[LINK] The farce that is Telstra
brd at iimetro.com.au
Sun Jun 29 18:18:51 AEST 2008
Correct re the RIM. In fact a technician had to come round a fix a
problem with it before I could get a POTS connection.
The RIM issue also seems to rule out Transact. I tried them on Saturday
and they said - sorry it's a Telstra problem.
Looks like my only option is a 3G package from Optus - that well known
non-Australian service provider.
I still think it's madness and will get off all Telstra services - just
out of spite.
Scott Howard wrote:
>I'm presuming you've on the Belconnen exchange?
>Belconnen exchange currently has a total of around 2,300 free Telstra ADSL
>ports. Most likely you are actually connected to a RIM, and that RIM has no
>free ports (there are a number in Belconnen like that).
>A number of other providers also have DSLAMS in Belconnen, but being on a
>RIM you're probably out of lucky there too.
>Depending on the setup in your local area it may be possible to get off the
>RIM - Google will give you no end of ideas on how to go about doing that.
>On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 12:04 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn <brd at iimetro.com.au>
>>I have just moved back to Canberra (again)
>>I am renting a five year old house in Bruce, about 15 Km north of
>>Yesterday I tried to get Telstra ADSL activated at the new address,
>>having previously checked that ADSL was available at the exchange and at
>>I was gob smacked when Telstra informed me that they had no spare ADSL
>>ports at my local exchange and that this is unlikely to change in the
>>next six month.
>>The only Telstra option I now have is dialup. They did offer me a
>>wireless modem connection but that is not compatible with my home LAN.
>>I am now looking at alternatives and as soon as I get it sorted out I
>>will be canceling my Telstra landline, mobile phone, Foxtel and Bigpond
>>accounts and selling my few Telstra shares.
>>If Australia thinks it has a first class telecommunications network when
>>its largest service provider cannot deliver at least ADSL in the middle
>>of its capital city, then I think it is fooling itself.
>>brd at iimetro.com.au
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