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Old Jul 21st 2010, 9:21 am
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Just in case any folks were unaware, you can now register for the EPL coverage through Du 31dhs a month.

Also they have just launched that faster broadband thing as well, so the speeds have gone up and prices have gone down. Supposedly mine will be activated on 16 August......we will see.

If it works I'll be happy, double the speed for 200dhs less (roughly).
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Just in case any folks were unaware, you can now register for the EPL coverage through Du 31dhs a month.

Also they have just launched that faster broadband thing as well, so the speeds have gone up and prices have gone down. Supposedly mine will be activated on 16 August......we will see.

If it works I'll be happy, double the speed for 200dhs less (roughly).
Aye, registered mine today, told week of Aug 15th...

Not paying for the EPL tho... Need an excuse to head to the pub on a Saturday afternoon / evening....
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Originally Posted by benzonar View Post
Just in case any folks were unaware, you can now register for the EPL coverage through Du 31dhs a month.

Also they have just launched that faster broadband thing as well, so the speeds have gone up and prices have gone down. Supposedly mine will be activated on 16 August......we will see.

If it works I'll be happy, double the speed for 200dhs less (roughly).
Looks quite interesting...

http://www.du.ae/en/athome/talk-surf...Qs#tab-section
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Old Jul 21st 2010, 11:32 am
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ahhhh, if you book your upgrade, you start a new 12 month contract with them.
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ahhhh, if you book your upgrade, you start a new 12 month contract with them.
..and if you break the contract, the exit fee is AED 100...
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..and if you break the contract, the exit fee is AED 100...

I save double that in the first month.
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I save double that in the first month.
Exactement, monsieur...

Which is why I signed up...
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100dhs... interesting.

But I do not want or requrie a landline. Basically, I just want what I have, but move to 8mbps rather than 2mbps.

So, surely they can activate this remotely, or will I have to have an engineer call out?

Cost aside, this engineer visit is always an inconvenience as my working hours are longer than Du's it would seem...
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my working hours are longer than Du's it would seem...
They're a mobile network operator in the Middle East, with the possible exception of banks, everyones working hours are longer than theirs.....
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[QUOTE=TGFKASE;8717220]Aye, registered mine today, told week of Aug 15th...

Anyones activated yet? Is it quicker??
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Aye, registered mine today, told week of Aug 15th...

Anyones activated yet? Is it quicker??
I was told I would be notified, but no changes yet. Tried last night, I have 2Mb, was getting 3.6.
If only their customer service was as good as that.
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[QUOTE=NorthernLad;8782930]
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I was told I would be notified, but no changes yet. Tried last night, I have 2Mb, was getting 3.6.
If only their customer service was as good as that.
Du are shite, I'm already paying for 8mb and only getting 1.73mb.
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Du are shite, I'm already paying for 8mb and only getting 1.73mb.
Depends on time of day, for 8 MB package you should get between 3 and 3.5 MB actual download speeds (though it's typically just above 2 to 2.5 MB and in spurts). The old 2 MB package usually gave around a 0.5 to 0.8 MB actual download speed (again in spurts.

When I had the 16 MB package, I could get 4 to 6 MB download speeds.

Plus, I think if you are in an apartment tower, bandwidth is shared... so slower speeds might be expected (though not really sure).

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