[ucc] Free Dialup Accounts for Freshers?
trs80 at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Tue Dec 18 20:20:43 WST 2007
On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, Samuel Spencer wrote:
> I was considering contacting iiNet (as I work there), but we should contact other WA ISP's if necessary, about getting a
> few dozen complementary Dialup packages to be lent out to freshers (maybe any member) for a year at a time.
> UWA charges for dialup at pretty horrible rates, and we should try compete with that, with regards to people who have no
> other alternative but dialup.
> Most people will just ignore the idea of free dialup, but there are still students without any internet access, and if we
> make them lent on request, a student with no other alternative would be happy to have free internet.
> I was thinking, if we keep the Dialup accounts under the name of UCC, say ucc_dialup_01 thru ucc_dialup_30, if the
> accounts were waived, or paid by the ISP (which could be considered a tax-break, or something, for them), and at the end
> of the year we can just change the password through administrative means and control automatically reverts to us.
>> How many people can't afford anything but dialup these days?
> I'm not sure how to parse this sentence. But, people beyond the reach of
> their exchange or stuck on pair gain are unable to get ADSL.
> Also, if a students only option is dialup, if we are in a position to help
> them financially, without being out of pocket our selfs. Then it is in the
> clubs interest to help.
What's your target market here? People who can't afford less than $10/mo
for dialup from an ISP or people who can only get dialup, therefore UCC
should offer them a free dialup account as a booby prize?
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