I feel your pain John,
Actually, you have to love the "highspeed" add. I have highspeed, and "highspeed" ISDN is not. OK its way better than dial-up, but I do not classify 64-128K as broadband.
Single channel (which I use) is approx 7.6KB a sec when downloading files. Thats only slightly better than dialup. But in the add they say, "download large files and graphics in seconds"
Now if they mean large as in < 80KB, then yes seconds is correct. But to me, large files "start" about 16MB, and kernels are about 18MB to 26MB depending.
I challange the eircom marketeers to demonstrate downloading even 1MB in seconds using "both" channels!
Methinks I am going to call them and complain about false advertising :)
My rant of the day.
I've finally snapped...
Am I the only one to find the radio ad with the "athletics coach"
telling the team to sign up with Eircom maddeningly inane?
It start with something like "Athletics is like the Internet" or some
The punchline: "Shh, shh, Yes Tony?", <deferential enquiry> "Eircom, go
further?" <confident reply from IT-savvy coach> "Yes; Eircom, go further"
has incrementally reduced the number of working radios in my house....
Now I feel better, back to work..
PS I didn't deliberately memorise it but it's so irritating that it just
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