BE Unlimited – less IP addresses surely means less money
I was recently contacted by my ISP, Be UnlimitedWikipedia: Be Un Limited is an Internet service provider in the United Kingdom with the trading names "Be There", Be Unlimited or simply Be. It was previously part of Spanish group Telefónica Europe, which also..., notifying me that in order to make upgrades to their core network they were going to change all of my IP addresses and re-allocate me 14 instead of 16. Naturally, this is because they’ve decided to subnetWikipedia: A subnetwork, or subnet, is a logically visible subdivision of an IP network. The practice of dividing a network into two or more networks is called subnetting. properly rather than giving me addresses as part of a /22, but a price drop is surely inevitable… right? I’ll not even touch on the time it’ll take to migrate services to different IP addresses or the downtime that this will cause. It pains me to think about it.
My e-mail to them is below. I’ll update as the conversation progresses.
I write in response to your recent e-mail “Important Update about the Changes to BE’s Network”.
I am pleased to hear you are preparing your network for IPv6. I am, however, a little disheartened by your insistence on changing my IP addresses as well as reducing my allocation to 14 usable addresses from 16.
I presume any attempts to obtain compensation for the vast quantities of time you are causing me to spend migrating services to other IP addresses will be futile, so I will let that lie for now.
I currently pay £19.91 per month for 16 usable static IP addresses. I assume that, when you reduce my IP allocation to 14, you will also reduce the price by 1/8th.
I look forward to receiving my £2.49/month (£29.88/year) discount when the migration happens.