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RE: tlug: ISDN

tlug note from "Francks Trane (Tokyo PO)" <>

Jim Tittsler <> wrote:

> > Really? Only 2,800? Or should that be 28,000 yen?

> It partly depends on how much (if any) installation work needs to be
> done at your end of the line.  If you have NTT do any wiring (like
> connecting a DSU), it will cost more.  It costs Y800 to get an ISDN
> contract and anywhere from Y2000 to Y20000 to do the "installation."

I see. So it's a case-by-case thing.

> If you have two standard phone lines you will find it cheaper to have
> a single ISDN line (not counting TA/DSU costs :-).  Unfortunately,
> telehodai costs more for ISDN than analog.  Lots of factors to weigh.

That's an issue. One of my data lines is dial-up only; I only use
one line to dial out with. If telehodai costs more with ISDN, I'm
not sure it's worth the bother.

Thanks for the info.


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