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Postby $Pripps » Wed, 07 Apr 2010 5:58 pm

Could somebody explain to me why Singtel can sell a 25MBit connection when in fact you never can have that speed?

When looking into the modem status you can see that the maximum speed is 17270 kbps which conforms with their statement of only guaranteeing 70% of the max speed but to me it seems as if the actual top speed is 17Mbits and not 25Mbits. If OTOH the modem reported 25Mbits connection but due to circumstances one sometimes had as low as 17Mbit it could then be correctly marketed as a 25Mbit subscription

False marketing if you ask me.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 07 Apr 2010 6:38 pm

Which seems to be the norm in much advertising. After all, if you call them on it, you get hit with a libel suit, then it's up to you to prove you are correct.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 07 Apr 2010 6:40 pm

why do you ask questions the answers to which you already know, young jedi?
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yes, it's so that they can sell more of the expensive stuff without actually delivering. :x

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 07 Apr 2010 6:40 pm

Nah, just Singapore thought processes. This came up about some other advertising recently. I think it was about the difference between "2 for 1" vrs "buy one, get one free". Means the same thing. They say 25 because "their" lines is capable of handling that throughput. It's not their modem (okay, they are giving it to you but it's not made by them). When the hardware catches up you got your 25! But if their lines can only hand 17, then regardless of the hardware, 17 is all you get.

Like when I was a kid selling lemonade. I sold it for"All you can drink - 5¢"

Guy gave me a nickle - I gave him a glass of lemonade. He drank it and asked for another glass. I asked for another nickle. He asked my why, the sign said all you can drink. I said, that's right, that glass is all you can drink for 5¢! :mrgreen:

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Postby $Pripps » Wed, 07 Apr 2010 8:04 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nah, just Singapore thought processes. This came up about some other advertising recently. I think it was about the difference between "2 for 1" vrs "buy one, get one free". Means the same thing. They say 25 because "their" lines is capable of handling that throughput. It's not their modem (okay, they are giving it to you but it's not made by them). When the hardware catches up you got your 25! But if their lines can only hand 17, then regardless of the hardware, 17 is all you get.

Like when I was a kid selling lemonade. I sold it for"All you can drink - 5¢"

Guy gave me a nickle - I gave him a glass of lemonade. He drank it and asked for another glass. I asked for another nickle. He asked my why, the sign said all you can drink. I said, that's right, that glass is all you can drink for 5¢! :mrgreen:


hehe good point
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Postby $Pripps » Wed, 07 Apr 2010 8:11 pm

nakatago wrote:why do you ask questions the answers to which you already know, young jedi?
:P

yes, it's so that they can sell more of the expensive stuff without actually delivering. :x


I guess its because I've just had a two week frustrating experience with them, just needed to vent :)

The funny part is that both the technicians who were at our place said "wow 25Mbit first time see" (read:first time they saw somebody actually getting conned).
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 07 Apr 2010 8:28 pm

Well, it's a global thing; about ISPs advertising the theoretical maximum. I read somewhere that in the US of A they'll make the ISP advertise their products's true/average speeds, not the theoretical maximum.

One can hope.

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Postby SunWuKong » Thu, 08 Apr 2010 8:42 am

$Pripps wrote:The funny part is that both the technicians who were at our place said "wow 25Mbit first time see" (read:first time they saw somebody actually getting conned).


:lol: This actually made me laugh out loud :D
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