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  Reply # 189407 14-Jan-2009 01:29
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I just checked my speed using Xnet, 3819 kbps download, 505 kbps upload, which is about normal for me.

I live in Tokoroa about 4 km from the exchange and am using Telecom Home Total.

I have had no speed problems since the in-laws moved out !

 

 

 


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  Reply # 189444 14-Jan-2009 09:29
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I don't think I stated that "all corporate monopolies are bad". All I am saying is that the username anarkist suggests a rebel against the status quo, its a bit like George Bush having "Braniac" and Bill Clinton having "Virgin"!  

I can blame the corporate monopoly - I have no access to wired broadband and I have a telephone service that would have been shamed in the 70's.

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  Reply # 189455 14-Jan-2009 10:23
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djrm: I don't think I stated that "all corporate monopolies are bad". All I am saying is that the username anarkist suggests a rebel against the status quo, its a bit like George Bush having "Braniac" and Bill Clinton having "Virgin"!


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Also, troll more.




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  Reply # 189554 14-Jan-2009 15:21
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djrm: I don't think I stated that "all corporate monopolies are bad". All I am saying is that the username anarkist suggests a rebel against the status quo, its a bit like George Bush having "Braniac" and Bill Clinton having "Virgin"!  

I can blame the corporate monopoly - I have no access to wired broadband and I have a telephone service that would have been shamed in the 70's.

ROFL 
Back in the 70's you had to schedule international calls in advance. In ringbinders. I'm pretty sure we were still using the old pull out and plug in switchboards back then. IDK I'll have to talk to my mates who worked for Telecom/Post Office back then




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  Reply # 189567 14-Jan-2009 15:44
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When I said 70s I was using a fair sized chunk of sarcasm. Interestingly STD calls were introduced in 1976 with international calls following in 1979 - wordworx.co.nz


Anyway I think I may be trolling 

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  Reply # 190099 17-Jan-2009 00:44
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djrm: This forum can be very catty at times (did previously say another word but was disallowed despite only meaning female dog). He was only asking for help/opinions, I don't think being all high and mighty achieves anything!

Anarkist - I think you should change your name. Taking sides with a corporate monolopy is not very anarchistic!!!!!


I wonder what they call a female cat, I am sure nobody would complain. Blaming even the worst of providers before doing appropriate testing is not how normal people ask for help from experts, who might be interested in focusing on the problem.

 Problems with phone lines can affect anything plugged into the line, so it is sensible to isolate the problem we are trying to solve even if not completely obvious. Sometimes jackpoints, faxes, SkyTV or the actual modem can also cause problems, along with phone line distance. If its slow, start by checking the modem ADSL stats to find out if its a line problem or something else.




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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