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Master Geek

#27695 4-Nov-2008 12:38

Since 3AM today
Telstra Clear advises customers nationwide will experiencing a loss of Dial Up ONLY Internet Services.
Technicians are working to resolve this fault. Currently no ETR 4/11/08.
TelstraClear apologises for any inconvenience this may cause

woohoo ! how did that happen! your gear or someone elses?


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  #175708 4-Nov-2008 13:54
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People still use dial up, woah...

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Master Geek

  #175727 4-Nov-2008 14:53
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yeah a mate of mine in rotovegas has been affected since this morning.  I notice the ETA for restoration on TelstraClear's page has changed a few times today!

I still use dialup when I go up north to an isolated place in the middle of nowhere with no mobile coverage - not many other choices really especially if it's just for a temp connection.  Not that bad if you use a decent modem/router, block everything other than http/https/pop/imap and so on.  Add an aggressive squid cache and block as many ads as you can and it's pretty useable.  :)

It wasn't that long ago that the number of broadband users exceeded dialup users, so there must be a fair few dialup users out there still, eg for people who just want to occasionally check their EMail and aren't very technical I can't yet see a compelling reason for them to move, especially as they are likely to want their landline for other things.  So from their point of view the only real cost is the dialup acct.


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Master Geek

  #175755 4-Nov-2008 16:47
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this was fixed at 3:20pm today according to TCL's network status page

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  #176095 5-Nov-2008 13:34
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yup was a major failure and took a lot of hard work to get going again with new equipment. unfortunatly some ISPs use telstra for their dialup services too as they are cheaper than wholesaling ports from telecom...

all good now though, at least they didnt have to train someone up to fix it :D

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