Internode expands naked ADSL2+ offering

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Internode expands naked ADSL2+ offering

National broadband IP carrier Internode is set to expand its Naked ADSL2+ offering by converting existing phone services to naked ADSL.

Naked ADSL2+ does not require a dial-tone enabled copper phone line, which means that customers can avoid paying for traditional line rental purely to support an Internet connection.

While a naked line does not support traditional telephony functionality such as faxes and security alarms, Internode hopes their product will appeal to customers in apartments and those who do not wish to take time off work to allow technicians to connect wiring in their homes.

Customers opting to go naked will still be able to make calls as Internode’s ADSL2+ broadband plan includes the NodePhone1 voice-over-broadband phone service.

Jim Kellet, Internode’s product manager, said that demand for the product far exceeded the company’s expectations when it was launched last month. “Our Naked ADSL2+ service is proving extremely popular, with more than 1000 signups since we launched a few weeks ago,” he said.

Naked ADSL2+ is currently available at 350 telephone exchanges across Australia with the conversion taking approximately three weeks. Kellet said that unfortunately for customers without a continuous copper path to the exchange or with a spectrum shared ADSL service rather than unbundled local loop, the naked service will be unavailable because of a lack of transition processes from Telstra.

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