On Friday 13 December 2002 12:43, adam beecher wrote:
> This is no longer the case. The line testing system was upgraded to handle
> ISDN lines directly in October, so if Eircom tell you that you need to
> downgrade, they're lying. And for once, this isn't a conspiracy, they've
> been caught rotten by at least two IrelandOffline members. Here's one
> thread about it:
>>http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?postid=654606>> There are several other relevant threads around that date on the subject. A
> search for 'isdn' and my handle (dahamsta) might turn a few of them up. Or
> it might not.
>> On the subject of IDSL (xDSL over ISDN), it was this matter (testing ISDN
> lines) together with Esat's plan to implement RADSL (Rate-Adaptive DSL,
> Google it) that created the myth. Although it has and probably continues to
> be reviewed in Ireland, it's currently not on anyone's implementation plan.
>> So ultimately, you only need to downgrade from ISDN if you /pass/ the line
I just had my umpteenth conversation with Eircom about ADSL and my ISDN line.
I was told that yes, the ODTR had 'passed' the system but it won't be
generally deployed until January and their computer system hadn't been
upgraded to allow them to order a test. Funny that they could order a test
before, which of course failed, as a POTS test will do on an ISDN line.
So as it's now two weeks to Christmas, and as I'm away next week anyway, I'm
tempted to just ignore it and try again in January. OTOH I'm tempted to call
the ODTR and complain - I'll see how my afternoon pans out :-)
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