Today’s Herald has bare facts about ‘naked DSL’.
A number of Australian ADSL broadband providers are gearing up to launch “naked DSL” plans, enabling users to for the first time bypass costly line rental charges.
iiNet’s plans are scheduled to launch in November, while Engin’s will debut during the first quarter of next year. TPG and Internode have also indicated they will unveil naked DSL plans in the near future.
Today, those looking for an internet connection without the added cost of a landline are for the most part limited to either cable, which has limited coverage, or slower wireless broadband.
At the moment I am on Unwired which is OK — just. It would not take much to convert me to naked DSL though, as I don’t want a landline — or a landline rental — for telephony. I am sure VOIP would work much better on naked DSL than it does on Unwired, where it only just works at the moment.