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Old 31.08.2008, 10:13
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Re: More bandwidth and lower prices from Swisscom DSL

This is what their advertisement says!!. But you can get that upgrade only in certain places. In our village (10 KM from Geneva; 1.5Km from versioix) the maximum technically possible from STANDARD is about 310 and from DSLmini 134!!. The reason: we are fatr from telephone centre of versiox. But Swisscome still charges 49 SF for Standard which provides only about 30% of the minimum speed for MINI DSL!! Good business!!

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But bluewin does not provide the speed it claims in many parts of Switzerland. e.g. For 49SF(standard DSL) one is supposed to get a minimum download speed of 1200, in many places one gets a maxmum of around 300.

With mini DSL(34SF) one is supposed to get a minimum download speed of 300, in many places one gets around 100!
In other words, with standard(49SF) one gets the maximum speed of around 300 !! which is equivalent of the minimum download speed of MINIDSL (34SF). And for mini DSL also one gets a maximum of 100-130 ( a third of the minimum and a tenth of the max.of claimed speed of dowload!!

Test your speed with Speed and see where you stand. You may get surprise how bluewin overcharges. Then you may wish to contact bluewin-of course you may not get a satisfactory answer!!
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