On Friday 13 December 2002 15:33, adam beecher wrote:
> > It's entirely possible that the testing works but that the
> > application to do a test from the pillocks' consoles hasn't
> > been deployed yet.
>> It's possible but highly unlikely Niall, for the simple reason that they
> /don't/ test your line, they simply look up a database to see if there's a
> red or green flag next to your number. The actual line tests are completed
> once a month in the exchanges and sent to that database.
Ah - I wasn't aware of that - I though the ADSL compatibility tests were done
> you can contact Eircom, mentioning the fact that you know that the ISDN
> system has been deployed, and that the next phone call you make is going to
> be to ComReg. Depending on the droid you get, you'll either get waved aside
> nonchalantly or your arse licked liberally. Probably better to try it that
> way first.
Went that way, and finally got somewhere. Sadly, the somewhere was a
provisional fail :-( but I'm not that worried - they guy I spoke to tested a
few more lines on the street and they all passed so distance is OK and trunk
quality is OK. He reckoned it could be a minor line fault, or alternatively
they could be using a splitter on the line (I didn't think they did that on
ISDN lines but he reckoned they did, but I wasn't to quote him).
> It should also be noted that there are three levels of failure, two of
> which can be corrected. If Esat have unbundled your exchange, you have a
> much better chance of passing the ultimate line test with them, since
> Eircom are required to remove any crap off your line if Esat request it.
Unfortunately, despite several Esat employed members of ILUG being off the
same exchange, my exchange isn't one where Esat has kit deployed. The guy I
spoke with reckoned the best thing to do was to get another POTS line
installed on the basis that the neighbouring lines work so . . . but again,
no guarantee. It's somewhere far south of ridiculous that Eircom is allowed
to supply you with a POTS line if you want ADSL and then say - "Sorry, we've
sold you a piece of shite".
The ISDN Migration product will be available end of January so perhaps I'll
just wait until then and see what happens if I try to order it. Meanwhile
Dave Rynne - get some of Esat's DSL kit in our bloody exchange, why don't
you ? :-)
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