Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Watch this topic Create new topic
1 | ... | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | ... | 41
1710 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 210


  Reply # 1076634 29-Jun-2014 18:32 Send private message quote this post

So Timbo...when you get enough signatures for your petition and you present it to, um...whoever, what timeframe are you giving them to "fix" the situation to your satisfaction? Days? Weeks? Months?

1710 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 210


  Reply # 1078189 1-Jul-2014 19:55 Send private message quote this post

Petition stopped already?

1489 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 377

Subscriber

  Reply # 1078191 1-Jul-2014 20:04 4 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Take it easy on him, he said his marriage is over a page or 2 back. Interwebz is probably not his top priority presently.

70Mb/s VDSL @ Home
3269 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 935

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1078194 1-Jul-2014 20:14 Send private message quote this post

He should put forward to a local ISP (Maybe Snap as they are local) to roll out UCLL gear in there. Far more likely than Chorus, RBi wireless is already there. I know that Chorus wont touch this exchange.

They could charge a special rate of $200 a month until its paid itself off!




 




151 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 42


  Reply # 1078287 1-Jul-2014 21:46 Send private message quote this post

Hi All

Thanks for the support, yea marriage over, I would highly recommend not going through this, loosing everything is depressing, having to tell your daughter that mum no longer loves dad is not an enjoyable conversation, sleepless nights, lost 5kg so far too.  But they do tell me it gets better...

So I've gone around the streets on Sunday for the last time (woo hoo) and collected the forms from the shops etc and I've collected 475 signatures, quite a respectable result.  The town has 282 dwellings and 708 residents, so 475 minus the double ups and invalid signatures we've got a good portion of the town covered.

When Chorus responded to Clare Curran's request they said they have "no current plans", this doesn't mean they will not sit down and talk options.  If our voice falls on deaf ears with the interest it has generated we should be able to generate further interest to go an alternative route easily.  Of course the xDSL route is best for families as they keep their existing gear with no additional cost but time will tell.

In the weekend I came across one home where their son was house bound, had a university degree which he used the Internet to study for but has become so frustrated with the poor speed lately he just sits at night and watches the TV, he can't communicate with his friends as he want's to because of the congestion issues.

Tim

P.S. zooooooom

1966 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 503

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1078291 1-Jul-2014 21:50 Send private message quote this post

NZtimbo: [snip]
In the weekend I came across one home where their son was house bound, had a university degree which he used the Internet to study for but has become so frustrated with the poor speed lately he just sits at night and watches the TV, he can't communicate with his friends as he want's to because of the congestion issues.
[snip]


You lose credibility when you say stuff like that.

Can't communicate with his friends? Really? Texting, Facebook? Twitter? Actual phone calls?

Cheers - N


The Game.
3174 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 668

Trusted
Think Concepts
Subscriber

  Reply # 1078300 1-Jul-2014 21:56 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Talkiet:
NZtimbo: [snip]
In the weekend I came across one home where their son was house bound, had a university degree which he used the Internet to study for but has become so frustrated with the poor speed lately he just sits at night and watches the TV, he can't communicate with his friends as he want's to because of the congestion issues.
[snip]


You lose credibility when you say stuff like that.

Can't communicate with his friends? Really? Texting, Facebook? Twitter? Actual phone calls?

Cheers - N



What did we do before internet? Remember the days when "broadband" was 256kbit? 600kbit during peak is still broadband and is still plenty for most websites, just tell him to stop his downloads and tell him to get off YouTube etc.

"Uses the internet for study" I know plenty of University students who survive off Woosh Wireless. In University areas that is about 200kbit average but yes, it is faster than dial-up and they get by fine. Tell him to stop complaining.




Michael Murphy
[Twitter] [Last.fm] [IPv6 Sage]

Everything I say here is my own opinion and not that of my employer.

70Mb/s VDSL @ Home
3269 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 935

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1078311 1-Jul-2014 22:12 Send private message quote this post

Sorry Tim but i think this has been beaten so hard and for such a duration there is nothing left to bash and its just for the the lols now.
I feel for your case, Really does suck..




 


25 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1078564 2-Jul-2014 12:38 Send private message quote this post

 


This my evening result ! Think it was about 8pm

 

70Mb/s VDSL @ Home
3269 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 935

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1078572 2-Jul-2014 12:43 Send private message quote this post

hotrok:  


This my evening result ! Think it was about 8pm

 



There is no issue there. easily load web pages, research and listen to a live radio at the same time.
Luckily the ping is climbing to 100+




 


16707 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1520

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 1078594 2-Jul-2014 13:13 Send private message quote this post

hotrok:  


This my evening result ! Think it was about 8pm


 


That is not that bad at all your result is in Mbp/s




895 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 145

Subscriber

  Reply # 1078600 2-Jul-2014 13:20 Send private message quote this post

I have a staff member out there that can't even maintain a usable Citrix session to connect back into work this is with various routers, ethernet rather than wifi and a master filter install. Say what you like about whos job it is to do something about it, the fact is it's crap, unusable DSL out there. 

86 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 1078810 2-Jul-2014 18:42 quote this post

hotrok:  


This my evening result ! Think it was about 8pm

 



That doesn't seem too bad.  You'd definitely be able to play BF4 on a PS4 very nicely with that result.  Ping is good too.  ALRIGHT, LETS BRING ON DRAGON'S TEETH (new map due out soon). 

70Mb/s VDSL @ Home
3269 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 935

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1078818 2-Jul-2014 18:57 Send private message quote this post

lxsw20: I have a staff member out there that can't even maintain a usable Citrix session to connect back into work this is with various routers, ethernet rather than wifi and a master filter install. Say what you like about whos job it is to do something about it, the fact is it's crap, unusable DSL out there. 


I am assuming you are implying they have a congested line?
Unfortunate for them.




 


7572 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1005

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1078824 2-Jul-2014 19:06 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Talkiet:
NZtimbo: [snip]
In the weekend I came across one home where their son was house bound, had a university degree which he used the Internet to study for but has become so frustrated with the poor speed lately he just sits at night and watches the TV, he can't communicate with his friends as he want's to because of the congestion issues.
[snip]


You lose credibility when you say stuff like that.

Can't communicate with his friends? Really? Texting, Facebook? Twitter? Actual phone calls?

Cheers - N



Agreed, the dramatics and emotion need to be removed from this so the situation has a greater chance of succeeding. 


1 | ... | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | ... | 41
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Watch this topic Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Do I have the right to return this?
Created by corksta, last reply by sdavisnz on 20-Dec-2014 22:18 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Police Camera Van Disguise
Created by Reanalyse, last reply by TLD on 20-Dec-2014 23:50 (61 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Has Spark (Telecom) locked their iphone 6 ?
Created by anewguy2014, last reply by michaelmurfy on 17-Dec-2014 14:32 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


In defence of cats
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by DarthKermit on 17-Dec-2014 15:40 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Slaughter of Innocents
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 19-Dec-2014 17:46 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Can someone explain Chromecast to me
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by robjg63 on 20-Dec-2014 22:43 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Spray Foam Insulation
Created by AACTech, last reply by timbosan on 19-Dec-2014 16:58 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Why I’m a paid subscriber to geekzone
Created by sdavisnz, last reply by sdavisnz on 20-Dec-2014 23:05 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.