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gotalk launches $14.95 per month ADSL2+ broadband service.
- 15 March, 2007 15:06
<p>Fast growing Tier 2 Telco gotalk limited has launched a new ADSL2+ broadband service with what it calls “unbeatable” entry level plans from as little as $14.95 per month with a 300Mb data allowance and a bonus off peak 600Mb data allowance.</p>
<p>Contacts: Terry Quinn 0439 710 418; Steve Picton 0416 269 177</p>
<p>gotalk CEO Steve Picton said that ADSL2+ is the next generation broadband which delivers download speeds up to 80 times faster than standard 256k broadband. Users can experience speeds up to 20000 kbps / 800 kbps (depending on the location and hardware).</p>
<p>"With ADSL2+ users can enjoy accessing information, movies, songs and more from the web in a fraction of the time. They will also enjoy better quality VoIP (voice over internet protocol) calls due to the speed," Mr. Picton said.</p>
<p>“gotalk ADSL2+ makes quality a reality for VoIP users with faster speeds and also enhancements to the QoS (Quality of Service).” Mr. Picton said.</p>
<p>VoIP requires much higher bandwidth as it is real-time sensitive. QoS (Quality of Service) uses intelligence to detect and prioritize bandwidth-sensitive packets (such as VoIP) so that they can be sent over the Internet as soon as the request is made. This results in faster processing of real-time based packets, less latency, and a better user experience.</p>
<p>How much faster will you be able to access your information?
Let’s take for example, a 90 minute movie which would take you about 4 hours to download on a standard 256K connection, with gotalk ADSL2+ the same movie will download in approximately 20 minutes.</p>
<p>The gotalk ADSL2+ service offers one flat monthly access fee (except the $14.95 plan which will have excess download charges, capped at $34.95). By combining low monthly access fees and high download limits, gotalk offers true value for money and unbeatable plans. gotalk has taken the time to find out what customers want out of their broadband plans. One size does not fit all. Therefore, we have created a range of plans from entry level through to plans for even the most committed broadband user.</p>
<p>gotalk ADSL2+ plans</p>
<p>Plan Name ADSL2+ Monthly access fee Data Allowance Plan Requirements Plan Description
ADSL2+ Starter $14.95 300Mb + Bonus 600Mb (in off peak times) Must be combined with gotalk home phone service. 12 month contract ($89 connection or $0 with intro. special) or 24 month contact ($0 connection) Excess charges 10c per MB. Capped at $20- which means maximum cost per month $34.95. Speed shaped after $34.95 reached.
ADSL2+ light $29.95 3Gb + Bonus 6Gb (in off peak times) Must be combined with gotalk home phone service.
12 month contract ($89 connection or $0 with intro. special) or 24 month contact ($0 connection) Speed shaped when on peak limit is reached
ADSL2+ Optimum $49.95 12Gb + Bonus 24Gb (in off peak times) Must be combined with gotalk home phone service. 12 month contract ($89 connection or $0 with intro. special) or 24 month contact ($0 connection) Speed shaped when on peak limit is reached
ADSL2+ expert $64.95 20Gb + Bonus 40Gb (in off peak times) Must be combined with gotalk home phone service. 12 month contract ($89 connection or $0 with intro. special) or 24 month contact ($0 connection) Speed shaped when on peak limit is reached</p>
<p>NOTE: ADSL2+ is not available in all areas. Off peak period is between 1am and 6am</p>
<p>For a limited time gotalk will offer a launch special - one month’s FREE access + $0 connection fee on 12 month contract (usually $89).</p>
gotalk limited is an Australian owned, publicly unlisted, fast growing, full service telco company with sales in excess of $160 million per annum and over 350 staff Australia wide.
In August, parent company Telecorp Limited debuted at No. 262 in the prestigious BRW fastest growing Top 500 Private Companies list (entitled "The Boom Continues" BRW Magazine August 10th - September 13th). In the same month, the Board voted to change the parent company name from Telecorp to gotalk limited.
gotalk provides a range of wholesale and retail telecommunication services through its own state of the art exchange switching centre in Sydney's Castlereagh Street, which handles over a billion international minutes per year - this equates to 20% of all Australian outbound international call traffic.
The telco continues to develop and deliver innovative products via a unique Universal Recharge account available to customers to better manage and share their telco spend across a range of prepaid mobile, internet, broadband voice (VoIP) and phonecard services all from the one account. gotalk also provides a range of post paid products including fixed line voice, mobile, broadband and dial up internet and broadband voice (VoIP).
One of the main strengths of gotalk is its ability to distribute products through its CardCall subsidiary, which has a 25,000 strong retailer and 7,000 reseller network in Australia and New Zealand. CardCall is also a preferred distributor of Optus Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. gotalk also has a large operations centre located at Robina on Queensland's Gold Coast, while its corporate offices are located in Sydney and Auckland.
gotalk has established strong corporate partnerships with Harvey Norman, BP, Caltex, Woolworths, Coles, Domayne, Dick Smith, Tandy, Australia Post and Harris Technology.</p>
<p>gotalk is a proud member of the Communications Alliance. The Communications Alliance Ltd is an association that was formed in 2006 from the merger of the Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF) and Service Providers Association Inc (SPAN). It was created to provide a unified voice for the Australian communications industry and to lead it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and services.</p>
<p>Stephen Picton CEO gotalk limited PROFILE:</p>
<p>Prior to forming TELECORP LIMITED (gotalk) in March 2000 with high profile telecommunications duo Trevor Rowe, ASX Director, Chancellor of Bond University and Chairman, Investment Banking , NM Rothschild & Sons, Australia; and Vern Wills, Chairman of Enhance Management, Mr Stephen Picton was Group Director, Strategic Development, AAPT. During his years with AAPT, Mr Picton was responsible for the overall strategic development of AAPT since joining as Director of Marketing in 1996. During that period, he oversaw a number of key initiatives, such as AAPT's entry into the wholesale market, the development of a broad-based product portfolio and the rebranding of the company. He also managed AAPT's IPO process and the many acquisitions and alliances carried out by AAPT in areas such as data, internet, satellite, mobile and voice services. Prior to joining AAPT, Mr. Picton spent 9 years with BT (British Telecom) in a variety of sales and business development roles at a senior executive level.</p>