you want something that's already available, I think Broadbandreports has that service already. I forget the name right now, but one reason why I don't use it is because the server is located in the US, and we have rather terrible latencies.

    Best to call Eastern themselves: 300-8000.
     

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