8 weeks lead time, so if I count correctly THEY ARE LATE!!
But what do you expect when you can phone a plumber to fix a leaking pipe
and they never even turn up.(And that was more than one plumber. I can't
just fix computers you know!!)
Also, running a business from home, and installing a second phone line takes
even longer than an ISDN line, for the same money(ish). My internet
addiction was cutting into my profit earning capacity( and still is!)
Right, I'm just going to rant, this is NOT a dig at Ireland, it is a dig at
the attitude of alot of companies in Ireland. (I also happen to quite like
Ireland as a country, beats the hell out of the UK!)
I've come to expect things to come late, I have letters from the UK that
take over 2 weeks to get here sometimes, from the postmark, computer
companies who take the piss charging a 10 - 15 pound delivery fee, and then
can't even deliver within a 10 mile radius within 2 days, let alone 1.
(Kate, just in case you are reading, I'm not knocking PCSource, my CDWriter
is copying AHEM! backing up nicely!!)
After all that, it seems kind of normal!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of adam
> Sent: 04 May 2000 19:47
> To: ILUG
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] eircom to offer 4x speed internet access
>>> Donncha said:
>> > But the new addition is that it now takes 4 times longer to install. :-)
> > I signed up for it on 06 March and the fsckers haven't even installed it
> > yet.
>> and Vin said:
>> > I signed up for it on the 7th of Oct, 1999 and it was installed 4 months
> > and 1 day later.
>> and Phil said:
>> > Beginning of February, should be getting it next week, IF I can
> > get hold of the engineer to arrange a time!
>> Ok, I have a couple of questions. I'm not being smart, or bitchy,
> or taking
> the piss, I'm just curious...
>> First of all, what was the lead time when you signed up? Was it three or
> four months, or do they keep putting you off? Either way:
>> Why? Why would any of ye sign up to a service you have to wait that long
> for? With a company that are *renowned* for atrocious service
> standards and
> incompetent and lackadaisical support? Is it really worth the
> wait? If it's
> worth waiting that long, wouldn't it be worth waiting a bit longer for DSL
> or a cable modem?
>> Sorry, it just befuddles me. Sooner I get that eircom line out of
> the house,
> the better.
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