On 7/14/05, Liam Bedford <lbedford at lbedford.org> wrote:
> Ray wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > I am in the process of availing of the SMART Telecom offer. Today I
> > discovered some very disturbing information. If I am to avail of this
> > product I will have to have a change of phone number. The matter is
> > currently under consideration in the High Court with the case being
> > perused by ComReg. Now before people start taking issue with the product
> > please consider how this affects competition in the telecoms market. I
> > can change mobile provider and hold onto my number but not broadband if
> > I change network provider.
> You couldn't keep your number until the FMNP stuff was all sorted out.
> There were how many years before it was activated? Give it time and
> they'll sort it out in the courts, given that COMREG seem somewhat
> ineffectual (it would seem to me to be interesting that the electricity
> regulator, while they haven't got the system deregulated yet, is going
> about things in a very different manner, and seeming to get some results).
>> > Two things,
> > 1) Anyone else aware of this? (of course no SMART advertising will
> > mention this problem)
> yes. everyone who has applied for SMART broadband is aware of it.
> > 2) Its the sort of Tech thing his list should be upset over and how can
> > we organise an opinion to express.
> No it isn't. It's to do with Broadband and telcos. There are, shock
> horror, forums and mailing lists where it is appropriate to complain
> about things like that.
And this is one of them.
Internet connectivity is relevent to users of any NOS, including
Linux. Broadband companies, and how they behave is of potential
interest to all Irish Linux users, who may consider availing of the
services of SmartBroadband.
> I think maybe IIU if it still exists, or even
> boards.ie, even though half the ilug members think boards is for moaners
> and over expectors.
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