Well what a day to day was!
I didn't hear from anyone here :-(
The friend of mine whose area was "upgraded but not launched" was with
me today, and when this subject came up I rang them again (he's lazy and
I must admit I kindof enjoy it) and this time they said that "That area
hasn't been upgraded yet" to which I said "it was a week ago" and he
said "it's not coming up so it's not done". ROFL
Said friend rings within half an hour of leaving. He met a NTL rep in
his estate as he got back, talked to him and basically signed up!
Installation early next week! You can source your own cable modem (in
case anyone wondered). The rep wasn't calling into him as he didn't
have him on a list so he was fscking lucky he caught him!
He said to the rep about the calls to the 1800 number and the rep
basically said "I know" :-)
I don't think I'll be trusting these guys with my phonelines just yet,
but a bit of 512kbs will do me nicely :-)
fear leads to uncertainty, uncertainty leads to doubt, doubt leads to
the dark side
>> [ILUG] the NTL challenge
>> Niall Walsh <me at niallwalsh.net>
>> Tue, 06 Feb 2001 06:06:23 +0000
>>ilug at linux.ie>>> Having gone round and round in circles with NTL for so long, they
> finally started to get a bit more open, so that you could at least ask
> them if you were upgraded or not. They also told me that parts of
> tallaght, walkinstown and firhouse were upgraded, so I pinged as many
> addresses as I could think at them only to get one hit...."upgraded but
> not launched" and a "yes please give me your wild guess of when it will
> launch" of one month.
>> This evening I discovered the lovely page
>http://www.ntl.com/ireland/frames/ah_index.htm which allows you to put
> in addresses and see what you can get. So I hit it with some more
> addresses and found that old bawn, tallaght and jobs town all came back
> as two-way networks......so armed with a Dublin Street Guide 2nd Ed I
> tried to find a road....and failed except for old bawn road! The only
> working hypothesis I have is that the only places it has launched are
> all newer than my map and hence I can't come up with the road names. The
> question to everyone is can you find somewhere the much advertised
> service id actually available, and then for bonus points find the terms
> and conditions!
>> Niall Walsh
>> Never underestimate the dark side of the source
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